Vaughan Azzurri and Burlington went head-to-head in midweek
Big wins on Friday night
Electric City and Scrosoppi both scored four goals each over their Men’s Premier Division opponents on Friday. Tomasz Skublak grabbed a brace as Scrosoppi beat North Mississauga 4-0 to move closer to the league leaders, Sigma.
It was St Catharines Roma Wolves who made the better start in their game against Electric City, going into the interval a goal ahead. Electric City kicked into gear in the second half with four different scorers finding the back of the net. The result leaves Electric City two points off a playoff spot, while the Roma Wolves are winless in four.
No points shared on Saturday
Playoff-hunting Woodbridge Strikers stretched their gap over mid-table Electric City in the Women’s Premier Division to four points after beating them 1-0 on Saturday. Sydney Brough’s first-half strike was enough to give her side their second victory of the gameweek after Jessica Lisi’s brace helped them defeat St Catharines on Wednesday.
Tecumseh and Blue Devils played out a five-goal thriller in their match up. The home side took a 2-0 lead in the first half before two goals from Stefanie Young levelled the tie for the Blue Devils, only for Teagan Handley to snatch victory in the 87th minute.
FC London defeated St Catharines 2-0 for their second win of the campaign, both goals coming in the second half. Meanwhile FC London men’s team bagged their first victory of the 2023 season at the expense of Unionville Milliken, winning 3-1 and moving onto five points for the season.
ProStars managed the biggest margin of victory in their 2023 Men’s Premier Division on Saturday in a surprise 4-0 victory over Burlington. The Bayhawks had been in impressive form and were clear favourites to win in the fans’ prediction poll, but a disastrous end to the game saw them concede four goals in eight minutes.
Alliance United did just enough to see off Master’s FA as Dusan Kovacevic’s second goal of the match sealed a 3-2 win to keep the visitors in touching distance of the leading teams. North Toronto Nitros condemned Darby to their fifth-straight defeat with Zakaria Abdi scoring the winner; the game ended 2-1.
ProStars shocked Burlington with four late goals
A day full of goals
In the Men’s Premier Division, Woodbridge Strikers suffered a 2-0 defeat to Vaughan Azzurri at the York Lions Stadium, with Ryan Robinson netting twice. The game was part of a doubleheader with the Canadian Premier League, and Vaughan have now leapfrogged their opponents in the table.
Simcoe County Rovers beat Hamilton United 2-1 with Jevontae Layne scoring a 90th-minute winner. Fans were able to celebrate the victory in style with it being Latin Night at J.C. Massie Field.
Sigma remain at the top of the table despite dropping points on Sunday in their game against Blue Devils. Sigma were 3-1 up with 13 minutes to go but Adam Czerkawski’s quick-fire brace brought the game back to 3-3. The Oakville side are second in the standings, two points behind the leaders.
Guelph United kept their 2023 undefeated record in style as they put six past BVB IA Waterloo. Jared Agyemang and Camilo Vasconcelos came away with two goals for the victors, with Ank Nibogora scoring a brace that was ultimately a consolation for Waterloo. Guelph are currently sixth in the table with their visitors now in the bottom three.
Simcoe County Rovers and Burlington both scored six goals in the Women’s Premier Division as they registered emphatic victories. Courtney Chochol scored a hat-trick as the Rovers beat Darby 6-1 after both teams won in midweek, and Sienna Caesar found the net three times to secure Burlington’s first win of the season as ProStars’ wait for three points continues.
After 3-0 victory against Burlington in midweek, pacesetters Vaughan Azzurri dropped their first points of the season when they lost to Alliance United. Both sides scored in the first half, but Madison Mariani’s goal was enough to earn a huge win for her side. The Azzurri remain at the top of the table, but their rivals will take confidence from this result.
North Toronto Nitros moved into second after beating Unionville Milliken 4-0. Kiyomi McCausland scored a brace with Jessie de Boer and Serita Thurton also getting on the scoresheet. The Nitros are the division’s top scorers and sit two points adrift of Vaughan Azzurri.
Guelph Union comfortably beat BVB IA Waterloo who have had a strong start to the season and sit ahead of Guelph in the standings, but couldn’t match their rivals on Sunday as they suffered defeat for the second weekend running, with Victoria Hinchcliffe netting two of Union’s three goals.
Vaughan Azzurri were too good for Woodbridge Strikers at York Lions Stadium