Mississauga News: A Great Day for Croatia Fans


A great day for Croatia fans

Jun 12, 2002

Mississauga's Croatian community was in soccer seventh heaven Saturday after a pair of great wins.

Car horns were honking and flags were waving Saturday afternoon along Queen St. after Toronto Croatia downed the Montreal Dynamite, 4-2, at Streetsville Memorial Park.

That exciting Canadian Professional Soccer League victory came on the heels of the national team's upset win over Italy at the World Cup, sending local Croatian soccer fans into orbit.

Toronto Croatia is now perfect in three starts, thanks mostly to an improved offensive attack that has already netted 10 goals this season.

Mladen Dikic scored twice for Croatia with Peter Curic and Brian Seljan also counting. Stephen Karl and Karl Eduard scored for Montreal.

As for the Mississauga Olympians, they pulled off an upset Friday night when they beat CPSL title contenders Toronto Supra, 3-2, at the Erin Mills Twin Rinks.

According to Olympians head coach David Gee, the Supra were still able to launch a potent offensive attack despite being handed four red cards.

"I couldn't believe they were getting opportunities with only seven guys," Gee said. "I couldn't wait for the final whistle."

Olympian midfielder Aaron Benjamin scored twice while striker Kevin De Serpa also scored.

Croatia travels to meet London City this Friday while the Olympians play the Vaughan Sun Devils Friday before taking on the North York Astros on Sunday.

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