May 17, 2015 League 1 Ontario--Oakville Blue Devils vs Pro Stars FC (from League 1 Ontario press release)

Oakville Blue Devils 3 - Pro Stars F.C. 2
. Mon May 18 
Written By: Staff, League1  

Oakville Blue Devils showed once again that they are a League1 Ontario 2015 force, toppling a determined 
and well-organized Pro Stars F.C. with a scoreline of 3-2.

Blue Devils played in front of a home crowd of around 300 spectators, and took the early lead via 
an Adrian Butters goal from a corner kick situation, but Pro Stars would prove to be worthy adversaries.

“Pro Stars began very well and had good possession,” said Oakville head coach, Duncan Wilde. “[They] 
forced us to work very hard, particularly in the middle of the field. We were pleased to take the lead 
from an Adrian Butters goal, but we switched off and Pro Stars capitalized on that tying the game 
before the half with a very well worked goal.”

David Alva had equalized on thirty-seven minutes, and shortly after the half-time break Pro Stars 
again showed they were determined to go home with the win, attacking in waves and forcing the issue. 
The pressure resulted in Oakville defender Nick Muth handling the ball on the goal-line, and being 
ejected from the match. Pro Stars’ Jordan Piccinin dispatched the penalty to put the visitors ahead.

“The game’s critical phase was immediately following the Pro Stars penalty kick goal early in the 
second half,” said Wilde. “The team had to show resilience and adapt to a completely different 
game plan. I thought they did just that, and as a result - fully deserved the win.”

Late in the contest, winger Anthony Novak linked up with Anthony Doran to finally provide the 
two crucial goals in the match, as Oakville completed the comeback.

“Anthony Doran must be the game MVP, adding now to a total of four goals in the first three 
games,” said Wilde. “Anthony Novak also had an outstanding second half which effectively 
changed the game.”

“It was very pleasing to see the desire from the players once we went behind. They showed 
a great response and handled the tactical changes very well. Very happy to have nine points 
now as we recover, and then begin preparations for next week’s road game away at Vaughan.”

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