June 14th, 2008 CSL Week 5 Summary (from CSL media release)
Lions on top following impressive victory over Italia Shooters, TFC Academy defeats Serbian White Eagles and Attak scores late to tie North York Astros, three games in CSL action Sunday
Brampton Lions took over the top position in the National Division following their 5-2 victory over Italia Shooters, TFC Academy ended a three-game scoring drought with a 2-1 defeat of Serbian White Eagles and Trois-Rivieres Attak scored late to overcome a 2-0 deficit, tying North York Astros 2-2, three games in the Canadian Soccer League on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday night, Windsor Border Stars scored two late goals to break a 1-1 deadlock for a 3-1 victory over St. Catharines Wolves at Mic Mac Park in Windsor, the only game played that night, and there were three games on Friday when weather played a big part and caused two games to be abandoned. Portugal FC controlled North York Astros at Lamport Stadium for a 4-0 score and the game was abandoned at 72 minutes due to lightening. Similar weather caused the Toronto Croatia vs. Trois-Rivieres Attak game to be cut short at 69 minutes without a goal being scored, and while the weather in London only threatened disruption at Cove Road, home of London City, it was the visiting Italia Shooters that disrupted the home side with a 6-1 one-sided thrashing.
Kareem Johnson struck twice, at 17 and 76 minutes, in Brampton's 5-2 defeat of Italia Shooters at Victoria Park in Brampton on Sunday, with singles coming from Nicholas Poku at 23 minutes, Daniel Nascimento at 34 minutes and Alex Del Gallo at 79 minutes. Frank Jonke of Italia Shooters opened the scoring for a 1-0 Italia lead at 10 minutes and Des Humphrey of Italia closed the scoring with a goal at 90 minutes for the 5-2 score.
Forward Max Marsh opened the scoring for TFC Academy at 23 minutes in their 2-1 victory over Serbian White Eagles at Lamport Stadium in Toronto's west end, and Jarek Whitemen made it 2-0 at 35 minutes, the haltime score. Serbian White Eagles reduced the lead when Sasa Viciknez scored from the penalty spot at 87 minutes. Daniel Di Biago was shown the red card for a goal-saving hand ball that resulted in the penalty.
North York Astros were looking for a victory with a 2-0 first half lead when Sylvin Lammie scored twice in two minutes at 32 and 34 minutes at Esther Shiner Stadium, but Attak's Davy Uwimana cut the lead to 2-1 at 64 minutes and Astros' Carlos Zeballos scored in his own goal just before the final whistle for a 2-2 tie. Zeballos was shown the red card after the final whistle for violent conduct.
Forward Tom Eller opened the scoring for Windsor Border Stars at the 30th minute mark on Saturday, but Carlo Arghittu tied the game for St. Catharines Wolves 11 minutes later for a 1-1 tie at the interval.
George Kithaf put the home side ahead on a penalty kick for hand ball in the box at 85 minutes and forward Blake Ordell assured Windsor of victory when he collected a cross to find the net from 15 yards, hitting the ball past Wolves' goalkeeper Claudio Perri.
Portugal FC gradually took control of their home game at Lamport Stadium on Friday night, and it was forward Mike Aigbokie who played the most prominent role for Portugal, including two goals at 25 minutes and 59 minutes. Captain Danny Amaral slotted a goal from the penalty spot at 48 minutes and the fourth was a second half own goal when the Astros¡¯ Frank Iaizzo intercepted a cross to push the ball into his own net from three yards. It just wasn¡¯t North York¡¯s night with the game being shown live on Rogers TV, Selvin Lammie failed to score from the penalty spot at 62 minutes.
Italia Shooters had little difficulty disposing of London City, also on Friday, with the opening goal at 22 minutes by Dave Szrett. Marco Terminesi adding a second at 38 minutes. Matt St. Louis scored for London City at 43 minutes, then Dave Szrett scored his second to make it 3-1 for Italia at the 45 minute mark. Marco Terminesi increased the lead to 4-1 for his second at 46 minutes, Kadien Lecky struck one for the visitors at 80 minutes to make it 5-1 and Jalani Smith completed the scoring at 84 minutes.
There was no scoring in an abbreviated but entertaining game at the Hershey Centre where the current CSL champions, Toronto Croatia, and last year¡¯s Open Canada Cup winners, Trois-Rivieres Attak, battled to a scoreless tie before the game was abandoned at 69 minutes.
Both abandoned games will go into the record books as being complete.
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