Week 13: Recap

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How’s it going out there foot folks? It feels like just yesterday we were kicking the first balls of summer, and already in the penultimate weekend of the season fall has made its presence be known, hard. Tons of things footy and non-footy related to look forward to this fall, for example American Football kicked off last weekend, and finally, we’re approaching Halloween, Thanksgiving, and most importantly, indoor footy at Soccerworld Polson Pier. Registration has begun…don’t miss out on the action at the dome this fall! Before we get started, couple things to take care of…are there Chelsea fans out there feeling the third season “blues” yet? (Ba-dum tish) At the time of writing this you’re 3-0 up against Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the Champions League and are up against a team you always beat in Arsenal at the weekend, so I think it’s safe to say you’ll be out of the water soon. United fans, Anthony Martial that is all! Liverpool fans…there’s always next year. As promised and as always, we’ve got a recap of this week’s action.

FRIDAY MEN’S

The Humble Bees got worked by Ras Tas Tas FC on Friday night at Cherry in the early game. Claudio Campanella, Carlos Duero and Fabrizzio Garcia got on the score sheets there. Ras Tas clenching the last playoff spot in the division with this win beating out SKC and Superclasico for the spot, therefore congratulations are in order, game ended 3-0. Next up, first placed Toronto Eye Care beat Osasuna 1-0 to wrap up the title race, congrats to them as well and let’s hope the playoffs go well for them. In the following game, SKC beat Eeeradicators 4-1, led by Jose Urrutia’s brace, and goals by Martin Lempera and André Nobrega. In the final game of the evening Superclasico beat AS Rosso 2-1, but Rosso won’t mind as they’ve already clinched a place in the playoffs as they go in the 3rd spot. Across town at LCI was absolutely nothing because FC Doormat and the Rush Indy’s have decided they are way too cool for consolation games, thanks lads!

SUNDAY MEN’S

On a slightly overcast rainy morning, the Care Bears and the Lads kicked things off for our Sunday Men’s League at Lamport Stadium in what turned out to be a lively, goal scoring contest. The Lads went ahead and tried to hold the lead and cruise to victory, but the Care Bears had other ideas fighting back to tie it up. The Care Bears’ new wonder striker Nick Hawksworth-Taylor scored the tying goal and a hat trick at the same time for his side. In the end, he couldn’t score anymore and the game finished 3-3. The two teams shared the points and maintained their 2nd and 3rd places in the Sunday D2 North standings, with the Lads staying ahead.

Up Bayview at Crescent, Bay Street Hooligans took the bragging rights in the Hooligan derby against the other Hooligans from parts unknown. Bay Street had the league wrapped up some time ago, it’s worth mentioning they’ve racked up 30 out of a possible 39 pts in their Division registering 9 wins from 13, they’ll be chomping at the bit for playoffs. In the next match, another set of Hooligans, these ones of Toronto, killed it during their game against The New Guys. Hooligans of Toronto dominated the game scoring 4 unanswered goals to finish 2nd in Div 1. The New Guys tried to fight back, but Hooligans of Toronto simply refused to let them score. In the final game of the evening, FTB and FIC FC kept their cool during their game. Despite the cold weather, both teams pushed til the very end of the match but neither team could quite find that killer pass to find the back of the net, game ended 0-0.

At LCI, Code Blue put in a shift and a half going toe to toe with the cops. The Toronto Blues for their part refused to lose this game as Code Blue hit them with 2 early goals, but Andrew Corrie and that man Sergio “The Rush Giovinco” Vidal pulled it back level after Eric the Squirrel Stainton and David Cortiula put Code ahead. Game ended 2-2. At Monarch Park Stadium, Hell’s Satans and Killtrocity play out their match to a 1-1 draw. Hell’s Satans keeping themselves in contention for a playoff spot with the draw, as they are 2 pts behind 4th placed FIC FC. Shaun Mehta netted the early goal for Killtrocity, Aidan O’Brien levelling the score later on. At Cherry Beach 6th Div All Stars kept themselves in the hunt for a playoff spot as they stayed level on points in their Division with 4th placed Hooligans (parts unknown). 6th Div beat Dynamo 2-0 with goals scored by Benhamin Yellowlees and Thiago Rodrigues.

SUN MON CO-ED

On Monday night at LCI, Eagles defeated Mosaic FC with an emphatic 3-0 victory. Eagles will finish 2nd in their Division with an impressive record of 12 wins out of 13 so far, with a record only bested by Arselona who remain undefeated. The final game of the season is a 1st vs 2nd clash of the titans that promises to be non-stop action and will give both teams time to work each other out should they face each other in the final of the playoff in a few weeks. In the next game Foggy Goggles routed Popeyes FC by 11 goals to 1. That was not a typo and the result was actually 11-1. Foggy are in 3rd headed into the last weekend of the season flanked by Brick Squad to round off the playoff picture in the Co-ed Division. Mosaic who are in 5th could potentially sneak into 4th should they level the points with Brick Squad this weekend. They beat them in their only meeting this summer, and have the head to head tiebreaker if it comes to that. Speaking of Brick Squad, they beat the Indy’s 6-4 at Cherry Beach on Monday night to give themselves some wiggle room. They face La Once on Monday night in their final game of the season in what promises to be a good end to the season.

That wraps up this weekend’s recap. As we say goodbye to the summer we say goodbye to warm weather, so please remember to bring hoodies, blankets and what you need to stay warm out there. Remember to check the weather before you head out, we’ll see you same time same place, and as always enjoy your footy!