ENCORE PERFORMANCE BY SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES
In the only game played in the Canadian Soccer League Wednesday, Serbian White Eagles picked it up where they left off on September 19 when the Mississauga-based side handed unbeaten Scarborough a 3-0 loss.
It was a different time, same teams, same ground, when Serbian White Eagles handed current CSL champions Scarborough a second 3-0 defeat on Wednesday.
It was an equally impressive performance for Serbian White Eagles in a game that was end-to-end for both teams, while the White Eagles had the edge when it came to finding the net.
Defender Branislav Vukomanovic’s decision to go up for the corner kick paid off with a header that found the net for Serbian White Eagles after just 5 minutes of play for a 1-0 lead at the interval.
Forward Milos Scepanovic made it 2-0 from a penalty kick awarded at 51 minutes after Scarborough midfielder Michael Fayehun saved a shot on goal with his hand to then be shown the red card by referee Norman Oliveira for the offence.
Short-handed Scarborough rallied late to get back into the game, including a good attempt by Stefan Stojiljkovic that scraped the top of the crossbar, but it was Marko Jankovic of Serbian White Eagles who found the net past Scarborough goalkeeper Aubrey Lowe at 89 minutes, a well-placed drive from 25 yards to complete the scoring. It was 3-0 at the final whistle.
Serbian White Eagles have a 3-3-1 WLT record for 10 points for fourth position in the First Division standings following the victory, while Scarborough suffered its second defeat of the season with a 4-2-0 record and are second in the First Division standings with 12 points.
Hamilton City, Scarborough, Vorkuta and Serbian White Eagles will be the semifinalists in the playoffs following the completion of the regular season.
The remaining regular season games are:
Sat Sep 26 Centennial Stadium 5 pm Brantford Galaxy vs Scarborough SC
Sat Sep 26 Centennial Stadium 7 pm FC Vorkuta vs Hamilton City
Sat Oct 3 Centennial Stadium 5 pm Scarborough SC vs FC Vorkuta
Sat Oct 3 Centennial Stadium 7 pm Serbian White Eagles vs Brantford Galaxy.
Liber Soria photo While there is little doubt that Scarborough SC had the edge in the first half of a tough, entertaining encounter to deserve a 1-0 lead at halftime of the Canadian Soccer League championship final at Racco Park in Vaughan Saturday, it became even more clear as the game progressed that FC Vorkuta […]