Canadian Professional Soccer League
Sunday, May 30th.
Oshawa Flames 1 - 1 Glen Shields
York Region 1 - 1 St. Catharines
Friday, May 28th.
London City 4 - 1 North York
LONDON CITY IMPRESSIVE IN CPSL OPENING WEEKEND
On the opening weekend of the CPSL (Ontario) 1999 season, London City came up with the top performance - a 4 - 1 home win over North York Astros. They also had the top individual performance with 18-year old Semir Mesanovic scoring a hat-trick. Mesanovic scored in 14th., 21st. and 54th. minutes with another youngster, 17-year old Cameron Medwin scoring in the 33rd. minute. Last year's Rookie of the Year, goal-keeper Tomasso Bianchi, another 17-year old, was denied a shut-out when Mohamed Atik scored for the Astros in the 79th. minute.
On Sunday in Oshawa Flames professional debut at Oshawa Civic Stadium, an enthusiastic crowd estimated at over 500 saw the Flames take the lead in the 25th. minute through Alan Foggetti against Glen Shields Sun Devils. However, the Sun Devils came back to tie the game on a header from Danny Sanna in the 38th. minute. Both teams had chances to win it in the second half. Kashka Walker of the Flames showed his speed and had two great opportunities on break-aways - on the first, with the keeper beaten, his shot went just outside the post and on the second, Sun Devils keeper, Adam Morandini, made a great block to keep the game tied. For Glen Shields, Danny Sanna almost scored a second when he broke in from the left wing but his shot for goal was deflected past the post by a Flames defender. In the final minute, Oshawa Flames had another great opportunity to win the game but the shot from Darryl Gomez was turned past the post by the Sun Devils keeper.
At Richmond Green, this year's new home field for the York Region Shooters, last years Playoff Champions, St. Catharines Roma Wolves were the visitors. The two teams were scoreless through the first half and it was not until the 70th. minute that William Giummarra scored for the Shooters to break the deadlock. However, St. Catharines came back to tie the game with a goal from Frank Delpriore in the 76th. minute.
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