Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Greater London Ontario Cup Results

Gunners make it to Ontario Cup Finals!

Under 15 Boys Tier 2
In the first of the U15 Boys Tier 2 Semi-Finals on Saturday afternoon, Oshawa Turul faced North York Hearts Azzurri in a close encounter with plenty of chances. Goals by Jason Farrow and Eric Leal gave Oshawa the victory by a final score of 2-1, with Roberto Galati replying for North York. Their oponent in the final will be Greater London Gunners as they slipped past Sault Tenaris Civics by a score of 1-0. Josh Pongitore score for the Gunners as they will meet Oshawa in the Final on Sunday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m. at The Soccer Centre in Vaughan.

U15 Boys Tier 2 Provincial Champion DecidedOn September 19, in the first game of the day at The Soccer Centre in Vaughan of the 2004 AOL Ontario Cup Finals, Oshawa Turul faced Greater London Gunners. This was going to be an entertaining contest with the winner being crowned Ontario Cup Champion. Oshawa started the game strong, determined to score first. London was well prepared however and began to counter attack quite well. This made the game go back and forth, with quality scoring opportunities on both sides of the pitch. At the half the score was still 0-0. As the second half was underway there was a sense of urgency for both teams. The pace of the game quickened, creating excitement for all the fans in attendance. The crowd erupted when Oshawa's George Trotter scored in the 75th minute giving them a one goal advantage. This was enough for Oshawa to claim the 1-0 victory and be named the 2004 AOL Ontario Cup Champion.

Thunder bow out in Ontario Cup Semi-Finals!

Under 12 BoysIn the U12 Boys division, North Mississauga squared off against Greater London Thunder at Centennial Stadium in Kitchener on Saturday morning. North Mississauga didn't waste anytime getting on the scoresheet as Omari Charlton scored in the 1st minute of play followed by strikes from Hector Morales Pinedo in the 8th minute, Jose DeSousa in the 10th minute, Ryan McLeod in the 18th minute, Omari Charlton again in the 20th minute and Dylan Di Turi in the 29th minute. London responded in the 30th minute with a nice strike of their own by Steven Miller in the 30th minute to reduce the deficit to 6-1 for North Mississauga. In the second half, the offense dried up slightly as both teams exchanged goals with London's Cameron van Bommel scoring in the 56th minute and Hector Morales Pinedo scoring his second of the game for the Panthers in the 57th minute. The final score ended 7-2 for North Mississauga as they booked their place in the Finals in September.


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