September 16, 2006 CSL summary of Saturday's games (from CSL website)

Saturday - September 16, 2006
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A last kick of the game gave Brampton Stallions an important 3-2 win over Caribbean Selects, Laval Dynamites and Serbian White Eagles played to a scoreless tie and Windsor Border Stars were held to a 1-1 tie by St. Catharines Wolves in games played in the CSL Saturday night.

With most teams fighting for every available point as the regular season winds down, the playoff picture became even more difficult to forecast following Saturday’s results. The top five teams in the National Division all have a chance to finish in the top three – a position necessary for an automatic playoff berth.

In the International Division, both Serbian White Eagles and Toronto Croatia have qualified for an automatic playoff berth, but the division winner is still in doubt after the Eagles failed to win at Laval.

Eight of the 12 CSL teams will enter the playoffs, six teams gaining automatic berths (the top three in each conference) and the other two spots will be occupied by two of the remaining teams with the most points.

Forward Jorge Silva of Brampton Stallions lifted his team into serious contention when he scored with the last kick of the game at 93 minutes to give the Stallions a 3-2 victory over Caribbean Selects, a well-played attractive encounter at Birchmount Stadium that neither side deserved to lose. Silva had earlier struck at the 34th minute mark after Brampton’s Hugo Herrera opened the scoring at 29 minutes and Dwayne Osbourne tied the game for Caribbean two minutes later. Lawson Cordice tied the game 2-2 for Caribbean, beating Brampton ‘keeper Roy Blanche with a screaming shot from 25 yards, easily the best goal of the game.

Brampton improve to a 8-7-3 WLT record for 27 points, Caribbean Selects are at 1-15-4 for seven points.

Defender Filip Roca opened the scoring for Windsor Border Stars at the 58th minute at Windsor and Ashley McMillan tied for St. Catharines at the 81st minute mark. Border Stars’ forward Dominic Scicluna was shown the red card at the 76th minute, a game with numerous cautions to a number of other players in a chippy, physical game that more resembled a key cup tie as the two teams fought for maximum points.

The Border Stars are at 7-6-6 for 27 points, and St. Catharines Wolves also have 27 points from a 7-8-6 record and one game remaining in the regular season.

Laval Dynamites were full value for the scoreless tie with high-flying Serbian White Eagles at the Bois-de-Boulogne Stadium in Laval and the Quebec team is now tied for the top position with Oakville Blue Devils in the National Division with a 8-7-6 record for 30 points. The Eagles are at 14-1-3 for 45 points, four in front of second-place Toronto Croatia and the Eagles with a game in hand.

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