June 26, 2004 CPSL Friday's and Saturday's games (from CPSL site)


Border Stars were held to a scoreless tie by visiting St. Catharines Roma Wolves at Windsor Stadium, the only game in the Canadian Professional Soccer League Saturday.

On Friday night, Brampton Hitmen and London City each scored important victories to move both teams up the standings so that these teams and Border Stars now occupy the top positions in the CPSL Western Conference.

The Hitmen scored a narrow 2-1 win over Durham Storm at the Civic Stadium in Oshawa and London City scored a come-from-behind 3-2 squeaker at The Cove in London where City forward Paul Munster scored two goals for the second time this season.

Border Stars had most of the play in the first half at Windsor Stadium on Saturday, but the second half was an end-to-end struggle and the game could have gone either way.

John Roma had the best scoring opportunity when he drilled the ball against the woodwork for the border team in the first half with Wolves' keeper Claudio Perri well beaten.

Perri and Border Stars' goalkeeper Alan Placek were oustanding.

The tie gives Border Stars a 3-1-1 WLT record for 10 points and second spot in the west, while St. Catharines are at 1-2-3 with six points and fourth place.

On Friday night, Kurt Mella gave Brampton a 1-0 lead after 34 minutes for a 1-0 half-time lead but three minutes after the interval Jahmo Welch tied the score for Durham. Brampton Hitmen captain Phil Ionadi struck the winner with a free kick at the 57th minute to put the Hitmen top of the standings.

In the game at London, North York Astros took a 1-0 half-time lead on a goal at the 28th minute by midfielder Gabriel Salguero. Munster tied the game 1-1 at 56 minutes and Phil McDonald put London 2-1 up at the 72nd minute mark. Astros tied the game 2-2 just a minute later on a goal by Daniel Jaroch but Munster scored his second goal to break the 2-2 tie at 78 minutes and the strike held up for a 3-2 London win.

Brampton go to the top of the Western Conference with a 3-1-2 WLT record for 11 points, Border Stars second with 10 and London are at 9 points.

The Astros are now at 0-4-1 while Durham Storm also remain winless with a 0-5-0 record to occupy the foot of the Eastern Conference.

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