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Sigma Remains In First Place Overall After 3-0 Result Over Aurora

By League1 Ontario staff, 06/20/16, 12:00AM EDT


Sigma FC extended their lead at the top of the west division, and remain the only team with an unblemished record, after league leading scorer Leaford Allen (9') started off the goals against Aurora United FC, and Justin Stoddart (35') and Mike Matic (88') added one a piece to complete the 3-0 win.

"It was an interesting game overall," said Sigma head coach, Bobby Smyrniotis. 

"I thought we controlled the flow from the first to the ninetieth minute. We scored a couple goals in the first half that we needed, and it just became a bit of a different game." 

Just after the break, Aurora lost two players to dismissals as both Simon Adjei (56') Jonathan Parolini (60') were sent off after receiving their second cautions in the match.

"We're obviously disappointed with the way it went, that two of our players were sent off," said Aurora head coach, Jimmy Brennan. "I'm not sure if those two players sent off were red cards, but I'm sure it will be reviewed and that's the way it goes."

"I felt that killed the game. For the next thirty minutes or so we were just defending and everything that you work on goes out the window. It was a disappointing game, there were a lot of stops and starts and there wasn't much flow to it."

Sigma also had to manage the remainder of the match, and Smyrniotis was proud of how his side went about claiming the result. 

"The opponent had two red cards in the second half which kind of killed the tempo," he said. "Our guys went a bit more relaxed and kept the ball for the majority of the time and did a little bit of a professional outing and made sure they took care of the game."

"When we scored the third goal that pretty much finished off the game."

Mike Matic slotted Sigma's third just before the final whistle, and both sides were left to go forward pondering the next match.

"We're disappointed, but will take nothing away from Sigma - they're a good side, they're organized, and they got three goals that they deserved," said Brennan. "There is a reason why they are top, so it was a good test for us, but we'll look forward to the next game now."