York Region Shooters hit a 7-game winning streak with 4-1 victory over Niagara United, Burlington SC defeated London City 3-1, Toronto Croatia beat Brantford Galaxy 4-1 and Brampton City Utd settled for a 1-1 home tie with Scarborough SC, four games in the CSL Sunday.
League-leading scorer Zdenko Jurcevic opened the scoring for Brantford Galaxy against Toronto Croatia at Lions Park in Brantford, finding the net at the 24 minute mark for a 1-0 lead, but Toronto Croatia’s Sven Arapovic levelled the score 1-1 four minutes later.
Forward Darren Chambers made it 2-1 for Toronto Croatia at 42 minutes, the score at the interval.
Chambers added a second goal at 68 minutes for a 3-1 score, his eighth of the season, and defender Josip Keran increased the Toronto Croatia lead to 4-1 at 93 minutes, just before the final whistle.
Toronto Croatia improve to a 8-4-1 record for 25 points to be tied for second place in the standings with SC Waterloo. Brantford Galaxy have a 6-8-0 record for 18 points.
Following a scoreless first half at the Hellenic Centre in London, forward Vladimir Vujovic opened the scoring for the visiting Burlington SC at the 66 minute mark and Aldin Kukic tied the game 1-1 for London City three minutes later.
Burlington took a 2-1 lead on a goal by Bojan Stepanovic at 80 minutes – his fourth of the season – and Vujovic secured the 3-1 win from the penalty spot at 82 minutes. It was the second goal of the game for the prolific Vujovic and 10 of the campaign.
Burlington improve to a 5-6-3 WLT record for 18 points and London City are at 4-8-2 for 14 points.
Scarborough forward Jose Melo opened the scoring from the penalty spot at 42 minutes following a foul that resulted in a red card to Brampton’s Michael Ajibade in the game with Scarborough SC at Victoria Park. It was Melo’s 7 goal of the season.
Midfielder Adrian Tismenar tied the game1-1 for Brampton at the 71 minute mark and the home side had several scoring opportunities to score the winner, but had to settle for the draw while Scarborough goalkeeper Mladen Kukrika made several key saves in the closing minutes.
Brampton are at 4-6-4 for 16 points, while Scarborough have a 3-5-7 for 16 points following the 1-1 draw.
York Region Shooters hit a seventh game winning streak while cruising to a 4-1 defeat of Niagara United at the St. Joan of Arc ground in Maple, but it was the visiting Niagara side that opened the scoring when midfielder Michael Vitaterna found the net from close range past York Region goalkeeper Emanuelle Ameltonis for a 1-0 lead at the 13th minute mark.
Aleksander Stojanovski tied the game 1-1 at 28 minutes and Shooters’ Adrian Pena gave the home side a 2-1 lead two minutes later, the score at the break.
Pena made it 3-1 at 60 minutes, his fourth goal of the season, and Dino Gardner rounded out the scoring, a 4-1 final score in favour of York Region.
York Region Shooters continue their winning way with a 8-5-0 record for 24 points and third in the standings, while Niagara United are at 1-9-3 for six points at the foot of the table.
There were three games in the CSL Second Division:
Brampton City Utd B 4, Serbian White Eagles B 2 ,
Toronto Croatia B 4, Burlington SC B 1,
Niagara United B 5, York Region Shooters B 3.