May 20, 2003

KANATA WITH TORONTO TEAMS BENFICA AND PENICHE ADVANCE IN OPEN CANADA CUP Kanata took the lead after just four minutes on a goal by Sylvain Cloutier who cracked a ball from 14 yards to the right of Whitby ‘keeper Robert Currie.

Huffman Eja-Tabe made it 2-0 for the Ottawa-area team at the 22nd minute mark and Cloutier scored his second and made it 3-0 with a well-placed header six minutes later.

Pavel Cancura of Kanata made it 4-0 one minute from the interval.

Kanata continued the dominance in the second half and made it 5-0 on a penalty at the 52nd minute mark--Louie Legakis making no mistake from the spot.

Huffman Eja-Tabe made it 6-0 at 62 minutes and seven minutes later Manny Mendez came on as a substitute to make it 7-0.

Both teams ended the game short handed when Ryan Clery of Kanata and Dustin Nzeakor of Whitby were ejected.

Games two and three of the Victoria Day weekend Preliminary Round will be played on Sunday when Benfica (Toronto) meets Real (Richmond Hill) and on Monday Exeter Centennials (Southwestern Ontario) clash with Peniche (Toronto).

In Sunday's game, Philipe Silva put Benfica ahead after 38 minutes for a 1-0 score at half-time and three minutes into the second half Benfica's Frederico Pereira made it 2-0. Real cut the lead to 2-1 when Stuart Black struck with just one minute remaining in regulation time.

Alexandre Freixo opened the scoring after just two minutes for Peniche and Adiel Guilherme made it 2-0 at the 39th minute mark--the half time score. Exeter's Nathan Davies cut the Peniche lead to 2-1 three minutes after the interval and during a in a hard-fought second half it appeared the game could go either way until Jorge Carvalho made it 3-1 for Peniche. The goal came after 70 minutes.

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