Toronto FC II extended their unbeaten streak to four games on Saturday afternoon, defeating Lansing Ignite FC 3-0 at the BMO Training Ground.
Back at home after a draw in Chattanooga a week earlier, the Young Reds found themselves up a goal inside half an hour.
After a cross from Patrick Bunk-Andersen pulled Lansing goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland away from his net, Matthew Srbely headed the ball across the six yard box for Shaan Hundal, who tapped it home for his second goal in two games since being recalled from the Ottawa Fury.
Can’t leave Shaan open like that. #TFCLive // #TORvLAN // 1-0 pic.twitter.com/E0HKrvrvFh— Toronto FC II (@TorontoFCII) June 8, 2019
Toronto FC II would take a 1-0 lead into halftime, but had an excellent chance to double their lead just after the break. After Grant Stoneman’s hand ball in the 51st minute, Shaan Hundal stepped up to take the penalty, but his low shot was stopped by Cleveland.
EIGHT saves were made by @stef_cleveland yesterday, and this penalty-kick denial in the 52nd minute has been named the Coontz Law Defensive Play of the Match! #LIFC | #TORvLAN pic.twitter.com/jSebJrTanY— Lansing Ignite (@lansingignite) June 9, 2019
In the 80th minute, the Young Reds would finally find that insurance goal. After a long shot by Matthew Srbely was spilled by the Lansing goalkeeper, Patrick Bunk-Andersen pounced on the rebound and tapped it home from a couple of yards out.
The Dane has a nose for goal. #TFCLive // #TORvLAN // 2-0 pic.twitter.com/JKpNlVnRSF— Toronto FC II (@TorontoFCII) June 8, 2019
It was Bunk-Andersen’s third goal of the season, putting him in second place on the team’s scoring leaderboard, behind the man who would score TFC II’s third goal of the match - Jordan Perruzza.
After missing 2 matches with a concussion suffered against FC Tucson, Perruzza came off the bench in the 63rd minute, replacing Shaan Hundal. In the 91st minute, he would put the cherry on top of a dominant performance, scoring his 4th goal of the season.
Running in from the left side, he made a defender trip over his own feet before firing a hard left-footed shot into the back of the net, sealing a 3-0 victory.
Put this one on ice.#TFCLive // #TORvLAN // 3-0 pic.twitter.com/ZqmbtplJ9y— Toronto FC II (@TorontoFCII) June 8, 2019
The win sees Toronto FC maintain their perfect record at the BMO Training Ground. In the three matches they’ve played at home this season, they have won all three, outscoring their opponents 7-2 in the process.
They will back at home on Wednesday morning, as they take on North Texas SC at 11 am.