Canadian Professional Soccer League
(Ontario Division)
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League Standings
Recent Results:

Sunday, May 30th.

Oshawa Flames 1 - 1 Glen Shields
York Region 1 - 1 St. Catharines

Friday, May 28th.

London City 4 - 1 North York

Current Standings

  W L T Pts
Oshawa 1 0 1 4
Glen Shields 1 0 1 4
Olympians 1 0 0 3
London 1 1 0 3
St. Catharines 1 0 1 1
York 0 1 1 1
Croatia 0 0 0 0
North York 0 2 0 0
June 7th, 1999

Olympians Get Flying Start

Toronto Olympians - last year's League Champions and League Cup Champions played their first game of the season away to York Region Shooters at Richmond Green and gave every indication that they will be the team to beat again this year.

In the early part of the game, it was the Shooters who looked likely to continue their promising start to the season following last week's 1 - 1 tie against St. Catharines. The Shooters took the lead in the 7th. minute through Damien Puranda and had several chances to increase their lead. However, in the 25th. minute Elvis Thomas equalised for the Olympians and two quick goals in the 31st. and 32nd. minutes by Eddy Berdusco and John Matas gave Olympians a 3 - 1 lead at half-time. Early in the second half Elvis Thomas scored his second of the game to put Olympians ahead 4 - 1 and in the final 15 minutes they put the game out of reach with goals from Gus Kouzmanis and two from John Matas to give him a hat trick in the game and a final score of 7 - 1 for the Olympians.

Glen Shields Sun Devils home opener was against London City and it was the home side that had most of the possession in the first half but they created few scoring opportunities. However, they did take the lead in the 35th. minute when a cross from the left wing went through the goal area to give Robert Irving an easy tap in for a goal. In the second half, London City equalised as Euclid Bertrand collected a rebound off the goal-post in the 55th. minute and put the ball past the sprawling goal-keeper. Glen Shields had most of the chances for the balance of the game and took a 2 - 1 lead in the 66th. minute with a goal from Tony Donia and held on for the win.

North York Astros also had their home opener on Sunday against Oshawa Flames but the home crowd was disappointed as the Flames took a 3 - 0 lead at half time with goals from John Lawrence in the 10th. minute, Darryl Gomez in the 13th. minute and Olleston Skeete in the 28th. minute.

The Flames had several good chances to increase their lead in the second half but with 15 minutes to go, the game suddenly turned around.

In the 77th. minute, Astros captain Alessander Nardi scored to cut the Flames lead to two goals and two minutes later, the Flames were reduced to ten men as Patrick Sullivan was red-carded. The Astros now pressed forward and were rewarded with a second goal from Alessander Nardi in the 84th. minute. However, the Flames managed to hold on for the final few minutes to come away with a 3 - 2 win and take first place in the league standings.

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