THUNDER BAY – Sports – The Thunder Bay Chill continued their dominance over the Springfield Demize with a 1-0 victory Friday at tbyatel Field at Chapples Park. The victory keeps the Chill perfect for the season at 8-0-0 and lead the PDL with 24 points. The win also continued the win streak against the Demize who have never beaten or tied the Chill since coming into the league in 2007. The Chill is now 16-0-0 against the Demize.
Thunder Bay Chill Undefeated Season Continues
The Chill also upped their streak of clean sheets to 6 with Stephen Paterson picking up his fifth win of the season and his fourth shutout.
The Chill dominated the first half and had some excellent scoring chances but was unable to finish. One of the best opportunities came in the 19th minute when Sunny Omoregie tried to pick the top right hand corner of the goal and Demize keeper had to make a leaping save to punch the ball over the net. In the 24th minute Chill defender Zetroy Robertson had a great run down the middle that found him in on goal but his shot was stopped by the Demize keeper Teveor Spangenberg. In the 35th minute Omoregie hit the post after receiving a pass from midfielder Thomas Chameraud.
Thunder Bay outshot Springfield 10-0 in the first half. Springfield did have more play in the second half but were still outshot by a 7-5 margin. Finally in the 51st minute Abraham Villon put the ball through to Sunny Omoregie who only had Demize keeper to beat and he made no mistake going around the Spangenberg and putting the ball into an empty net to pick up his 5th goal of the season.
“I felt our offence was affected by the conditions of the field” said Chill head coach Tony Colistro. “The wet and soggy field definitely slowed our ball movement down and affected our ability to finish when we did get the chances” he continued. Colistro was referring to portions of the field that were recently resodded .
Chill defenders continued their dominance of the back field keeping shots at Paterson to only two. “It was challenging playing on a soft and wet field but we managed to keep that ball out of our end for most of the game” said Chill captain Nolan Intermoia. “It was a huge 3 points for us as we want to keep our winning streak going” continued Intermoia.
The two teams play each other again on Saturday night. Game time is 7:30 pm EDT but the location has been moved to the Fort William Stadium due to poor field conditions at tbaytel Field at Chapples Park.