Result and details of the Sunday July 12, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between Sanjaxx Lions
and Sigma FC played at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York at 9:00pm.
3 min…Sigma Alex Halis GOAL…Sigma Marcus Hanson rushes up middle from 35 yards rolls
pass forward to Halis up middle who runs to 12 yards and taps ball to right corner of net
past sprawling goalie Matthew Zaikos.
15 min…Sigma Richmond Laryea GOAL…Sigma Marcel Zajac rushes to right end line and rolls
cross from 20 yards. Laryea takes 12 yard shot up middle that deflects off leg of defender
and into low left side of net.
52 min…Sigma Marcel Zajac GOAL…Sigma Christian Samaniego runs along 5 yard line from
left and taps pass as he’s being knocked over. Zajac shoots low 8 yarder from left into
right side of net.
Final Score:…..Sanjaxx Lions…….0…….Sigma FC…….3…….
Attendance was about 50 on this hot and humid evening with the sun already down far enough
that it was not a factor.
Sigma scored early and did more than just hang on—they looked like they’d increase their
lead but had a lot of off target shooting and good saves made by Lions goalie Matthew Zaikos
or this game would have got out of hand. Sigma head coach Bobby Smymiotis said his team
“had a lot of missed chances..but that’s been the story of our season”.
Referee David Barrie gave out only two Yellow cards that I counted—one to each team—in a game
that wasn’t rough with a lot of end to end action. He didn’t fall for any of the appeals
for Penalty kicks by either team.
Triston Henry earned the shutout for Sigma having to make a few saves. His defenders made
more saves and blocks than he had to make.
Sanjaxx’s record falls to 1 win, 0 draws, 11 losses and they sit in eleventh place in the
twelve team league. Sigma improves to 6 wins, 3 ties, 2 losses which based on other scores
earlier in the day should keep them in third place.
A Lions official made my reporting difficult by refusing to give me a game sheet for her team
(which I asked for both before and again after the game). Her reasoning was because of my negative
reporting of her team providing the example of my mentioning that they didn’t bring a full bench
nor a trainer to their game last week against Sigma and had to use the Sigma trainer (now that
was a rough game!) and I shouldn’t be so negative against a first year team.
My next game will be Tuesday when I’ve been given press accreditation to cover the Gold Cup
games in Toronto. Men’s National team games between El Salvador vs Jamaica and Canada
vs Costa Rica. I think someone at the CSA likes my work over all these years standing on the
sidelines on cold nights in October writing about these local leagues. Just think I’ll
be watching Cyle Larin on the Canadian team who just one year ago I watched play on Sigma FC!