FC Ukraine United advanced to the CSL Championship Final with a 5-3 victory over SC Waterloo at Centennial Stadium Sunday afternoon. Ukraine United will meet Scarborough SC at the Centennial ground in Etobicoke on Saturday, October 26, a 3 pm kickoff.
It was a ding-dong battle with the lead changing hands until Ukraine United were able to seal the win when Waterloo, playing with 10 men following a first half send off, conceded two goals late in the game. The gallant southern Ontario side had lost forward Ivan Cutura to a red card early in the game following an excessive challenge and while it fought to stay in contention may have been laboring late in the game after being short-handed for so long.
Forward Nazar Milishchuk opened the scoring for Ukraine United at the 20 minute mark and Ihor Sorotoskyi made it 2-0 at 34 minutes. Waterloo defender Gregor Zugelj reduced the lead to 2-1 at 39 minutes, the score at the break.
Petar Dordevic struck an equalizer for the visitors at 47 minutes and Waterloo jumped into a 3-2 lead with a goal by Dado Hadrovic at the 53rd minute mark.
Ukraine United midfielder Nuno Ponte found the net past Waterloo goalkeeper Dalibor Ivanovic to tie the game 3-3 at 64 minutes and the home side then went on to score at 75 minutes, a goal by striker Molham Babouli for a 4-3 lead. A goal by Rick Di Vincenzo broke the game open to complete the scoring for a 5-3 Ukraine United lead at 90 minutes, shortly before the final whistle.
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