A hat-trick by Scarborough substitute striker Gonzalo Matias led his team to a 6-4 victory to capture the regular season Canadian Soccer League title in the opening match of three at Paramount Field 1 on Saturday September 16.
Defender Marco Johansen’s header opened the scoring for Scarborough at the 7th minute mark and the Toronto east side team went up 2-0 two minutes later when Jordan Webb collected a left wing cross to find the net from close in. Forward Devroy Grey scored the other goal for Scarborough. Matias scored his winning hat-trick after entering the field as a substitute in the 60th minute.
Two goals by Marko Stajic as well as singles by Vladimir Strizovic and Stefan Pejic allowed our Serbian White Eagles to keep pace until the last few minutes but Scarborough held a lead for most of the match and near the end increased their lead to a two goal margin for a 6-4 score at the final whistle.
That concludes the 2023 season following an announcement that the CSL Championship playoffs will not be played due to financial and venue considerations. Scarborough finished first with 28 points while our Serbian White Eagles finished second with 27 points.