Top Seeds Toppled In Week One Of Playoffs
Ontario Soccer Association – Regular season leaders, FC London and Sigma FC, taken down at home in Round 1 of the 2018 playoffs
Vaughan, ON – It was a truly remarkable beginning to the League1 Ontario 2018 Men’s Championship playoffs group stage, with the top seeds in both Group A and B being beaten at home.
In Group A, FC London were defeated by a determined Alliance United FC side, who scored early and held out resolutely to leave the regular season champions needing two straight wins in their upcoming group stage contests. Elsewhere in Group A, Vaughan Azzurri had a resounding win over Darby FC. Vaughan and Alliance will square off in Round 2, in a match that could decide a Championship finalist.
In Group B, top seed Sigma FC were also surprised on home turf. Woodbridge Strikers went to Mississauga and put their lightning quick counter-attack game into effect, upsetting the hosts and renewing a rivalry that created Sigma’s only regular season loss in 2018. Elsewhere in the group, defending League1 Ontario champions, Oakville Blue Devils, soundly defeated the visiting Unionville Milliken SC side. Oakville and Woodbridge will also square off in Round 2, potentially putting the Group B crown on the line as well.
Men’s Division Results
McFall Strike Helps Alliance Upset FC London In Group A Opener. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Second Seed Sigma Toppled by Woodbridge In 3-1 Thriller. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Vaughan Shoots To Top Of Group A With Resounding 4-0 Result Over Darby. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Ellis, Novak Guide Blue Devils To 2-0 First Round Playoffs Win Over Unionville. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
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About League1 Ontario
League1 Ontario is the only professional-amateur, standards-based, league in Ontario. Founded in 2014, the league began with a ten team men’s division, which has now grown to 17 teams and includes a separate 13-team women’s division. League1 Ontario serves as a stepping stone between the youth, amateur ranks and the professional environment. Sanctioned by Ontario Soccer, the league’s focus, first and foremost, is the development of Canada’s future stars.
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