May 20, 2015 League 1 Ontario Cup--Woodbridge Strikers vs Durham United FC (from League 1 Ontario press release)
Woodbridge Strikers 2 - Durham United F.C. 1 . Fri May 22 Written By: Staff, League1 Woodbridge Strikers came from behind to beat Durham United 2-1 in the first round of the 2015 L1 Cup. DUFC had taken the lead courtesy of a Martinho Dumevski strike in first half injury time, before Victor Munoz equalized on 50' and Cameron Brooks put away the winner on 67'. "I thought the first half was even play and [Durham] scored on a quick counter in injury time but in the second half [we]... deserved the win," said Strikers head coach Peter Pinizzotto. "In the second half we did not remain consistent with our build up out of the back and made may unforced errors," said Durham assistant coach Ron Clarke. "[The key moment in the game was] the defensive error on a set piece in the second half which lead to the winning goal." "I thought Durham had two outstanding players in the game," said Pinizzotto. "The #10, Martinho Dumevski, an attacking creative player who also scored on the counter, and I thought #8 Taylor Lord played very well as defensive MF - good vision and good distribution of the ball" "For Woodbridge, I thought Christian Cavallini played the best game of the season and dominated the mid-field with his quick dribbling. Also Cameroon Brooks had a very strong defensive game, and scored the winner." "Our player of the game was Joe Zupo," said Clarke. "And for Woodbridge, I thought it was Victor Munoz." "We need to be more composed when playing with a lead, and learn to deal with adversity when down a goal," summarized Clarke. "It was the first time all preseason, and now this season, that we were down a goal. Our body language turned negative. Sometimes a loss like this is what you need to to become a better team. We will learn from this and I am confident the boys will bounce back on Sunday. "I thought out of the three games this was our best game of the season," said Pinizzotto. "And I hope this will build some confidence in our team when we play Durham again in the league on Sunday."
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