Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mayard Lifts AS Blainville over Blue Devils in Canadian Championship Qualifying

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mayard Lifts AS Blainville over Blue Devils in Canadian Championship Qualifying

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Mayard lifts AS Blainville over Blue Devils

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LAVAL, Que. - Pierre-Rudolph Mayard's acrobatic goal in injury time lifted AS Blainville to a 2-1 win over the Oakville Blue Devils on Wednesday in the first leg of the qualifying round of the expanded Canadian Championship.

Blainville had a corner kick in the 92nd minute that an AS forward volleyed toward the net but Oakville goalkeeper Matthew George blocked.

The rebound was kicked at again, bouncing off the crossbar before Mayard launched himself into the air, using a bicycle kick to drive the ball into the net from in close.

Mitchell Syla had given Blainville an early lead, but Anthony Novak tied it up for Oakville before the half.

Oakville, the League 1 Ontario champion, and the Quebec club champion AS Blainville are playing in a new two-legged qualifying round. …

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