August 27-28 Semi-Final Game Reports
The 2011 Ontario Cup Semi-Finals were decided over the weekend, and many were treated to a first-class display of skill that made for entertaining matches. The Ontario Cup Finals are now set, and will be played over the September 10-11, and 17-18 weekends at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan.
Below are reports on all the games that took place over Semi-Final weekend.
Under 12 Boys - Centennial Stadium, Etobicoke
In the first Ontario Cup Semi-Final of the Under 12 Boys division, the North York Spartacus took on the Brampton Blast. A scoreless first half left both teams very hungry at the start of the second half. Spartacus missed an opportunity at the 50 minute mark of the game and continued to pressure the Blast. Brampton did not sit back though and managed to net a goal at the 27th minute. Brampton’s #10 Jaden Woods is credited with a goal. The Blast continued to pressure with several other scoring opportunities, but Spartacus defenders and goalkeeper, Luke Savage, kept the game close. In the end, Brampton Blast won 1-0 over North York Spartacus to advance to the Ontario Cup Finals.
In the second Semi-Final, Ajax Madrid drew first blood against the Burlington Hammers at the 20th minute of the game when #10 Drew Nicholson scored on a penalty kick. Both teams battled back and forth for the next 50 minutes, but neither team was able to find the back of the net. Despite a valiant effort by Burlington, Ajax Madrid defeated the Hammers 1-0. Ajax Madrid will now face the Brampton Blast in the Ontario Cup Final on September 10.
Under 12 Girls - Esther Shiner, North York
Niagara United Chaos and Stoney Creek Saltfleet Explosion met in the first Under 12 Girls Ontario Cup Semi-Final. In the 23rd minute of the game, #33 Lisa Marko scored the game opener for the Niagara United Chaos and the Chaos held the lead for the next 36 minutes. Then, at the 69th minute, Miranda Badovinac evened the game with a goal for Saltfleet Explosion. Both teams held on and regulation time ended in a 1-1 tie, sending the game into kicks from the penalty mark for a decision. It was Niagara United Chaos that will advance to the Cup Final, outscoring Saltfleet 5-4 in kicks from the penalty mark.
The second Ontario Cup Semi-Final in the Under 12 Girls division also ended in a 1-1 tie. In this game, Brampton Brams 99 Rebels drew even against the Erin Mills Eagles A team. The Rebels, #21 Ivy Ekeme-Maya scored the first goal at the 59th minute, but just two minutes later, the Eagles #23 equalized at the 61st minute. In kicks from the penalty mark, Erin Mills outscored Brams 99 Rebels 2-1. Erin Mills Eagles will meet Niagara United Chaos in the Ontario Cup Final in September.
Under 13 Boys - Hershey Centre, Mississauga
In the first Semi-Final of the Under 13 Boys Division, the FC London 98 Elite faced off against the West Toronto Cobras. As both teams fought for the advantage, FC London got on the clock with only minutes to spare in the first half on a goal scored by #3 Alex Sokalski. The second half was much the same as the first, with both teams pushing their offense to find the net. West Toronto had a few chances to equalize, but came up short, the game ultimately being decided by the lone goal scored in the first half by FC London, earning them a berth into the Ontario Cup Finals.
The second Under 13 Boys Semi-Final pitted the Brampton East Scorpions against the Mississauga Dixie 98. From the beginning, both teams came out with high energy, seeking the first goal of the game. A back and forth battle for the first third of the game, Brampton East finally found their way on the board with a goal by #17 Daniel Periera. Into the second half, Dixie #6 Reggie Laryea scored early, making it a tie game. Brampton East responded barely 2 minutes later, as #5 Nicholas Osorio scored the go-ahead goal. Dixie pushed to get back into the game, but Brampton East maintained control, scoring two more goals – one by #10 Richlord Ennin and one by #11 Malik Johnson. The final score was Brampton East 4 – 1 over Dixie.
Under 13 Girls - Centennial Stadium, Etobicoke
In the first Ontario Cup Semi-Final in the Under 13 Girls division, the Bolton Wanderers took to the field in the blazing sun against the Aurora Stingers. Aurora opened the scoring in the first half when #7 Alessia Mangoni slipped the ball past the Bolton keeper. Midway through the second half, Mangoni smashed a shot past the Bolton keeper to give her team a two goal lead. Bolton was unable to find the net and Aurora Stingers took the 2-0 win.
