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Match Recap: Woodbridge Strikers 0 - 7 Aurora FC

08/14/2017, 6:30pm EDT
By League1 Ontario staff

Meghan Reynolds (55', 57', 77') led the way for Aurora FC on Matchweek 16 with a twenty-minute hat-trick, but teammate Courtney Chocol (42', 45') nearly upstaged her with a two minute brace, while Cassandra Armstrong (70') and Ellie Hayes (88') added singled and keeper Sarah Charnock kept the clean sheet on the way to a resounding 7-0 defeat of Woodbridge Strikers.

"It was tough today," said Woodbridge assistant coach, Gabriele Cremonese. 

"We had a lot of girls that we had to call from our younger teams. With our club it is almost like a community approach in that we are calling from different teams and places in the club. We had to bring in some girls today and I thought they worked hard and tried their best to contribute and it was unfortunate but that is what happens when players haven't played together." 

"I have to hand it to Aurora for coming out and staying on us and executing and finishing when they had their opportunities," he added.

Aurora did not miss many opportunities but assistant coach Peter Bulford was humble in his appraisal of the match. 

"I think it was a very good experience for the ladies today, just because we don't usually score this many goals in a game," he said. 

"We had some good passing, some decent finishing, and it was nice to have the victory."

Coming off a difficult L1 Cup Final loss to FC London just one week before, Woodbridge Strikers appeared to be picking up the pieces in this league fixture and drafting through a body of new youth prospects. Cremonese saw an upside in their performance.

"As a club we look at that as a mechanism to make them stronger and in that I thought it was an excellent opportunity for the players," he said. "These are the things that you need to learn, develop and build from, and I think they got all of that today." 

"We look for in a player the ability to sacrifice and keep playing even though the scoreline isn't in their favour, and I thought they did that well," said Cremonese. 

"Our keeper was actually a player who has only played in there a couple times and I thought she did spectacular. She saved a penalty shot and made some impressive saves. I give kudos to her for playing and sacrificing herself to play in that unfamiliar position." 

Woodbridge Strikers will next play Toronto Azzurri Blizzard on August 20 at Vaughan Grove, Woodbridge.

Aurora FC will next play North Mississauga SC on August 16 at Hershey Centre, Mississauga.

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