Week 11: Recap

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Oh ya, we are back with another week in review: recap week 11. You must all be excited that all the European Football Leagues have now officially started, and that the Champions League qualify is done and the groups are all set. Enjoy watching the pros, but more importantly enjoy the playing the game we all love. Here’s our weekly wrap up.

FRIDAY MEN’S

In the Friday League, Osasuna and FC Superclasico kicked off the festivities at Cherry Beach. Osasuna beat Super and dealt their opponent a serious blow to their top 4 playoff chances. They set them back and jumped ahead of them in the standings as well. Osasuna scored twice on nice counter attacks with John O’Brien finishing off both. Team treasurer and occasional player Mahyar put in some good work on the wing. Osasuna won the game 2-0. The Team England – SKC was hands down the most exciting match of the night. This game had it all…nice goals, cards of both colours and a comeback. Seba Carrizo put SKC ahead scoring twice, the second a cross which floated in over the keeper’s head. Unfortunately, Seba got hurt and could no longer play. After that SKC’s attack did not look the same and England began to mount their comeback with a nice header goal c/o of Blaise Morin. Even though, England lost a man that did not stop them from scoring again through David Kelly to tie it up completing the unlikely comeback with the game ending 2-2. FC Doormat’s David Plow asked his team for goals and they delivered. UofT Reds Legend and Doormat stall worth defender Shailin Gosalia scored once and Lucas “Shredder” Chu got the other. Doormat beat Humble Bees 2-0.

At LCI, the first game saw Eeeradicators slip to defeat against 2nd Place AS Rosso. The win for Rosso sees them put a gap between them and 3rd place TIFC. Phillip Gornicki netted the only goal of the game that saw them defeat and undermanned Eeeradicators. Game ended 1-0 Rosso. Next up was first place Toronto Eye Care taking on previously mentioned TIFC. Eye Care routed TIFC, with goals from Alon Eizenman and Manny Simoes, but it was Chad Aboud’s performance that caught the eye with a well worked brace that lead his team to a 4-0 win. The loss leaves TIFC in 3rd on 22 pts, with Ras Tas Tas not that far behind with 19 points, but given their next opponent hasn’t registered a point all season they rest assured of their position for a few more weeks.

SUNDAY MEN’S

Sunday morning at Lamport, both the Toronto Blues and Barca showed up ready to go. The Blues got off to good start scoring twice through nice runs and finishes courtesy of the “Rush Giovinco” Sergio Vidal. Barca could not keep his pace on the goals. After a slow start, Barca fought to get back into the game and Mike Prouse well finished shot did just that putting his side just one back. Barca kept pushing, but could not get the equalizer as the Blues held to the 2-1 win. Barca are reeling a bit losing their second straight game and are now tied with the Hooligans of Toronto with the Blues only one point back in Division 1.

The first game at LCI saw The New Guys take on Sportingwood. It was Sportingwood that came out victorious, taking them to 6 wins this season. The top 4 in Div 1 is starting to look complete as the gap between the 4th placed Sportingwood and 5th placed Code Blue remains 6 points. Dan Freidland and Sam Snell with a brace led the team out to a 3-1 win. Next up was FTB who put 6 past FC Rush with a double brace scored by Chris Flores and Conor Harris. FTB are currently level on points with 2nd place team Killtrocity FC on 23 points, only behind on head-to-head record. Both teams seem to have let 1st placed Red Star pull ahead as they have a 4 pt cushion, they might be marching towards the title. This game ended 6-0 for FTB. Next up was a testy match between Care Bears and Bay Street Hooligans, where players from both teams seemed to think we were hosting auditions for a role in WWE Summer Slam. Jeremy Camerano opened the scoring for Care Bears but Juan Pineros and Matt Tierney pegged them back to win the game for 1st place Bay Street of Div 2N. Game ended 2-1. In the last game of the night, East York City FC and Dynamo played out a 2-2 draw. Edwin Akit and Matthew Bassani netted for Dynamo, while Tyler Nesbitt and Ugo Popadic scored for East York. Despite the good showing both teams are still in the bottom half of the table in D2N, hopefully either can make a late run for the last playoff spot.

