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Range FC proved to be the stars of the show in our Wednesday men’s league, outlasting Team 1 in the final to take home the Wednesday league crown.
The teams had played out a 4-4 tie in the final game of the regular season to seal their playoff places, so a tight, competitive final was expected. Luckily Team 1’s play is always more imaginative than their team name and they contributed to a great first half in a game that looked like it could remain locked in a stalemate. Although Range had the upper-hand with a 2-1 lead, Team 1 pulled it back to 2-2 and penalties very much looked on the cards. Both teams passed up opportunities to win it before Range banged home the clinching goal with only a little time left on the clock. It was too late for Team 1 to respond and Range FC had taken the title with a deserved 3-2 victory.
Division 2 also matched up the top two from the regular season. In the last meeting between the teams, TR3YWAY FC had dug themselves out of a huge hole, coming from 3-0 down against Gabroo FC to claim a deserved 3-3 tie. They fell behind again in the final, trailing 2-1 at half time and 3-2 with only minutes remaining. Amazingly though, they once again managed to salvage an identical 3-3 tie to send the game into penalty kicks.
As always penalties are a tense affair, but Gabroo FC finally managed to shake off a dogged opponent and claimed the Division 2 crown with victory in the shoot out.
The summer season of the Wednesday men’s league begins on Wednesday July 25th and there are still 2 team spaces and a handful of individual spots available on a first come, first served basis at the Footy Sevens website.
Just in case any of you happen to be up in Ottawa and were thinking of attending the Toronto FC game tonight, we posted this on our Ottawa social media:
After crowning three division champions on Tuesday, it was the Thursday Men’s league that came to a close on Thursday with 4 excellent teams facing off in the top division’s semi-finals.
Mo Leicester City FC had topped the table at the end of the regular season. They proved too strong for an excellent Mahajir FC, taking heavy revenge on the only team to have beaten them this season and cruising into the final with a 6-1 victory. Blackstars had a great match-up with Colo-Colo earlier in the season and the two teams had tied for 2nd in the regular season so a close semi-final was expected. It certainly played out that way with the 1-1 half-time tie lasting well into the second half. Blackstars broke the tie with a fine goal before Colo Colo pegged them back again until two late goals sent Blackstars to the final at the end of a tight, physical and thoroughly entertaining game.
The final was an equally tight affair, with neither team able to break the deadlock before half-time. Nick Chiarot played a captain’s role, opening the scoring by rolling one in off the far post for Mo Leicester. The Blackstars were soon level though, pouncing on a rebound after a decent save from the goalie. The final seemed bound for penalties but Mo Leicester worked the ball to the top of the box to allow their target man to spin off his defender and score the decisive goal though the keeper’s legs. As Blackstars pushed for an equaliser they inevitably left some gaps at the back and an excellent counter attack sealed the game and the Championship for Mo Leicester City FC in the dying minutes.
In the second division it was AEFC who flew out of the blocks to take a 2-0 lead. Unfortunately they couldn’t keep that pace up and by the time half-time rolled around Fortnite had pulled the deficit back and added a couple more to lead 4-2 at the break. When Fortnite scored another double after half-time the game looked over but AE pulled a couple back to suggest that a comeback might just be possible. However, as happened in many of the finals, the team pushing forward to try to salvage the game were hit on the break and Fortnite took the second division title with a convincing 7-4 victory.
The summer season of our Thursday Men’s league starts next week and we still have a couple of team spaces available and a single individual space available for registration. You can find full details at the Toronto Footy Sevens website.
What was June’s game of the month? Spain vs Portugal? Germany vs Sweden? Argentina vs Nigeria? We have a different candidate for that accolade . . . Tuesday’s Coed League final between UKS United and The Good Team.
It was fitting that the top two team in the regular season made it to the final. UKS brought their regular season form onto the field straight away, quickly establishing a 2-0 first half lead. Even though they had dug themselves an early hole, The Good Team proved that they were indeed a . . .ehm . . . “good team” by dragging themselves back into the game with a couple of goals to go into the break tied at 2-2.
It looked like a name change may be in order (perhaps “The Great Team”?) when they reversed the deficit just after half time to lead 4-2. UKS weren’t finished though. and pulled it back to 4-3 before The Good Team restored their cushion. UKS drew closer again before the big guns came out. The equaliser was a rocket from 20-yards, tying the game at 5-5 before The Good Team pulled out their own long-range artillery with another screamer to re-take the lead.
With the clock against them, UKS United pushed forward desperately looking for the equaliser but, as so often happens, were caught on the break with a killer counter-attack. A late goal pulled it back to 7-6 as time ran out, but the final whistle came before they could muster an equaliser and a classic final drew to a close with The Good Team crowned Spring Coed Champions. What. . . A. . . Game!
