Point Earned While Man Down

(LONDON, ON) – Windsor TFC head coach Zibby Piatkiewicz wasn’t satisfied with the team’s performance in London on Friday evening, but he will always accept at least a point on the road. That’s what the Stars earned after falling behind 1-0 early in the 2nd half to FC London, but netting the equalizer minutes later.

Just a minute into the 2nd half, with the score still nil-nil, Dredon Kelly was assessed a second yellow card, forcing his retirement. Playing down a man, Windsor soon found themselves on the wrong end of 1-0 score.

FC London’s Mohammad Nafar found the back of the Windsor net in the 55th minute to life the home side into the lead. The margin was short-lived, however, as the Stars fought back on the counter attack.

Patrick Sikora drew Windsor even in the 64th minute and two teams played out the remainder despite some good chances by London. Credit to Windsor TFC keeper Kyle Vizirakis.

“We had to go on the counter attack. And it worked out well,” said Piatkiewicz. “We practice all these drills during the week and it helped today.”

Windsor TFC will host TFC III this coming Saturday, June 10, at Alumni Field. Match time has been moved up to 1:30pm.


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