Last-minute goals dominate headlines in Week 3
Ontario Soccer – League1 Ontario sees a fury of action in closing moments of games this week
May 16, 2017
Vaughan, ON – It was drama and tension across League1 Ontario in Matchweek Three as a total of eleven goals flew in during the last five minutes of play in various matches, causing heartbreak and ecstasy in equal measure.
Darby FC snagged a late brace to get their first win of 2017, while 2015 League1 champions Oakville Blue Devils saved the best for last against Toronto FC III.
Woodbridge Strikers pulled off an incredible late comeback against a resolute North Toronto Nitros side, and FC London made it a perfect kickoff weekend with impressive home opener wins for both the men and the women.
Ottawa South United, Woodbridge and Sigma continued their three match unbeaten streaks to begin the 2017 men’s division, with Vaughan Azzurri and Unionville Milliken making it a perfect two for two and taking an early season lead in the women’s division.
Men’s Division Results
Oakland Grizzlies and Sigma FC player Justin Stoddart scored a brace to lead the Mississauga-based academy to a 4-1 win over Pro Stars FC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Durham United FA broke their scoreless streak with a strong 4-1 win over Aurora FC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
In front of a packed house at London’s German Canadian Club, Alberto Barquin led FC London to a 4-0 result over North Mississauga in their home opener. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Vaughan Azzurri eked out a 2-0 win over a new look Masters FA Saints team, now under the management of former professional Rick Titus. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
OSU Force won 3-0 in their home opener at University of Ottawa, over visitors Toronto Skillz FC, and made it three wins on the trot in their debut League1 season. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Sanjaxx Lions relinquished a two goal lead to draw 2-2 with visitors Windsor TFC after a second half Celso Carapau brace. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
A ten-man Oakville Blue Devils turned the tables on visitors Toronto FC III as striker Matt Santos bagged two late goals and a 3-2 victory. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Woodbridge Strikers scored twice in the final five minutes to beat North Toronto Nitros 2-1 at University of Toronto Varsity Stadium. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Women’s Division Results – Presented by Peel Regional Police
Darby FC figured out Aurora FC in the final three minutes, sinking two goals and claiming all three points. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
SMU freshman Isabelle Nashmi led Unionville Milliken to a 2-0 win over North Mississauga Panthers at their gala home opener. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Poland U20 striker Anna Kowalczyk shot to the top of the women’s scoring charts with a brace, and led Vaughan Azzurri to a 5-0 result over Sanjaxx Lions. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
2015 League1 Ontario champions Durham United opened the scoring within 37 seconds before going on to beat West Ottawa SC 3-0. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
At the official women’s division L1O Kickoff 2017 event, 2016 League1 champions FC London saved the fireworks for the last five minutes to finally beat Woodbridge Strikers. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
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About Ontario Soccer
Founded in 1901, Ontario Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization in Canada. Its members include more than 650 Clubs servicing over 24,000 teams with 380,000 registered players, 70,000 coaches and managers, and 10,000 match officials. Ontario Soccer develops and delivers exceptional and sustainable programs and services throughout Ontario with the mission of providing leadership and support for the advancement of soccer in collaboration and cooperation with our membership, partners and other stakeholders. Ontario Soccer also operates League1 Ontario, a provincial professional-amateur men’s and women’s league as well as the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL).
About League1 Ontario
League1 Ontario is the only professional-amateur, standards-based, league in Ontario. Founded in 2014, the league began with a 10 team Men’s division, which has now grown to 16 teams and includes a separate 11-team women’s division. League1 Ontario serves as a stepping stone between the youth, amateur ranks and the full-on professional sides. Sanctioned by Ontario Soccer, the league’s focus, first and foremost, is the development of Canada’s future stars.
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