THUNDER BLANK HITMEN 3-0 WHILE METRO LIONS HAND BORDER STARS THEIR FIRST DEFEAT
WILLY GIAMMARRA Penalty strike for Toronto Croatia
Metro Lions handed Windsor Border Stars their first defeat in CPSL competition, a 3-2 decision at Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough Sunday and just an hour later Hamilton Thunder blanked Brampton Hitmen, 3-0, at Victoria Park in Brampton.
Just 24 hours earlier, Windsor Border Stars coasted to a 3-1 home victory at Windsor Stadium against North York Astros in the only game played in the Canadian Professional Soccer League on Saturday.
On Friday night, Vaughan Shooters completed the double over Durham Storm with a 2-1 win at the Civic Stadium in Oshawa Friday and in doing so made it three wins and a tie in four games to lead the Eastern Conference with 10 points. The Shooters defeated Durham, 5-0, on May 30.
In one other game played in the Canadian Professional Soccer League that night, Toronto Supra returned to action following their game with Portuguese First Division side Boavista on May 30 to defeat Toronto Croatia, 3-1, at Memorial Park in Mississauga.
The London City vs. Brampton Hitmen game scheduled for the Cove Road Field Friday, was postponed due to the death of Mrs. Magdalene Gauss, mother of Harry Paul Gauss owner and head coach of London City.
Craig Patton scored twice for Metro Lions on Sunday, at 26 and 61 minutes, but it took a goal by Maxim Dornewal at 87 minutes to win the game following two goals by Fernando Errelalde (31 and 54 minutes) for Border Stars.
Metro Lions now have a 1-1-1 WLT record, while Border Stars are at 2-1-0.
The game at Victoria Park on Sunday was much more decisive as Hamilton Thunder came to life for a 3-0 shutout and its first win. Ian Bennett at 13 minutes, Matthew O'Connor at 68 minutes and Kevin Nelson at 86 minutes, were the goalscorers.
Thunder now have a 1-1-1 record, while Brampton Hitmen are at 2-1-1.
North York Astros midfielder Jean Pierre Melotte opened the scoring after 22 minutes at Windsor Stadium on Saturday, but the lead was short-lived when 11 minutes later Aaron Byrd levelled the score for Border Stars, a 1-1 half time score.
Tino Scicluna put Border Stars 2-1 up after 61 minutes and at 85 minutes Tati Errecalde scored from the penalty spot to make it 3-1 for the border team. Astros' Jermaine Johnson was ejected by referee Angelo Gerpsakis on the play that resulted in the penalty kick.
North York Astros are at 0-2-0.
Sean Myers opened the scoring for the Shooters Friday night with a goal at the 19th minute mark and the 1-0 deficit was made more difficult for Durham Storm when defender Anthony Jean-Paul was red-carded for serious foul play.
It was Durham who scored the next goal, however, when Jahmo Welch tied the game at the 58th minute, but three minutes later Marco Casalinuovo of Vaughan Shooters struck the winner in a defensive slip-up by Durham goalkeeper Zane Hendrickson.
Toronto Supra forward Michael DiLuca hit two second half goals at Memorial Park on Friday, one a penalty kick to put the game out of reach of Toronto Croatia following a 1-1 tie at the interval.
Danny Amaral put Supra one up after 15 minutes and Willy Giammarra tied the game 1-1 on a penalty kick for Toronto Croatia.
DiLuca�s two second half goals came after 62 and 73 minutes.
At London, Mrs Magdalene Gauss, who passed away Thursday night was a constant source of encouragement in the beginning and development of the London City Soccer Club for 31 years, a club well-known in the soccer community in southern Ontario and to many others throughout the country.
The club, based at the German Canadian Club at Cove Road in London, has been a family affair for many years and today Markus Gauss, father of owner Harry Paul Gauss, is president of the club and executive positions are held by Harry�s sons Sean and Ryan.