(London, Ontario) – On Wednesday evening, the Fanshawe Men's Soccer team (5-1-1) came back from down two goals to tie the St. Clair Saints (5-1-1) by a final score of 3-3. Fanshawe and St. Clair are tied at the top of the OCAA West Division. The Falcons lead in the division in goals scored with 20.
In the 12th minute of the game, St. Clair was the first team on the scoreboard. After a long ball by the Saints defense, St. Clair's Stefan Milidrag put one past the Falcons goalkeeper to give the Saints the 1-0 lead. Fanshawe had a couple of great attempts in the first half including a corner kick by Brent Anderson, which sailed across the middle of the Saints box right in front of the goal but wasn't able to be converted. Fanshawe would find themselves down 1-0 at the half.
The Falcons started the second half in complete control. After holding possession for the entire first two minutes of the half, Fanshawe sent a rocket to the net which was initially saved by the Saints goalkeeper but on the rebound, Robert M'Boko scored to tie the game at one. After the goal, St. Clair's goalkeeper received a yellow card immediately followed by a red card and was ejected from the game. The Saints would have to play the rest of the second half with only 10 players. However, in the 56th minute, a great corner kick by the Saints would find its way to the back of the Fanshawe goal, giving St. Clair the lead, 2-1. The Saints would score another shorthanded goal to go up 3-1 but the Falcons would keep pressing and in the 74th minute, M'Boko would score his second of the game in the top left corner of the net, closing the gap to just one. After 90 minutes of play, four minutes of extra time were added on and the Falcons would take advantage. After a scramble in front of the Saints goal, M'Boko would slide one past the St. Clair goalkeeper and tie the game 3-3.
Fanshawe returns to action on Tuesday, October 11, at home when they take on the Mohawk Mountaineers (3-3). The last time these teams met on September 17, Mohawk handed the Falcons their only loss of the season by a score of 3-1.
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