Burlington holds onto second in soccer loop

Burlington-SCYork Region Shooters extended their unbeaten streak to six games with a 2-1 defeat of Toronto Croatia, Burlington maintained position near the top with a 3-2 victory over London City, the Astros picked up their second win of the season at Niagara, and Kingston scored an emphatic 4-1 victory over Brampton City United in four games in the Canadian Soccer League’s First Division on Saturday (July 5).

Marijan Vuka opened the scoring at 28 minutes for the visiting Burlington SC against London City at the Hellenic Centre and Tomas Darko made it 2-0 ten minutes later.

London forward Aldin Kukic reduced the lead to 2-1 when he found the net past Burlington goalkeeper Vladimir Vujasinovic at 47 minutes, the score at half-time.

Vuka struck at 70 minutes to make it 3-1 for the visitors and midfielder Sasa Vidovic scored for the home side at the 84th minute mark, a 3-2 final score in favour of Burlington.

Burlington sits in second place with a 4-2-1 record, three points back of York Region Shooters.

Astros’ midfielder Andres Camilo Duenas headed in past Niagara goalkeeper Matt Greco to open the scoring at the Kalar Sports Park at Niagara Falls, the goal coming at the 17th minute mark and it was 1-0 at half-time.

It was a close contest throughout the second half until midfielder Jose Goncalves De Sousa settled the victory for the visiting North York with a goal at 90 minutes.The 2-0 final was the Astros’ second win of the campaign.

Midfielder Nathan Klemencic opened the scoring for Kingston FC in their game with Brampton at the Queen’s West Field, Kingston, a goal at 14 minutes and Klemencic scored again to increase the lead to 2-0 at the 23rd minute mark.

Forward Stephane Assengue of Cameroon and who made appearances in 2009 for New England Revolution of Major League Soccer, added a third and this was followed by a goal from midfielder Oussama Slimani, increasing the lead to 4-0. Olamilekan Jhon Fakoti of Brampton scored a second half lone goal for the visitors, a 4-1 final score.

Brampton ended the game with 10 men when Francisco Javier Juarez was shown the red card late in the second half.

York Region Shooters came back quickly from a 1-0 first half deficit against Toronto Croatia at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga to score twice for the 2-1 victory, increasing their unbeaten streak to six games.

Toronto Croatia opened the scoring at 8 minutes on a goal by midfielder Roberto Galle, but the lead was short-lived when at 16 minutes striker Richard West equalized for the Shooters. It was just one minute later when the visitors made it 2-1 with Mario Orestano finding the net from a 30 yard free kick which beat Toronto Croatia goalkeeper Antonio Ilic.

In Second Division play, it was Milton FC 1-0 over Niagara United B; Kingston FC B 7-0 over Brampton City Utd B; Burlington SC B 2-1 over Winstars Shooters; and the SC Waterloo B vs Serbian White Eagles B was postponed.

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