FC Vorkuta – SC Scarborough
The race for the First Division title tightened even further with a 1-1 draw between FC Vorkuta and Scarborough SC Saturday night, while in one other match in the Canadian Soccer League, SC Waterloo scored late to defeat CSC Mississauga 1-0.
Scarborough struck early at Esther Shiner Stadium when Atif Hammud Ali tapped in a rebound in the second minute of the match for a 1-0 lead that held to the interval.
Vorkuta tied the game 1-1 at 67 minutes, a well-placed drive inside the far post by substitute midfielder Serhii Ursulenko who took a perfect one touch pass from Sergii Ivliev.
It was a well-played encounter in doubt until the final whistle. The result moves Vorkuta, with a 7-1-2 WLT record for 23 points into a tie for top spot with FC Ukraine United in the CSL First Division, while Scarborough are in third position in the standings with a 6-2-3 record for 21 points.
FC Vorkuta: Musiienko – Yaremchuk (46′ Ursulenko), Bidlovskyi (46′ Halchuk), Tarasenko, Volchkov – Kerchu, Riabyi, Riabets, Solonynko (57′ Lakusta), Gostiev – Ivliev (70′ Gramm)
Our “B” Division team played an away game vs SC Scarborough the same day @ 1 pm.
It was a confident 7:1 win for FC Vorkuta. Result was secured by commanding hat-trick by CSL “B” division leading goal scorer Kristijan Kezic, two goals by Dmytro Polyuhanych and goals by Serhii Melnyk and Valerii Doroshenko.
FC Vorkuta: Lozinskyi – Alieksieiev (65′ Samatov), Kiselov, Sluka, Lazar – Khmyzov, Doroshenko, Diachenko (46′ Raskov), Polyuhanych, S.Melnyk – Kezic
For the first season in the Canadian League FC Vorkuta, for which many Ukrainian players stand, they won the championship title.
We talked about the success of the team with FC Vorkuta general manager Denis Yanchuk. Denis is a native of Khmelnytsky, who defended the colors of Podillya, and has lived in Canada since 2010.
Club of Russian immigrants will perform in the higher league.
Oleg Lutkov, a well-known Ukrainian specialist, former mentor of Zaporizhzhya Metallurg and Kryvbas, continue his coaching career in Canada. The 50-year-old coach has headed the FC Vorkuta team.