July 15, 2007 CSL Sunday's results (from CSL media release)
PORTUGUESE WIN - ITALIA, ASTROS TIE 1-1
Sunday - July 15, 2007
Hat-trick seals victory
A late hat-trick by Winston Griffiths of Portuguese Supra gave his team a 5-2 victory over Canadian Lions and Italia Shooters were held at home to a 1-1 tie by North York Astros, two games played in the Canadian Soccer League on Sunday.
Griffiths scored at 71, 91 and 93 minutes at Birchmount Stadium, to put the game out of reach of Canadian Lions, a team bidding for its first win of 2007. Portuguese midfielder Helio Pereira gave his team a 1-0 lead at 18 minutes and Lions’ Marko Jamjicek tied the game 1-1 at 56 minutes. Pereira scored a second of two goals at 68 minutes for a 2-1 lead and Griffiths made it 3-1 two minutes later. Jamjicek scored a second for Lions at 89 minutes, a 3-2 Portuguese lead and Griffiths added two at 91 and 93 minutes just before the final whistle, a 5-2 final score.
Portuguese Supra improve to a 2-5-3 WLT record for 9 points, while Canadian Lions are still winless at 0-6-4 for four points.
Andre Stewart of Italia Shooters scored an own goal to give the Astros a 1-0 lead at the 29th minute mark at The Soccer Centre in Vaughan, a 1-0 score at half-time, but at the 74th minute mark, North York Astros also ran into bad luck when Luca Zucal handled the ball in an attempt to prevent Shooters from tying the score. Zucal was handed a red card for the professional foul and Denny Velastegui drove the ball into the net from the penalty spot to tie the game 1-1.
Astros lost a second player when defender Jorge Calzato was shown a second yellow, then a red at 95 minutes.
Italia Shooters remain at the top of the International Conference with a 8-1-3 record for 27 points, while North York improve to 3-4-2 for 11 points.
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