July 10, 2015 League 1 Ontario--Durham United FC vs Windsor Stars (from League 1 Ontario press release)

Durham United F.C. 1 - Windsor Stars 2
. Mon Jul 13 
Written By: Staff, League1  

Durham got the best of starts in matchweek eleven, going up a goal early on from Kristian Lee-Him (2'), 
but it was Windsor's Pio brothers - Noah (15') and Michael (10') - that would end up winning the day 
for the visiting Stars.

"The outstanding player for us was goalkeeper Kyle Vizarakis," said Windsor head coach, Shane Topalovic. 
"He made some really good saves, and saved a penalty. MVP for them was Kristian Lee-Him. He was their 
goalscorer tonight, and I thought he played very well up front. Biggest challenge for us was playing 
a man down for majority of the game. Key moments were saving the penalty shot in early stages of the 
game, and playing a man down throughout."

Despite having a penalty and a man advantage for much of the match after Windsor's Brendan Woodfull 
was sent off in the thirty-second minute for denying an obvious goal opportunity, Durham could not 
make the advantage count.

"No one on our team showed up tonight," said Durham head coach Sanford Carabin. "It was a poor team 
performance overall."

"The key moment was when we missed our penalty," he added. "That would have made it 2-0 early in the 
game and would have forced them to open up. Missing the PK swung momentum to them, giving them belief."

"Our biggest challenge was trying to match their work rate. They moved very well off the ball and 
were very quick in their transitional defence. We struggled to break them down in both our build 
up play as well as on the counter."

Michael Pio was selected as the standout performer for Windsor by Carabin, for his excellent mobility, 
hold-up play, and contribution to the Windsor goals. His work-rate was representative of the Stars 
defensive and offensive organization and speed, elements that Carabin is looking to address on the 
training ground.

"What we will take from this game is we need to start to increase the tempo of our game," said Carabin, 
especially defensively in our pressing game."

Durham is back at home on Friday July 17, facing Pro Stars FC at Kinsmen Park, Pickering - 8 p.m. kickoff.

Windsor continues a stretch of away matches, heading to Vaughan Grove - home of the Woodbridge Strikers 
- on Sunday July 19th for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

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