(BRAMPTON, ON) – The Windsor Stars improved their record to 3-1-2 with a dramatic win away in Brampton, defeating the ProStars 7-2, on Sunday evening. The win entrenches Windsor in 4th place on the League 1 Ontario ladder.
The Stars struck early when captain Stephen Ademolu was sent forward and deposited a 15 yard roller in the the left corner of the net, in the 8th minute. He followed up that effort eight minutes later when Carlos Soares crossed the ball from 40 yards and Ademolu headed it under the bar for a 2-nil lead.
In the 18th minute, Michael Pio set up Stefan Milidrag in the 6-yard box, who tapped the ball home to increase the Windsor lead to three.
Brett Holmberg extended his scoring streak to three games when Ademolu and Pio conspired to get the ball to him on the doorstep, after ProStars’ keeper Zacary Borzovoy failed to clear.
The ProStars got on the board in the 42nd minute when Thomas Winski rocketed a free kick under the bar from 30 yards out. He was then awarded a penalty kick when Leaford Allen was pulled down by a Windsor defender inside the 18.
Stars’ keeper Kyle Vizirakis argued the call and was awarded a yellow card for his comments. Winski took advantage of the distraction and made no mistake converting the goal just before half time.
After returning from the dressing room, Holmberg wasted no time in re-establishing the 3-goal lead when he beat two defenders for a lose ball and buried it in the back of the net. It was his second game in a row with multiple scoring.
It was then Windsor’s turn to convert a penalty kick when Ademolu was pulled down in the box by Allen. the ProStars player was watching from the side-lines when the Stars’ captain completed his hat trick by putting the ball right when Borzovoy went left.
Windsor completed the scoring courtesy of an own goal by ProStars’ Jevone Swaby, who was attempting to guard the post on an Ademolu shot from 12 yards out. The Stars could have had one more on a penalty kick that was awarded in the 83rd minute.
Jordan Piccinin was ejected for tackling Woodfull inside the 18, but Borzovoy was equal to the task.
The Windsor Stars have now extended their undefeated streak to 4 games with the victory.
Ademolu’s three goals earned him McTague Law Firm Player of the Week honours; his second such award this season.
The Stars will return home to McHugh Stadium this Friday when they host first place Oakville Blue Devils at 8:00 pm.