FC London’s women’s team were crowned 2016 League1 Ontario champions on Saturday after winning 2-0 in a winner-take-all match at London’s Cove Road.
London, who joined the Ontario soccer league this year, was tied with Woodbridge at the top of the women’s division with 36 points heading into their penultimate match at the German Canadian Club. Because there are no playoffs in the nine-team women’s division, the winner of the match would clinch 1st place and the championship.
London’s Jade Kovacevic scored the first goal and set up the second to give the club the title in their first season in League1.
Kovacevic has now scored 27 goals this season, which is 15 more than the second-highest goalscorer in the women’s division.
“We put in so much work on the field and off the field as a team,” Kovacevic said after the match, ”As a first-year franchise, we couldn’t ask for more.”
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London will finish up their season next Sunday against Durham at the Hellenic Community Centre in south London.
FC London’s men’s team, who are currently in second place in the L1O’s western division, play a Toronto FC Academy team in Toronto on Sunday.
League1 Ontario is a semi-professional senior league that features teams in Windsor, London, Kingston, and the Greater Toronto Area.