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SCARBOROUGH ENDS REGULAR SEASON ON WINNING NOTE…..Stojiljkovic takes scoring title
Sep10

SCARBOROUGH ENDS REGULAR SEASON ON WINNING NOTE…..Stojiljkovic takes scoring title

Aleksander Stojiljkovic, who scored a hat-trick for Scarborough SC in the 3-3 tie with Royal Toronto FC on August 27, and struck four goals in the 7-0 defeat of Milton SC at Birchmount Stadium on September 2, hit yet another four over the weekend when Scarborough defeated Brantford Galaxy 5-0 on Friday and went on to beat SC Waterloo by a score of 3-0 on Sunday evening. A third game scheduled for the closing weekend of the CSL regular season, Milton SC vs. Brantford Galaxy, was postponed. The flurry of goals in the season’s closing stages leading to the playoffs lifted Stojilijkovic’s season tally to 17 to capture the First Division leading goalscorer title. The prolific Stojilijkovic beat out Ivliev Sergii of Vorkuta FC who led the scoring during most of the second half of the campaign, ending the regular season with 12. Stojiljkovic scored three goals (60, 71 and 78 minutes) in the second half of Friday’s  game against the Galaxy after Scarborough led 1-0 at halftime on a goal at 15 minutes by Marc Jankovic, and a goal at 48 minutes by Kiril Dimitrov. Dimitrov opened the scoring for Scarborough at 23 minutes in Sunday’s game against SC Waterloo and Stojiljkovic made it 2-0 at 35 minutes, the score at the interval. Dimitrov added second goal at 70 minutes for a 3-0 score at the final whistle. Scarborough SC ended the season in fourth position in the standings with a 7-4-3 WLT record for 24 points while SC Waterloo completed its season in 7th position with a 1-8-5 record for eight points. Playoff games will be played during the second half of September with a schedule to be announced midweek. The Championship Final in both divisions to be played at the end of September.  ...

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FC VORKUTA WINS FIRST DIVISION IN INAUGURAL SEASON….Scarborough’s Aleksander Stojiljkovic strikes four
Sep03

FC VORKUTA WINS FIRST DIVISION IN INAUGURAL SEASON….Scarborough’s Aleksander Stojiljkovic strikes four

FC Vorkuta secured the CSL First Division title with a 7-0 win over Milton SC on Wednesday, then completed its regular season with a 3-2 loss to Serbian White Eagles on Saturday.  in one other game played in the CSL’s top division in a light schedule over the holiday weekend, Scarborough SC defeated Milton SC 7-0 to give the east end Toronto team its fifth win of the season. Serbian White Eagles, which led the First Division standings most of the season, finished in the runner-up position with the 3-2 victory over Vorkuta, a result that was in doubt until  Serbian Eagles came from a 2-1 deficit to strike twice in the late stages of the game played at Esther Shiner Stadium. Only two points separated the top three. Vorkuta finished on top with 32 points, Serbian White Eagles with 31 and York Region Shooters ended the season in third position in the standings with 30 points. Vorkuta FC wins the First Division title in its inaugural season in professional soccer.  Formed in Toronto in 2008 and playing senior amateur soccer until joining the CSL this season, the club derived its name from a Russian town situated just north of the Arctic Circle The Toronto area group adopted the name dedicated to that community and also to represent the Russian speaking community in Canada. Aleksander Stojiljkovic, who scored a hat-trick for Scarborough SC in the 3-3 tie with Royal Toronto FC on August 27, struck with four goals in the 7-0 defeat of Milton SC at Birchmount Stadium Saturday. Krum Bigishkov scored twice and Marc Yankovic once in the one-sided affair. There were no games in the CSL Second Division over the weekend – games will resume the weekend September 8 to be followed later in September by the playoffs, leading to the CSL Championship in both divisions....

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SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES FIRST DEFEAT…….York Region Shooters take over top position
Aug27

SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES FIRST DEFEAT…….York Region Shooters take over top position

Serbian White Eagles were defeated by a single goal Friday night and toppled from their long-standing  top position in the CSL First Division. Beaten 1-0 by York Region Shooters, the Vaughan-based team was  rewarded for Friday’s victory by taking over the lead position in the standings. A 7-2 win by FC Vorkuta over Brantford Galaxy the following day moved the expansion club into second place, and Serbian Eagles dropped to third in what has become a three-way tussle for the First Division league title. In two other First Division games played over the weekend,  Milton SC gained a 4-2 away victory over SC Waterloo on Sunday and in the late game Royal Toronto FC and Scarborough SC played to a 3-3 tie. It was a scoreless first half between Serbian Eagles and York Region Shooters at the St. Joan of Arc Stadium, with Richard Edwards getting the all-important winner at 67 minutes. The prolific striker took a pass from his left in the penalty box to drive the ball past the helpless Goran Skaric in the Serbian Eagles goal. While pressing for the equalizer, Serbian White Eagles were reduced to 10 men at 79 minutes when the referee showed the red card to Djordjije Jocic for Violent Conduct. The score remained at 1-0 to the final whistle. It was the first defeat of the season for Serbian White Eagles. Sergii Ivliev and Yaroslav Svorak each scored twice for FC Vorkuta in the 7-2 victory over Brantford Galaxy at Lions Park on Saturday. The win leaves Vorkuta with 29 points in the standings, one point behind the leading York Region Shooters with 30 and one point ahead of Serbian White Eagles with 28. York Region Shooters have completed their 14-game regular season and their hold on the top position in the standings may be temporary.  Serbian White Eagles has played 13 games with one game remaining and Vorkuta has played 12 games with two games remaining. Adnan Smajic and Leandro Aguilar each scored twice for Milton SC in securing the 4-2 victory over SC Waterloo at RIM Park on Sunday, while Mato Mrkonjic  and Ilija Bajcetic scored for Waterloo. Scarborough’s  Aleksander Stojiljkovic completed a hat-trick for his side in the 3-3 tie with Royal Toronto in the late game at Birchmount Stadium Sunday night. Royal Toronto FC completed its regular season Sunday night and will enter the playoffs at the foot of the First Division. There were two games in the CSL Second Division over the weekend when Burlington B defeated Brantford Galaxy SC B 3-1 at Lions Park on Saturday and Ukraine United B beat Royal Toronto FC B...

