Sigma FC vs Toronto FC Academy: Match Report (July 25, 2015)

Result and details of the Saturday July 25, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between Sigma FC and
Toronto FC Academy played at Hershey Fields in Mississauga at 4:00pm.

17 min…Sigma Marcel Zajac GOAL…Sigma Alex Halis runs down middle from 35 yards and rolls
pass from 25 yards to Zajac on right. Zajac shoots low 15 yarder from right past diving
goalie Filippo Di Bennardo into left side of net.

47 min (1st half)…Sigma Richmond Laryea GOAL…Sigma Duran Lee runs up left and cuts
along 25 yard line to middle and rolls pass over to Laryea who shoots 20 yard low shot
from right into left corner of net.

70 min…Sigma Kwame Awuah GOAL…Sigma Richmond Laryea crosses from 15 yards on left
after run downfield and Awuah blasts 10 yarder down middle just under bar in center
of net.

92 min…TFCA Reshone Phillip GOAL…TFCA Tristan Borges passes down left sideline
from 50 yard line and TFCA Cyrus Rollocks gets to ball at 25 yard line and runs
forward while cutting towards middle and just inside box even with 15 yard line rolls
cross between two defenders and Borges shoots 15 yarder up middle that hits arm
of Sigma Nolan Holdridge at 8 yards and rolls towards right end line. Phillip gets
to ball at 6 yards on right and shoots over fallen goalie Triston Henry into empty net.
Henry had already dived to right post to try to stop the deflection off Holdridge.

Final Score:……Sigma FC……3……..Toronto FC Academy…….1…….

Attendance was about 100 on this hot afternoon although it actually started to rain for
about one minute with the sun still out. The players were given one water break in the
first half. The wind/no wind/wind helped cool the air in the second half but kept
me hanging on to my sunhat.

Sigma’s defence of Jamal Joseph, Dominic Samuel, Manny Morgado (later Daniel Correa),
and team captain Nolan Holdridge held the TFCA forwards in check with key blocks and head
away clearances or just poke checks off the ball to keep the shots on goal to a minimum.
Reshon Phillip and later Cyrus Rollocks were causing frustration to their own fans with
unforced errors in the attacking zone until the final goal. I thought Tristan Borges was
TFCA’s best player because of his rushing and passing and as the dead ball specialist.

Referee Armando Pereira gave out three Yellow cards that I counted (two to TFCA). He didn’t
fall for any claimed penalty kicks by either team and played a lot of ‘advantage’ runs
rather than stop the game with freekicks.

There were no TFCA players who played in the Toronto FC II game last night against
Charleston Battery. I suspect with the return of the TFC II players that were away at
the PanAm games, there will be a lot less moving back and forth of callups from the
League 1 Ontario team of teenagers.

Sigma’s record improves to 8 wins, 3 ties, 2 losses for 27 points and now pass
Vaughan Azzurri for second place. TFCA’s record falls to 3 wins, 1 draw, 8 losses
for 10 points and a tie for eighth place with Kingston Clippers who play later tonight
in the twelve team league.

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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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