In the second Under 13 Girls Semi-Final of the day, the Woodbridge Strikers took on the North Mississauga Panthers. The North Mississauga took control of the game with an early goal by #8 Janine Kanji. A tight match for the remainder of the first half, neither team could get a goal in, despite every effort to do so. Minutes into the second half saw some excitement for North Mississauga, as #18 Tracy Pizzaro-Steffler scored the team’s second goal. Eight minutes later, their lead was strengthened on a goal scored by Kanji – her second goal of the game. The Woodbridge Striker got on the board later in the game with a goal score by #10 Sarah Stratigakis. This would not be enough, however, as North Mississauga won the match 3 – 1 over Woodbridge.
Under 14 Boys - Esther Shiner, North York
The first Semi-Final of the Under 14 Boys division featured two City of Vaughan team, Vaughan Azzurri A and Woodbridge Strikers. Through 40 minutes of play in the first half, neither team was able to find the back of the net. It wasn’t until the 66th minute when Vaughan’s #0 Kamal Miller seized the opportunity to put his team up 1-0. Woodbridge was unable to equalize in the remaining 15 minutes and Vaughan was took the 1-0 victory and the spot in the Ontario Cup Final.
In the second Semi-Final, Dixie Athletic 97’s Black faced off against the Kleinburg Nobleton 1997 Red Lions. The Red Lions opened the scoring with a goal by Luca Uccello . Dixie did not wait long and scored the equalizer before the end of the first half. Uccello then scored the go ahead goal for Kleinburg off a free kick. Uccello scored an insurance goal in the 71st minute, and it was just enough as Dixie found a goal in the dying seconds of the game. Kleinburg would go on to win 3-2 to advance to the Cup Finals against Vaughan Azzurri A.
Under 14 Girls - RIM Park, Waterloo
The very first Ontario Cup Semi-Final held at RIM Park in Waterloo this past weekend featured the Oakville GU14A and the North Mississauga Panthers. It would take 42 minutes though for the first Ontario Cup Semi-Final goal to be scored at RIM Park. When it happened, it was North Mississauga’s #13 Erika Brunet that took the credit for the goal. North Mississauga’s #5 Valerie Gladiator gave her team another goal in the 53rd minute to go up by two. However, Oakville’s Georgia Braunstein notched two goals for her team to tie the game. Her goals came in the 55th and 73rd minutes and resulted in the game being decided by kicks from the penalty mark. North Mississauga took the game outscoring Oakville 4-3 in kicks from the penalty mark.
The other game in the Under 14 Girls Semi-Final saw the Waterloo Warriors playing “at home” to the Erin Mills Eagles. An early goal at the 14th minute of the game by Erin Mills’ #5 Melanie Zrno gave the Eagles the lead and the momentum in the game. Another goal in the first half by #10 Emily Borgmann and a goal to start the second half by #12 Sarah Nixon gave Erin Mills a 3-0 lead. Waterloo was unable to put the ball in the net despite some decent attempts. Erin Mills Eagles advance to the Ontario Cup Finals in September to face off against the North Mississauga Panthers.
Under 15 Boys Tier 1 - Hershey Centre, Mississauga
The first Semi-Final in the Under 15 Boys Tier 1 division was played under warm conditions on warm turf at Hershey Field in Mississauga. North York Spartacus took on Ottawa South United Force 96, and early on it was North York having most of the chances to score, but not able to capitalize. It was Ottawa who grabbed the lead in the 34th minute, when #23 Premices Luanda ran onto a through ball and tipped it past the North York goalkeeper, leaving himself with an empty net to finish into. North York did not wait long to respond, winning a penalty kick a minute later, and #13 Derek Cornelius made no mistake from the spot to make it 1-1, which was the score going into the half. North York came out in the second half on the offensive, and were rewarded for their attacking in the 48th minute when #10 Mikhail Tcherenkov hit a right footed shot from inside the penalty area into the top left corner. North York extended their lead in the 67th minute, after Tcherenkov collected the ball in the penalty area, beat the OSU central defender, and finished with his right foot into the bottom left corner. It was clinched for North York in the 86th minute, when #21 Jonathan Lyle-Rose scored an identical goal to Tcherenkov’s first, sealing his team’s place in the final by a 4-1 scoreline.
