18 June 2024

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Sigma produce a shock in the Men’s Premier Division, and NDC Ontario maintain their perfect regular-season run.

All to play for

Friday’s action came courtesy of the Men’s Championship, where FC London remain top of the standings by fine margins after a 1-1 tie at North Mississauga. Andrew Demusz’s equalizer for the hosts cancelled out Santiago Cruz’s opener.

Issam Hassoun’s winning goal gave Windsor City a 2-1 victory over Pickering, while Wesley Cain’s brace helped BVB IA Waterloo to a 3-1 win over bottom-side St Catharines Roma Wolves.

Saturday shocks

Sigma have ended their long wait for a victory in the Men’s Premier Division with a shock result against Vaughan Azzurri. Their 2-1 win was courtesy of Alex Cordon’s winning goal 14 minutes from time, leaving Vaughan fifth in the standings and lifting Sigma off the bottom.

There was also a positive result for Hamilton United who, despite having the division’s leakiest defence prior to the weekend, shut out the league’s top scorers Scrosoppi in a goalless tie.

Simcoe County Rovers’ first game with Zach Wilson as interim head coach saw them beat ProStars 3-1 thanks to Jevontae Layne’s treble, while Alliance United registered a 1-0 win over North Toronto to move up to fourth.

The Women’s Premier Division served up nine goals across two midweek games, and the edge-of-your-seat action continued into the weekend.

Division leaders NDC Ontario are five points clear of second after a 2-1 win at Simcoe County Rovers; Jadea Collin’s spot kick just after the hour mark proving to be the winner.

North Toronto are NDC’s closest challengers after seeing off Blue Devils 3-0 with the Jade Kovacevic back on the scoresheet and putting the game beyond doubt following strikes from Elise Bell and Emma Warren.

Elsewhere, Ally Rowe’s strike six minutes into the second half edged FC London past hosts Alliance United, and Amanda Cripps’s equalizer from the spot saw North Mississauga tie 1-1 with Vaughan Azzurri in a crucial match for both sides.

The two games from the men’s second tier saw Darby win 2-0 on the road at Master’s FA thanks to Kashiff Collins’ brace and second-placed TFC Academy comfortably dispatched title contenders Unionville Milliken 3-0 with Emile Kisse finding the net yet again.

Saturday’s action from the women’s second tier saw Scrosoppi stay top of the standings after a 2-2 tie at Rush Canada. High-flyers Unionville Milliken were also forced to settle for a point after a 2-2 tie with bottom side Burlington; Alexandria Chuong’s strike three minutes from time denying the hosts another win.

ProStars are sixth in the standings following a 1-0 victory at Tecumseh United through Chantel Spalla’s late goal, while Hamilton United are up to fourth thanks to a 5-1 success over Darby; Ava Boyd scoring three times for the hosts.

League2’s men’s action saw The Borough FC defeated, with Rush Canada and Sudbury Cyclones picking up three points each – the Cyclones asserting their dominance by winning 9-0 against Unionville Milliken B.

Sunday drama

Sunday’s action from the Men’s Premier Division saw Woodbridge Strikers climb to second in the standings with a 2-1 win over Guelph United. Anthony Morano scored the winning goal three minutes after Gray Yates thought he had rescued a point for the away side.

Burlington have lost their second game in a row and are now top of the table on tiebreakers. James Lima’s goal wrapped up a 2-0 victory to Blue Devils, right on the cusp of full-time.

The only game from the women’s top tier saw Woodbridge Strikers claim a 2-1 win over Guelph United after going a goal down. Woodbridge have now won three games on the bounce – more than any team in the division.

BVB IA Waterloo are third in the Women’s Championship standings following a 1-0 success over Pickering; Abby Kraemer’s early strike proving the difference.

The Women’s League2 Division saw St Catharines Roma Wolves come out on top against Master’s FA in a thrilling five-goal game live on League1 Ontario YouTube. Sydney Sica scored the decisive goal 11 minutes from time.

Published On: 18 June 2024

League1 Ontario staff