By Ian Shalapata
(HARROW, ON) – In a back-and-forth game, the “home” side Windsor Stars prevailed over the Niagara United squad at the Harrow International Soccer Tournament on Saturday night. With two goals from midfielder David Kadoic, Windsor finished 3-2 over the visitors for their forth win in August.
United remains in last place in the Canadian Soccer League after giving Windsor a run for their money. Trailing the Stars by one, Niagara scored twice in the second half to jump on top, but a penalty shot awarded to Windsor’s Kadoic in the 76th minute allowed the home team to draw even again.
The two teams battled hard, earning a spate of yellow cards throughout the game. Tempers were high toward the end of the game, but by then most of the players had pretty well ran out of gas. The tension set the stage for Kadoic’s fifth goal of the season. It came in the 90th minute when he let loose a 15 yard strike which beat the sprawling Niagara keeper.
Windsor’s first goal was scored by midfielder Ciprian Codea.
The win moved Windsor into fifth place in the CSL First Division with a 7-6-3 record. They trail Toronto Croatia by 10 points and lead Waterloo by 2.
The game was the highlight of the Tournament which saw local teams matched up against those from as far away as the Caribbean.