Result of the A-League game played Sunday May 27th, 2001 at 6:00pm at Varsity Stadium in Toronto between Toronto Lynx and Rochester Raging Rhinos.
Toronto Lynx (black socks, shorts, names and numbers, yellow shirts, white trim)
..................................1 Theo Zagar
.........15 Adrian Serioux...Marco Reda (cpt)...3 Mauricio Vincello
10 Robbie Aristodemo...8 Brian Ashton...7 Lyndon Hooper...9 David DiPlacido...13 Chris Pozniak
.................21 Kristian Grzetic...11 Francisco Dos Santos
Subs:...29 Yuri Elkaim (gk)...4 Joe Mattacchione (mid)...5 Ervin Ryta (def)...6 Maninder (Bobby) Randhawa (mid)...16 Aaron Benjamin (fwd)...18 Caswain Mason (mid)...19 Waldo Sponton (mid)
team officials:...head coach/general manager Peter Pinizzotto...euipment manager Juan Carlos Ramirez Gaston...goalkeeping coach Paolo Silva...medical co-ordinator Dr Robert Gringmuth.
Rochester Raging Rhinos (white socks, black shorts, names and numbers with yellow highlights, white & black striped shirts)
..................................24 Scott Vallow
...........3 Scott Schweitzer...4 Fuseini Dauda...58 Carlos Zavala
9 Bill Sedgewick...8 Tommy Tanner...7 Nate Daligcon...23 Lenin Steenkamp...15 Martin Nash
...................11 Jamel Mitchell...14 Mickey Trotman
Subs:...1 Kristopher Kern (gk)...5 Carlos Parra (mid)...6 Mali Walton (def)...16 Steve Butcher (fwd)...17 Dan Annan (mid)...21 Kirk Wilson (mid)...22 Gabriel Gervais (mid)
team officials:...head coach Pat Ercoli...assistant coaches Frank Odoi and Francisco Escos.
Game Officials...referee Stephen DiPiero, referee's assistants Wayne Sharp and Neil Schofield, fourth official Joel Fletcher. (wearing red uniforms).
The national anthems were sang by a 23 member choir--The Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Tonight's ceremonial kickoff was taken by Canadian Auto Workers union president Buzz Hargrove. It was Mascot Night at tonight's game.
1st Half:...game starts at 6:11pm with Lynx defending North end. The field was wet from hours of thunderstorms in the afternoon. It started a light rain just after the national anthems but soon stopped and the sun came out by the end of the game.
1 min...RR goalie grabs bouncer that deflected off Lynx Grzetic in box.
2 min...Lynx Pozniak cross from left wing is caught by RR goalie on right side of net.
3 min...Lynx Ashton blast 25 yard shot over bar after freekick from left is only partially cleared.
4 min...Lynx Dos Santos 15 yarder curls well wide left of net high.
5 min...Lynx goalie picks up header that RR Nash deflects downward weakly from 18 yards.
9 min...RR Nash freekick from 30 yards on left crosses over box, RR Sedgewick one times 7 yard shot from right well wide right of net.
12 min...Lynx Ashton 20 yard shot deflected over net by head of RR Schweitzer. Lynx Aristodemo wastes corner kick from right.
13 min...Lynx Ashton crosses forwarded in box but RR goalie catches ball despite bump from Lynx Grzetic.
18 min...RR Steenkamp 35 yard shot is well wide right of net.
19 min...Lynx Dos Santos receives pass from Lynx DiPlacido on edge of box and quick low shot is smothered by RR goalie.
22 min...Lynx Aristodemo freekick from right, Lynx Vincello gets to cross and 7 yard header caught by RR goalie.
23 min...Lynx Vincello 40 yard shot is wide left.
24 min...Lynx Aristodemo freekick low cross from left is booted crossfield to Lynx Ashton who blasts shot from 25 yards well over net.
26 min...RR Sedgewick gets pass on right wing and races forward and crosses to RR Trotman who redirects ball wide left of net from 7 yards.
28 min...RR Daligcon ends RR pressure by chipping 20 yard shot to goalie.
29 min...Lynx Aristodemo eludes tackle on right wing runs forward and crosses into box where Lynx Grzetic twists header just wide left of bar.
31 min...RR Trotman 40 yard chip catches Lynx goalie off line and he retreats and slaps ball over bar. Lynx goalie than catches corner kick from right.
33 min...Lynx Vincello kicks ball instead of giving corner kick and injures RR Trotman in stomach, ball deflects over line for goalkick.
35 min...Lynx Aristodemo freekick from left into crowd of players in box where RR player heads it out of box.
37 min...RR Zavala from left 30 yards crosses ball through box and it rolls over line.
41 min...Lynx Aristodemo crosses from right into box but ball cleared away.
42 min...Lynx Aristodemo crosses into box after rush down left and Lynx Grzetic can't get to ball and it bounces out the right side of box.
44 min...RR Sedgewick cross after race down right side rolls through box.
46 min...half ends 6:57pm.
