Woodbridge Strikers capitalized on a 10-man North Mississauga S.C side to earn their first win of the season in a 4-0 victory at Hershey Field on Saturday.
Francesco Sinopoli (21') tapped in the opening goal from a scramble of a corner kick. While midfielder Joshua Paredes-Procter (29') followed it up with his second goal of the season to finish the first half.
Down by two, North Mississauga would have pushed for a comeback in the second half, but a red card for Richard Ameyaw in the 53rd minute left the home team outnumbered.
Unable to fight back, Christian Cavallini (61') and substitute Luca Baldassarre (75') each added a goal to their tally to complete the 4-0 win.
Both teams were physical with one another, and North Mississauga received four yellow cards in the process to go along with the straight red. The cautions made it difficult for the Panthers to mount a comeback.
Photo: Martin Bazyl Photography/ Robert Reyes Ong
Sound defence from Woodbridge helped Robert Stillo to his first clean sheet of the season. The shutout win puts Woodbridge Strikers (1-1-2) in seventh place, improving their goal differential to +3 (6 GF, 3 GA).
They play in men's League1 Cup action on May 27 (1:45 p.m.) welcoming Ottawa South United to Vaughan Grove.
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As for North Mississauga S.C they sit with a 1-1-1 record and are in ninth place with a goal differential of -3 (3 GF, 6 GA).
They will take on Vaughan Azzurri in a men's League1 Cup matchup at McNaughton Turf on May 26 (3:00 p.m.).
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Both Woodbridge and North Mississauga have the potential of meeting again for another feisty game if they both move on to the next round of the men's League1 Cup.