21 May 2024

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Weekly Rewind

This matchweek brought some headline performances as teams begin to assert their positions in the standings.

Guelph United celebrate

Kicking off the weekend

The Women’s Premier Division saw NDC Ontario come out on top on the road at North Toronto; April Lantaigne and Bryana Gaynor were the goalscorers in a 2-0 victory, which was NDC’s fourth three-point haul from their opening four games. While it was also the first defeat for North Toronto who now sit fourth in the standings, they also hosted an important Scarborough Simbas event that shone a light on the important work the program does in the community.

The Men’s Championship produced a contender for game of the season as Unionville Milliken won 5-3 at Windsor City. George Akpabio was on the scoresheet once again for the visitors to help his side to their third win of the regular-campaign.

Elsewhere, Nigel Buckley equalized in the sixth minute of added time to rescue a point for Darby at Pickering, and the game finished 1-1.

Striking Saturday

In the Men’s Premier, Scrosoppi’s perfect start to the campaign came to an end following a 1-1 tie against Woodbridge Strikers; Tomasz Skublak’s 80th-minute leveler making sure that the early leaders stayed unbeaten.

Vaughan Azzurri bagged their third win in four after Jacob Begley’s first-half strike saw the hosts edge out Hamilton United 1-0, while reigning champions Simcoe County Rovers are still looking for their first win of the campaign following a 0-0 tie at bottom side Sigma, courtesy of some goalkeeping heroics from Sigma’s Dino Bontis.

Both Mauro Lulli and Lucas Raposo netted braces to help Burlington win 6-4 at Alliance United – another game of the season contender – while Nikolas Blaskovic made sure that ProStars picked up a point against North Toronto as his brace cancelled out Luca Di Marco’s double.

The Women’s Premier Division also served up some drama, as Amanda Cripps’ 89th-minute penalty saw Simcoe County Rovers tie 1-1 with North Mississauga, denying the Rovers what seemed sure to be their first win of the regular season.

FC London moved to second in the table by defeating Guelph United 4-1 with Julia Benati and Bryanna Caldwell on the scoresheet once again. The London men’s side bagged a 4-1 win of their own in the Men’s Championship, Efosa Emovon netting a brace for the hosts to see off St Catharines Roma Wolves.

Master’s FA and BVB IA Waterloo played out a goalless tie in the men’s second tier, while TFC Academy maintained their wonderful start to the campaign with a 9-1 victory over North Mississauga; Tyler Zapata and Emile Kisse both scored twice for the home side.

Sienna Caesar was the hero for Burlington in their late 2-1 win at Rush Canada in the Women’s Championship; she scored an added-time winner 10 minutes after Emily Henahan had equalized for the Bayhawks.

Kaleigh McKye’s late goal stole a point for Scrosoppi against Pickering. The game finished 2-2, despite Pickering’s two goals in the 81st and 86th minutes that had all but won the game.

Elsewhere, Unionville Milliken picked up all three points thanks to a 4-2 success at Tecumseh United; Torrie Grant-Clavijo’s strike in the 67th minute sealing the deal for the visitors and putting the game firmly beyond reach.

In League2, Sudbury Cyclones, The Borough FC, and Master’s FA’s women’s team were all defeated, but Rush Canada’s men romped to a 5-1 victory against BVB IA Waterloo B with Harkaran Sahota netting a hat-trick. St Catharines Roma Wolves’ women also won against Waterloo 1-0.

Long-weekend celebrations

The action in the Women’s Premier Division on Sunday saw Alliance United earn a 3-1 win at Vaughan Azzurri; a victory that ensured the visitors got back to winning ways after their defeat to Guelph last week, and that they finish the matchweek third in the standings.

Elsewhere, Samantha Murphy and Jayda Thompson both found the net three times for Woodbridge Strikers as they put a remarkable 12 goals past Blue Devils.

Erin Hedgcock’s strike in the 43rd minute was enough for Hamilton United to seal a 1-0 win against ProStars in the women’s second tier, while Coito Trinity’s goal for Darby saw BVB IA Waterloo held to a 1-1 tie.

On Victoria Day Monday, Guelph United rounded off the matchweek’s action with a 3-1 victory over Blue Devils in the Men’s Premier Division, thanks in part to Jared Agyemang’s brace.

Published On: 21 May 2024

League1 Ontario staff