Massive match-up in the Men’s division this Thursday
Ontario Soccer – After week 14 results, Sigma FC and Oakville Blue Devils are neck and neck in the West
August 1, 2017
Vaughan, ON – The League1 Ontario Western Men’s division just got a whole lot closer.
West division leaders Sigma FC were held to a 2-2 draw in Matchweek 14, while Oakville Blue Devils – hot on their heels in second place – defeated Masters FA Saints 2-1. The stage is well set for a marquee west division matchup between Oakville and Sigma this Thursday August 2.
In the east division, second place Vaughan Azzurri also closed the gap on leaders Woodbridge Strikers after the Azzurri eked out a 1-0 result over North Mississauga Panthers, and Woodbridge were held to a 0-0 draw with Toronto FC III in front of 500 supporters at Vaughan Grove, Woodbridge.
The League1 Ontario women’s division also had several highlight moments in Matchweek 14.
Unionville Milliken SC’s spell at the top of the women’s division ended after fourteen weeks of dominance, with North Mississauga showing their ascendancy with a 4-0 defeat of UMSC.
Elsewhere, Vaughan Azzurri and FC London registered comprehensive wins and moved up the women’s table as well, going joint-second and joint-third respectively with Unionville Milliken and Durham United FA.
Men’s Division Results
Sigma FC hang on to west division pole position by their fingernails after going down to nine men and drawing Durham United FA 2-2 in Mississauga. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Oakville Blue Devils kept the pressure on at the top of the men’s west division table with a 2-1 comeback win over Masters FA Saints. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
FC London remain undefeated in nine matches after taking down east division strongmen North Toronto Nitros 2-1 in London. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Sanjaxx Lions grab their second win of the season thanks to two well-dispatched penalties from Antonio Downey against Aurora FC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Vaughan Azzurri left it late but found the 1-0 winner from Brandon Mills over a determined North Mississauga Panthers. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Toronto FC keepers past and present were the stars of the show as Woodbridge Strikers drew over 500 home supporters to their entertaining 0-0 draw with Toronto FC III. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Women’s Division Results – Presented by Peel Regional Police
The League1 Ontario Women’s All-Stars lost in penalties to Team Ontario in the 2017 League1 Ontario All-Star Game mid-week that drew hundreds of supporters to the Ontario Soccer Centre. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Four goals for Durham’s Laura Gosse led the way as the hosts toppled West Ottawa SC with a 5-3 final and pulled into joint-fourth position in the women’s table. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Aurora FC emerged on the right end of a topsy-turvy 4-3 final scoreline with Darby FC despite a brace by Darby’s Selah Hopkins. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Vaughan Azzurri move joint-second in the women’s table after a comprehensive 4-0 defeat of Sanjaxx Lions. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
North Mississauga Panthers knock Unionville Milliken from their perch at the top of the women’s division with a season-defining 4-0 result. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
FC London continues to show its quality with a 5-1 away win over Woodbridge Strikers – their fourth win in five matches. 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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