League1 Standings Tighten Up In Matchweek Ten
League1 Ontario – Vaughan, ON – A series of results over the Canada Day weekend established new contenders and threats to leadership at the top of the respective League1 Ontario tables.
In the Men’s division, Sigma FC remain the only undefeated team in League1 after narrowly beating east division rivals Vaughan Azzurri and finally taking over first place in the men’s west division.
Sigma were helped into first place by east division contenders Durham United FA, who toppled leaders Oakville Blue Devils after a tough and physical match-up at Sheridan College.
Unionville Milliken SC retained their hold on first place in the women’s division after a late comeback goal downed West Ottawa SC on Saturday night.
However, the Ottawans played out their second match of a Canada Day double-header on Sunday and defeated Toronto Blizzard 2-1 to leapfrog Vaughan Azzurri – who were held to a draw by a determined North Mississauga Panthers – and create a tight three-way bottleneck at the top of the women’s division.
Men’s Division Results
Masters FA Saints showed their blistering counter-attacking pace and clinical finishing in a 3-1 away win over Windsor TFC Stars. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Former FC Edmonton striker and League1 Ontario 2016 Men’s Golden Boot winner Elvir Gigolaj scored four goals en route to an 8-0 rout of Toronto Skillz by FC London. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
In a battle of the “Norths,” North Toronto Nitros and North Mississauga Panthers couldn’t best each other after an entertaining 3-3 draw at University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Sigma FC’s Faisal Ghaffur scored the winner while his teammate and keeper Triston Henry made incredible saves to hand the Mississauga academy an important 2-1 win over Vaughan Azzurri. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
A massive 3-0 away win for Durham United FA over Oakville Blue Devils changed up the leader board in the men’s West division. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Woodbridge Strikers retained their grip on first place in the men’s East division after a 2-0 win over Sanjaxx Lions. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Women’s Division Results – Presented by Peel Regional Police
Canada U20 striker Alex Lamontagne and League1 Ontario 2016 Women’s Defender of the Year Tamara Brown each scored to propel Durham United FA to a 3-1 home win over Aurora FC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Unionville Milliken SC stayed top of the table after a late second half comeback led by goalscorers Natasha Klasios and Stella Li handed the home side a 2-1 result over West Ottawa SC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Colleen Beesley scored a rocket for Vaughan Azzurri to engineer a late comeback to draw determined visitors North Mississauga Panthers 1-1. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
A second half penalty by West Ottawa SC’s Melissa Baynes was enough to get the visitors a 2-1 result at the home of Toronto Azzurri Blizzard. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
FC London’s Jade Kovacevic scored her ninth goal of the season to help guide the Southern Ontario club to a comprehensive 3-0 win over Sanjaxx Lions. 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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