For the second year in a row, there will be a Kingston FC team in the Canadian Soccer League championship finals.
Last season Kingston FC’s first division team made it to the championship game, dropping a 3-1 verdict to SC Waterloo’s first division team. This season, Kingston FC’s second division team will be there – after defeating the Niagara United Reserves 5-1 at Queen’s West Campus on Saturday night – and their opponent once again will be SC Waterloo.
The Kingston FC Reserves – who have lost just one game all season – led 1-0 at half time on a goal by Stephane Assengue and were up 3-0 before the Niagara Reserves scored on a penalty kick. Kingston FC then added two more goals – the fifth by the league’s top scorer Mademba Ba.
The other Kingston FC goals were registered by Corey Faughnan – who scored twice – and by Simon Schmitke.
The Kingston FC Reserves met SC Waterloo Reserves twice during the 2014 CSL regular season, playing to a 2-2 tie in Kingston on June 15th and then defeating SC Waterloo 3-2 in Waterloo on September 7th. The Junior Lads have not lost a CSL 2nd Division game since opening day this season, May 25th, when they dropped a 1-0 decision to the York Region Shooters Reserves on the road. Since then, Kingston FC has gone undefeated over the past 17 games including their quarter-final and semi-final victories over the past two weeks.
The CSL 2nd Division Championship Final will be played on Sunday, October 26th at 1:00 PM at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York, as part of the CSL’s championship weekend that includes the league’s Awards Gala on Saturday evening, and the 1st Division Final at 4:15 PM between Toronto Croatia and the York Region Shooters.