July 22, 2006 CSL details of Saturday games (from CSL website)

Saturday - July 22, 2006
Croatia on top

Toronto Croatia leaped to the top of the International Division with a 2-0 shutout to achieve back-to-back wins against lowly Caribbean Selects at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke, one of three games played in the Canadian Soccer League Saturday night.

Laval Dynamites also came through with a home win, edging Brampton Stallions 2-1 at the Bois-de-Boulogne Stadium in Laval, Quebec, while to the extreme southwest of Ontario, Windsor Border Stars were held to a scoreless tie by North York Astros at Windsor Stadium.

Croatia midfielder Zvjezdan Kresic opened the scoring at 28 minutes when he took a pass from Hayden Fitzwilliams to slot the ball to the left of Caribbean goalkeeper Ramon McIntosh into the net. Defender Halburto Harris made it 2-0 for Croatia at the 51st minute mark to secure the win.

Toronto Croatia’s four wins and a tie in July have propelled the Mississauga-based club to the top of the International Division one point in front of the dominant Serbian White Eagles, but the Eagles have four games in hand with a 7-7-0 WLT record to suggest the Toronto Croatia (6-1-4 for 22 points) occupancy of the top position will be short-lived.

Jordanian-born Ammar Badawiem opened the scoring for Les Dynamites at 26 minutes at the Bois-de-Boulogne Stadium, but Clayson Queira tied the game for Brampton five minutes later for a 1-1 score at the interval. Former Montreal Impact player Vladimir Edouard, who played his early soccer in Haiti and is from Outaouais, Quebec, was put in as a substitute in the second half to score the winner at the 84th minute mark for a 2-1 Laval victory.

There was little to choose between the two teams at Windsor Stadium where the Border Stars and Astros played to a scoreless tie. Dominic Scicluna has the best opportunity to snatch a win for the home side, but lifted the ball over North York goalkeeper Arthur Zaslavski and over the bar close to the final whistle and the game ended in a 0-0 tie.

Windsor have a 4-2-3 record for 15 points in the National Division, while the Astros improve to 2-4-3 for 9 points.

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