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Gopaul's Late Goal Secures 2-1 Win For London Over Woodbridge

05/15/2018, 12:30pm EDT
By Daniel De Benedictis

FC London won a thrilling 2-1 match over Woodbridge Strikers with a very late goal to secure all three points for the visiting side.

Woodbridge’s Ignazio Muccilli (38’) opened the scoring after a great low cross from Christian Cavallini.

The Strikers were dealt a blow in the 63rd minute, when centre-back Kyle Watson was issued a straight red card reducing them to ten men.

This opened play up for the visitors, as London’s Belal Halbouni (68’) cancelled out the early lead with a low strike that found the bottom corner.

More foul trouble hindered Woodbridge, as centre-back Quante Smith (84') received his second yellow card and was sent off, leaving his side to nine men to finish the game.   

In extra time London found the winner, as substitute Chad Gopaul was sent in alone and made no mistake in securing the victory.

Photo: Martin Bazyl

Woodbridge Strikers' goalkeeper Tyrone Williams made some big saves for his team, keeping them in the game despite being two men down.

While at the other end, FC London's Anthony Sokalski also came up huge after denying three great scoring chances for Woodbridge in the last fifteen minutes.  

With the win, FC London’s record improves to 1-0-1 putting them tied for fourth in 2018.

The loss for Woodbridge leaves them winless to start the season at 0-1-2, leaving them in the bottom end of the table.

Woodbridge will visit the Hersey Centre on May 19 (8:00 p.m.) to take on North Mississauga S.C, who are looking for their second win of the season.

Click here to keep up on all the news, goals, wins and statistics for the Woodbridge Strikers on their team page.

London will host the winless Prostars FC on May 18 (8:30 p.m.) at the German Canadian FC Stadium Field.

Click here to keep up on all the news, goals, wins and statistics for FC London on their team page.

Scoring summary

Woodbridge Strikers: I.Muccilli (38')

FC London: B.Halbouni (65')

FC London: C.Gopaul (90 +1')


Woodbridge Strikers: Q.Smith [Red]

Woodbridge Strikers: K.Watson [Red]

FC London: M.Marsh [Yellow]

FC London: B.Halbouni [Yellow]

FC London: S.Al-Sayed [Yellow]

FC London: J.Pucci [Yellow]

FC London: J.Arnold [Yellow]

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