Effort Unrewarded

Windsor defender Jamar Kelly strips the ball from a Woodbridge player during action on 16 June 2017. Kelly would later receive a red card and expulsion for a goal-saving tackle.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Windsor defender Jamar Kelly strips the ball from a Woodbridge player during action on 16 June 2017. Kelly would later receive a red card and expulsion for a goal-saving tackle.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

(WINDSOR, ON) – Windsor TFC finally escaped the string of draws which were plaguing the team’s recent results, but unfortunately it was by way of a loss to the Woodbridge Strikers, Friday evening at Alumni Field. Despite recovering from a 1-goal deficit, Windsor allowed the match to get away from them and finished on the wrong end of a 4-1 score.

“I’m not really happy,” said Windsor head coach Zibby Piatkiewicz. “Lack of discipline cost us a game today. We created a lot today. We just didn’t put it away.

The Stars opened the game with a strong push forward, putting the Strikers on their heels. Inside of 10 minutes Windsor had no less than four good chances at goal, but were unlucky in finishing. The Windsor players dominated the midfield and moved the ball up more often than they had thus far in the season.

Inevitably, Woodbridge struck first on a counter which caught Windsor short in the backfield. The lead was short lived as the returning Noah Pio notched the leveler to send the teams to the locker room knotted at 1.

Making his first start with Windsor TFC, Noah Pio scored in the 1st half to knot the teams at 1 goal apiece.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Making his first start with Windsor TFC, Noah Pio scored in the 1st half to knot the teams at 1 goal apiece.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The 2nd half found Woodbridge taking more control of the ball and Windsor sending more men forward in reply. More chances, including a Pio shot off the post, didn’t prove fruitful for the home side. The Strikers went in front in the 58th minute and Windsor couldn’t manage the equalizer. In their attempt to draw even, Woodbridge netted two more in the final 3 minutes.

“We have to look forward to next game,” said Pio. “We just have to learn from what we did wrong and hopefully this week in practice we can fix that.”

Windsor TFC will take to the road for a June 25 match at Vaughan Azzurri. Five days later they will host Masters FA with the kickoff at 8:00pm.

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