Over at Crescent, the battle between The Lads and 6th Division All Stars was an extremely entertaining one for football fanatics out there. There was no doubt that the All Stars was rocking it on the field as their team members showed true sportsmanship. Two of their goals were scored by Vincent Kamga and James Larsen who gave their team the big advantage. Though the Lads tried their very best to gain back the upper hand, they couldn’t even budge against the All Stars who won 2-0. Hooligans of Toronto kept the heat up as they won their game by a whooping margin of 8-1 against the FC Eagles. Hooligans’ star player Duncan Smith didn’t hold himself back during the game as he scored 4 goals for his team! FC Eagles were in quite a state of shock as goals were going in one after another. Peter Lopez got one back for his team, but it wasn’t enough to catch up. With yet another game to impress the crowd, Code Blue battled it out to the finish against Cholo FC. Though the game started off slow, Code Blue picked up the pace and showed us some pretty amazing goals from Donald Chmura, Eric Stanton and Marc Ortali. Cholo FC wouldn’t lose without putting up a fight so Sebastian Gomes scored the first goal for his team. In the end, Code Blue took home the game winning by a score of 3-1. To top off the night after some very intensifying games, Red Star FC kept the audience awake in their game against Hell’s Satans FC. The game between these two teams was quite an interesting one as their passion for soccer truly showed us the beauty of the game. Red Star’s very own captain Milos Paprica couldn’t help but score an amazing first goal for his team. Another goal was then followed by Stefanos Siahamis after an excellent run. Red Star truly showed us their soccer skills after winning the game by a final score of 2-0.

Maldini FC took on the Hooligans in the Sunday nighter at Monarch Park. As most games begin, both teams were battling in the midfield zone to try and take control of the game with opportunities were created on both ends. As the time passed, Maldini started to take the upper hand and string passes together freely in the opposition’s half. Maldini opened the scoring with a penalty kick due to a handball in the box, and then added a second one on an unfortunate Hoolignas goalkeeping error. Hooligans replied with a free kick goal from 25 yards that oddly bounced in between the goalkeeper’s legs. Maldini received another penalty kick, which they converted with the game ending 3-1. Killtrocity were looking for the win to stay close with division 2 South front runners Red Star as they took on FIC in the Sunday night clash at Cherry Beach. FIC did not make it easy on their opponents battling hard throughout the game. Killtrocity felt good going up 2-1 in the latter stages of the game on a FIC defensive miscue, only to see fight back scoring the tying goal in the final minutes of the game as it ended 2-2. Killtrocity’s goals were scored by team captain Greg Burns and S-H Ryoo, while FIC’s came courtesy of the team’s leading scorer Ahan Ali and newcomer Demba “I’m not Demba Ba”!

SUN/MON CO-ED

The score from the game at Monarch Park looks like a forfeit but that just shows how strong of a team Arselona is. They had good link up play, strong team chemistry, skilled players, basically the whole package. Arselona opened the scoring early thanks to some wonderful build play and a good finish by Eric Farrell. Seth Bamfo as usual provided some strong finishes to make it 3-0. Nancy Lobb and Nathan Craig both added one to bring the tally to 5. Even though it was a one sided affair, Daniel Friedland provided some moments of hope for Foggy Goggles. In the end it still finished 5-0. In a key co-ed game, Mosaic took on CIFC at Cherry Beach on Sunday night. Both teams were looking for all three points to push them up into the top 4. There could only be one winner and it was Mosaic that was just that much better on the night winning 2-1. Kait Wilson and Theo Addo score the goals for Mosaic.

The Monday night action at LCI saw Popeyes FC take on La Once with both teams in bad need of a win. It was Popeyes who prevailed, winning 4-0. Chris Salvadore led the way a brace, while Ant Kagan scored on a beautiful goal on well struck shot. In next game, Brick Squad took care of all of the scoring in their match against the Spartans winning 3-0. The Spartans put up a good effort, but Brick Squad was just that much better on the night. John Brucker helped pace the team scoring twice. With the win, Brick Squad move into a tie for 4th place with the Foggy Goggles. The only game at Cherry Beach on Monday was a painful one to watch as the Eagles ran riot on the team of individuals Toronto Rush FC with no mercy. AJ Park led the scoring with 5 goals in a game that ended with a 12-0 score line.

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