Results and details of the Wednesday August 12, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between Woodbridge Strikers
and Toronto FC Academy played at Vaughan Grove in Vaughan at 9:00pm.
22 min…TFCA Richie Ennin GOAL…Ennin receives short pass from Cyrus Rollocks and takes low 22 yard
shot up the middle into the low right corner of the net beyond diving goalie Matt George.
33 min…WS Christian Cavallini GOAL…Cavallini stole the ball from a TFCA player and broke in and took
a low 20 yard shot from the right into the left of net beyond the diving goalie.
45 min (2nd half)…TFCA Richie Ennin GOAL…Ennin rushes down right to receive a pass from Aidan Daniels
and takes low 20 yard shot into the low left side of net.
47 min…TFCA Tristan Borges GOAL…TFCA Kevin Timachy runs down right and rolls pass over to Borges
in center and he runs to left and cuts 15 yard shot to right side of net.
86 min…WS Damion Graham wins Penalty kick after long rush down the middle on give and go and is knocked
over in the TFCA box.
87 min…WS Christian Cavallini GOAL…Cavallini kicks Penalty shot low to center of net as goalie
Brogan Engbers sprawls just beside the ball.
Final Score:…….Woodbrige Strikers……….2……..Toronto FC Academy…….3……
Attendance was about 90 on this mild night with the sun already set before the game began and
the temperature cooling. The late start meant there were few children here.
Referee Justin Tasev gave out three Yellow cards that I counted (two to TFCA) in a game that was
rough in spots. Hopefully he and the assistants were deaf to the TFCA heckling parents. Trying
to piece the assists together after the game I saw Richie Ennin had an ice pack on his knee.
He’d picked up the injury on a collision jumping over the WS goalie at 49 minutes
although he wasn’t subbed off until 78 minutes.
The game was broken open at the beginning of the second half with TFCA got off to a flying start.
I didn’t notice head coach Stuart Neely here tonight but assistant coaches Rick Titus (who said after
the game he usually coaches the 1999s) and Dino Lopez (new to the TFC staff this year—and former player
on the Toronto Blizzard and North York Rockets in the CSL and he said he retired as a player in 1996 and
after that coaching and technical positions with different associations although longest
with Oakville Soccer Club) must have got the team to switch on another gear.
This result would certainly be considered an upset. Strikers had won the League Cup on Sunday evening
beating Sigma FC 2-1 but TFCA had also played Sunday afternoon hosting and beating Kingston 5-1.
Strikers had only given up four goals in ten games until tonight for the best defence in the league.
Defenders Gabriel Sosa and Vincenzo Sasso who played in the Cup final were serving suspensions in league
play and their presence was sorely missed.
Strikers stay in sixth place in the league with a record of 7 wins, 1 draw, and 3 losses for 22 points.
TFCA leaps from tenth to eighth place in one game at a record of 5 wins, 1 tie, 8 losses for 16 points
passing both Kingston and Pro Stars. Strikers had needed to win their four games in hand to tie for
first place with Oakville.