July 19, 2015 League 1 Ontario--Sanjaxx Lions vs Oakville Blue Devils (from League 1 Ontario press release)
Sanjaxx Lions 0 - Oakville Blue Devils 2 . Tue Jul 21 Written By: Staff, League1 Captain Taylor McNamara (?) and central defender Nick Muth stepped up for the Devils in difficult conditions, winning 2-0 over a determined and pacy Sanjaxx Lions team. "I thought we defended strongly all evening against the Sanjaxx counter attacks, and offensively we continued to press for more goals," said Oakville head coach Duncan Wilde. "I think we had a record number of corner kicks throughout this game and all credit to the Sanjaxx goalkeeper for making three or four outstanding saves in such bad conditions." Winning games in difficult conditions and getting goals from various players are hallmarks of championship winning sides, and Oakville Blue Devils have been meeting these requirements. "Our biggest challenge going into the game was to deal with the weather conditions," said Wilde. "Extremely strong winds made it difficult for both teams to try and get the ball down and play and that made for a rather scrappy game throughout. The regular heavy down pours and concerns of lightning was also a constant distraction for the players." "We made a good start and got ahead from an early goal accredited to Taylor McNamara from a free kick, but the ball did take a deflection along the way from a Sanjaxx defender," he added. "We went ahead 2-0 midway through the first half with a shot from Nick Muth finding the back of the net from just outside the box, for his first goal of the season." Oakville won't have long to rest on laurels, as Woodbridge Strikers visits Sheridan College on Sunday July 26, 4 p.m. "We are pleased with another three points gained away from home, and now look forward to next Sunday's visit of Woodbridge Strikers to Sheridan College," concluded Wilde. Sanjaxx returns home on Sunday July 26, taking on Durham United FC at Esther Shiner Stadium, North York, 9 p.m. kickoff.
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