July 28, 2013 CSL--details of Sunday games (from CSL website)
YORK REGION SHOOTERS MAKE IT EIGHT IN A ROW...Toronto Croatia rebounds while Brampton falls to London City York Region Shooters extended their winning streak to eight games, Toronto Croatia bounced back with a victory over Burlington SC and Brampton City Utd fell to London City, three games in the CSL Sunday. It was scoreless for most of the hard-fought contest at Victoria Park in Brampton with the first goal coming at 78 minutes when London City midfielder Harris Faziagic opened the scoring for the visitors, a well-taken goal while cutting in from the right wing to drive the ball in off the post away from a beaten Camilo Benzi in the Brampton goal. Just six minutes later, Benzi was shown the red card by referee David Di Pasquale who ejected the Brampton goalkeeper for Violent Conduct. Brampton pressed to get on even terms in the latter stages, but London increased their lead when Jefferson Omide Agaiha scored into an empty net at 99 minutes while substitute Brampton goalkeeper Euloge Kodzo Awitor was caught out of position. The defeat is a set-back for the home side while bidding for the First Division title. The GTA side are third in the standings with an 8-3-0 for 24 points, while London City improve with a 5-5-3 record for 18 points. It was a chippy encounter at the St. Joan of Arc ground in Maple where the home side York Region Shooters eked out a 1-0 victory over SC Waterloo to extend their winning streak to eight games, but it was all in doubt until the final whistle. The first half was scoreless but not without incident with referee Ramee Arbaji extended to keep the game under control. York Region Shooters opened the scoring at 65 minutes, a goal by midfielder Ali Hamam, his sixth of the season. Hamam drove the ball from 12 yards on to a Waterloo defender and the ball deflected to enter the net to the right of goalkeeper Imad Hakura. It was a close contest through the second half and Waterloo had an opportunity to tie the game from the penalty spot when referee Arbaji called a foul inside the box at the 94th minute mark, but Drazen Vukovic hit the post with the Shooters goalkeeper Adrian Ibanez well beaten. The eight game winning streak gives York Region a 9-2-1 record for 28 points, tied with Kingston FC for the top position. SC Waterloo has a 5-3-3 record for 18 points and still very much in contention. It was a ding-dong affair at Nelson Stadium in Burlington where the lead changed hands starting with Burlington scoring a go-ahead goal against Toronto Croatia at the sixth minute mark, a goal by midfielder Nicholas Lindsay. Tihomir Maletic tied the game 1-1 for Toronto Croatia at the 18th minute mark, the score at half-time, and the prolific striker again beat Burlington goalkeeper Vladimir Vujasinovic at 55 minutes for a 2-1 Croatia lead. The goals were Maletic’s 5th and 6th of the season. Lindsay struck again just three minutes later for the home side to level the score 2-2, his 7th goal of the campaign, but Toronto Croatia forward Kresimir Prgomet scored the winning goal at the 71st minute mark – a 3-2 lead that held up to the final whistle. Prgomet’s winning goal was his 7th of the season and the victory lifted Toronto Croatia to a 7-2-3 record for 24 points, tied for third place in the standings. Burlington FC have a 4-7-0 record for 12 points. There were two games in the CSL Second Division Sunday, York Region Shooters B defeated SC Waterloo B 3-1 and Brampton City Utd B downed London City B, 3-0.
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