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Darby Sinks The Strikers, Blue Devils Pummel North Miss

By League1 Ontario staff, 06/01/19, 2:30PM EDT


Darby FC pulled themselves off the base of the table with a strong win over the 2018 League1 Ontario finalists, Woodbridge Strikers. 

Elsewhere, Oakville Blue Devils were dominant in a very one-sided victory over home side, North Mississauga SC. The win put Blue Devils into first place in the women's division.

Find match briefs, full match video and a selection of high-res photography from Friday's match action below! 

Darby FC hosted Woodbridge Strikers at the Whitby Soccer Centre on Friday and toppled the 2018 League1 Finalists 2-1 after a determined display.

Darby's Hipkin (31') opened the scoring with a powerful shot from just inside the 18 yard-box into the far-right corner of the net.

With Woodbridge desperately trying to get to get the first goal back, tensions were high. In the 33rd minute Darby got their first caution of the game, Cooke receiving the card following a push from behind.

In the 41st minute, Darby player, Barton, took on the Woodbridge GK Jivraj one v one, her shot bouncing off the post and into the keeper's arms. In the same minute, Darby got another yellow.

Just a few minutes into the second half, Barton (48') scored Darby's second goal of the game, getting in alone again and making no mistake this time, driving her shot into the far left corner. 

Woodbridge scored their first and only goal of the game as Simpson (58') finished a
penalty into the top left corner.

Darby FC will next play North Mississauga SC on Friday June 7 (7:45 p.m.) at Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Mississauga.

Woodbridge Strikers will next play Unionville Milliken SC on Sunday June 9 (1:45 p.m.) at Vaughan Grove, Woodbridge.

(Laura Walker)

Oakville Blue Devils took home three points on the road after a dominating 11-0 win over the home team North Mississauga Panthers.

Rachel Leck (16', 71', 76', 80') would lead her team in goals finding the bottom corners of the net four times, while Mahira Ali (27', 43', 52') earned a hat-trick.

Laura Twidle (8', 36'), Danielle Vis (33'), and Jenny Wolever (46') would get on the scoreboard as well.

The Blue Devils outplayed their opponents in every aspect, maintaining the majority possession, knocking 26 shots on target and 11 off.

Panthers' goalkeeper, Angelica Cardorelli, was kept nothing short of busy denying the visitors on 15 occasions.

Oakville Blue Devils continue their stretch of games on the road as they play Ottawa South United Saturday June 8 (1:30 p.m.) at Quinn's Pointe, Ottawa. Click here to see all goals, stats, and updates for the Blue Devils.

North Mississauga Panthers will next host Darby FC on Friday June 7 (7:45 p.m.) at Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Mississauga. Click here to see all goals, stats, and updates for the Panthers.

(Irene Halis)