September 22, 2006 CSL details of Friday's games (from CSL website)
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Friday - September 22, 2006
Eagles, Croatia win Friday
Serbian White Eagles and Toronto Croatia both registered decisive victories in their late season battle for the International Conference title, a 4-0 shutout by Eagles over London City and a 3-1 win by Croatia over Windsor Border Stars, the only two games in the Canadian Soccer League Friday night.
These results mean that with only one game remaining in their regular season schedule, Toronto Croatia must defeat Serbian White Eagles at Lamport Stadium on Sunday evening to have any opportunity to win the inaugural year division for international teams.
Midfielder Boris Tomac did most of the damage for Toronto Croatia with two goals at 41 minutes and 67 minutes after forward Tommy Ples struck the opening goal for the home side just five minutes into the game. Border Starsí Wil Kletzien scored the lone goal for the visitors at 55 minutes, making no mistake from the penalty spot following a hand ball infringement called by referee David Barrie. Croatia have a 14-2-5 record for 47 points with the one game remaining on Sunday.
The loss made life more difficult for Windsor in that teamís bid for a playoff position, the Border Stars have a 7-8-6 record for 27 points with one game remaining on Sunday against a struggling North York Astros
Gabriel Pop maintained his one goal lead as the leagueís leadings goalscorer when he struck twice, but nearest rival for that award, team-mate Sasa Viciknez scored the other two in the 4-0 home win over London City. Pop has 21 goals and Viciknez has 20 in a season-long ding-dong rivalry for the goalscoring award.
The win puts Serbian White Eagles in the driverís seat for the International Division title, they need just a tie against Toronto Croatia on Sunday and still have an additional game remaining in their league campaign, against Toronto Supra Portuguese on September 28.
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