The heat started to subside for the second Under 15 Boys Tier 1 Semi-Final, when Brampton Blast and Ajax Thunder took the field to decide North York’s opponent in the Ontario Cup finals. This game was a more tightly contested affair than the previous semi-final, and proved to be one of the most entertaining games of the weekend. It did start out a bit slow with both sides feeling each other out, and struggling to create many clear opportunities. Brampton broke the deadlock in the 35th minute when #11 Philip Makinde beat the Ajax goalkeeper to a bouncing ball in the area and poked it past him to score into an empty goal. That goal stood up into halftime, setting the stage for a thrilling second half. Ajax came out on the attack, and evened the score in the 48th minute through #3 Ben Donnelly. The even scoreline turned the intensity up a notch, and that intensity lead to a dismissal for Brampton’s #5 Jacob DaCosta in the 64th minute. No longer than a minute later, Ajax capitalized on their man-advantage when #8 Jake Cooper put his side ahead. Brampton showed fight to equal the score at 2-2 in the 70th minute by #9 Ejiroghene Mrabure, he would not be denied in the penalty box, dribbling past and through defenders and the goalkeeper, willing the ball into the goal. Ajax would again take the lead in the 75th minute, continuing this back and forth affair, this time it was #12 Liam Mackrell who hoped to have the game winner. Of course, that lead would not hold up, as Brampton’s Mrabure scored with a header off of a corner kick in the 78th minute. Brampton would nearly complete an improbable comeback, down and man and coming from behind twice, but they would see two excellent chances in the final five minutes come back off the post.
It would be off to kicks from the penalty mark after the game ended 3-3 in regulation. After Brampton’s first shooter saw his attempt saved, all other shooters were perfect, and Ajax would prevail 5-4, earning a place in the Ontario Cup final.
Under 15 Boys Tier 2 - Lions Park, Brantford
The opening Semi-Final game at Lion’s Park in Brantford kicked off Saturday morning between the Weston Wolves and Mount Hamilton Avalanche under perfect conditions. Weston Wolves and Mount Hamilton Avalanche did battle to clinch a place in the Under 15 Boys Tier 2 final. Both teams traded scoring chances in the first half, but a combination of less than ideal finishing, and strong goalkeeping by Weston’s Jonathan Franco and Mount Hamilton’s Derek Steenbeek led to a 0-0 score at the half. The second half was a different story. Mount Hamilton came out and nearly took the lead in the 47th minute, but an excellent save from Franco kept it at 0-0. The stalemate lasted only another minute, because Weston’s #11 Dillon Gordon put his side ahead with a long range blast from the right side. Gordon made it 2-0 for Weston in the 58th minute, this time scoring on a fantastic lob over the goalkeepers head and just under the crossbar, from about midfield. Weston’s #9 Jhon Caballero made it 3-0 in the 82nd minute after taking a through ball and finishing into the bottom right corner, and securing a place in the final for his side. Mount Hamilton’s #21 Matthew Antonucci grabbed a consolation goal for his side, but it wasn’t enough as Weston wins it 3 -1.
In the second Semi-Final of the Under 15 Boys Tier 2 division, the North Mississauga 96B Panthers took on the Whitby Iroquois 1996A. Both teams came on strong in the first half, but it would be North Mississauga #17 Saad Ahmad to score the first goal of the game. Just before the end of the second half, Whitby found their first goal, scored by #3 Jacob Schroeder. The second half proved to be challenging for both teams, neither of them scoring the go-ahead goal. After 90 minutes of regulation time, this game into kicks from the penalty mark to decide a winner. North Mississauga started strong with 3 goals, while Whitby missed their 2nd shot. Keeping their cool, Whitby went on to score their remaining 3 shots, while North Mississauga missed their following 2, leaving the final score at 4 – 3 for Whitby in kicks.
Under 15 Girls - RIM Park, Waterloo
In front of a home town crowd, the Waterloo Phoenix met the North Mississauga Panthers in the first Semi-Final of the Under 15 Girls division. Waterloo’s #2 Delaney Richert-Hall gave her team a very early lead just two minutes into the match. However, a red card to Waterloo’s goalkeeper in the 34th minute gave North Mississauga the spark it needed. The Panthers #10 Carla Portillo capitalized with a goal at the 35th minute mark to tie the game at one apiece. Late in the second half, North Mississauga’s #7 Mackenzie Stacey gave her team the go ahead goal at the 30 minute mark. Nevertheless, in the dying minutes of the game, the Phoenix equalized with the tying goal coming off a free kick by #10 Maggie Birch. This goal sent the game into kicks from the penalty mark where Waterloo outscored North Mississauga 4-1, sending the Phoenix to the Ontario Cup Finals.
