September 16, 2007 CSL details of Sunday's games (from CSL media release)
DIEGO MARADONA HITS 4 FOR NORTH YORK ASTROS
Sunday - September 16, 2007
Italia back on top
Italia Shooters took over the International Division with an 8-1 rout of London City, Canadian Lions and Trois-Rivieres played to a 2-2 tie and in an outstanding individual feat Diego Maradona struck all four goals for North York Astros in a 4-2 win over Windsor Border Stars, three games in the CSL Sunday.
Midfielder Diego Maradona, the nephew of Argentine legend of the same name and son of Lalo Maradona who played for Toronto Italia of the Canadian National Soccer League in the 90s, lit up the scoreboard at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York when three of his blistering shots found the net in the first half and a fourth in the second.
Goals for the 4-0 lead came at 9, 13, 23 and 65 minutes and were followed by Windsorís first goal by Rob Malbasic at 71 minutes and Aaron Byrd, his 12th of the season on a penalty kick 10 minutes later, a 4-2 final.
The Astros improve their chances for a playoff berth with a 4-10-4 WLT record for 16 points, tied for third position with Border Stars in the National Division. The Windsor team has the same 4-10-4 record for 16 points.
Italia Shooters took over top position in the International Division with their 8-1 victory over London City in a late game at The Soccer Centre and the result came with nine scorers.
Italia goals came from Chris Turner at 4 minutes, Cameron Medwin at 19 minutes, Fitzroy Christie at 35 minutes, Miles OíConnor at 36 minutes, Alex Almedia at 50 minutes, Nico Martinez at 67 minutes, Joshua Jaramillo at 79 minutes and Alvaro Yaques at 83 minutes. The lone London City goal was struck by Camilo Gonzalez at the 64 minute mark.
The win puts Italia Shooters back on top with a 10-3-6 record for 36 points, a point in front of Serbian White Eagles with 35. London City are at 3-13-2 for 11 points.
Canadian Lions took a 2-0 halftime lead over Trois-Rivieres Attak at Birchmount Stadium, but the Quebec-based team fought back with two second half goals for the 2-2 tie.
Evan Milward scored the opening goal for the Lions at 34 minutes, thatís his 13th of the season and Darryl Gomez added a second for the home side five minutes later. Darko Kolic struck his 9th of the season for Trois-Rivieres at 67 minutes and Nicolas Lesage scoring the tying goal at 75 minutes, his 15th of the season.
Canadian Lions now have a 3-7-8 record for 17 points and are still bidding for a playoff spot, while Trois-Rivieres Attak have a 8-3-8 record for 32 points and have already secured a playoff berth.
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