(WINDSOR, ON) – Windsor TFC suffered its first defeat of the season at the hands of the Oakville Blue Devils, Sunday afternoon at Alumni Stadium. The visitors scored the match’s only goal in the 29th minute and then hung on for a 1-nil victory.
“All in all, a very good game,” said Blue Devils head coach Duncan Wilde. “Should have probably been more goals for both of us, but good game.”
While they did get a number of chances at goal, Windsor TFC played in a defensive posture, opting to send the ball back, as far as keeper Kyle Vizirakis, on many occasions. Oakville, by contrast, pushed forward much of the game, but allowed themselves to be caught on the counter, at times.
“As a team we were a bit slow. It took us a long time to get into the game,” said Windsor midfielder Damon Johnson. “It took us too long to get into the flow of the game.”
Both Vizirakis and his opposing counterpart, Matt George, were called upon to make some daring saves from the boots and heads of the strikers. Both were also offered exemplary assistance from the defenders in front.
Luke Husbands was named the Man of the Match after very strong play amongst the Windsor backs.
“I look to more focus on the team,” said Husbands post-game. “As a team, though, we started slowly, but got into the game. I think on a better day we would have had the result 100 per cent.”
With the loss, Windsor TFC’s early record settles at 1-1-0 in the west division where a pentangle loggerhead has developed between five sides. Their next game is away on May 14 in Scarborough against Sanjaxx Lions. They’ll return home for a Victoria Day match on May 21 when they host ProStars FC with the kickoff at 4:00pm.