The biggest match in Windsor of the 1953 season took place on Sunday afternoon October 25. A picked team from the Essex County League took on the Ontario All-Star that consisted mostly of National Soccer League players. Dave Bowers was the big star of the match with his three goals.

1,200 soccer fans watched the exhibiton match at Wigle Park in Windsor, Ontario. The first goal of the match came from youngster Davie Bowers after 38 minutes, helping Ontario All-Stars to a 1-0 at half-time.

Ten minutes into the second half Bowers got his second goal. Ostap Steckiw followed up with a goal from a free kick to make it 3-0. Marion Biernacik made it 4-0 before Bowers scored his third goal of the match.

Garry Miller scored Essex County’s only goal of the game on a pass from future Glasgow Celtic star Cecil Heron.

Leo Dyczkowsky was the playmaking star on the Ontario team and scored the All-Stars’ sixth goal. Former Tottenham Hotspur star Les Medley scored the last goal of the match and secured a 7-1 win for Ontario All-Stars.

The referee was Al McDermott


Essex County League All-Stars: Goalkeepers Ferregoto and Kobylinski; fullbacks V. Vadori, McLennan and Pellarin; half-backs C. Geier, L. Vadori, Sandre Gumeza and Artner; forwards Garry Miller, Manns, Cecil Heron, O’Brien, T. Barrowman, Harrison.

Ontario All-Stars: Goalkeeper George Anderson (Ulster United); fullbacks Jim Douglas (Ulster United), Larry Johnstone (Hamilton Westinghouse) and Jack Perrett (Ulster United); half-backs Ostap Steckiw (Ukraina), John Syme (East End Canadians), Tony Shapka (Ukraina), Maxie Johnstone (Hamilton Westinghouse); forwards Alec Murdoch (Hamilton Westinghouse), Leo Dyczkowsky (Ukraina), Marion Bernaciek (Polish White Eagles), Davie Bowers (Earlscourt Legion), Alex Lawrie (East End Canadians), Johnny Burnett (East End Canadians), Leslie Medley (Ulster United)