FC Ukraine United maintained its remarkable regular season success by sweeping through the playoffs to defeat Burlington SC 5-2 in the CSL Second Division Championship Final.
Ukraine ended the regular season on top of the Second Division standings undefeated with an impressive 13-0-1 WLT record, 9 points clear of second place Burlington. After gaining a bye in the playoff quarterfinals, Ukraine dominated its semifinal opposition Brantford Galaxy by a 7-0 score, leading to Saturday’s championship victory over Burlington.
Midfielder Taras Hromiak struck for the winners, with Pavlo Lukianets, Roman Pitsur and Yevhen Falkovskyi also finding the net for Ukraine United in the 5-2 final score.
Burlington goals were scored by Brandon Wellington and Amardo Oakley, one from the penalty spot and the other from free kick called by referee Javier Prior for fouls around the box. Referee Prior later ejected Ukraine defender Ivan Kucherenko at 80 minutes following a second caution.
1.A.Bandrivskyy, 2.O.Tarasenko, 3.I.Kucherenko, 4.M.Gurka, 5.M.Rohovskyi, 6.T.Hromiak, 7.Y.Sokolovskyi, 8.P.Lukianets, 9.A.Kondzolka, 10.A.Savchenko,
Subs: 12.Y.Falkovskyi, 13.D.Lutsiuk, 14.V.Koval, 15.K.Antonenko,
16.R.Pitsur, 17.O.Popravka, 18.I.Kozovyk