Win and you’re in playoff scenario for Guelph United
GUELPH – Guelph United will be out to prevent history from repeating itself Sunday when they close out their League1 Ontario Men’s Premier soccer loop’s regular season at the Centennial Bowl.
Thanks to a 4-0 win by Electric City FC of Peterborough over Windsor City FC Saturday at Windsor, Electric City moves to fifth in the standings of the 21-team league. Guelph United and Burlington SC are a point behind tied for sixth, the final playoff position.
Last year United finished seventh and just out of the playoffs.
A win by United (10-3-6) over the 18th-place ProStars (5-10-4) of Brampton would secure a playoff berth for United and leave them tied for fourth with Oakville’s Blue Devils FC (12-5-3).
It’ll be a three-way tie if Burlington (11-5-3) defeats third-place Vaughan Azzurri (14-2-3) at Vaughan Sunday night.
If both United and Burlington win, Electric City would miss the playoffs.
Scrosoppi FC of Milton will finish first as they’ve completed their regular season with a 17-3-0 record. Simcoe County Rovers (15-4-1) are second, but can be passed by Azzurri while the Blue Devils are fourth.
Alliance United FC (9-5-6) are eighth, Sigma FC (9-6-5) ninth and North Toronto Nitros (9-7-4) 10th.
Guelph United will enter Sunday’s game with one loss in their previous six games. However, three of those games finished in ties with two of the deadlocks coming on their home field when they required a goal in stoppage time to get the knot both times.
Guelph United, who started their home schedule with two games at the Gryphon Soccer Complex, have not lost at home this season.
ProStars enter the match on a 12-game winless streak. Four of those games ended in ties, but they’ve lost their last four games, being outscored 15-2 in the process. ProStars are also 1-5-2 on the road.
Game time at Centennial Bowl is 5:30 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal