October 18, 2008 CSL Semi-Final summary (from CSL media release)
It's a Trois-Rivieres Attak vs. Serbian White Eagles final following an Attak 7-0 second semi-final rout of Portugal FC Saturday....................CSL Championship goes October 26 at Esther Shiner Stadium
Serbian White Eagles in CSL Championship for third time
Itís a Trois-Rivieres Attak vs. Serbian White Eagles final on October 26. The Quebec team defeated Portugal FC by a resounding 7-0 score in the second semi-final of the CSL Championship at the University of Quebec Trois-Rivieres Saturday afternoon and they will make the trip to Toronto to meet up with Serbian Eagles at Esther Shiner Stadium next Sunday. Serbian Eagles defeated Italia Shooters 3-0 in the first semi-final on Friday to earn a berth in the final for the third year in succession. It was a chippy affair from the beginning at Trois-Rivieres, with Portugal reduced to 10 men after 11 minutes when midfielder Selmir Sehic was shown the red card for violent conduct and while the visitors held the Attak well in the following stages, Trois-Rivieres broke through with a goal by midfielder Mohamed Sylla at 26 minutes.
Pierre-Rudolph Mayard made it 2-0 at 41 minutes and added his second two minutes later for a 3-0 score at halftime.
Sylla made it 4-0 at 58 minutes, Nicolas Lesage struck at 75 minutes to increase the Trois-Rivieres lead to 5-0, Francois Boivin made it 6-0 at 77 minutes and Hector Contrares rounded the scoring at 7-0 at the 87th minute mark.
Gagan Natt of Portugal FC was also ejected in the closing minutes of the game.
Trois-Rivieres Attak won the CSLís National Division in the regular season just ended, while Serbian White Eagles were runners-up in the International Division.
The CSL Championship Final, Trois-Rivieres Attak vs. Serbian White Eagles, will be played on Sunday, October 26 at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York, kickoff 5.45 pm and the evening will include the CSL Annual Awards ceremony and various attractions. There will be prizes, including a Toronto FC signed jersey, match balls, etc.
Ticket enquiries should go to 905 564-4660 or 905 564-2297.
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