1977 NSL Div 2

1977 NATIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE DIVISION 2

In December 1976, Club Roma applied for, and was granted, a franchise in the National Soccer League and changed their name to St. Catherines Roma. They were a member of the National Soccer League and the Canadian National Soccer League from 1977 through to 1997.

Sudbury Cyclones were led by president Wolf Mildenberger. The Cyclones imported 18-year old Gary Thornley from Manchester, England, to strengthen their team.

Buffalo Blazers moved into War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo.

                      GP W  L  T  GF GA Pts
Toronto Falcons       18 15  1  2 48 10  32
Ottawa Tigers         18 14  3  1 66 17  29
Buffalo Blazers       18 12  3  3 50 13  27
Montreal Stars        18 11  5  2 53 23  24
St. Cath. Roma        18  8  6  4 38 25  20
Sudbury Cyclones      18  6  8  4 28 35  16
St. Cath. Heidelberg  18  4 10  4 22 35  12
Mississauga Hungaria  18  3 13  3 33 71   9
Polonia               18  2 13  3 25 65   7
Bradford Marshlanders 18  1 15  2 13 82   4
  
Leading goalscorer:
1. Billy Telford (Ottawa Tigers) 25 goals
  
  
Promotion-relagation play off
October 2, 1977 Toronto 
Toronto Croatia 3 (Dennis D’Hugo 2, Steve Loparic)
Ottawa Tigers 1 (Tom Henderson)
  
October 10, 1977 Mooney's Bay, Ottawa
Ottawa Tigers 0
Toronto Croatia 2 (Bill McGill, Mike Wharton)