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Niagara white-washed in soccer play


csl_logoKingston FC defeated Niagara United 4-0 and Toronto Croatia also scored an away victory, 4-2, at London City, in two games in the Canadian Soccer League Saturday night (July 26).

Akil Defreitas opened the scoring at the Kalar Sports Park in Niagara Falls. The Kingston midfielder took a pass from Edgar Soglo and found the net past Niagara goalkeeper Angelo Cavalluzzo at the 13 minute mark.

Striker Guillaume Surot struck the first of two goals to increase the Kingston lead at 34 minutes, and with the score 2-0 at the break, Surot again found the net in the second half to make it 3-0 at 75 minutes.

Mademba Ba completed the scoring at 87 minutes.

Toronto Croatia opened the scoring at the Hellenic centre in London, midfielder Hayden Fitzwillams finding the net past London goalkeeper Vladimir Markotic at the 37 minute, but London tied the score just two minutes later on a goal by Marin Vucemilovic Grgic.

Ivan Cutura put the visitors ahead 2-1 at the 42 minute mark, the score at half-time.

Fitzwilliams scored a second goal at 62 minutes for a 3-1 Toronto Croatia lead and Cutura struck his second goal of the game for a 4-1 lead at 78 minutes, the second time the Toronto Croatia midfielder has found the net twice, scoring two goals in the 3-1 defeat of Brampton City United on July 19.

Grgic scored a second goal for London City at 79 minutes for his ninth goal of the season and the game ended 4-2 in favour of Toronto Croatia.

There was one game in the CSL Second Division Saturday, Kingston FC B defeated Niagara United B 3-2 and the win keeps Kingston on top of the standings.

A game Sunday between Burlington SC and North York Astros was postponed due to severe lightning.

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