With just minutes to go in a 1-1 see-saw struggle to advance to the final round of the Open Canada Cup, a miscue in the London goalmouth gave St. Catharines Wolves a 2-1 win over London City in the opener of five third round games being played in the Canadian Professional Soccer League this Civic Holiday weekend.
Wolves’ forward Carlo Arghitto capped a super week by scoring the winner, his eighth of the season at the 83rd minute mark when he capitalized on a mis-kick by City ‘keeper Haidar Al-Shalbani to win what might turn out to be one of the most important wins of the season for St. Catharines Wolves.
Arghitto was outstanding on Wednesday night in leading his team with a three-goal natural hat-trick in a 3-1 league win over North York Astros.
Thomas Latocha, brought into the St. Catharines pro team from the club’s second string for just the second time, scored his first goal in the CPSL to open the scoring at 36 minutes for a 1-0 half-time lead.
Eris Tafaj scored with a screamer of a free kick from 40 yards to level the score 1-1 for London City and just when the game appeared to be heading for overtime, Arghitto scored the winner for St. Catharines.
The Open Canada Cup continues this holiday weekend with one game on Sunday and three on Monday:
Sun., Aug. 3 OZ Stadium 4.00 p.m. Ottawa Wizards vs. Laval Dynamites
Mon., Aug. 4 Dufferin Clark 3 p.m. Kanata vs. Toronto Supra
Mon., Aug. 4 Dufferin Clark 5.30 p.m. Metro Lions vs. Vaughan Sun Devils
Mon., Aug. 4 Dufferin Clark 8 p.m. Durham Flames vs.AEK London