United handed their first ever League1 Ontario defeat
LONDON – Guelph United suffered their first ever loss in League1 Ontario soccer league’s Men’s Premier play Friday when they were handed a 3-1 setback by FC London at the Hellenic Community Centre.
United had won their previous six games in their inaugural season in the league including a season-opening 6-0 victory over FC London at Alumni Stadium July 30.
FC London 3 Guelph United 1
United opened the scoring on the waterlogged field, brought about by constant rain over the previous 36 hours, as Tomasz Skublak connected for his sixth goal of the season in the game’s 36th minute.
Ethan Goupal pulled London even four minutes later and the score remained 1-1 throughout the remainder of the opening half.
The hosts, though, would add a pair of goals in the second half for the win as Connor Wilson netted the winner and Goupal added an insurance marker.
The loss knocks United out of top spot in the West Division.
The Oakville Blue Devils edged North Mississauga 2-1 at Mississauga Friday night to move to the top of the table with a 6-1-1 record. United (6-1-0) and FC London (6-2-0) are tied for second, but United has a game in hand on both Oakville and London thanks to a game against Sigma FC (3-2-1) that was postponed early this month due to a positive COVID test on the opposition side. That game has been rescheduled for Oct. 12 at 8:30 p.m. at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.
Next up for United is a home match against Scrosoppi FC (2-4-1) of Milton Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. at Alumni Stadium. It’ll be their first home game since a 5-4 victory over ProStars Brampton (2-4-1) at Alumni Stadium Aug. 21.
- Guelph Sports Journal