CARDS AND GOALS A-PLENTY IN CSL ACTION SUNDAY
There were plenty of goals but more cards in Canadian Soccer League games Sunday, some of which resulted in ejection of players, coaches and one manager while Montreal Impact Academy tied Capital City FC 1-1, Brampton City Utd defeated North York Astros 5-0, Mississauga Eagles FC downed Brantford Galaxy 2-0 and Toronto Croatia gave up a 2-0 lead to tie York Region Shooters, 2-2.
There were no less than 13 cautions issued by referee Chris Grabas in the game at the Marie Victorin Stadium in
Capital FC lost coach Shaun Harris at 55 minutes when ordered out of the game and that was followed by the ejection of midfielder Collin Harrison following a second yellow at 82 minutes and Academy goalkeeper Jason Beaulieu was shown the red card, also at 82 minutes following his second caution.
Substitute Joel Bagby – in the game for just three minutes – struck the equalizer for the visitors at 85 minutes to tie the game 1-1.
There were two more ejections when
The tie gave the
Brampton City Utd gave their fans plenty to cheer about with five goals without a response from North York Astros at Victoria Park. Striker Richard West led the way with two goals in a game which left the Astros still searching for their first win of the season.
Brampton forward Jeremy Shepherd opened the scoring at 12 minutes when he collected a pass from West to drive the ball from 15 yards past Astros goalkeeper Enea Perego and the home side took a 2-0 lead when midfielder Denny Velastegui scored from a penalty awarded by referee Justin Tasev. It was 2-0 at the interval.
West scored his goals at 56 and 85 minutes and Blazej Skoczylas completed the scoring when he struck the fifth goal at the 87th minute, a 5-0 victory for
Mississauga Eagles FC won their fifth game of the season with a 2-0 victory over the current CSL champions, Brantford Galaxy at the Hershey Centre. Forward Dave Simpson opened the scoring at 19 minutes for the home side, a play that started on the left wing, then came across for Simpson to tap in from three yards past Galaxy ‘keeper Vladimir Markotic.
Shawn Brown made it 2-1 for
York Region Shooters came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie
Jason De Thomasis of York Region reduced the lead to 2-1 at the 45th minute mark, the score at half-time and Kadian Lecky scored the equalizer at 72 minutes and the game ended 2-2.
Hayden Fitzwilliams of
Weekend Second Division results:
North York Astros B 3,
Serbian White Eagles B 2,
TFC Academy II 3,