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Match Recap: Vaughan Azzurri 5 - 1 North Toronto Nitros

09/18/2017, 11:45pm EDT
By League1 Ontario staff

Jarek Whiteman (9', 31') scored a double, while Mario Kovacevic (12'), Mario Arnone (57') and Ryan Raposo (69') added three more for Vaughan Azzurri as they beat North Toronto Nitros 5-1 and remained joint-first in the men's east division. 

"We have been able to get four or five good games in a row, so we felt that we had momentum on our side," said Vaughan team official Patrice Gheisar. 

"I think our spirit and confidence has been high, we had more urgency, and the early goal always helps. The first goal really helped us to get the second."

"At two to zero, which is a score that sometimes causes you to relax and drop your tempo, they did get a goal, but what I was really happy with was the way in which we managed to get back and get the third goal and the fourth. They had great effort and intensity and were obviously going to stay at it all game, but our plan was to get the early goals to chip away at their commitment."

North Toronto head coach Hermann Kingue was unhappy with the result, but moreso with the manner in which his side capitulated. 

"Nothing worked as planned, it was just a bad day," he said. 

"Someone who didn't watch the game might say that Vaughan was really, really good but, and I'm not trying to put anyone down, but we just gave them the game. They did not fight to get the goals, we simply just gave them to them."

"I'm not taking anything away from Vaughan's victory, simply regarding my team - we just gave the goals and win to them."  

Vaughan Azzurri will next play OSU Force on September 24 at McNaughton Turf, Vaughan.

North Toronto Nitros will next play Masters FA Saints on September 23 at L'Amoreaux, Scarborough. 

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