Result of the Tuesday October 8th, 2002 CPSL game between Mississauga Olympians and Hamilton Thunder played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 8:00pm. This was considered the one game playoff of 2nd and 3rd place teams in the Western Conference for a spot in the CPSL Playoffs.
Mississauga Olympians (all blue, white numbers, black shoulders, yellow 'Coffee Time' logo on chest)
....................................1 Patrick Osunduba
5 Mike Marshall...7 Brian Ashton...15 Adrian Serioux...3 Jason Pedra
18 John Lawrence...9 David DiPlacido...6 Sean Faria...14 Noel Haddad
.....................8 Darren Tilley...12 Hayden Fitzwilliams
Subs:...2 Alan Brown...17 Andrew Oronch...10 Vahid Assadpour...16 Darien Basek...19 Jimmy Kuzmanovski...11 Joevannie Peart
team officials:...coach David Gee...physio Erin Castleman
Hamilton Thunder (all red, black names and numbers, making it difficult to tell the players apart)
.....................................1 Roberto Ferrari
17 Jason Crnic...9 Gaston Bizera...10 Matthew O'Connor...5 Denny Vallastegui
...............15 ???????????...6 Ricardo Marquez...8 Miles O'Connor
................19 Ian Bennett...27 Dave Simpson...11 Orlin Chalmers
26 Ryan Thomson was also listed as a starter
Subs:...22 Dan Polc...21 Leo Laurito...4 Mike Mazzuca...18 Adam Leggat...8 Murat Sukru...28 Harvey Kemar
team officials:...coach Andre Jasonsici
Game officials:...referee Manual Orellano...referee's assistants Justin Tasev and Otto Panic...fourth official Nathan Walsh...(yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st Half:...game starts 8:11pm...MO defend south end on this very cold evening...All times are converted from my wristwatch.
2 min...HT goalie pulls ball off foot of MO player breaking through box.
3 min...Thunder Jason Crnic GOAL...A Thunder cornerkick from left is headed in from 7 yards on short side by Crnic into top right corner of net leaving goaltender Patick Osunduba with no chance.
4 min...MO Fitzwilliams 35 yard shot is well over net.
5 min...MO Faria nods 10 yard header on right to HT goalie.
9 min...MO Pedra freekick from 15 yards on left end line is headed away by defender.
11 min...HT player 40 yard freekick from left is headed away.
13 min...HT player gets pass in MO box but flubs kick.
14 min...HT goalie makes sprawling save on 15 yard blast from wide right.
15 min...HT Bizera 40 yard freekick from right, HT player charging into box pops up header.
16 min...HT Crnic on right sideline pushes ball to HT Bennett and after run hard takes 12 yard shot from right that's caught by goalie on short right side.
21 min...HT Simpson intercepts ball on edge of box and blasts 20 yard shot over bar.
24 min...MO player's cornerkick from left is headed away and passed away quickly setting up a fast break.
25 min...Thunder Miles O'Connor GOAL...After a 2 on 1 created from fast break from Olympians cornerkick, the ball is passed too far left on Thunder rush and defenders crowd into play but O'Connor gets in 15 yard shot from left that's low and into net.
26 min...HT Chalmers blast from 15 yards that goalie pushes wide left.
27 min...MO sub...Kuzmanovski replaces Haddad.
.............MO sub...Peart replaces Lawrence.
30 min...MO Tilley gets through ball up middle but defender blocks 20 yard shot when he touches over to his left foot.
34 min...HT player 25 yard freekick from extreme left is headed away by defender.
36 min...MO Kuzmanovski gets ball rolled to him in middle and lofts 12 yard shot over bar.
38 min...HT Miles O'Connor sliding tackle at center but MO player falls on him.
40 min...MO Ashton 60 yard freekick from right is left of box and headed wide.
42 min...MO Fitzwilliams flicks in-box pass to MO Tilley but two defenders press to prevent a good shot.
43 min...MO Tilley nods 5 yard header from even left post just wide left.
43 min...HT sub...Leggat replaces Crnic who just went down injured on the sideline beside HT bench in own end.
46 min...HT Simpson runs down on 2 on 2 break, HT players cuts around defender and takes 15 yard shot from right that's caught by goalie.
47 min...MO Peart rolls 20 yard shot from left wide to goalie.
48 min...half ends 8:59pm.
2nd Half:...half starts 9:13 pm.
45 min...HT player takes 30 yard shot on right that's caught by goalie.
46 min...MO DiPlacido cornerkick from right is knocked away.
47 min...MO Ashton cornerkick from right is blown down in box for pushing. HT goalie was injured on this play.
50 min...MO Tilley threads ball through middle for MO Faria shot has defender prevent 10 yard shot.
53 min...MO Marshall 45 yard ball into box from right has ball headed and knocked around in HT box, MO Faria has shot deflected over net.
54 min...MO Kuzmanovski 20 yard shot from right has shot hit crossbar and deflects over net.
55 min...MO Faria injured at center line and needs to be helped off field for awhile.
59 min...HT Vallasteeni passes across field and MO Tilley intercepts 25 yards out and rolls ball to right and MO Fitzwilliams rolls 15 yard shot from right wide left with only HT goalie to beat!
61 min...Olympians player sends in long 45 yard high ball into crowd of players in HT box and HT Ricardo Marquez is called for handball by referee Manuel Orellano.
