Week 13 was the penultimate gameweek in the Women’s Premier Division and five of the six playoff teams have been decided. League leaders NDC Ontario won 2-0 against FC London on Friday with Amanda Allen scoring a brace.
That’s two losses on the bounce for FC London who were defeated by North Toronto Nitros at the start of Week 13; the Nitros then won 4-1 against Darby to ensure they have a slight advantage over Alliance United and Electric City in the race for the final playoff spot.
Alliance United were 6-1 winners against Burlington at the weekend and Electric City also won big, scoring four against BVB IA Waterloo.
Despite their dip in form, you’ll be seeing FC London in the postseason, as well as Simcoe County Rovers who were victorious in both their men’s and women’s games during their doubleheader on Saturday. The women’s team scored a total of 11 goals in two games in Week 13 against Pickering and ProStars.
Vaughan Azzurri are just one point behind the leaders after Kalifornia Mitchell’s brace helped them to three points against St Catharines Roma Wolves.
Game of two halves
Pickering gave Men’s Premier Division table-toppers Vaughan Azzurri a run for their money in a 10-goal thriller on Friday night. The Azzurri had a 3-0 lead after the first half, but their hosts also scored four after the interval.
Vaughan did however score a further three in the second half to ensure they claimed the three points and stayed unbeaten in pole position in the standings.
ProStars and Electric City also scored four at the weekend against Darby and North Mississauga respectively, and Wesley Cain posted a hat-trick as BVB IA Waterloo defeated Unionville Milliken 6-3.
Hamilton United defeated Pickering 3-0 in the Women’s Premier Division and Guelph Union were 3-1 victors against Blue Devils. Unionville Milliken picked up their seventh win of the season by edging past Tecumseh.
In the Men’s Premier Division Woodbridge Strikers and Alliance United played out a 1-1 tie in the only draw in League1 Ontario at the weekend.
Master’s FA defeated FC London to lift themselves off the foot of the table with Francis Ameyaw scoring twice for the visitors, and mid-table Sigma put two past St Catharines Roma Wolves to no reply.
In the playoff positions, North Toronto Nitros and Blue Devils both won by a one-goal margin to keep pressure on Vaughan at the top of the table. Guelph United also snuck into sixth spot ahead of Alliance United by winning 3-1 against Burlington on Sunday.
Still to come
Darby go to Unionville Milliken in the gameweek’s final match-up on Tuesday night, the visitors looking for their first win in the Men’s Premier Division since May.
North Toronto Nitros women's players celebrate moving a step closer to the postseason.