SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES GAIN BYE,,,,,,Playoff Analysis
Serbian White Eagles moved into the top position in the Canadian Soccer League standings following a 2-0 victory over Toronto Falcons, Scarborough defeated BGHC 1-0, and a third game between Continentals FC and York Region Shooters played at Esther Shiner Stadium in mid-town Toronto Saturday was abandoned near the end of the first half following a period of dissent and physical altercations that could not be controlled sufficiently by the match officials to continue the play.
Vladimir Strizovic opened the scoring for Serbian White Eagles at 38 minutes heading into the net from a left wing cross by Srdjan Simovic for a 1-0 lead at the break.
Strizovic added a second goal at 77 minutes, a shot inside the left post out of reach of Toronto Falcons’ goalkeeper Allessandro Ciampaglia.The goal followed several near misses when Marko Stajic of White Eagles hit the post and midfielder Marko Krasic came close to scoring. The goals by Strizovic moves the striker into the leading scorer position with nine goals for the season.
Toronto Falcons was reduced to 10 men at 40 minutes when Stanislav Katana was shown the red card for serious dissent, and the team was reduced to nine when Maksym Rohovskyi was ejected at 87 minutes following an untidy challenge.
Serbian White Eagles complete its regular season with a 5-1-4 WLT record for 19 points and will gain a bye in the quarter-final opening games of the playoffs for the CSL Championship
Scarborough took the lead at 43 minutes, a goal by forward Milos Scepanovic in a well played close encounter which included new signings Ivan Stojakovic and Vladimir Dojcinovic in the BGHC 1 line-up.. The 1-0 victory gives Scarborough a 4-1-5 record for 17 points and ending its regular season schedule to now defend the 2021 CSL Championship victory. BGHC 1 is at the foot of the table with a 0-8-2 record.
The Continentals vs York Region Shooters opening game of three was scoreless and close to the interval when Continentals found the net at 45 minutes, a goal disallowed by the referee when the flag was raised by an assistant. A verbal dispute between the players led to a further confrontation followed by a confrontation with match officials.
Three players, Serhii Ursulenko and Illia Piltenko of Continentals and Osman Hussein of York Region Shooters were shown the red card and ejected. Piltenko and Hussein were ordered off for Violent Conduct, while Usulenko received two cautions before being shown the red card for making contact with a match official. The match officials considered there was not sufficient control to continue and the match was abandoned.
CSL Championship – playoff analysis
The August 6 games ended the regular season schedule with the exception of the abandoned Continentals vs York Region Shooters game, the status of which will be decided by the CSL Discipline Panel.
The CSL Championship playoffs:
The following are the tie breaker In the event of a tie on points:
- Total wins in regular season games.
- Head to head record based on total points in league games.
- Goal difference in regular season games.
- Goals scored in regular season games.
If still tied, team with the lowest disciplinary points according to FIFA Fair Play rules.
Playoff quarter-finals: The first two teams in the final league standings will receive a bye to the semi-finals. Serbian White Eagles will end the season first or second and will qualify. Either York Region Shooters or Continentals will also qualify for a bye.
The third team in the final league standings will play the sixth team. York Region Shooters, Scarborough or Continentals will occupy the third position in the standings. BGHC 1 will occupy the sixth position .
The fourth team in the league standings will play the fifth position. Scarborough or Continentals will occupy the fourth position. Toronto Falcons will occupy the fifth position.
The status of the Continentals vs York Region Shooters game and the early playoff games with venues will be announced during the week of August 8
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