WIZARDS WIN BIG OVER WEEKEND
Ottawa Wizards made short work of their weekend opposition to defeat Mississauga Olympians 4-0 Saturday, then London City 6-0 on Sunday, for two of nine games in the Canadian Professional Soccer League over the weekend.
With most of the teams fighting for a playoff berth, several weekend games were crucial to gaining one of the top three positions in each conference.
Toronto Supra picked up four points following a 2-2 tie with Toronto Croatia on Friday night, then a 3-1 victory over Brampton Hitmen on Sunday to stay in second position in the east, two points back of the Wizards.
Laval Dynamites also collected four points following a 1-0 win over London City on Saturday, then a 2-2 tie with Mississauga Olympians Sunday, and the Quebec-based side sits in fourth position with 20 points in the east.
Metro Lions played just one game over the weekend, a 5-2 victory over bottom team Durham Flames on Sunday, and St. Catharines Wolves also picked up three points following their 2-1 win over North York Astros.
Metro Lions are fifth in the east with 15 points, while St. Catharines are in a better position for a playoff berth, now sitting third in the west.
On Friday night Vaughan Sun Devils played to a scoreless tie with Hamilton Thunder.
The most notable goalscorers over the weekend were Charles Gbeke with a 3-goal natural hat-trick in the 6-0 win over London City on Sunday, he has 10 in the season…….. Supra’s Danny Amaral struck once on Saturday, then twice on Sunday for 11 on the season……… Carlo Arghittu of St. Catharines leads the goalscoring race with 15 following a pair in a winning 2-1 cause on Sunday………. Jahmo Welch of Durham Flames has a remarkable 11 goals following his two goals in a losing 5-2 cause on Sunday. Welch has about 50 per cent of the Flames’ 21 goals.