VAUGHAN, Ontario--Monday, June
MAGICAL IN CPSL DEBUT
New entry Ottawa
thumps Brampton Hitmen 4-0
Ottawa Wizards conjured up a potent mixture in
their inaugural game for the return of professional soccer to the Capital
city and it was Brampton Hitmen on the receiving end of a 4-0 shutout at
Oz Stadium in Ottawa on Saturday. Victor Mendes led the way for the
Wizards with two goals, Kwame Telemaque and Kevin Nelson adding singles.
unbeaten in a back-to-back weekend with a 1-1 tie
with Toronto Supra. Abraham Osman scored for the Wizards, while Ryan
Gamble scored for the visitors.
Other results in a busy weekend of games in the
CPSL saw London City score their first win of the season, a 1-0 squeaker
on a second half goal by Erald Popa to defeat North York Astros at Cove
Road on Friday night, while at the same time at the pictureque Memorial
Park in Mississauga, mayor Hazel McCallion made it clear to everyone she
was happy to see professional soccer come to her community while
performing the celebrity kick for a game that gave Croatia a 4-2 win over
York Region Shooters. All six goals were scored in the first half, two by
Peter Curic and singles by Nikola Andrijevic and Joe Bucic. Robert Black
and Eric Ranaldo scored for the Shooters.
Montreal Dynamites edged Brampton Hitmen, 2-1,
at the Claude Robillard Stadium in Montreal on Sunday, Bruno Nve scoring a
winning second half goal for the Dynamites following team-mate Leo
Incollingo's penalty marker. Brampton had earlier opened the scoring on a
goal by Yusif Jawamb. Later in the day, Durham Flames defeated Glen
Shields Sun Devils, 4-1, at the Civic Stadium in Oshawa.
Terry Lazarus scored twice, with Craig Patton
and Jim Kuzmanovski once for the Flames, all after Fitzroy Powell opened
the scoring to give Glen Shields a 1-0 first half lead.
North York Astros and St. Catharines Roma
Wolves played to a 1-1 deadlock at Esther Shiner Stadium on Sunday night,
but the point was enough to put the Wolves top of the standings. Astros'
forward Dejan Gluscevic opened the scoring for a 1-0 half time lead, but
Gary Hughes tied the game for Wolves eight minutes from time.
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