Sigma drop points as Windsor stage comeback

Results and details of the Saturday May 16, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between Sigma FC and Windsor Stars
played at Hershey Fields #1 in Mississauga at 9:00pm.

21 min…Sigma Eji Mrabure GOAL…Sigma Manvir Brar rolls ball at 28 yards in middle over to left at 20 yards. Sigma Alex Halis and Mrabure are both on that side but Mrabure takes low 15 yard shot that catches right corner of net just inside post.

29 min…Sigma Marcus Hanson GOAL…Sigma Duran Lee rush on left and rolls 20 yard cross from 15 yard line that the defenders and forwards in the middle missed. Hanson following up kicks low 15 yarder  from right into left side of net.

46 min (1st half added time)…Stars Noah Pio GOAL…Pio intercepts bouncing ball in middle between defenders and his 18 yard midair shot is into the top right corner over playing goalie Triston Henry.

60 min…Sigma players on right work out a quick cornerkick and Sigma Christian Samaniego dribbles into box and is tripped up. Referee David Barrie signals for a Penalty kick.

61 min…Sigma Alex Halis stagger steps and shoots Penalty kick that has goalie Kyle Vizirakis dive left to stop and push ball away.

95 min…Stars Brett Holmberg GOAL…Stars Ciprian Codea from just outside the box shoots low and up the middle and hits the left post. Holmberg shoots low rebound from 15 yards to left corner of net.

95 min…game ends.

Final Score:….Sigma FC…….2……Windsor Stars……2…..

Attendance was about 120 on this cool night.

This game was one of momentum. It looked like Sigma would run away with this early with almost
all the action taking place in the Stars side of the field in the 15 minutes. Play settled down
and Windsor scored a key goal in first half injury time to keep it close. I felt a huge turning
point was a non-goal…at 49 minutes when Sigma Eji Mrabure rolled a 22 yard shot into the right
corner of the net but the referee had already whistled the play down and gave Stars Carlos Soares
a Yellow card for pulling on Mrabure. The play resulted in a freekick at 20 yards which had
Manny Morgado loft the kick just over the bar. The later awarding of the Penalty kick was almost
a sympathy call. The taker of that Alex Halis had been dribbling the whole game beating three men
at a time but being checked by the fourth guy so looked like a sure bet to score.

Best other non-scoring chances were at 17 minutes when Stars Carlos Soares crossed from near the
right cornerflag and the ball was tipped over the net from the foot of Noah Pio at 6 yards.
63 minutes had Stars Ciprian Codea take a 25 yard midair shot that the flying goalie palmed over
the bar. 84 minutes had Stars Stephen Ademolu blast a low 28 yarder that the diving goalie blocked
on the left post but left a big rebound and from the left the charging Pio had an open net but
shot a 6 yarder wide left of the net.

Elijah Larin (born in 1996) came in as a sub at 82 minutes and put a brief dazzling dribbling
display on his first touch but later drew a yellow card in his brief time on. He’s the younger
brother of Sigma alumni Cyle Larin who played for this team last year and was the first pick
of the 2015 MLS draft. Cyle scored another goal for Orlando City FC earlier this weekend.

It was the first tie of the season for both teams. Sigma’s record is now 2 wins, 1 tie, 0 loss. Windsor’s record is 1 win, 1 tie, 2 losses.

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Robin Glover

Robin Glover

Robin has been writing about soccer in the Toronto area for message boards and his own website since the early 1990s in the days of 2400 baud modems to USENET sites. In the 2014 season he attended 76 games in various leagues that played in the GTA area. Follow Robin on Twitter and on his website

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