Halftime Show:...tonight's Kick For Cash contestant missed all five shots on net. There was a mini soccer game between mascots of various sports teams and community groups. Maple Leafs Carleton Bear, Bruiser from the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Lynxster, the army guy from Brampton Battalion outplayed the Pizza Pizza boy, the Kool Aid jug, Sandy (another dog or bear?), the RCMP safety bear, and the guarddog from the Royal Lifesaving Society but there were no goals scored as the nets were too small and the ball was too big to fit in them anyway.
2nd half:...starts at 7:15pm.
46 min...RR YELLOW card...Dauda for tackle from behind on Lynx Grzetic at center line injuring him.
48 min...RR Trotman receives long pass and shot from 30 yards is well wide right of net.
50 min...RR Steenkamp GOAL...Steenkamp cuts in a shot from 15 yards while running left across box to right corner of net beyond diving goalie. RR players had possession in Lynx end for about 30 seconds. Assist was given to RR Daligcon for his pass. Television replays later confirmed the ball deflected off Lynx defender Reda and changed directions.
51 min...RR sub...Butcher replaces Trotman.
53 min...RR Nash freekick from left 30 yards and RR Sedgewick nods weak header from 7 yards on left bounces to goalie.
56 min...Lynx sub...Benjamin replaces Grzetic.
57 min...Lynx Pozniak crosses from left that Lynx Benjamin in box but he can only knock ball down.
59 min...Lynx Pozniak blasts ball way over net from 20 yards on partially cleared cross.
62 min...Lynx YELLOW card...Pozniak for tackle on RR Schweitzer at RR 35 yard line.
64 min...RR sub...Annan replaces Daligcon.
65 min...Lynx goalie quickly sends long shot into RR end, a pass to Lynx Ashton who crosses which RR goalie missed but ball just wide right of post.
66 min...Lynx Serioux 35 yard shot from right caught by RR goalie.
67 min...Lynx Ashton shot from 25 yards on extreme left is over net.
69 min...Lynx sub...Mason replaces DiPlacido.
................RR sub...Wilson replaces Tanner.
70 min...Lynx Pozniak pass forward from 30 yards is wide left of net.
74 min...Lynx sub...Sponton replaces Pozniak.
75 min...Lynx Vincello 30 yard shot is over net.
75 min...RR sub...Gervais replaces Nash.
77 min...Lynx Sponton cornerkick from right is through box.
77 min...Lynx sub...Mattacchione replaces Hooper.
78 min...Lynx Aristodemo beats defender on line and crosses into box where Lynx Dos Santos heads ball well high of net from 7 yards.
80 min...RR Zavala freekick from 30 yards on right is into box but headed away.
84 min...RR goalie dives out to beat Lynx Sponton to ball from 5 yards on ball that was pushed into box.
86 min...Lynx Sponton touches freekick from 30 yards to Lynx Aristodemo who crosses to Lynx Ashton who blasts ball that RR defender heads away from waist high.
86 min...RR Sedgewick pushes ball into box from right and RR Butcher stops ball and weak shot from 12 yards is stopped by sliding Lynx goalie.
87 min...Lynx Dos Santos chips 25 yard kick after receiving long bouncer and it's just wide left of net with RR goalie caught off line.
87 min...RR Wilson ball pushed across box trying to keep it in play but Lynx goalie scoops it up.
88 min...Lynx Sponton cross from left, Lynx Benjamin diving header from right of box is wide right from 5 yards.
89 min...RR sub...Walton replaces Zavala.
89 min...Lynx Sponton crosses from left and Lynx player pops up header from 12 yards.
90 min...RR goalie long throw to RR Mitchell who breaks along left but 20 yards shot is stopped by flying Lynx goalie.
91 min...RR Steenkamp chip ahead is too far for RR Mitchell and Lynx goalie picks up ball.
91 min...Lynx Reda long chip into RR box from right, RR goalie outjumps Lynx Dos Santos to catch ball.
92 min...Lynx Ashton cross from left, Lynx Benjamin in box weak midair 10 yard kick caught by RR goalie.
94 min...Lynx Mattacchione chips ball into RR box from 35 yards but ball bounces wide right of goal.
94 min...game ends 8:04pm.
Final Score:....Toronto Lynx....0....Rochester Raging Rhinos....1
The last ten minutes of the game were end to end action as the Lynx pressed forward and quickly retreat from the Rhino counterattack.
It seemed to be rough up Kristian Grzetic night (two games in a row) who eventually was subbed at the 56 minute
mark. Rhinos forward Mickey Trotman played for Trinidad & Tobago team Joe Public in 2000; that's the pet team of FIFA The Football Confederation (was CONCACAF) president Jack Warner.
Attendance was announced as 2027. A thunderstorm had blasted through at about 3:00pm and probably killed the walk-up crowd. It also started to rain just after the national anthem but soon stopped and the sun came
The Ultras fans had to take on two Rhino supporter groups. The only good Rhino fan shot was "2000 out of 7 million! We get 10,000 a game."
Both eastern Canadian teams are at the bottom of the conference standings with the Montreal Impact off to an 0-5 start.
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