Brampton Hitmen suffered a set-back in their bid for Western Conference honours in the Canadian Professional Soccer League Thursday night, losing 3-1 to Metro Lions at Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough.
In the CPSL on Wednesday night, forward Joey Todaro scored with just seconds remaining to salvage a 3-3 tie for Vaughan Sun Devils against St. Catharines Wolves in a see-saw end-to-end struggle at Club Roma in St. Catharines.
Craig Patton led the way for Metro Lions in scoring two goals, at the 2nd. and 45th minute mark, while Lions'Maxim Dorneval scored also in the first half at 8 minutes for a 3-0 score at half-time.
Sean Roberts struck the lone Brampton goal at 54 minutes.
The Hitmen still lead the Western Conference with a 7-2-3 WLT record for 24 points, while Metro Lions pick-up their second league win of the season and now stand at 2-7-3 for nine points in the east.
On Wednesday night, Jason De Thomasis gave the Sun Devils the lead at the 16 minute mark and Carlo Arghittu tied the game for St. Catharines eight minutes later.
Matt Palleschi put Vaughan Sun Devils ahead at the 38th minute mark and Anthony Stranges tied the score 2-2 for St. Catharines after 50 minutes.
Arghittu struck St. Catharines third goal for a 3-2 lead at 58 minutes and the home team was heading for the narrow win when Todaro found the net for the Sun Devils in the dying seconds of the match.
The tie does little for two clubs bidding for a playoff spot as St. Catharines improve to a 6-5-2 WLT record for 20 points to retain the qualifying third position in the Western Conference, while the Sun Devils are in much the same position with a 5-2-4 record for 19 points and third in the east.