October 23, 2011 CSL--details on Sunday's games (from CSL website)
A CAPITAL EFFORT -- First year Ottawa and longstanding Toronto Croatia advance to the final following Sunday victories Newcomer Capital City FC, in its inaugural season in professional soccer, and Toronto Croatia - formed in 1956 - are the finalists in the CSL Championship on October 29 following Sunday's semi-final victories. Capital City of Ottawa are through following a 5-0 drubbing of Serbian White Eagles in a rough encounter at the Terry Fox Stadium Sunday afternoon, while in the evening game Toronto Croatia took a first half lead and never looked back during their 2-0 victory over York Region Shooters at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke. Capital City FC opened the scoring with a goal at 32 minutes when forward Sullivan Silva collected a pass from Francis LeTourneau to drive the ball into the net off the post. The score remained 1-0 to the half-time whistle. Both sides had opportunities in the second half which became more physical as the game progressed and it was all in doubt until the 77th minute mark when midfielder Mahir Hadziresic made it 2-0 on a breakaway. His drive finished in the roof of the net off the crossbar. Just three minutes later William Beauge made it 3-0 and Hadziresic scored his second at 83 minutes for a 4-0 lead by the home side, a goal from the penalty spot signalled by referee Carolanne Chinard when a Capital City player was brought down in the box. Capital City made it 5-0 on an own goal by a Serbian Eagles defender off a free kick from 30 yards taken by Beauge and the 5-0 score remained to the end of the game. Serbian White Eagles defender Ricardo Manguia Perez was shown the red card by referee Chinard at the 86th minute mark. Toronto Croatia defender Josip Keran put his side into the lead at just 7 minutes at Centennial Stadium, a low shot from 15 yards just inside the right post and at 34 minutes Hayden Fitzwilliams increased the lead for a 2-0 score at half-time and at the final whistle. The winners advance to the CSL Championship Final on Saturday, October 29, a trip made by Toronto Croatia a number of times since the club’s launch into professional soccer in 1956 and it will be an auspicious debut for Capital City FC, which finished an impressive third in the CSL regular season standings, a step behind Toronto Croatia.
back to CSL 2011 menu