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Gameday Report: July 12, Week 16

By USLLeagueOne.com Staff, 07/12/19, 6:15PM EDT

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TFC II closes gap on top four with win over Tormenta FC

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Toronto FC II defeated South Georgia Tormenta FC, 3-0, Friday afternoon at BMO Training Ground. 

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Matthew Srbely opened the scoring in the 28th minute after Griffin Dorsey found him in space behind the Tormenta defense. Srbely collected Dorsey’s pass, beat a defender, and smashed a shot into the upper right hand corner of Pablo Jara’s goal to score his third of the season. 

Toronto FC II doubled its lead ten minutes later through Jordan Perruzza. Jayden Nelson found Perruzza’s slashing run with a clever pass to put him through on goal. After being played in behind, Perruzza made no mistake, finishing at the near post to score his sixth goal of the season and move him into a tie with Forward Madison FC’s Don Smart for fourth place in the Golden Boot race. 

Dorsey played provider again as TFC II put the match out of reach with another goal in the 78th minute. Dorsey clipped a ball behind Tormenta’s defense and into the penalty area for Patrick Bunk-Andresen to run on to. With no pressure on him, Bunk-Andersen calmly tucked the first-time finish past an onrushing Jara to score his fourth goal of the season. 

With Friday’s win, TFCII remains unbeaten at home this season. Toronto is 4-0-2 at BMO Training Ground and will have more home matches left on its schedule than any other League One club at the end of Week 16. The win over Tormenta keeps TFCII in fifth place in the table, creating just a three point gap between second and fifth. 

After being shut out on Friday afternoon, Tormenta FC has now failed to score a goal from the run of play in three straight matches. At the other end of the field, Head Coach John Miglarese’s side has followed up its 500+ minute clean sheet streak with back-to-back matches in which they’ve conceded multiple goals. There was little current Golden Glove leader Pablo Jara could do about any of Toronto’s three goals on Friday afternoon, as his backs let the opposing forwards get in behind them far too easily with regularity. 

Tormenta remains in second place, but have opened the door for Lansing Ignite FC and/or Chattanooga Red Wolves FC to overtake them with positive results this weekend. South Georgia will look to right the ship and make up ground on the league-leaders next Saturday when they head to Frisco for their first run-in with North Texas SC.


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