Wednesday, May 20, 2015

V-Cup contest results: Week 4

Whatever you think about the Canadian Championship and the Voyageurs Cup, the competition has rarely lacked for drama, and the Montreal Impact tend prominently to be involved.

The fourth matchday of the competition proved to be no exception. Montreal were in a decent position, holding a one-nil edge from the home leg, and then securing the crucial away goal after Toronto had gone up 1. All hell broke loose in a sequence where Maxim Tissot seemed nearly to be killed, propelled head first into the electronic advertising hoardings. While he was being treated on the end line Toronto scored, and they potted another while he was clearly still collecting his wits after returning to the field of play (which clearly he should not have been allowed to do, given his mental state at the time).

So Toronto were up 3-1, and up a goal on aggregate until a late header from ex-TFC man Dominic Oduro broke the hearts of most in attendance, though given past form one wonders how many of those Toronto supporters were truly surprised.

Montreal advance on away goals. What else is new?

In the other match, Edmonton headed to Vancouver in the first leg of their snow-delayed series and were on the board before many Whitecaps fans had found their seats, as Tomi Ameobi scored after Richie Jones had pressured Gershon Koffie into a terrible giveaway. The goal pushed Ameobi into a 3-way tie among active all-time goal scorers in the competition with teammate Darryl Fordyce and Montreal's Jack McInerney.

The Eddies fought valiantly but were undone late when Koffie benefited from some sloppy defending and partially redeemed his earlier error to level the match.

Both scorelines were rather outlandish, in the grand scheme of things, and the new standings reflect this as everyone lost ground. ADH is a first time leader of this competition.

Our bonus matchday is tonight with the two-legged final in August. Entrants will be emailed with a request for their final round picks sometime in the near future.

8Tuscan, JoJoFlow
9@FTofD, Old Style Pilsner, Ben Massey
10shermanator, deschamp86, latetedefred, jamonty
11Pompey Canuck, Steedman, Brenton
12Pej, HimmelCat, Brendan, Rob
13Roke, Sam, coxon

You can view all scores and selections here.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

V-Cup contest results: Week 3

The third matchday of the Voyageurs Cup was once again filled with drama. This time, Mother Nature took on a lead role, dumping an unseasonable snowfall on Clarke Stadium in Edmonton which resulted in a postponement of the first leg between Edmonton and Vancouver.

The first leg will now be the originally-scheduled second leg in Vancouver this Wednesday, with the second leg being made up on May 20th in Edmonton. For the purposes of this contest, predictions for the May 6th match will be applied to the May 20th make-up date.

The match that was played was rather lackluster: a Jack McInerney strike was one of few interesting moments in a 1-0 Impact win over Toronto. One would have thought the inclusion of Michael Bradley in the starting eleven meant that Toronto was taking the competition seriously, but the effort on the pitch suggested otherwise.

With only one result last week, the contest table saw only a minor shakeup. Tuscan had a perfect week and joins the lead with Spungi, and the pair have some separation from the pack.

2Tuscan, Spungi
5shermanator, @FTofD, Old Style Pilsner, JoJoFlow
6Steedman, Rob, Ben Massey, Brenton, jamonty
7Sam, coxon, Pompey Canuck, Pej, deschamp86, HimmelCat, Brendan, Latetedefred
8Roke, Fussball_eh

You can view all scores and selections here.

Monday, May 04, 2015

V-Cup contest results: Week 2

Edmonton beat up on Ottawa again in the 2nd leg of the first round tie, winning 3-1. That scoreline should not have come as a surprise, since the Eddies were winners by the same score a week earlier in the nation's capital. It certainly didn't take our contestants by surprise, as many had it pretty close and four managed to nail it exactly, including our leader, Spungi (Tuscan, JoJoFlow and ADH were the others)

Here are the pool standings after week 2:

2Tuscan, ADH
3shermanator, @FTofD, Old Style Pilsner, JoJoFlow, jamonty
4Pej, deschamp86, Brendan, Ben Massey
5Pompey Canuck, Steedman, Rob, latetedefred, Brenton
6Sam, coxon, HimmelCat
7Roke, Fussball_eh

You can view all scores and selections here.