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FC London Returns To Impressive League Form With 2-0 Away Win Over Aurora

By League1 Ontario staff, 07/17/16, 4:30PM EDT


FC London quickly shook off their mid-week L1 Cup semi-final penalty loss to demonstrate the type of form that has put them at the top of the women's division, travelling away to beat Aurora United FC 2-0 following Nichole Nielsen (3') and Meagan Scott (65') strikes.

London GK Emily Gillet added a third clean sheet to her season's record.

"I think it went well today, I think we played very well," said London head coach, Mike Marcoccia. "I think we were happy with the full ninety minute performance, so I'm happy." 

Despite the loss, Aurora assistant coach Arman Mohammadi felt it was a good display by Aurora.

"I think it was a good game," he said. "First half our plan was to keep it zero zero within the first fifteen minutes, and get our foot into it, but they got an early one and that put us on the back foot."

"From that point on I thought we managed it very well, we had our chances, we dealt with the players, and stuck with the plan," he added. 

"In the second half we still stuck to the plan and did very well, but sometimes the bounces don't go your way and we missed a couple chances. Then they caught us on the counter and scored and it is what it is. I'm very proud of the girls, I thought they did a great job and stuck to the plan. They did all we could ask of them.

Mohammadi took up the role of head coach on the day, in the absence of Aurora head coach, Ramin Mohammadi, and spoke about the increased demands of the lead role.  

"It's my first day today as the head coach, usually I am the assistant," he confirmed. "It's a lot different, a little bit more goes into it obviously and you appreciate the job the head coach has to do."

"It was a good challenge and I'm glad to have been able to do it. I wish the result would have been a bit different, but you only look forward."