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Junior Reds Keep Grip On First Place With 3-1 Victory Over Aurora

06/04/2018, 3:30pm EDT
By Irene Halis

Toronto FC III remain undefeated as Afram Gorgees (23'), Steffen Yeates (49') and Olakunie Dada-Luke (67') sealed three points for the home side after a 3-1 win over the visitors Aurora FC.

TFC would set the pace of the game by dominating possession and keeping Aurora on the back foot. Aurora came out playing a defensive formation and did well holding off TFC, limiting their chances on target.

The stalemate would be broken when Gorgees (23') was brought down in the box by an Aurora defender, resulting in a penalty shot for the home team. He stepped up to the mark and neatly placed his shot into the left side of the net, beating Aurora goalkeeper Adam Scanlon.

Aurora would answer on a counter-attack, when Dylan Rennie sent a through ball from the left side of the pitch to the right for Morey Doner (36'), who made no mistake finishing past the TFC goalkeeper, Sebastian Sgarbossa.

The score going into the half was 1-1 as TFC found themselves with majority of possession but unable to capitalize on the majority of their chances, and Aurora equalizing the game on their first and only shot on target.

The second half begun just as the first with TFC setting the pace. A goal would come in the early minutes of the half, when Steffen Yeates (49') ran onto a through ball and finished in the back of the net, putting his team up 2-1.

Malyk Hamilton would slot through Mehdi Essoussi and his cross found Dada-Luke (67'), who tapped it into the back of the net for TFC's third goal of the game.

Aurora's goalkeeper Scanlon was kept busy the whole half, making some great saves as TFC had seven shots with five of them being on target, while Aurora couldn't get any shots off in the second half.

With this win, Toronto FC remain at the top of the table with a 4-0-1 record.

Toronto FC will next play Masters Saturday June 9 (8:00 p.m.) at L'Amoreaux #1.

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

Aurora FC will next play Alliance United FC Sunday June 10 (6:30 p.m.) at Centennial College.

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

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