September 23, 1999
SECOND PLACE (Sept. 23rd.)

ALL-STAR TEAM (Sept. 22nd.)


It was a game that meant nothing as far as the play-offs were concerned, yet everything as far as the bragging rights to second place in the final league standings. However, last night's final regular season game at Etobicoke Centennial Stadium between Toronto Croatia and Glen Shields Sun Devils ended in controversy.

Toronto Croatia won the game by a 3 - 1 score and earned the three points they needed to jump past the Sun Devils and into second place. But following the game, Glen Shields filed a protest with the League alleging the use of an ineligible player by Toronto Croatia. The matter is now under consideration by the League.

After a scoreless first half, Croatia opened the scoring in the 56th. minute as Andy Madeiros tapped the ball into the net following a goalmouth scramble. Croatia increased their lead just four minutes later as Tomi Granic had a breakaway down the right wing and crossed the ball to an unmarked Anton Musa who fired the ball past the Glen Shields keeper.

Dave McDonald closed the gap for Glen Shields to 2 - 1 in the 85th. minute as he rose high to a cross from the right wing and headed past the Croatian keeper. However, any thoughts the Sun Devils may have had about forcing a tie and holding on to second place were dashed in injury time as Tomi Granic had a breakaway and calmly fired the ball into the net to make the final score 3 - 1.

Emotions ran high during the game with six yellow cards and one red card issued by referee Yakov Kheimahk. The tension during and after the game may well spill over into the play-offs. The two teams meet in the play-off semi-finals on Friday, October 1st., 7:00 p.m. at Oshawa Civic Stadium.


The CPSL announced its All-Star Team which will play on Sunday, September 26, 1999 prior to the League Cup Final at Etobicoke Centennial Stadium. The game against the National Training Centre squad will kick-off at 1:00 p.m.

1999 CPSL All-Stars
MorandiniAdamGKGlen Shields Sun Devils
PerriDinoGKSt. Catharines Roma Wolves
Gallagher Gerald DefenceLondon City
Dellarovere LuigiDefenceGlen Shields Sun Devils
McDonald DaveDefenceGlen Shields Sun Devils
Sullivan PatDefenceOshawa Flames
Rickwood J. P.DefenceLondon City
Foggetti Alan MidfieldOshawa Flames
Marshall MikeMidfieldNorth York Astros
Antonucci MarcoMidfieldGlen Shields Sun Devils
Guimarra WillyMidfieldYork Region Shooters
Glasgow MikeMidfieldGlen Shields Sun Devils
Gebczynski JurekMidfieldLondon City
Ianiero LucioMidfieldSt. Catharines Roma Wolves
Kim MikeMidfieldYork Region Shooters
Lawrence Justin MidfieldLondon City
Kohek DaveForwardOshawa Flames
Cipriani GerryForwardSt. Catharines Roma Wolves
Ionadi PhilForwardGlen Shields Sun Devils
Mesanovic SemirForwardLondon City
Nardi AlexForwardNorth York Astros
SciarraAdrianForwardYork Region Shooters
Coaching Staff:Tony LaFerraraLondon City
Dave BenningGlen Shields Sun Devils

Semir Mesanovic, forward for London City, was selected to the All-Star Team but will suit up for the opposition, Paul James' National Training Centre squad.

NOTE: Players from the two teams in the League Cup Final were not in the selection pool for this game.

Final regular season game is tonight - Wednesday, September 22nd.:
Toronto Croatia v. Glen Shields Sun Devils Etobicoke Centennial, 8:30 p.m.

CPSL League Cup Final:
Sunday, September 26th. Etobicoke Centennial Stadium 3:00 p.m.
Toronto Croatia v. Toronto Olympians

Added feature:
CPSL All-Stars v. National Training Centre Kick-off 1:00 p.m.

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