August 9, 2015 League 1 Ontario--Toronto FC Academy vs Kingston Clippers (from League 1 Ontario press release)
Toronto FC Academy 5 - Kingston Clippers 1 . Mon Aug 10 Written By: Staff, League1 Toronto FC Academy got several players on the score summary, including Cyrus Rollocks (13', 55') for a brace, as the Junior Reds ran out convincing 5-1 winners over visitors Kingston Clippers. "[MVPs were] Nikola Stakic, Thomas Mickoski, Cyrus Rollocks, Richie Ennin and Tristan Borges," said Toronto FC Academy head coach, Stuart Neely. "All players played a key role in both an attacking and defensive sense. Aggressive to re-press and maintained decent possession." "The third goal came in a timely manner as we worked hard to be imposing," he added. "Clippers had a chance that was missed and then we scored two goals to lead 4-0." Kingston Clippers' technical director Chris Eveleigh understandably wasn't happy with the result, but saw good reasons for the outcome, and seeks to improve upon the necessary areas. "With injuries and suspensions, we asked a number of players to play out of position," he revealed. "By the time they had found their feet it was to late and we found ourselves 3-0 down. The work ethic in the second half was evident but it was too late to get back into the game." "Going forward we will turn to the younger players coming through at the Clippers," he added. "We will use the experienced players to help prepare them for the 2016 season, so we come back stronger and more experienced for this type of game." A young Toronto FC Academy side has struggled this season to find consistency in the win column, but has put in determined performances, and Neely recognized an improvement in the side. "Maintaining focus playing against a compact defense, as well as physical size difference [were the main challenges]," said Neely. "However today was better in our approach." "We need to recover quickly and prepare for another gruelling test as we play Woodbridge on Wednesday," he concluded. "We must work on more defensive shape and high tempo play." Toronto FC Academy is away to Woodbridge Strikers on Wednesday August 12 at Vaughan Grove, 9 p.m. kickoff. Kingston is away to Sigma FC on Friday August 14 at Hershey Centre, Mississauga - 12 p.m. kickoff.
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