Stars Drop Match As Topalovic Juggles Bench

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – In a tense, back-and-forth match away at ANB Futbol, the Windsor Stars suffered their second loss in league play in as many games.

ANB struck first with a goal by Jahsua Mills in the 39th minute. That was followed by an equalizer by Windsor’s Stefan Milidrag to open the 2nd half.

The drawn score was short-lived as Adonijah Reid put ANB up a goal just two minutes after Milidrag’s strike. Mills would then spot ANB with a two-goal lead as he scored his second of the match, followed by his brother, Brandon, putting the home side up by three with 15 minutes left in regular time.

Stars Soccer Shane Topalovic head coach

Shane Topalovic.

Windsor left with a parting shot by Noah Pio, in substitution, moments before time, but it was too little, too late.

Windsor was without two players who were serving a suspension after being ejected from the home match on June 12.

“The key moment for us was losing centre-back Jamar Kelly, who went down with an injury,” head coach Shane Topalovic told League 1 staff, after the game. “With a short bench, it was very hard for us to adjust. We will respond by just trying to get our guys healthy and make sure we have a full roster for the next game.”

Windsor Stars have a hectic week as they host Toronto FC Academy in a League Cup fixture tomorrow evening at McHugh Stadium, with an 8:00 pm kick-off. They’ll then travel to TFCA’s Kia Training Ground, on June 28, to meet the Junior Reds back in League 1 play, for an afternoon meeting.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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