York Region Shooters kept up their torrid pace with a 4-0 defeat of Niagara United, while Toronto Croatia stayed in touch with the league leaders with a late 2-1 victory over London City, two games in the CSL First Division Saturday night.
Midfielder Mario Orestano opened the scoring at 24 minutes for York Region at the Kalar Sports Park in Niagara Falls. He found the net past Niagara goalkeeper Matthew Greco and it was 1-0 at the interval.
Des Humphrey increased the lead to 2-0 for the visitors at 52 minutes, Ryan Dummett made it 3-0 at 82 minutes and striker Richard West scored the fourth goal at 84 minutes, a 4-0 score at the final whistle.
It was York Region’s 11th victory of the season and the 14th unbeaten game since the season opener against Kingston FC on May 25. The league leaders have a superb 11-0-3 WLT record for 36 points, which includes a remarkable just nine goals conceded in the 14 games played.
Niagara United are at the foot of the table with a 2-10-2 record for eight points.
The Shooters are seven points in front of Toronto Croatia which scored a last minute victory over London City. It was a hard fought encounter which saw Pero Menalo open the scoring for the Toronto side at the Hershey Centre. The goal – the sixth of the season for Menalo came at the 27th minute mark and it was 1-0 at half-time.
Marin Vucemilovic Grgic tied the game for London City, beating the outstanding Toronto Croatia goalkeeper Antonio Ilic at the 50 minute mark. The 1-1 tie held up until added time when Ante Zivkovic struck the winner for Toronto Croatia, a 2-1 final score. The goal by Vucemilovic Grgic was number 18 of the season.
Toronto Croatia have an improved 9-3-2 record for 29 points, while London City are at 5-8-2 for 17 points and sixth position in the standings.
There was one game in the CSL Second Division Saturday when York Region Shooters B defeated Niagara United B, 3-0.
Remaining games this weekend:
Sun Sept 7 Esther Shiner Stadium 3.30 pm North York Astros vs Brampton City Utd
Sun Sept 7 Warrior Field SC 7 pm Waterloo vs Kingston FC
Sun Sept 7 Nelson Stadium 8 pm Burlington SC vs Serbian White Eagles
Sun Sept 7 Bishop Reding 12 pm Milton FC vs Toronto Croatia B
Sun Sept 7 Warrior Field 4 pm SC Waterloo B vs Kingston FC B
Sun Sept 7 Nelson Stadium 5.30 pm Burlington SC B vs Serbian White Eagles B