August 27, 2010 CSL--details of Friday games (from CSL website)


Brampton Lions held Serbian White Eagles to a 1-1 tie, FC Hamilton Croatia defeated North York Astros 5-0, and Portugal FC beat Brantford Galaxy 3-2, three CSL games Friday night. In an exhibition game, Athletic Club BC defeated Toronto Croatia, 3-2.

Serbian Eagles stretched their unbeaten streak to 15 games with a 1-1 tie at Centennial Stadium and it was the visiting Brampton Lions who went into the lead with a goal at 42 minutes by forward Kevin Omokhu for a 1-0 score at the interval.

Serbian Eagles fought to get back into the game in the second half and the goal came at 68 minutes from a penalty kick following a shirt pulling incident in the 18 yard box which gave midfielder Milos Scepanovic a chance to score from the penalty spot, his 12th goal of the season.

Serbian White Eagles remain on top with a 9-1-6 WLT record for 33 points, while Brampton Lions continue to pick-up crucial points in their bid to be one of the top eight in the standings and a berth in the playoffs. They now have a 5-8-4 for 15 points.

FC Hamilton Croatia were too strong for the visiting North York Astros at Brian Timmis Stadium and it was Jason Shannon who led the way for Hamilton Croatia with two first half goals at 18 and 26 minutes for a 2-0 score at the break.

Midfielder Daniel Niksic made it 3-0 at 62 minutes and Jerko Grubisic made it 4-0 at 76 minutes and Aidan O’Keefe struck his 11th of the season for a 5-0 lead at 82 minutes which turned out to be the final score.

Melford James was sound but not busy in his first game in goal for the home side.

FC Hamilton Croatia still look like a contender for the league title with a 8-5-5 record for 29 points, while North York Astros continue to look like an unlikely candidate for a playoff spot with a 4-12-2 record for 14 points.

While both teams played attractive soccer from time to time, it was also at times a rough and tumble affair at Lamport Stadium with three players shown red cards, but that did not detract from the natural hat-trick by Portugal FC forward Massimo Mirabelli who led his team with three second half goals for a 3-2 victory over visiting Brantford Galaxy.

Ranko Golijanin opened the scoring for the Galaxy at 37 minutes and that goal held up for a 1-0 score at the interval.

Mirabelli scored his first at 51 minutes, a picture strike from 24 yards into the roof of the net that left Brantford goalkeeper Ante Domjanovic with little chance to stop the tying goal.

Forward Miodrag Andvelkovic put Brantford in front 2-1 at 64 minutes, Mirabelli sscored his second to tie the score 2-2 at 73 minutes and Mirabelli scored the winner for his hat-trick at 73 minutes.

Patric Gerhardt (Violent Conduct at 41 minutes) and Dragan Oluic (second caution at 82 minutes) of Brantford were red carded, while Jarek Whiteman (second caution at 89 minutes) of Portugal FC was ejected leaving the teams with 9 and 10 players to finish the game, respectively.

Portugal are at 8-7-3 for 27 points while Brantford Galaxy are at 6-6-3 for 21 points. Brantford Galaxy return to action on Sunday when Montreal Impact Academy visit Lions Park with a kickoff time confirmed at 7.00 pm.

In an exhibition game at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, British Columbia, Athletic Club of BC defeated Toronto Croatia 3-2. Athletic Club led 2-0 at half time.

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