July 5, 2009 CSL details about Saturday results (from CSL media release)
MALETIC'S STRIKE GIVES TORONTO CROATIA SIX-GAME WINNING STREAK.....Serbian Eagles defeat Italia Shooters 5-1.....Maheu's impressive winning goal gives TFC Academy 2-1 victory over Portugal FC
Toronto Croatia stretched its winning streak to six games with a 1-0 defeat of Brampton Lions on Sunday, while Serbian White Eagles dominated Italia Shooters 5-1 and TFC Academy scored in the last minute for a 2-1 victory over Portugal FC.
Forward Tihomir Maletic scored the winning goal at the 62nd minute for Toronto Croatia following an evenly played but chippy game that resulted in three players being ejected at Victoria Park in Brampton.
The Toronto Croatia forward met a perfect cross to head the ball past Brampton goalkeeper Kevin Doyle for the only goal of the game, but a vital one that kept Croatia unbeaten so far this season and a winning run going back to early June.
Brampton midfielder Alex Arbello was the first to be ejected for serious foul play and was followed to the dressing room by midfielder Daniel Nascimento who was shown the red card for violent conduct.
Toronto Croatia defender Tomislav Skara was ordered off the field after receiving a second yellow card.
Toronto Croatia has an impressive 6-0-1 WLT record to lead the International Division with 19 points.
Serbian White Eagles outplayed Italia Shooters from the beginning and led 3-0 at half-time on goals by midfielder Adrijan Tismenar at 25 minutes, defender Uros Stamatovic four minutes later and forward Alex Braletic at 41 minutes.
Eagles’ Dragan Radovic struck at 76 minutes and Blake Ordell scored for Italia Shooters immediately afterwards to cut the Serbia lead to 4-1.Shane Lammie scored the visiting team’s fifth goal at 79 minutes for a 5-1 final.
Serbian White Eagles improve to 2-1-2 record for 8 points and third place in the International Division, while Italia Shooters drop to fourth place with a 2-4-1 record for 7 points.
A well-earned goal at 91 minutes by TFC Academy forward Justin Maheu was the winning one in a 2-1 victory over Portugal FC at Brockton Stadium in Toronto’s west-end.
Mahea’s solo effort came from just inside the TFC half when he closed in to beat Portugal ‘keeper Adrian Ibanez inside the near post. TFC Academy midfielder Daniel Calabretta opened the scoring at 39 minutes for a 1-0 lead at the interval and Portugal’s Ramon Bailey tied the game 1-1 at 69 minutes.
TFC Academy improve to 3-2-2 for 11 points in the National Division, while Portugal FC are at 2-2-3 for nine points in the International Division.
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