October 3, 2015 League 1 Ontario--Sanjaxx Lions vs Master's FA Saints (from League 1 Ontario press release)
Sanjaxx Lions 5 - Master's FA Saints 2 . Mon Oct 5 Written By: Staff, League1 Two goals from Nordo Gooden (41', 89'), combined with strikes from Stefan Nikolic (10'), Fabio Vilaca (37') and Babour Zorimullah (58'), put Sanjaxx Lions in the driving seat versus Masters, ultimately dropping the visitors 502 in the Lions final home match of 2015. Devonte Brown (20', 84')scored a brace for Masters. "Our biggest challenge was the tenaciousness of the Masters players," said Sanjaxx head coach, Laza Lowe. "They possess a lot of speed and are quite tenacious." Nikolic opened the scoring for the Lions in the tenth minute, after the Lions' Dawit Tekie had missed a penalty. Masters' Devonte Brown equalized only ten minutes after the Nikolic opener, and it appeared momentum may have shifted to the visitors. However, from that point on, Sanjaxx would not let up. "The key moment of the match was right after we missed a penalty, when we came back and scored," said Sanjaxx head coach, Laza Lowe. "From that standpoint we could have wilted, but this shows the Sanjaxx program is growing in terms of mental character of the players." Sanjaxx knocked in another three before the hour mark to put the match out of reach, before Masters' Devonte Brown added his second of the day within minutes of regulation time. Gooden buried his second of the day with only one minute left in regulation to leave no doubt of the result. "It's the end of season and we got a second win in a row," said Lowe. "It's not the results, but how we achieved them that is impressive. "Last week against Kingston we showed good character to come back from two goals down, and this week to respond to a missed penalty by scoring and taking the lead - I think the players are growing mentally in the right direction." Masters FA Saints finished the season in 12th position with six points, a win-draw-loss record of 1-3-18, and 20 goals for and 83 against. Sanjaxx currently occupy 11th position with nine points, a record of 3-0-18, and 13 goals for and 63 against. Sanjaxx has one more match remaining in the 2015 season, with details TBA.
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