September 15, 2005 CPSL details of tonight's games (from CPSL website)

Friday - September 16, 2005

Eastern Conference leaders Vaughan Shooters toppled western leader Hamilton Thunder 3-1 in a turbulent encounter at The Soccer Centre, while Oakville Blue Devils took over top position in the Western Conference following a 1-1 tie with North York Astros in the second game played in the Canadian Professional Soccer League Thursday.

The game Durham Storm vs. London City game scheduled for Friday at Oshawa Civic Stadium, a 9 p.m. kickoff, has been called of due to ground conditions.

Defender Raj Takhar opened the scoring after 4 minutes to give Shooters the lead in a game being played with a lot of conviction by both teams looking for a favourable playoff position, and just two minutes later Hamilton's Ryan Thompson made it 1-1.

Darryl Gomez scored from the penalty spot to give the Vaughan team a 2-1 lead at the 13th minute mark, but it took two attempts for Gomez to find the net after Hamilton goalkeeper Roberto Ferrari save the first shot only to be judged to have moved off his line before the kick was taken.

Midfielder Desmond Humphrey scored the third goal for Vaughan Shooters at 73 minutes for final score in a second half marred by several ejections including non-playing staff following a touch line altercation. Gomez and Matthew O'Connor of Hamilton were earlier shown the red card.

Vaughan Shooters are now in a commanding postion at the top of the Eastern Conference with a 12-3-3 WLT record for 39 points, while Hamilton drop to second position in the Western Conference with a 8-4-6 record for 30 points.

Oakville Blue Devils also have 30 points in the Western Conference but take the top position with a superior goal average following their 1-1 tie with North York Astros. Striker Jeremy Sheppard put Oakville into the lead at the 45th minute mark, but the lead was cancelled out at 82 minutes by Astros' midfielder Peter Zorbas who scored from the penalty spot at 82 minutes for a 1-1 final score.

North York Astros, host of this year's Championship Weekend at Esther Shiner Stadium October 7 to 10, improve to 6-10-2 and take over 4th position in the Eastern Conference with 20

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