June 7, 2015 League 1 Ontario--Woodbridge Strikers vs Master's FA Saints (from League 1 Ontario press release)
Woodbridge Strikers 4 - Master's FA Saints 0 . Tue Jun 9 Written By: Staff, League1 Woodbridge Strikers put in a dominant showing at home on Sunday, courtesy of an early Damion Scott brace (3', 35'), and second half strikes from Ignazio Muccilli (65') and Christian Cavaillini (76'). "The team had an excellent game today, from start to finish," said Woodbridge head coach, Peter Pinizzotto. "I thought we pressured them well in the new formation diamond shape, which also gives us more attacking options. We also did well as a team on the defending end, not giving the opposition time on the ball." "The fact that we [were] playing a solid team like Woodbridge, with new players again due to discipline and injury issues, was not the most comfortable thing to do," said Masters head coach, Junior Groves. "We stayed in the game as best we could until the last ten minutes, but I think our players gave a valiant effort and had we not given up the early goal we would have been able to come out with a draw. It was just too difficult to play from behind with this new squad." With his two quick goals, the industrious Scott showed he will be a handful for central defenders around the league. "The early goal by Damion Scott helped the team play with more confidence," said Pinizzotto. "As a team we have been struggling to score goals, but today playing with two strikers really helped the team, as we did create many scoring chances." "This was Damion's first game in the starting line-up playing as a striker, and he made the difference with his size, scoring his first goal on a header from a cross by Jonathan Parolini, his second goal was also a great finish on through ball by Cavallini." For his involvement in the goals, and overall performance, Christian Cavallini also earned the praise of his coach. "The third goal was a great run by Cavallini on the left side and cross for Nazi Muccilli to score in an open net, the fourth goal was scored by Chirs Cavallini curving a shot around the goalie from inside the 18 yards box," described Pinizzotto. "Cavallini had a great game today, playing with a lot of confidence." In spite of the loss, Groves found a number of positives in the Master's performance. "We have two of our key defenders out from injury and a red card," he said. "So I am proud of the guys who stepped in. The players who came in really did well despite the fact that Woodbridge got an early goal in the fourth minute. "Kamden Holder and Erick Leal were outstanding in midfield with their work rate, and I thought Alex Dimitriu had his best outing upfront - but things just did not go our way on the night. Woodbridge did a good job in the last twenty minutes as they spread the field and made it harder for us to compete." With their win, and overall form of late, Woodbridge moves into fifth place in the table - only two points out of third. The Strikers will have a chance to rest before returning to League1 play, as they face Sigma F.C. in a midweek fixture on Wednesday June 17 at the Hershey Centre, 9 p.m. kickoff. Master's FA Saints will be back on home soil on Saturday June 13, facing Toronto FC Academy at L'Amoreaux, 3 p.m. kickoff.
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