The Brampton Brams United Angels took to the field against the Erin Mills Fighting Eagles A in the second Semi-Final of the Under 15 Girls division. Erin Mills’ #9 Jackie Goulart put her team on the scoreboard in the 33rd minute of the game. Erin Mills fought hard to maintain the one goal lead as the time in the game ticked on. Nevertheless, in the 76th minute of the game, Brams United’s #8 Alexandra Ruffa lofted the ball over the Erin Mills keeper to tie the game and send her team to kicks from the penalty mark to determine the game winner. In the end, Erin Mills outscored Brams United 5-3 in kicks from the penalty mark to advance the Fighting Eagles to the Championships.
Under 16 Boys Tier 1 - RIM Park, Waterloo
The first Semi-Final in the Ontario Cup Under 16 Boys Tier 1 division saw the Woodbridge Strikers and the Erin Mills Boys take to the pitch to determine the team to advance to the Cup Finals. Erin Mills’ #6 Andrew Kim scored a goal at the 27th minute to help his team. Erin Mills could have added to the lead in the 33rd minute when a penalty shot was awarded to the team, however, the shot was missed. Woodbridge battled back but neither team was able to score in the remainder of the first half. The teams continued to battle in the second half, but two red cards for Woodbridge in the 52nd and 67th minute did not help the Strikers’ cause. Erin Mills capitalized on the two man advantage and scored another goal in the 81st minute, when #16 John Forde added an insurance goal. Erin Mills Boys went on to defeat the Woodbridge Strikers 2-0.
The other Semi-Final in the Under 16 Boys Tier 1 division featured a match-up between Ajax FC Gunners and Brampton Blast. Eight minutes into the game, Ajax’s #7, Brian Wright knocked in the first goal of the match. Before Brampton could recover from that goal, Ajax’s #17 Daniel Hoggar netted another. Two quick goals put Brampton down and in a tough fight to come back. Then, Ajax put the nail in the coffin with a third goal just four minutes later. It was Wright again that did the damage, notching his second. The remainder of the game was scoreless despite several good attempts at goal by both sides. Ajax FC Gunners will meet up with Erin Mills Boys in the Cup Final at the Soccer Centre in Vaughan in September.
Under 16 Boys Tier 2 - RIM Park, Waterloo
With strong winds blowing on a cool Sunday morning, Brampton Blast 95B met the Whitby Iroquois 95A. With both teams battling windy conditions, just one team was able to find the back of the net. Whitby Iroquois’ #16 Ryan McMullen stuck one in at the 33rd minute mark of the game. The lone goal gave his team the victory and the trip to the Provincial Championships in September in Vaughan.
In the second Under 16 Boys Tier 2 Semi-Final, the East York Dragans played the Mississauga Falcons 95B team. Neither team was able to put the ball in the net in through 58 minutes of play, but then it was all East York Dragans. #11 Movladdin Biyarslanov took his turn first at the 58th minute, then #9 Vasil Solomou at the 65th minute, and then back to #11 Movladdin Biyarslanov who notched his second of the game at the 76th minute. East York Dragans went on to win 3-0 over the Mississauga Falcons and advance to the Ontario Cup Finals.
Under 16 Girls - Lions Park, Brantford
In the first Semi-Final of the Under 16 Girls Division, the Ajax Strikers took on the Erin Mills Striking Eagles. Both teams came out of the gate with vigour, and the first half was a battle of wills until Ajax gained the lead when #4 Jacky Normandeau scored a goal. Shortly after this game-starter, Ajax #15 Mackenzie Langford doubled their lead, scoring just two minutes later. Throughout the second half, the Erin Mills Striking Eagles were pushing for a goal, but were unable to capitalize. The final score was Ajax Strikers 2 – 0 over the Erin Mills Striking Eagles.
The second Semi Final of the Under 16 Girls division was rescheduled to Monday, September 5 due to three players on one team being committed to a Canadian National Team training session.
