August 1, 2015--Kingston Clippers vs Durham United FC (from League 1 Ontario press release)
Kingston Clippers 0 - Durham United FC 4 . Mon Aug 3 Written By: Staff, League1 Le Rohne Young (26', 67') led the way for Durham as the travelling side earned a hard fought 4-0 away victory in Kingston over Clippers. Matt Stowell (50') and Bruce Cullen (63') added finishes to make sure the result was guaranteed for DUFC. "A defensive mistake led to a free-kick close to our goal," said Kingston head coach, Christian Hoefler, indicating the key moment in the match for the home side. "A lack of focus led to an easy tap-in off the opponent's set piece. This seemed to demoralize our players on the pitch and made it difficult to come back from." "We will need to focus on the young talent that have been called upon to step up for our remaining matches as our injured players heal," he added. "A majority of our training sessions will be linked to team shape objectives and set piece rehearsals." Durham faced significant challenges of their own going into the match, and head coach Sanford CArabin was pleased with his side's accomplishment. "[The] challenge today was dealing with the travel to Kingston, the heat at game time (and rain), and our shortened bench," he said. "However, we addressed these challenges in advance with the players prior to travelling, and I believe they all showed great professionalism on the day to deal with them." "I thought we controlled the match throughout and got terrific offensive performances from a number of players, especially Le Rohne Young, Matt Stowell and Bruce Cullen." Both coaches were unequivocal in their compliments for Kingston #15, Andrew Martin. "Their best player was their captain, [Andrew Martin]," said Carabin. "He started at centre-back and organized his back-line very well and led a lot of their attacks in the first half with his accurate long passes. He later moved into the midfield when Kingston went down 2-0 and caused problems for our centre mids with his physical play." "Andrew Martin is a local talent that thirsts for victories and genuinely wants the best for this side," added Hoefler. "Andrew continued to display his leadership abilities with his hard knock tackling and ability to add to our side in all areas of the pitch." Hoefler reserved some praise for Durham's defensive general, Joe Zupo. "Joe Zupo organized his entire side and led by example to his teammates with his vocal and physical presence," he added. "Some crucial tackles were made by Joe to prevent us from scoring." Durham is home for matchweek 15, playing Woodbridge Strikers at Kinsmen Park on Friday August 7, 8 p.m. kickoff. Kingston is away to Toronto FC Academy at Kia Training Grounds on Sunday August 9, 1:45 p.m. kickoff.
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