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Silva scores winner for Chill late in stoppage time

Thunder Bay is six points back of the second Deep North Division playoff spot, with two games in hand on Peoria City.
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Thunder Bay's Sullivan Silva takes a shot against a Green Bay defender on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Fort William Stadium. (Leith Dunick,

ST. CROIX, Minn. -- Sullivan Silva is 10 years removed from being named the Premier Development League's most valuable player.

On Tuesday night he defied Father Time.

Silva scored the game-winning goal five minutes into stoppage time, his first of the season, earning the Chill a crucial 2-1 win over host St. Croix SC that bolstered the USL 2 team's playoff hopes.

Camden Kowalski scored the Chill's other goal, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead at halftime.

The win pulls Thunder Bay (4-3-2) within six points of second-place Peoria City, with two games in hand. The Chill wrap up thier four-game road trip on Wednesday against winless Minneapolis FC, returning home for a pair of home games against FC Manitoba on July 15 and July 16.

Peoria City wraps up next weekend against undefeated Des Moines, who have already clinched top spot in the Deep North Division.

The Chill are without strike Osita Obiekwe, who cannot cross the border into the United States due to visa issues.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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