Toronto Rush Mid-Season Review
- Updated: July 21, 2016
What is new footy people? Hope everyone is having a pleasant summer. Unfortunately, we did not bring back our weekly review series this year, however to mark the midway point in the season, we have decided to do a mid-season review. In this article, we are going to single out some teams for praise, as well as take a look at some individual stats and heap some praise on the best performers so far this year.
The kings in our Friday league has been Toronto Eye Care, who have won a clean 7 out 7, scoring 26 goals and only letting in 3 in the process. With the notable addition of Rafael Eghan at the back for Eye Care, co-captains Upen Kawale and Harold Fortis have found what appears to be the right pieces to win them the league title and carry them as the 1st seed into the playoffs. They currently sit a-top the table with 21 points, and with the league’s top scorer Chad Aboud with 7 goals on their roster, they are a force to be reckoned with this season. The rest of the top 4 teams are TIFC in 2nd with 13 pts, FC Superclasico in 3rd on 12 pts, and AS Rosso in the Arsenal position on 10 pts, with a game in hand. Strikers FC sitting in 7th place haven’t got much going for them this summer, however joint top scorer Chris Stringer has found the net 7 times for them, ahead of habitual scorers Kreshnik “Nik” Mehiu for TIFC, and Klevius Jata for Rosso both on 5 this term.
Our top North Division on Sunday has seen the return of one of our classic rivalries, Assorted Meats vs Toronto Blues, who happen to be 1st and 2nd placed respectively. Assorted Meats are another team with a clean record, boasting 7 wins, with a whopping 34 goals scored, and only conceding 3 times so far this term. Top scorer Duncan Smith has found the net 14 times, averaging 2 goals a game so far this season. Nick Sonsini has netted a further 8 times for the Meats’, giving him the 3rd best goals record so far this term. Not too far behind Assorted Meats is the Toronto Blues, with 5 wins, a loss and a draw on their record so far earning them a solid 16 points. The Blues have netted 27 times, with their leading scorer and danger man Sergio Vidal bagging 12 goals, making him the league’s 2nd best goal scorer so far. Bay Street Hooligans and The Lads round off the top 4 on 13 and 12 pts respectively. Boca Seniors, Sportingwood, FTB and Hooligans FC are the respective 5th to 8th placed teams. The teams from 5th to 8th have a strong shot at the playoff positions, being on 12, 9, 8, and 7 pts respectively.
FCB have taken the top position in our South Division. They lead the way with 13 pts, 11 goals scored and only 3 conceded. They share the goals around with Wayne Jones and Jeffrey Graham on 3 goals apiece followed by Marshal Peacock on 2. The top 4 include Humble Bees, Hells- Satans FC, and Gabian FC. Top scorer Abdeneur “le petit Benzema” Sefsaf has helped his team to 9 pts, scoring 4 goals in the process. League favorites Cantonas are on 8pts in 5th place, with a goal differential of – 5.
NASDAQ FC have stormed their way into first place with a clean record, conceding just 2 goals and scoring 24. Their leading male scorer, Mirza Celik, has netted 5 times, while his female counter-part Kiiri Kuld has netted 4 times, making him the 3rd best overall scorer, and her the top female scorer so far. Rounding out the top 4 in the co-ed division are Eagles in 2nd, Mosaic FC 3rd, and ABCDE FC 4th. Top male scorers in the division have been Sam Snell and Andrew Murdoch, both on 6 goals for Mosaic FC.