Robbie Silver For Windsor TFC Academy

(WINDSOR, ON) – Windsor TFC Academy has been on a run of late, dating back to a 5-1 win over Waterloo on June 17 in League 3 play. Markus Aguiar picked up the win in goal as Paul Di Meo led the way with a trio of goals. Francesco Barile and Max Baker Young also scored for Windsor, the latter coming off a set-piece corner kick. Waterloo’s only goal was the result of a penalty kick.

Paul Di Meo.

Paul Di Meo.

The next day Academy hosted the always strong Kitchener Spirit at Ste Cecile. Windsor dominated possession during the game and was able to translate that to the scoreboard. Di Meo logged his second hat trick of the weekend and John Renaud added another in a 4-1 win.

It could have been more when Baker Young scored on a free kick, taken from the Windsor side of the centre line, but the goal was called back. Frankie Calvarusso played well in net, earning the win.

Windsor TFC made it three straight wins when they faced Cambridge United on June 25. Barile scored twice after Griffin Fenton drew Windsor even en route to a 3-1 victory. Aguiar was credited with the win in what was a very chippy affair. Cambridge was assessed five yellow cards and a red with only yellows for Windsor.

The three matches proved to be tune-ups for the Canada Day weekend when Windsor travelled to Scarborough for the Robbie Tournament.

Windsor emerged from round robin play as the No. 1 seed in Bracket A. To earn the 9 points, Academy fought to 3 wins including 2-0 over Ajax, 7-0 over Barrie, and a 1-0 win over SAAC club Toronto Skillz. After eliminating Windsor FC Nationals 2-1 in the quarter finals, Academy earned their place in the finals with a 1-0 win over Aurora, setting up a showdown against Erin Mills.

Windsor’s run ended with a 3-2 loss to the Mississauga-based club as they were awarded the Robbie Silver Medal for their efforts.

Academy will now return to League 3 play as they travel to London for a pair of matches this coming weekend. Saturday they will face London Marconi Blue Devils while the opponent on Sunday will be London Marconi Primi. Kickoff is at 2:00pm each day.

Windsor leads the U17 ladder with 19 points after matches. Primi is has 6 points, including a 2-2 draw with Academy in their last meeting, and the Devils sit on the bottom rung with 0 points.


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