Under 17 Boys Tier 1 - Centennial Stadium, Etobicoke
The first Semi-Final for the Under 17 Boys Tier 1 division featured Ajax Strikers and Glen Shields Sun Devils. Ajax opened the scoring in the 9th minute after some nice combination play, #7 Shawn Claude Lawson put the ball into the bottom left corner to make it 1-0. Glen Shields nearly tied the game up before half, when #10 Jordan Kalk made a terrific run down the left side, beating two defenders, but was robbed by Ajax goalkeeper Niko Giantsopoulos. In the 64th minute Ajax extended their lead through #11 Jordon Dover, who showed great skill to take down a cross with one touch, turned around and fired a low shot into the bottom left corner. Glen Shields would press for a goal but could not find one, and Ajax advanced with a 2-0 victory.
The last Semi-Final of the day matched the Mississauga Dixie Lions Athletics and the Brampton East Snipers for a chance to meet Ajax in the final. Dixie broke through first in the 30th minute, when #12 Ryan Grant hit a right-footed volley from the top of the area. Dixie kept the pressure up for the remainder of the half, but it stayed 1-0 going into the half. Dixie nearly doubled their lead in the 63rd minute, when #9 Ryan James hit a freekick off of the top corner post. Neither team could find another goal, making Dixie an Ontario Cup finalist.
Under 17 Boys Tier 2 - Centennial Stadium, Etobicoke
The Under 17 Tier 2 Boys division would play their semi-finals at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke, and Windsor Caboto Strikers would take on Thunder Bay Chill for a chance to play in Vaughan for the Provincial Championship. Windsor took the lead in the 16th minute after being awarded a penalty kick, which was converted by the goalkeeper, #25 Shane Beaton. Windsor took the 1-0 lead into halftime. Thunder Bay came out in the second half determined, and they evened the score in the 46th minute through #23 Patrick VanBellegham, who finished off a scramble in front. Van Bellegham was not finished, putting his side up 2-1 in the 59th minute, following up on a Thunder Bay counter attack to hit a first time right footed shot from the top of the box. Thunder Bay would hold onto the 2-1 win to advance to the Ontario Cup finals.
The second Under 17 Boys Tier 2 Semi-Final featured a matchup between Peterborough City and North Mississauga Panthers, under windier conditions than the previous games. The game looked as though it would go into the half at 0-0, with Peterborough goalkeeper Jared Hubble making several key saves. North Mississauaga’s #16 Matthew Bispobroke the tie in the 44th minute when he went around Hubble, had his initial shot blocked by a defender, but stayed with it to score into an empty goal. Hubble made a few more key saves in the to keep his side in the game, but Peterborough City could not find a goal, and the game finished 1-0 for North Mississauga.
Under 17 Girls - Lions Park, Brantford
In the first Semi-Final of the Under 17 Girls Division, the Burlington Heat played the Pickering Power Green. Both teams were poised and ready to take on this Semi Final challenge, which was a very exciting match that carried tension all the way through to the end. The score clock went to work almost immediately, as Pickering took the lead early in the game, a goal by #14 Samantha Valliant scored on a Penalty Kick. Burlington later balanced the score when #5 Marissa Borschke scored, but Pickering answered less than one minute later as #14 Samantha Valliant found the back of the net for her second goal of the game. Minutes into the second half, Burlington equalized with a shot from #4 Angela Cutaia. Pickering’s third goal came shortly after, scored by #11 Diara Simmons. In the 90th minute, Burlington was able to come back to tie it on a goal scored by #4 Angela Cutaia – her second goal of the game. This would mean the game would be decided in kicks from the penalty mark. After a well fought battle, both teams dug deep to attempt to finish on top. It would be Burlington, in the end, that would win the game, winning 5-3 on kicks from the penalty mark.
The second Semi-Final of the Under 17 Girls Division matched the North London Galaxy against the Vaughan Azzurri. The game was one of high-pace and full field action. While each team had their share of opportunities, neither was able to capitalize on goals during regulation time. The game then proceeded straight to the kicks from the penalty mark to determine a winner. After a long 90 minutes, North London walked away victorious, scoring 5 of their spot kicks, while Vaughan scored only 4.
