Kingston defeated London City by a 4-2 score in the second semifinal at the Queen’s West Field, Kingston, the only game in the CSL Sunday.
The Kingston win eliminated a team which entered the league back in 1973, to follow Saturday’s first semifinal defeat by SC Waterloo of Toronto Croatia, which entered professional soccer in 1956.
The two finalists entered the CSL First Division in 2011 and while Kingston FC was recognized as a likely contender for league honours from the beginning of the 2013 campaign, Waterloo made strong progress throughout and ended the regular season impressively to have its First Division side bid for the league championship, while its reserve team booked its place in the Second Division final.
London City went ahead 1-0 after 12 minutes in Sunday’s semifinal at Queen’s West field, a goal by Marin Vucemilovic Grigic from the penalty spot when Kingston goalkeeper Jaroslav Tesar brought down London’s Aldin Kukic on a breakaway.
. Catalin Lichioiu equalized for Kingston from a free kick at 23 minutes and top scorer Guillaume Surot struck from 18 yards for a 2-1 Kingston lead at the break.
Younan Samra equalized for London for a 2-2 tie at 54 minutes and at the 80th minute mark Surot put the home side in front 3-2 from the penalty spot after midfielder Edgar Soglo was fouled in the box.
It was Soglo who scored the fourth goal for Kingston, a drive into the top right corner well out of reach of London goalkeeper Vladimir Markotic for a 4-2 score at 90 minutes and the score at the final whistle.
Kingston FC will meet SC Waterloo in the final at Kalar Park Stadium, Niagara Falls on Sunday, November 3, a 2.30 pm kickoff, to be preceded by the Second Division championship decider between Toronto Croatia B and SC Waterloo B at 12 noon.
See CSL Playoffs Summary