The 2015 Ontario Futsal League Champions Cup culminated Sunday at Durham College, with the final featuring the Barrie Futsal Club and Futsal Club Toronto. Both sides went undefeated in convincing fashion during Saturday’s Round Robin games, matching up what looked to be the two top teams for Sunday’s Championship.
From the opening whistle of the first half, these teams were very evenly matched. Both squads were explosive on the offensive end, while poised and organized when on the defensive. Futsal Club Toronto would be the first team on the board, with a goal from Hrvoje Jerkovic.
Barrie Futsal Club would respond under a minute later, however, equalizing on a counter-attack finished by Aidan McHale. Both sides would exchange chances in the closing minutes of the first half, but were unable to capitalize, leaving things locked at 1-1 at halftime.
The intensity picked up in the second half, with an increase in physical play from Futsal Club Toronto. Despite picking up three early fouls, FCT would break the stalemate five minutes into the second frame on a goal from Hector Jauregui.
Futsal Club Toronto: Roy Blanche, Head Coach. Alvaro Yaquez, Assistant
Barrie Futsal Club would keep battling and would again equalize, this time by Bryan Da Cruz midway through the second half. Just as things were looking to be heading towards Kicks from the Penalty Mark, FCT’s Jauregui would score his second goal of the match with just four minutes left. Desperate to equalize, Barrie would leave its net empty to add a 5th attacker in the offensive zone. Despite controlling the play in the closing minutes, Barrie was
left exposed at the back and would concede two more goals to Jauregui, leaving the final score 5-2 for FCT.
Congratulations to Futsal Club Toronto, the Ontario Futsal League Champions Cup winners and Provincial Champions.