August 29, 2015 League 1 Ontario--ANB Futbol vs Durham United FC (from League 1 Ontario press release)
ANB Futbol 1 - Durham United FC 0 . Mon Aug 31 Written By: Staff, League1 With a 1-0 victory, ANB edged out Durham by the slimmest of margins in matchweek 17 play, and leap-frogged their opponent to take over fourth place in the standings. ANB's Belrum Vartanian sent the keeper the wrong way to deposit a penalty in the 35th minute, a lead which ANB would defend vigorously. "Credit has to go to several ANB players for the commitment they showed tonight," said Durham head coach, Sanford Carabin. "They pressed us all over the field and in particular in the midfield with #10 (Brandon Mills) particularly strong. They prevented us from getting into our passing game and were very quick in transition." ANB assistant coach Marcelo Almeida was also very proud of the determination shown by his squad. "Players needed to concentrate throughout the match, knowing that a victory would mean a jump in the standings, overtaking Durham Utd. for fourth position," he said. "Jason Mills played tough throughout the game and fought through many hard tackles. He led the team with many offensive runs and created opportunities for his team-mates from the mid-field. Jason is a constant presence on the field and the team looks to him for leadership… he carries himself as a key player in every game." "Christian Moncrieffe was a key player for Durham Utd," he added. "He was on the ball a lot and many developing plays came through him." Both coaches were in agreement on the key player in the match, however, with ANB netminder Adam Hewitt coming up big on several occasions for the home side. "Key moment was save by ANB Futbol GK Adam Hewitt in second half, off of a direct free kick for Durham Utd," said Almeida. "Hard shot was deflected over the bar, preserving his shut-out and team's full points." "Key moment was first minute of second half," said Carabin. "Their GK stop us on a point black shot inside the six, which would have tied the game and after which we would have fancied ourselves adding more. Unfortunately we didn't get the rub of the green tonight and struggled to break them down." "Our challenge continues to be our inability to take those half chances when they present themselves," he added. "Any other day we would have had 3-4 goals, but tonight but we just couldn't maintain that bit of composure required to be more clinical." ANB travels to McHugh Stadium, Windsor on Friday September 4 to take on Windsor Stars - 8 p.m. kickoff. Durham hosts Toronto FC Academy on Saturday September 5 at Oshawa Civic Stadium #5 - 8 p.m. kickoff.
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