Unionville Milliken Win Futsal Canada Varsity Boys Championship
After a three-way tie for top of the table in the Varsity Boys division, UMSC met LAC Spartans of London, ONT in the championship final.
Coming into the championship off the back of a 6-4 semi-final win over the Ottawa Warriors, London felt confident going into the championship having defeated Unionville 2-1 in a tightly contested match in their final group stage match earlier in the day.
They carried that momentum into the championship and were dominant from the opening whistle. Their constant offensive pressure was rewarded early on with a tap in from the speed Ayden Newton-Birani, coming off an excellent solo effort from Justin Nickson who made the vital pass. London constantly pressed Unionville who were flat in the opening 20 minutes and could have easily been down by three or four had it not been for key saves from goalkeeper Jayden Wright who was superb in goal.
The 2nd half saw UMSC manager Miguel Coelho demand more attacking from his side and they delivered as his son Miguel, Toronto Futsal League Varsity Boys MVP, scored to even the game.
Nicholas Gomez put Unionville ahead with a solid goal and soon after they went up 3-1 courtesy of an Arman Dharshi strike from the second penalty spot after London fouled out. The Spartans called a timeout to regroup but could not stop the strong rotation and eventually conceded their 7th foul which Bradley Heath had no problem in converting to give his team the 4-1 lead with over a minute remaining which was the final score.
Jayden Wright was named the player of the tournament for his outstanding performances throughout the tournament.
Unionville-Milliken SC: 2014 Futsal Canada Varsity Boys Champions
Nelson Coelho scored the tying goal that changed the momentum of the game in favour of Unionville.