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Weekly Rewind

By League1 Ontario staff, 06/13/23, 11:45AM EDT


Teams at the top of the tables continued to show their quality as we hit the halfway mark in the Women’s Premier Division.

NDC Ontario player claps hand of opposing player

NDC Ontario have taken the lead in the Women's Premier Division standings

Bumper week

There were six midweek games in the Women’s Premier Division with NDC Ontario, FC London, and Woodbridge Strikers all winning 4-0 against Darby, Simcoe County Rovers, and Hamilton United respectfully.

It was also a dominant display from Electric City on Friday night as they beat St Catharines Roma Wolves. Anne Ibey opened the scoring in the first half before Kayla McQueen and Natalie Coscarella sealed the Peterborough side’s fourth victory in five matches.

In the Men’s Premier Division, Darby hosted Master’s FA and got back to winning ways having lost their last six matches. Christopher Badibengi shone with a first-half brace for the home team.

NDC Ontario remain perfect

NDC Ontario continued their flawless start to the campaign on Saturday as they beat Unionville Milliken 2-0, cementing their position at the top of the table following their midweek victory. The champions have now won eight games in a row, scored 16 goals, and conceded none.

North Toronto Nitros were the only other women’s side to win on Saturday; they narrowly saw off Guelph Union with Serita Thurton’s strike deciding the game and keeping the Nitros in the chase at the top of the table.

Blue Devils and Darby played out a 1-1 draw; the Oakville side needed a late equaliser from Laura Twidle to rescue a point after winning a topsy-turvy game against Guelph on Wednesday. FC London and Hamilton United also tied as the defences came out on top in a goalless game.

In the Men’s Premier Division five games took place, three of which ended level. Despite being more than 85 per cent favourites to win in our Twitter prediction poll, Sigma failed to temporarily take top spot as they dropped points against North Mississauga who came from behind twice to grab a point.

Vaughan Azzurri moved four points off the division leaders Blue Devils with two games in hand. Kuhle Bekwayo scored first for FC London, but the Azzurri fought back with Christopher Campoli and Ryan Robinson netting.

North Toronto Nitros’ men’s side matched their Women’s Premier Division equivalents by also picking up three points. Their 3-1 win over Unionville Milliken keeps them in the hunt for the playoffs in a heavily congested top half of the table.

ProStars and Woodbridge couldn’t be separated as their matchup ended 1-1, and the game between Hamilton United and Electric City ended goalless.

Sigma and North Mississauga players battle for the ball

Sigma and North Mississauga couldn't be seperated on the day

Top two make their mark

Blue Devils went into the weekend at the top of the Men’s Premier Division and showed their quality, scoring six goals past BVB IA Waterloo. Adam Czerkawski led the way with a hat-trick while Kevin Sinclair scored two and Mathew Santos got on the scoresheet.

The result keeps Blue Devils at the summit but they are tied on points with Scrosoppi, who won an extraordinary game against fellow high-flyers Burlington. Scrosoppi conceded first but were 3-1 up at half-time, and made it 4-1 before the Bayhawks pulled the score back to 4-3. The visitors had the last laugh by scoring their fifth goal, and Burlington dropped to fifth in the standings.

Windsor City were at home to playoff contenders Simcoe County Rovers and beat them 2-1 in a surprise victory, Jonathan Agapito scoring a brace to help his side end a four-game winless run. Guelph United moved into the top three with their 2-1 victory against St Catharines Roma Wolves.  

Woodbridge Strikers put in the performance of the day in the Women’s Premier Division as they beat ProStars 6-1 for their fifth win in a row. Defender Jayda Thompson was played as a striker and had an outstanding game, scoring two goals in each half.

Burlington won 2-1 against Tecumseh with Leah Homan securing three points for her side. North Mississauga and Simcoe County Rovers remain a point apart in the table after their tie; Courtney Chochol gave the home team an initial advantage but Kyra Kotsopoulos levelled the contest for the Panthers.

Points were also shared between Alliance United and BVB IA Waterloo. Both scored in the first half but neither could find a winner after the break.

There’s a heavyweight clash still to come in the Men’s Premier Division as Vaughan Azzurri and Alliance United go head-to-head on Tuesday.

Darby men's player running down the wing

Darby back to winning ways