Top-Of-Table Scrosoppi FC Secures Top Flight Status
Perched atop of the League1 Ontario men’s premier division table, Scrosoppi FC has now clinched a berth in next year’s top flight.
Having finished twelfth last season, their remarkable rise in form makes them just the seventh team to lock in a provincial top flight spot once promotion and relegation is introduced to Ontario’s semi-pro league system next year.
Head coach John Yacou brought change aplenty into the fold this season, and the results were instantaneous: the team has recorded twelve wins and just two losses thus far, occupying the top spot of the table with three games in hand over second-placed Blue Devils FC.
The club – named after Luigi Scrosoppi, the patron saint of footballers – seems to have won his good favour.
Remarkably, they’ve conceded less than one goal per game and lead with a +23 goal differential. A big part of that lies with striker Tomasz Skublak, who currently leads this year’s golden boot race after scoring fifteen goals in eleven appearances.
Last weekend saw him edge one goal ahead of Adam Czerkawski after scoring a brace in a 3-2 win over fellow promotion-clinchers Simcoe County Rovers, with the rest of the weekend’s action seeing Scrosoppi lock in their premier division status for 2024.
There are a few year-one Canadian Premier League players in the squad, with Nicolas Galvis (Valour), Tomasz Skublak (Halifax), Andreas Vaikla (FC Edmonton), Marcus Velado-Tsegaye (FC Edmonton), and Kyle Porter (York United) all having been involved in the action.
Featuring in all fourteen matches is Alexander Zis, a former Forge draft pick who joined Scrosoppi from ProStars FC – another astute pickup for the top-of-the-table side.
With momentum surging the right direction for Scrosoppi, the club are looking to enter the postseason as title favourites who could even lift the League1 Ontario Men’s Championship trophy for the first time in club history.
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