OPENING WIN FOR ATLETICO SPORTING TORONTO

OPENING WIN FOR ATLETICO SPORTING TORONTO

08 Sep 2021

Wabila Wallace of Atletico Sporting Toronto scored twice in the first half to register a surprise 2-0 victory over Serbian White Eagles in a match that was cut short in the second half Tuesday due to lightning.

The two teams were bidding to qualify for a playoff spot in the ProSound Cup competition and the game was abandoned at 69 minutes by referee Timur Qayoumi when lightning was closing in during heavy rain at Centennial Stadium in Toronto’s west-end.

Atletico Sporting struck early when Wallace cut in from the left wing to beat Serbian White Eagles’ goalkeeper John Trye with a drive from inside the box at the 7th minute mark and the midfielder scored his second goal from a breakaway on the right wing for a 2-0 lead just before the half-time whistle.

Canadian Soccer League rules consider the score stands if the abandonment is due to weather conditions and the first half is complete.

Atletico Sporting Toronto were elated with its first victory in a CSL competition, particularly over Serbian White Eagles with a long successful history in Canadian soccer.

“We are very pleased to win this game tonight, we deserved the score and the team played very well,” said Colombian-born head coach Ronald Brinez.

ProSound Cup games resume in the CSL on Friday, September 10 with a St. Catharines Hrvat opener against Toronto Tigers, a 7.45 pm kickoff. There will be a full slate of three games the following day, Saturday,  September 11, all games at Centennial Stadium in Toronto.

 

Stan Adamson

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