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Woodbridge Strikers win U-15 Boys Ontario Cup final in thrilling fashion

By Staff, 09/06/18, 1:30AM EDT


Three second half goals secured a berth in the Toyota National Championships for Woodbridge

Play. Inspire. Unite. 

The U-15 Boys Ontario Cup final featured London Youth Whitecaps Academy and the Woodbridge Strikers at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan.

Woodbridge thought they had the game’s opening goal in the 8th minute when Eric Farronato re-directed a cross in the net but the linesman’s flag was up and the play was ruled offside.

Despite significant back and forth play, that early chance was the only real opportunity in the first half as both sides went in the half knotted at 0-0.

But just one minute into the second half the game came to life when Woodbridge took the lead.

Marquis Arcand’s cross fooled the Whitecaps keeper and found the far corner of the net to make it 1-0 Woodbridge,

Santiago Bueno would double the lead in the 65th minute when his free kick sailed past everybody and bounced into the lower half of the net to make it 2-0.

But on the ensuing kick-off London’s Richard Solomone pulled one back on a fantastic individual effort that saw him head the ball on to himself, chip the keeper and make it 2-1.

Woodbridge would re-establish their two goal lead with eight minutes remaining. Jayden Chedeu’s cross into the box found the foot of Nathan Tshisuaka. Tshishuaka controlled the ball nicely and slotted his shot into the top corner to make it 3-1 Woodbridge.

That would be all Woodbridge would need and they shut it down the rest of the way. Woodbridge now advances to the Toyota National Championships, held Oct. 3-8.

Highlight of the Match

Ontario Cup Highlights

Championship Photo

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