Men - Esther Shiner, North York
The first Men’s Semi-Final saw defending Ontario Cup Champions AEK London FC take on Toronto Celtic at Esther Shiner Field in North York. A very tightly contested affair saw two teams defend their goals with determination, and keep scoring chances at a premium. Neither team could find a goal in regulation, leading the game to be decided by kicks from the penalty mark. After going up 3-1 through the first three rounds of kicks, Celtic looked certain to advance, but AEK would improbably extend it to sudden death kicks by scoring their last two and Celtic missing theirs. In the sixth round of shooters, Celtic finally put AEK away, and stopped the London team from reaching their 4th consecutive Ontario Cup final.
Woodbridge Strikers Sora took on Scarborough GS United in the second Men’s Semi-Final, with a chance to play Toronto Celtic in three weeks for the Provincial Championship on the line. It was Woodbridge who opened the scoring in the 27th minute through #18 Roberto Pugliese, but they could not preserve their lead into the half. GS United’s #2 Damien Pottinger responded for his side to tie the game going into halftime. The second half saw GS United pull away from Woodbridge, getting goals from #17 Sevinsevt Youzeir in the 48th minute, then again from Pottinger in the 60th minute. Woodbridge could not find a goal in the second half, and GS United would claim their place in the Ontario Cup final with a 3-1 victory.
Women - Hershey Centre, Mississauga
The Women’s division kick-off their Semi-Final at Hershey Field on Sunday, and the North London Galaxy took on the Richmond Hill Raiders Green for a place in the finals in two weeks time. Richmond Hill proved to be the better side on the day, decisively beating North London by a 5-1 score. Samantha Batten led the Richmond Hill attack on the day with three goals, Cassandre Van Bakel and Emma Gattoni chipped in with a goal each. Laura Roberts scored the lone goal for North London, and Richmond Hill clinched their place in the finals.
The next Women’s Semi-Final featured GS United and Windsor Caboto. This game was much closer than the earlier Women’s game, but it was GS United who were just a bit better and advanced to the final with Richmond Hill, by a 2-1 score. GS United’s goal scorers were Shana Thomas and Jackie Furtado, and Daneen Stevanato scored for Windsor Caboto.
Masters - Lion's Park, Brantford
In the first Masters Semi-Final of the day, the Woodbridge TFCO Legends faced off against the Sarnia Bluewater Alumni. The first goal of the game was scored in the 29th minute by Woodbridge #10 Blair Coulin. This would be the only goal scored in the first half, Woodbridge maintaining a one goal lead into the second half. In the middle of the second half, Sarnia caught hold of their equalizer on a goal scored by #20 Gary Tennant. The score would remain tied, leading the game into kicks from the penalty mark. After missing their first two, Woodbridge managed to score the remaining three. Bluewater, however, only missed one shot, leaving the final score at 4 – 3 for Bluewater.
In the second Semi-Final of the Masters division, Mississauga AC Soccer Diavoli played Markham Lightning. Markham maintained control of the game and the score for the duration of the match, which became quite clear within even the first minutes of the game. Markham keeper Robert Gould held onto a shut-out, as Markham went on to win the match 4-0. Goals were scored by #9 Elvis Thomas (2), Gus Kouzmanis, and Tommy Kouzmanis.
Classics - Hershey Centre, Mississauga
On a cool windy morning, the London White Eagles matched up against the Oak Ridges Lady Knights in the first Semi-Final of the Classics Provincial Championships. London opened the scoring midway through the first half when #4 Lori Palsar slotted the ball into the net. London’s next two goals were scored off headers leaving the Oak Ridges keeper with little chance of keeping the ball out of the net. London’s #10 Heidi Marquis and #13 Karen King are credited with the goals. Oak Ridges was unable to find the back of the net giving London the 3-0 win and a trip to the Championship Final.
In the second Classics Semi-Final, last year’s champions, the Rexdale Reunited Elites faced off against Acton Villa. Acton Villa capitalized on an opportunity early in the first half with a goal by #8 Linda Malcom off of a scramble in front. However, before the half was over, Rexdale had netted the equalizer with a goal by #21 Roberta Kunkel. Nevertheless, Acton Villa was able to dethrone the three time Provincial Champions when #15 Kim Lee put her side ahead for good when she blasted a shot in from outside the penalty area. Acton will meet up with the London White Eagles in the Final.