June 21, 2015 League 1 Ontario--Oakville Blue Devils vs Master's FA Saints (from League 1 Ontario press release)
Oakville Blue Devils 3 - Master's FA Saints 0 . Mon Jun 22 Written By: Staff, League1 Oakville Blue Devils maintained their position at the top of the 2015 League1 Ontario men's division standings after matchweek eight, defeating Master's FA Saints 3-0 after goals by Felipe Vilela (65'), Tyler Wason (48') and Khody Ellis (65'). The Devils have an average of .5 goals against per match, while registering an average of 2.75 goals for per match - stats that make it clear how difficult it is to break down the Devils, and keep them out. However, Master's Saints managed to keep the scoreline even until early in the second half, but once Oakville had a taste of the goal, they stuck two more inside twenty minutes. "We had our moments and had we stuck to the game plan when we cam out of the dressing room we could have gotten a better result," said Master's head coach, Junior Groves. "Our defenders lapsed after the half time break, moved out of sync, and were exposed on a long ball up the left flank. The left winger made use of this opportunity and we went one goal down early after the break. This broke our game plan and we had to open the game to come back, and then got exposed on counterattacks after three missed opportunities." "We played a strong first half and felt very unlucky that we did not have a lead by half time," said Blue Devils head coach, Duncan Wilde. "Long periods of possession saw us create multiple chances to score, only to be denied by the woodwork and some excellent goalkeeping from former Toronto Lynx player Shane Lopez." "Tyler Wasson showed excellent composure to open the scoring early in the second half. A deflected shot from Khody Ellis gave us a comfortable 2-0 lead, and Filip Vilella rounded of our best move of the afternoon to score from just inside the penalty area." Both Oakville and Masters are struggling with injuries to key players, and have been forced to utilize their squad depth earlier in the season than may have been expected. "Obviously our challenge for this game was to respond from our loss earlier in the week in the open Cup," added Wilde. "[But] having MacNamara, Novak and Butters available for selection was a boost, particularly after losing Chris Karafilov for the season with an ACL injury and Doran still out injured." "Getting the win was vital today and the team responded with great energy and a desire to get back to winning ways," he added. "With a few players returning, it creates great competition within our squad and we'll certainly need that with some very competitive games coming up on our calendar." "Again we started with four new players in the starting line-up, and so we are getting close to the point where we will have all our players on the field working together," said Groves. "So we go back the training ground and work. All our senior players spoke after the game about accountability and so we expect to see these guys start to climb the table as we have some talented players that we have just not been able to get together on the pitch at the same time." Both Masters and Oakville get back on the pitch this Saturday June 27 for League1 Ontario men's division matchweek nine, with Oakville travelling to Country Day School, King City, to meet ANB Futbol, 9 p.m. kickoff, and Masters hosting Durham United at L'Amoreaux, 9 p.m. kickoff.
back to 2015 League 1 Ontario Men's index