Mohamed Kourouma scored on a penalty kick in stoppage time, lifting the HFX Wanderers to a 3-2 road earn more than the Vaughan Azzuri on Wednesday in the 1st qualifying round for the Canadian soccer championship.
Tomasz Skublak and Akeem Garcia scored in the initially 50 % for the Wanderers, who host the Azzuri in Halifax in the second leg of the two-video game sequence subsequent week.
Vaughan experienced erased a 2- halftime deficit with next-50 % objectives right before Kourouma’s penalty.
The Wanderers, of the freshly formed Canadian Leading League, controlled the match with 60 for each cent possession and had 13 pictures (three on concentrate on) to Vaughan’s 9 (4 on goal).
This year’s Canadian Championship characteristics an expanded 13-workforce, 24-match competitors format. Canadian Leading League teams are taking part in the event for the 1st time in the league’s inaugural year.
There are five rounds overall in the competition. The winner will gain the Voyageurs Cup following the second leg of the remaining spherical, which is scheduled for September.
A.S. Blainville, York9 set up intriguing second leg
A.S. Blainville played York9 FC to a goalless attract in the opening leg of their Canadian Championship tilt, placing up an intriguing second leg away to their Canadian Premier League opposition in York Region future 7 days.
York9, which enjoyed practically 70% possession in the match, focused the bulk of its attacks up the wings in the initially fifty percent, with former Blainville wingback Diyaeddine Abzi obtaining a good deal of awareness. Nonetheless, the Nine Stripes rarely gathered possession in the ultimate 3rd — and just about under no circumstances in front of the penalty spot.
The most effective likelihood of the to start with fifty percent fell for Blainville when Pierre-Rudolph Mayard smashed a shot off the crossbar, just about supplying the PLSQ facet the early guide.
York9 assistant coach Carmine Issaco shifted to three up major at the start off of the next 50 percent, providing the CPL aspect much more of a slicing edge.
Chances eventually arrived late in the next half, with Blainville’s Mayard lacking an uncontested cross just meters away from purpose. York9 followed up with a comparable likelihood, as Emilio Estevez and Cyrus Rollocks arrived near to opening the scoring with a mad scramble in the penalty area.
Blainville’s sizing continued to give Y9 matches right until the final moments as they defended aggressively, building lifestyle complicated for the Y9 midfield trio Estevez, Manny Aparicio and Wataru Murofushi.