Milton spoils Hamilton’s Canadian Soccer debut

csl_logoA last minute strike by midfielder Adnan Smajic gave Milton SC a 2-1 victory over Hamilton City at the Jean Vanier Field in Milton, the only game in the Canadian Soccer League Friday night (May 27).

Hamilton City, playing the opening game in their inaugural season in the CSL, took an early lead when midfielder Santiago Pestrepo found the net past Milton goalkeeper Zoran Pusica, the goal coming 10 minutes into the game.

Milton defender Mike Greco tied the game at 56 minutes, the goal coming off a rebound from a free kick.

Following several attempts to take the lead, Milton went ahead at 89 minutes when Smajic scored from four yards.

“It was a tough opening game going almost to the final whistle before we scored the winner and I’m pleased with the way my team kept going right to the end.” said Milton’s Jasmin Halkic.

Milton will travel to Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke for their next game with Toronto Atomic FC Saturday (June 11), while Hamilton City will be at home to Atomic Friday (June 3).

There are two remaining games in the CSL this weekend with Scarborough SC at home at Birchmount Stadium against the visiting Serbian White Eagles Saturday night (8 p.m.) and Sunday Bradford Galaxy are home to York Region Shooters, a 7 p.m. kickoff at Lions Park.

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