Windsor Stars vs Oakville Blue Devils
Going up against the 2015 League Champion Oakville Blue Devils at Alumni Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the new-look Windsor Stars emerged with a come-from-behind 2-2 draw.
After falling behind 2-nil in the 1st half, Windsor’s Mike Pio was rewarded for his strong effort with a strike in the 72nd minute. When Celso Caparpau was pulled down inside the 18 yard box, Pio cleanly found the back of the net from the penalty spot to tie the match in the 78th minute.
After 5 minutes of stoppage time was added, Windsor and Oakville went home with a point apiece.
“I think the chances they had were against the run of play,” Stars head coach Shane Topalovic said of the Oakville play, after the match. “We had ball possession but we didn’t take many shots. In the 2nd half, we started taking it to them more and got two goals.”
The Stars now have 3 points after two matches and are in 2nd place in League 1 Ontario’s West Division.
They will play next in the GTA on May 15 when they visit the Kia Training Ground to take on TFC Academy.
Windsor will return to Alumni Stadium on May 22 when North Mississauga SC visits the Stars. Kickoff is at 4:00pm.