May 20, 2007 CSL summary of Sunday's games (from CSL media release)

Sunday - May 20, 2007
Astros drop opener 4-0

Italia Shooters romped 4-0 over North York Astros, Trois-Rivieres Attak edged Canadian Lions, 2-1, and Portuguese Supra tied St. Catharines Wolves, 2-2, in three games played in the Canadian Soccer League Sunday.

Jason De Thomasis led Italia with two goals at Esther Shiner Stadium in a game dominated by the current CSL champions who led 3-0 at the interval. De Thomasis opened the scoring just five minutes into the game and Fitroy Christey made it 2-0 nine minutes later. De Thomasis scored his second goal for a 3-0 score at 34 minutes and that score held until two minutes from time when Stalin Cardinas scored the fourth.

Astros chose the opener to introduce Diego Maradona, the 18 year old nephew of the legendary player of the same name and son of Lalo Maradona.

Trois-Rivieresa Attak split a weekend swing into Ontario with a 2-1 victory over Canadian Lions following the Quebec team’s 2-1 loss to Serbian White Eagles on Friday night.

Trois-Rivieres went ahead at 31 minutes on a strike by forward Jean-Louis Besse for a 1-0 lead at half-time. Nicolas Lesage made it 2-0 three minutes into the second half and in the 88th minute Lions’ forward Nordo Gooden found the net to reduce the lead. But the score held up for a 2-1 Attak win.

Portuguese Supra came off a 5-3 win over Windsor Border Stars on May 11 looking for a similar result over the visiting St. Catharines Wolves at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke in Toronto’s extreme west end. The Portuguese team went ahead 1-0 on a goal by forward Jesse Barcia and two minutes past the interval defender Carlos Zaballos made it 2-0.

But St. Catharines fought back and midfielder Tony Marmigas cut the score to 2-1 at the 78th minute mark and a penalty awarded following a hand ball brought a tying goal by Wolves’ Antonio Strangs at 85 minutes for a final 2-2 tie.

Games in the Canadian Soccer League resume May 25.

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