Sigma FC vs Durham United: Match Report

Results and details of the Saturday June 6, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between Sigma FC and Durham United FC
played at Hershey Fields in Mississauga at 4:00pm.  

50 min…DUFC Bruce Cullen GOAL…DUFC Taylor Lord rolls pass from 45 yards on left forward for
DUFC Marcus Lees and he runs from 30 yards line to 10 yard line and rolls cross into box and Cullen
shoots low 10 yarder into center of net under sprawling goalie Tristan Henry.

63 min…DUFC Justin Gordon GOAL…DUFC Marcus Lees 30 yard freekick down middle hits bar and bounces
downwards but not into net.  Charging Gordon heads ball into middle of net from 1 yards.

73 min…Sigma (DUFC own) GOAL…Sigma Christian Samaniego 30 yard freekick from left has DUFC Joseph Zupo
leap and pop header from 15 yards into top right corner of own net with goalie Ben Cowman frozen
in the center of the net.

91 min…Sigma Marcus Hanson GOAL…Sigma player’s cornerkick from left has ball drop in box and Hanson
shoots 4 yarder into left side of net.

95 min…game ends.

Final Score:……Sigma FC……..2………Durham United FC……..2……..

Attendance was about 80 on this mild sunny afternoon.

The first half of the game had few chances for either team as most action was between the two boxes.

Referee Micheal Steinbring gave out three yellow cards that I counted (two to Sigma).  The game
wasn’t rough but there were a lot of injuries on tackles.  DUFC Zakariae Mahrady was the most
seriously hurt at 38 minutes after he took a shot from 15 yards and fell over.  Two staff helped
him limp of the field but I didn’t realize he was still being worked on until late in the second
half when finally an ambulance took him away.  A second ambulance and a supervisor’s car were
there as well.  A DUFC official confirmed that La Shaun Young had broken his leg in a game last week.

Best non-scoring chances were at 15 minutes when Sigma’s Evan James was given a pass downfield
and he took an 8 yard shot that deflected off the sliding goalie and over the net.  78 minutes
had DUFC Bruce Cullen pass forward from 30 yards on left and DUFC Marcus Lees shot a 12 yarder
from the left that the sprawling goalie near the post palmed over the net.  89 minutes had
DUFC Joseph Zupo get back to break up a James and Kwame Awuah rush down the middle that had got
to the edge of the box.

Before the game Canadian National team player Manjrekan James officiated the coin toss.  He played
for Sigma between the ages of 16 and 18.  He is not related to Sigma forward Evan James who scored
three times in their Cup game against ANB Futbol on Wednesday night.  Oh well…worth asking Evan.
Elijah Larin is the younger brother of Cyle Larin who is also on the Cdn Nats and played for Sigma
when he was younger.  Sigma’s Jordan Stoddart subbed for brother Justin Stoddart at 59 minutes.

Sigma’s record is now 2 wins, 2 ties, 1 loss while DUFC is one point behind at 2 wins, 2 ties,
2 losses.

Before this game one of Sigma FC’s younger age groups beat the corresponding Master’s FA team (who
also have a League 1 Ontario team) 2-1.  After the League 1 game I saw players from North Mississauga
Panthers women’s team who were playing here later.  They are in League 1 Ontario Women’s
division…it was tempting to stay and watch them as the Canadian Women’s team were starting
their World Cup run at about this time out in Edmonton but I’d decided earlier to drive a few
kms to Brampton to watch Pro Stars FC vs Windsor Stars.  Panthers played the Vaughan Azzurri women’s
team and lost 2-1.   I do want to watch some of the women’s games this year as I followed the
Toronto Inferno/Lady Lynx since their founding.

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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.

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