Chill take close home opening weekend in Winnipeg

Every week WSA Winnipeg appears to improve and despite back to back losses to Thunder Bay, the positives were still there.

Infront of over 500 people, the Chill took the Wolfpack’s home opener 1-0 despite a strong showing of possession from the home side Saturday night.

Had a first half Moses Danto bicycle-kick fell an inch lower, the story may have been a PDL goal of the year giving Winnipeg its first win of the season.

Instead, an early marker from Thunder Bay’s Abraham Villon would be enough for the visitors to take the three points. WSA added pressure late but were unable to find an equalizer.

“We came so close on several opportunities and outshot them today, we feel we should have won,” said head coach Eduardo Badescu.

On Sunday it was a similar story, though the Chill emerged 3-0 winners. A free kick in the first 15 minutes opened the scoring and as Winnipeg was beginning to put pressure on the other way, Thunder Bay were awarded a penalty, which they converted for a 2-0 advantage.

Winnipeg got numbers forward and had several solid chances, but instead would concede on the counter attack. Abraham Villon Guillame Kremer and German Alfaro scored for Thunder Bay.

“Another post today, had a couple of these close shots gone in, it’s a different story in the late minutes,” Badescu said.

WSA Winnipeg will have some time to rest up and prepare for their next set of games. They face the Des Moines Menace at home in a back to back on June 13 and 14.


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