United takes road debut to remain unbeaten
MILTON – Guelph United FC made it two-for-two in the League1 Ontario soccer league’s men’s premier division Friday night with a 1-0 victory over Scrosoppi FC at Bishop Reding school.
The win was United’s first road victory. It had won its league debut and home opener 6-0 over FC London at Alumni Stadium a week earlier.
The loss dropped Scrosoppi to 1-1-0.
A goal by Jace Kotsopoulos on a penalty kick in the second half was the lone goal of Friday’s game. The kick was awarded after Tomasz Skulblak was fouled in the penalty box.
Svyatik Artemenko recorded the shutout for his second clean sheet of the season.
In their season opener, United led London 2-0 at halftime before Kotsopoulos scored three consecutive goals in the second half. Alexander Zis, Lucas Doros and Skublak collected the other goals for the locals.
Three of United’s next four games are home matches at Alumni Stadium. That includes their next two as they’re to host Windsor TFC (0-1-0) Aug 14 and ProStars Brampton (0-1-0) Aug. 21. Both games carry 1 p.m. game times.
After a trip to Oakville to play Blue Devils FC (1-0-0) at Bronte Park Aug. 27, United is to host Sigma FC (1-0-0) at Alumni Stadium Sept. 11 at 3 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal