A well-placed free kick from 24 yards by midfielder David Guzman gave York Region Shooters a 1-0 win over Serbian White Eagles and their fifth victory of the season, the only game played in the Canadian Soccer League Friday night.
Guzman’s strike gave Serbian Eagles goalkeeper Goran Skaric little chance as the ball made its way inside the left post with seconds remaining in the first half.
The visiting York Region came close to increasing their lead following the interval with several raids on the Serbian Eagles goal. Attempts by Richard Edwards, followed by Richard West coming close at 57 and 73 minutes, and later it was forward Shawn Brown who failed to find the net after taking a pass close to goal following a breakaway.
Another attempt by the Shooters resulted in referee Marco Jaramillo showing the red card to Marko Marovic of Serbian White Eagles for a foul while preventing a goalscoring opportunity just outside the box.
Midfielder Milos Ljubenovic came close for the home side at 65 minutes and midfielder Dordje Jocic was prominent, but the 1-0 York Region lead held to the final whistle.
The victory repeats the 1-0 win by York Region Shooters over Serbian White Eagles on June 10 and keeps the side from just north of Toronto on top of the standings with a 5-0-0 WLT record for 15 points, while Serbian White Eagles now have a 2-4-0 record for six points in seventh position.