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CSL FIRST DIVISION RACE TIGHTENS WITH VORKUTA WIN WEDNESDAY….Ukraine United reserves clinch Second Division title
Aug23

CSL FIRST DIVISION RACE TIGHTENS WITH VORKUTA WIN WEDNESDAY….Ukraine United reserves clinch Second Division title

FC Vorkuta defeated Royal Toronto FC 2-0 and a Milton SC vs Scarborough SC encounter ended in a 5-5 tie in the CSL First Division Wednesday night. In one other game, Ukraine United FC B secured the CSL Second Division title with a 6-0 result over SC Waterloo B. Royal Toronto FC were reduced to 10 men near the end of a well-played first half against FC Vorkuta at the OSA Soccer Centre when Dario Brezak was shown a red card by referee Joshua Jaramilo on receiving a second caution. It was 0-0 at half time. Vorkuta opened the scoring at 61 minutes on a goal by Sergii Ivliev and Yaroslav Svorak made it 2-0 seven minutes later. FC Vorkuta remains in third position following Wednesday’s victory but the result tightens the standings for the top three teams. FC Vorkuta has an improved 8-1-2 record for 26 points, that’s one point behind York Region Shooters with 27 points. Serbian White Eagles lead the First Division with 28 points. It was a see-saw struggle in the 5-5 draw between Milton SC and Scarborough SC at the Milton Community Park, with William Mokake and Scott Damion Tristan each scoring twice for the home side, while Adnan Smajic struck the fifth. Scarborough’s goals were scored by Adrian Todorovic and Krum Bigishkov, each scoring twice, and one goal was added by Zdravko Karadachki . In the CSL Second Division Wednesday night, FC Ukraine United B defeated SC Waterloo 6-0 at Woodside Park to give FC Ukraine United the Second Division league title. With two regular season games remaining, the FC Ukraine United reserve team is still unbeaten and has dropped just two points during the current campaign for an impressive 11-0-1 WLT record for 34 points – that’s a nine-point lead over Burlington SC B in second place in the table with 25 points and 10 points clear of  FC Vorkuta reserves with 24 points. FC Ukraine United B will go into the CSL Second Division playoffs with home advantage in the ply-offs having a by in the quarter-finals in September, since London City B withdrew from the...

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TOP CLUBS DOMINATE….Serbian Eagles, York Region and FC Vorkuta score weekend victories
Aug20

TOP CLUBS DOMINATE….Serbian Eagles, York Region and FC Vorkuta score weekend victories

The top three clubs continue to dominate the CSL First Division with victories over the weekend,  Serbian White Eagles the most impressive with an 8-1 home win over Milton SC, York Region Shooters defeated  Royal Toronto 5-0 and FC Vorkuta kept pace with a narrow 1-0 victory over Scarborough SC. Brantford Galaxy kept in touch with a 2-1 win over SC Waterloo. Branislav Vukomanovic struck three goals for Serbian White Eagles in the 8-1 dominance of Milton in the game at Centennial Stadium Friday night to lift the 35 year old Serb defender’s season tally to six. Serbian Eagles remain unbeaten with a 8-0-4 WLT record for 28 points to lead the top division by a single point over York Region Shooters. York Region’s win over Royal Toronto was never in doubt at the St. Joan of Arc stadium at Maple just north of Toronto on Friday night, leading 2-0 at half-time on goals by midfielder Richard Edwards at just 4 minutes into the game and Kevin Bryan at the 27th minute mark.  But it was U.S.-born  midfielder Evan Beutler who sealed the game with a natural hat-trick in the second half at 52, 64 and 87 minutes for a season total to date of seven. The Shooters’ record is 8-2-3 for 27 points on the season for second place in the standings. Denys Diachenko scored the lone goal at 65 minutes for FC Vorkuta in a tough encounter over Scarborough at Esther Shiner Stadium Saturday, a victory for the expansion team that improved its season record to 7-1-2 for 23 points and  games in hand over both Serbian White Eagles and York Region. Brantford Galaxy have a 5-6-0 record for 15 points following their 2-1 victory over SC Waterloo at Lions Park in Brantford Saturday and the Galaxy also has games in hand over Serbian Eagles and York Region Shooters. There was one CSL Second Division game over the weekend, Royal Toronto FC B defeating Serbian White Eagles B by a 6-1 score at the the Lamoreaux Sports Complex on Saturday night. There are two mid-week games scheduled in the CSL First Division on Wednesday, August 23 when Royal Toronto FC meet FC Vorkuta at the OSA Soccer Centre at 8.30 pm and Milton SC are at home in the Milton Community Centre to Scarborough SC, a 9 pm kickoff. A CSL Second Division game has also been scheduled for Wednesday night when SC Waterloo B hosts Ukraine United B at 8 pm at Woodside Park....

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