North York Astros came back from a 1-0 half-time deficit to score early in the second half and tie St. Catharines Wolves 1-1 on their own ground at Club Roma, St. Catharines, the only game played in the Canadian Professional Soccer League Wednesday.
While the game was a tough and even contest it was also ill-tempered and physical with numerous yellow cards issued by referee Yakov Keimakh.
The rough play culminated in a skirmish late in the game and the ejection of Astros� midfielder Gabriel Salguero. The altercation also resulted in four yellow cards being handed out.
St. Catharines took the lead after eight minutes on a goal by striker Carlo Arghittu and the score held up to the interval.
North York pressed immediately following the resumption and in just two minutes of the second half Daniel Jaroch found the net for the fifth time this season to make it 1-1 for the visitors.
Both sides had opportunities to break the deadlock, but the 1-1 score held up to the final whistle.
The single point failed to lift St. Catharines out of the Western Conference cellar where they sit with a 2-6-5 WLT record for 11 points, while the Astros continue in 4th position in the Eastern Conference table with a 3-6-3 record for 12 points.