Milltown FC win 2013 CPFL Championship


Milltown FC have won the 2013 CPFL title over Barrie FC in a thriller. Club also take home Coach and Goalkeeper of the Year honours.

(Additional match recap here)

TORONTO – Milltown FC has set to the bar high this season, and this past weekend’s indoor championship serves only to bolster those lofty expectations.

The men’s soccer club — aiming to reign supreme in the Peel-Halton Soccer League’s Premier Division, after sitting first for significant stretches of last season — captured the CPFL Division ranks title in North York Sunday afternoon.

MFC did so in payback fashion, avenging their only season loss with a 5-3 decision over third-place Barrie.

A fierce start saw the champs mount a 4-1 first-half lead and then cruise to victory with a stellar defence led by shutdown star Max Hathaway.

Joey Iaccheo stood tall in net to clinch the league’s top goalkeeper award, while Tyler Botelho — named team MVP — scored a highlight reel-calibre goal off a volley that brought the crowd to its feet.

Ernesto Rourell scored the game winner on a great individual effort late in the opening half, cutting back and hammering a low blast from around mid-court that beat Barrie’s keeper to the near post.

Omar Jbaihi earned coach of the year honours, leading MFC to a near-perfect season.

Chris DeMelo, Arnold Edzodzomo, Sam Fouad and Tomi Loncar rounded out the championship team.

This marked the first year MFC had first-team players compete in the indoor league, having previously used the winter season primarily to develop its reserves.

Now in the midst of tryouts and set to welcome back its university players in a couple of weeks, MFC begins the outdoor season in a little over a month and will play its home games at the Milton Community Park (behind Milton Sports Centre).

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