SCARBOROUGH ON TOP……FC Vorkuta held to 1-1 draw
PICTURE: FC Vorkuta were held to a 1-1 draw by Serbian White Eagles and slipped to second position in the standings to Scarborough SC which holds a 100 per cent record following a narrow win over Hamilton City.
Scarborough SC defeated Hamilton City 2-1 for a fourth win in as many games to move top of the Canadian Soccer League First Division standings, while Vorkuta were held to a 1-1 draw by Serbian White Eagles, both games played at Centennial Stadium at Toronto Saturday.
Scarborough, the current CSL champions, were down 1-0 to Hamilton City in the early going of the first game when forward Haris Redzepi found the net just inside the left post out of reach of Scarborough goalkeeper Aubrey Lowe. The goal came at the 9th minute mark. Moussa Limane tied for Scarborough on a breakaway from a goal kick at 3o minutes and it was 1=-1 at the break.
Scarborough player-coach Zoran Rajovic struck the winner from close-in after collecting a cross at 79 minutes from the right wing for a 2-1 result following a late end to end period in which both teams had scoring chances.
Scarborough have won all four game for 12 points to take the top position over second place FC Vorkuta which was held to the 1-1 draw in the second game against Serbian White Eagles. Hamilton City has 7 points from five games.
Vorkuta opened the scoring when midfielder Roman Sakhno struck from a free kick at the 37th minute, a first half when Serbian Eagles appeared to have a slight edge. Following a 1-0 score at the interval, Vorkuta took control in the second half but failed to add a second goal. Serbian White Eagles leveled the score 1-1 at 73 minutes when forward Dusan Kovacevic drove the ball into the left corner of the net out of reach of Vorkuta goalkeeper Anatolli Starushchenko. It was 1-1 at the final whistle. Vorkuta has 11 points from six games played and Serbian White Eagles 4 points from five games.
The Canadian Soccer League continues its abbreviated 2020 schedule with a select group of five First Division teams with two games on Saturday, September 19. Regular season games are played through to early October, to be followed by post-season playoffs during October leading to the CSL Championship.
Sat. Sept. 19 Centennial Stadium 5 pm Hamilton City vs Brantford Galaxy
Sat. Sept. 19 Centennial Stadium 7 pm Scarborough SC vs Serbian White Eagles.
PICTURE: Scarborough was a known quantity in the bid for 2019 honours, having finished third in the 2016 First Division standings and was a championship finalist in 2017 and 2018, losing by the narrowest of margins in a penalty kick shootout decider. On May 31 at the beginning of the 2019 season FC Ukraine United […]