KLISARA EARLY STRIKES GIVE SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES VICTORY……..Scarborough 1, Vorkuta 0
PICTURE: Midfielder Misel Klisara struck at 48 and 54 minutes to lead Serbian White Eagles to a 4-0 victory over Brantford Galaxy at Esther Shiner Stadium.
Serbian White Eagles scored their first win of an abbreviated Canadian Soccer League season, a 4-0 result over Brantford Galaxy at Esther Shiner Stadium on Saturday, while in the second game Scarborough led FC Vorkuta 1-0 at the final whistle of a physical encounter cut short by the referee with several minutes remaining and the circumstances to be reviewed by league officials.
There was little to choose between Serbian White Eagles and Brantford Galaxy in the first half of the opening match, but Serbian White Eagles took control going into the second half to score an opening goal at 48 minutes when Misel Klisara struck his first of two goals with a low drive that entered the net inside the left post.
Klisara increased the lead for the White Eagles when the midfielder’s left foot drive from 10 yards made it 2-0 at the 54th minute mark and Dusan Kovacevic scored goal number three at 70 minutes. Forward Marko Stajic completed the scoring at 77 minutes for a 4-0 result at the final whistle.
It was a first meeting of the new season between the current CSL champions Scarborough SC and First Division 2019 league title winner FC Vorkuta and Scarborough took an early lead when midfielder Neven Radakovic took a cross from the right wing to find the net at the 10th minute mark. It was 1-0 at the interval.
The play was strong going into the second half and more physical as the game progressed with Referee Tomic making numerous calls for foul play. One player from each side was shown the red card and with several minutes remaining the referee ended the game with the score 1-0. The league has indicated the extent of any inquiry will depend on the referee’s report to be submitted during the coming week.
There are four games this coming week, all at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke which has a change in kickoff time of the first two games played Tuesday and Wednesday from the original 7 pm to 7 15 pm.
Tue Sep 1 Centennial Stadium 7:15 pm Hamilton City vs FC Vorkuta
Wed Sep 2 Centennial Stadium 7:15 pm Scarborough vs Brantford Galaxy
Sat Sep 5 Centennial Stadium 5 pm Brantford Galaxy vs FC Vorkuta
Sat Sep 5 Centennial Stadium 7 pm Serbian White Eagles vs Hamilton City
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