The Coed Division Two final didn’t quite have the same end to end magic but was an excellent game too. Pitch Please! made the early running and took the lead before being pegged back by The Misfits. Another couple of goals had Pitch Please cruising towards victory with a 3-1 lead, only to be rocked by The Misfits pulling one bag to narrow their lead to one. Just like the division 1 final, the game went from end to end as the Misfits chased the game and both tems had their chances. Eventually though, it was Pitch Please! who took their chances to tie-up the division championship with a 5-2 scoreline.
Join us for summer coed soccer
All four of our finalists will be back to try to defend their title (or go one better) in the summer season. There are already 17 teams signed up to start next week, but we can still fit in another handful of teams (or individual sign-ups). If you want to join the upcoming summer season of the Tuesday Coed League, head over to the Toronto Footy Sevens website for full details and registration or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Men’s League Final
The World Cup enters the knock-out stage and brings with it the nerve-shredding tension of penalty shoot-outs. We had one of our own last night with the Tuesday Men’s league final matching all of the late drama we’ve seen in so many games in this World Cup.
Mean Machine were off and running with an early goal, but couldn’t keep it for long against an always potent United Brothers forward line. The teams went into the break locked at 1-1 and neither team managed to add to their lead as the game clock ticked towards the end of the match. The breakthough finally came when Mean Machine looked to have won it in the final minutes, but United Brothers weren’t quite done yet, sending the game to penalty kicks with a late, late equaliser.
As always the shoot-out was a tense affair, with both goalkeepers making some magnificent saves. However it was Mean Machine that triumphed in the end to take the title and derail United Brothers quest to become the first two-time Toronto Footy Sevens champions.
Sign-up for our summer men’s leagues at the Toronto Footy Sevens website.
Tonight saw the the official end of the spring season of our Footy For All kids soccer programs. (We actually have one more Thursday session next week to make up for one that was postponed because of lightning.)
We would like to thank the 200+ kids who joined us for the spring session for all of the energy and fun that they brought each week as well as all of the mums and dads for bringing them each week. It was great to meet you all and we really appreciated all of the kind words and positive feedback that we have heard throughout the season, We hope you enjoyed it even more than we did.
Summer Season Begins July 3rd
Our next season will start in the first week of July and runs throughout the school holidays until the second last week of August. Once again it will be an 8 week program played at the same time and same place every week at the brand new field at Heart Lake Secondary School on Conestoga Drive in Brampton.
Some of our programs are already sold out and we only have a hand full of spaces left at some of our age groups.
- Micro Soccer (Junior and Senior Kindergarten) – Wednesdays and Thursdays are completely sold out. We have 7 spaces available for Mondays.
- Kids Soccer (1st and 2nd Grade) – Wednesday is sold out. 11 spaces available on Monday and 4 available on Thursday.
- Junior Soccer (3rd and 4th Grade) – 8 Spaces available on Tuesday and 5 on Wednesday.
- Youth Soccer (5th and 6th Grade) – 6 Spaces available on Wednesday
In person registration evening; Wednesday June 27th
For those of you who would like to register in person or pay in cash rather than online, we will be hosting a registration evening at Heart Lake Secondary School.
When: Wednesday June 27th 6.30pm-8pm
Where: Heart Lake Secondary School, 296 Conestoga Drive, Brampton.
Registration will be available for any remaining spaces in our upcoming Footy For All summer programs.
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The last of our 7v7 spring soccer leagues kicks off tonight, with opening night in our Wednesday Men’s Spring League. The league is a complete sell out, so we won’t be able to accommodate any other teams on Wednesdays until the summer season.
However, we do have a couple of other leagues kicking off before then. Our Tuesday Coed league is into the last few weeks of the spring season and the summer season for Coed Tuesday’s will be kicking off on July 3rd. Over on the men’s side of things, the Thursday Men’s league kicks off the summer season on Thursday July 5th. Although we are looking to expand both leagues to three divisions, spaces are limited so register soon over at the Toronto Footy Sevens website to make sure your place is secure. We currently have spaces available for both team registration and for individuals to register and be placed on a team. All of the leagues are refereed and take place at the new 7v7 outdoor fields at Heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton
The leagues cost just $750 for a full team or $85 to register as an individual. You can find full details of all of our upcoming leagues on the Toronto Footy Sevens website and secure your team’s space with a $250 deposit.
And if you are itching to get on the field before then, you can join us for pick-up soccer on Monday nights at 8pm. We’ve got a 7v7 pick-up game costing only $12 for 90 minutes. You can register for this Monday’s session at our pick-up soccer website.