June 2, 2015 League 1 Ontario Cup--Durham United FC vs Sanjaxx Lions (from League 1 Ontario press release)
Durham United F.C. 6 - Sanjaxx Lions 0 . Thu Jun 4 Written By: Staff, League1 It was truly a game of two halves in Tuesday night L1 Cup action, as Durham led at the half-time by a slim 1-0 margin, courtesy of a Joseph Roccasalva strike (39'), but finished the match as convincing 6-0 winners. Jordan Dover got the crucial second goal for Durham, and thenit was a barrage of Durham goals from Roccasalva (61'), Le Rohne Young (68'), Martinho Dumevski (71'), and Christian Moncrieffe (78'). Sanjaxx's assistant coach Ramon McIntosh cited a lack of composure from his young players on either side of the half-time interval as the primary reason for the Lions' defensive breakdown. "This league is new, with new challenges - we look forward to the future," he added. "The performance is getting better, but lacks consistency." Durham head coach Sanford Carabin was pleased with his team's victory, and chose two MVPs. "Our best players on the evening were our captain Taylor Lord, and Jordan Dover," he said. "Taylor played in a more advanced midfield role tonight and was key link in our build up play with our forwards. His ability to keep possession and find forward options really showed in the second half once he got more comfortable in the role." "Jordon started for the first time at right back and defensively was solid all game. At half time, we asked him to more forward in attack and it immediately paid off by him scoring our second ( a key goal to separate us from Sanjaxx) on a great individual run." Carabin also found some outstanding performances in the Lions' ranks. "I thought their best player in the night was their #17, Joel Anderson, who played in front of their back four," he added. "He broke up many of our attacks and was very good on the ball starting many of their own attacks." Durham will take the result both as an important victory in the standings, and as a success in testing a new formation. "Our challenge in this game was... the unexpected," said Carabin. "We started four players for the first time in a new formation that we didn't have much time to practice. The first time starters came in and performed very very well." After their midweek L1 Cup fixture, neither team will have much time to recover before League1 Ontario 2015 matchweek 6. Durham United F.C. are on the road to meet Sigma F.C. on Saturday June 6th at the Hershey Centre, 4 p.m. kickoff, while Sanjaxx Lions hosts Toronto FC Academy later that evening, 8:30 p.m. at Monarch Park Stadium.
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