HAMILTON DEFEAT LONDON CITY 4-1 TO STRENGTHEN HOLD ON TOP SPOT
Hamilton Thunder came back from a 1-0 half-time deficit to score four goals after the break to strengthen its hold on top spot in the Western Conference standings with a 4-1 win over London City, the only game played in the Canadian Professional Soccer League Thursday.
London striker Paul Munster showed no let-up in his determination to win the CPSL scoring title by striking London's lone marker, his 18th of the season in a losing cause.
Munster opened the scoring at the 11th minute mark and the goal held up to the half-time whistle.
But Hamilton took over in the second half and repeated attempts to get on level terms resulted in forward Stalin Cardenas finding the net at 57 minutes for a 1-1 score.
Newly signed Charles Gbeke made it 2-1 two minutes later and Kevin Nelson made it 3-1 for Hamilton at the 82nd minute mark.
Thunder's final goal came from former Toronto Supra striker Michael DiLuca who found the net at 84 mintes for the 4-1 final score.
Hamilton move into their last four games of the regular season with a 8-3-5 WTL record for 29 points, five points up on Border Stars with 24 points and nine points in front of both London City and Brampton Hitmen, each with 20.
Munster's 18 goals is eight in front of Border Stars' Tati Errelade with 10 and Matt Palleschi of Vaughan Shooters has nine. There are four players with eight goals in the scoring chart.