Result and details of the Sunday October 4, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between Toronto FC Academy
and Woodbridge Strikers played at the KIA Centre in Downsview at 1:45pm.
22 min…TFCA Cyrus Rollocks GOAL…TFCA Tristan Borges and Rollocks bash through defenders in middle
and Rollocks takes low 12 yard shot up middle over sprawling goalie Matt George and into left corner
70 min…TFCA Martin Davis GOAL…A TFCA player steals the ball off WS defender Cameron Brooks who’d
slipped and couldn’t control the ball while fallen at WS 30 yard line on right side. A quick pass
forward for TFCA Aidan Daniels who dribbled and sent low pass from 20 yards on right over to open Davis
who was even with left post and his 20 yard shot was into the left corner of net beyond the diving goalie.
87 min…WS Stefano Voci GOAL…WS Joseph Jackson low cross pass from 15 yards on right has Voci
at 10 yards step around defender for clear shot into top center of net over goalie Brogan Engbers.
Final Score:………Toronto FC Academy…….2…….Woodbridge Strikers…….1…..
Attendance was about 50 on this cool sunny afternoon with a strong crossfield wind from the East
which turned by the second half to overcast and even colder.
Woodbridge rarely ventured into the TFCA end for large stretches of the game rushing in on two v six
so as to have enough players back to cover TFCA break-ins. WS have only allowed 16 goals in 21 games.
WS were mostly kept at least 25 yards away from goal. A club official answered my question after the
game that the players were disheartened by the result last night where Oakville clinched
the championship. Strikers had won their last eight games in a row with a lot of midweek games
to play to make up for weather and Cup game rescheduling as they clawed their way up the standings
playing these games in hand. Today, however, it reminded me of the MLS TFC vs Philadelphia game
I saw last night (without the rain).
Referee Michael Stenbring gave out four Yellow cards (three to Woodbridge) and they were all after
65 minutes in a game that got rough in spots. He gave out a lot of warnings and waved a lot
of advantage calls.
Best non-scoring chances were at 4 minutes when WS Gabriel Sosa took a 35 yard freekick from the
left that the goalie flew to the right to push the ball wide of the post. 17 minutes had
TFCA Cyrus Rollocks take a low 18 yard shot while even with the left post that the diving goalie
pushed wide left of the post. 28 minutes had TFCA Leonard Sohn take a low 25 yard shot through
a crowd of players up the middle and the diving goalie pushed wide right. 44 minutes had
WS Adrian Gallo get a chance to recross his cornerkick from 22 yards on the left and the ball
was popped up on a header in the box and WS Jesse Andoh with his back go goal took an overhead
shot from 8 yards that landed on top of the net. 86 minutes had TFCA Reshon Phillip take
a low 25 yard shot up the middle that hit the left post and was cleared. 93 minutes had
a WS flurry with a player’s cross from the right having WS Andrew Derayeh then Adrian Gallo
have their shots partially blocked. Aidan Daniels was injured on the play and WS Sosa drew
a Yellow card.
Toronto FC Academy finish their season on a nine game winning streak (last week I had miscounted
and had them at seven). Their record in the 22 game league schedule is 13 wins, 1 draw, 8 losses
for 40 points. Their win today vaults them over ANB Futbol into fifth place.
Woodbridge’s record falls to 15 wins, 1 draw, 5 losses for 46 points and they are locked into
second place after Oakville Blue Devils clinched the league championship with a win last night.
Strikers still have one make-up game to play against Windsor but are seven points behind OBD.
So the League 1 Ontario season is over except for what looks like three make up games still
to be rescheduled. I attended 45 games in the men’s league. I don’t expect to see any more
except maybe the Interprovincial Cup with Oakville Blue Devils playing the best team from the
equivalent league in Quebec. I’ll write a year end editorial after that and the end of the
TFC run in the MLS.