June 4, 2017 League 1 Ontario Match Recap: FC London vs Windsor TFC (from League 1 Ontario website)

Match Recap: FC London 1 - 1 Windsor TFC
06/04/2017, 6:45pm EDT
By League1 Ontario staff

Windsor TFC went down a goal to FC London, and to ten men as well, in Matchweek Six, 
but still managed to come back to secure a point after a 1-1 final.

"I'm not really satisfied," said Windsor head coach, Zibby Piatkiewicz.

"The boys played really well in the first half and in the second half we had one mistake 
and it cost us. I will take 1-1 on the road though, that's for sure." 

Windsor TFC CB Dredon Kelly received his second caution of the match at 46', after 
a physical and demanding first half that found both sides going strong into tackle.

FC London's Mohammed Nafar (55') opened the scoring just after the break, but Windsor 
remained dangerous and Patrick Sikora (64') equalized for the visitors. 

"I had to drop and play the counter attack," said Piatkiewicz. "It worked out well 
and all these drills that we do during the practices showed up here today. How we defend 
in practice is how we defended here today, so hopefully we will continue to defend 
like this." 

"This is what we have been working on for the last month and a half and you can see 
the effect now, he added. 

"Now we need to work on moving forward and finding more scoring opportunities when 
we are at full strength, which we weren't today of course. It was lopsided in the 
second half for attacking chances, but I'm satisfied. You could see all the players 
were working hard and that's all I can ask for each game and hopefully we will move 
forward and build from that." 

Despite hitting the woodwork on several occasions, neither side could find the finish 
needed to take home all three points. 

"We had enough chances to win this game, we just didn't score," said London 
assistant coach, Eddie Schmidt. 

"We hit the crossbar two times, we had chances at the end of the game, they were dead. 
The boys played perfectly today in terms of what we want. We controlled the game, 
despite some periods of play in the first half maybe, but we had control all the time."

"Of course one counter can always happen, and you can see Windsor has some very 
good players. Even under pressure they can still see the pass and combine. They have 
very good players, and passionate players that as we can see gave everything on the 
field, but our boys did exactly what we wanted to do. They pinned them back 
in their box, they were very patient, and they had the shots on goal."

"I think not many teams would have created as many chances as we had in the last 
minutes because we were patient." 

FC London will next play Sigma FC on Saturday JUne 10 at Hershey Centre, Mississauga.

Windsor TFC will next play Toronto FC III on Saturday June 10 
at University of Windsor Stadium, Windsor.

back to 2017 League 1 Ontario Men's index