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Capital City takes shot at reaching league finals

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By Dan Plouffe

Mahir Hadziresic scored the game-winning goal last weekend to send Capital City FC into the Candian Soccer League semi-finals. File photo.

Capital City FC will vie for a berth in the Canadian Soccer League championship final when they host the Serbian White Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 23 for a 3 p.m. start at Terry Fox Athletic Facility.

“Our organization has worked hard all season for such an opportunity,” Capital City head coach Shaun Harris says on the team’s website. “Our players have developed into great young pros with a terrific work rate and attitude all season, giving the best home fans in the city something to be proud of.”

“The crowds have been tremendous to us and it is a privilege to be able to play another home match in front of them,” Harris added.

Capital City advanced to the CSL semi-finals in its first year of play with a quarter-final round triumph over Montreal Impact Academy this past weekend.

Will Beauge scored in the first leg of the home-and-home series to help the visitors to a 1-1 tie on the road in Montreal, and then set up the game-winning goal the next day back in Ottawa. Scoring the decisive goal in the 2-1 victory was Mahir Hadziresic, who set up Akil DeFreitas earlier on for the first marker.

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Capital City finished six points up on the White Eagles in the regular season standings, an advantage that can be credited to the Ottawa boys’ pair of one-goal victories over the Etobicoke-based club by scores of 2-1 and 1-0.

Toronto Croatia takes on the York Region Shooters in the other league semi-final.

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