62 min...Olympians Darren Tilley GOAL...Tilley's low blast on Penalty kick is to left side as goalie Roberto Ferrari slumps to center of net.
66 min...HT Marquez has ball pushed forward as he runs through left and 15 yard shot from left is over net.
68 min...MO Hayden Fitzwilliams GOAL...MO Darren Tilley rushes down middle and passes over to MO Jimmy Kuzmanovski has shot blocked by goalie but ball trickles to charging MO Fitzwilliams who blasts in 3 yarder to open net.
69 min...MO Tilley chips ball from 12 yards on right onto top of net.
70 min...MO player pass to open player in middle that results in shot just wide.
71 min...HT player turns and fires 35 yard shot over net.
73 min...HT Simpson cross from 35 yards on left wide right of net. MO Marshall injured earlier in this play.
75 min...MO sub...Brown replaces Marshall who is still injured and falls again on field.
77 min...MO players freekick 50 yards into box and play whistled down.
77 min...HT sub...Laurito replaces Leggat.
78 min...MO Kuzmanovski rushes down right and cross into box near right cornerflag is headed away.
79 min...HT Simpson gets to tick play on freekick on right that's rolled to him when players can't get around wall, HT Simpson curls 20 yard shot is saved by diving goalie.
82 min...Some furious action in HT box.
83 min...MO Pedra rolls 45 yard shot through crowd of players and ball is picked up by goalie.
84 min...MO Serioux long throw-in from left is knocked around in box.
86 min...MO YELLOW card...Serioux for pulling down HT Simpson on left wing injuring him.
87 min...HT Vallasteeni gets touched over freekick and 25 yard cross is over box wide right just over HT player's head on right post.
90 min...MO Ashton freekick from 30 yards on extreme right, ball is partially cleared and MO DiPlacido sends 20 yard shot over net.
91 min...MO YELLOW card...Kuzmanovski for push near sideline.
92 min...HT Chalmers freekick from left 30 yards is across box and MO Ashton heads ball wide and HT player puts 25 yard blast well over bar.
94 min...HT Chalmers gets header from 15 yards and diving goalie saves ball on bounce.
95 min...half ends 10:03pm.
1st Golden Goal overtime period...starts 10:05pm...MO defend north end.
91 min...MO Ashton cornerkick from right is headed by leaping MO Faria from 7 yards on left post and ball is caught by goalie.
93 min...HT Chalmers 18 yard blast hits MO Serioux hand in box but he was lucky that only a cornerkick was awarded.
96 min...MO Ashton freekick from 25 yards on extreme left has MO Fitzwilliam flick header from 7 yards just over bar missing top right corner.
97 min...HT sub...#25 replaces #20...strange, I didn't have either player on my roster so maybe I was reading the black numerals on red uniforms wrong or the rosters were written out wrong.
101 min...MO Tilley runs down left and beats defender for cross over to center and MO DiPlacido heads from 7 yards off goalie on right hits right post and off goalie for cornerkick.
103 min...MO Fitzwilliams 40 yard shot from right hits top of bar.
106 min...half ends 10:21pm.
2nd Golden Goal overtime period...starts 10:22pm.
108 min...HT Simpson gets to ball on right in open and races down and cuts 20 yard shot that flying goalie pushes wide left, there are no players following up and play.
109 min...HT Bennett cross from right end line is behind net.
110 min...MO Tilley 50 yard freekick, MO Ashton heads from left across box and MO Faria heads ball over box.
111 min...MO Fitzwilliams runs to cross from right but 3 yard header wide.
112 min...MO DiPlacido springs ball on left to MO Fitzwilliams up left wing and shot blocked by defender before he can get away 10 yard shot .
113 min...MO Fitzwilliams cornerkick from left is into box but ball cleared.
114 min...MO Ashton clears HT cornerkick from left.
117 min...Olympians David DiPlacido GOAL...Olympians Darren Tilley rolls ball up middle from 40 yards and DiPlacido who's even with last defender runs in on left side and rolls 15 yarder just inside right post.
Final Score:........Mississauga Olympians.........3................Hamilton Thunder.............2............
After extra time.
Attendance was about 50 on this cold night where parkas and gloves were required. Some of the players wore gloves too.
Thunder used their reserve team roster and looked great in the first half with their youthful team. Olympians with their four A-League Toronto Lynx players of Adrian Serioux, Brian Ashton, Sean Faria and David DiPlacido looked disorganized during the first half but turned things around after halftime. Thunder looked like they were hanging on for patches of the second half. Dave Simpson looked like the best player for the Thunder with his speedy runs as a striker. Early (27 minute) subs Jimmy Kuzmanosky and Joevannie Peart got the Olympians rolling putting the Thunder defence on their heels.
Thunder uniforms of black numbers on red shirts caused me problems on identifying players on the far side of the field which should hurt my more detailed game report. Frequent calls of "Referee, you crook" were shouted out by the Thunder fans when calls didn't go their team's way but ex-Thunder players would probably direct them against the Thunder owner Italo Ferraro on their bench with coach Andre Jansonsici from what I've been e-mailed and picked up on the Voyageurs message board. The goaltending was solid for both teams in tonight's game so no fault can be laid at son Roberto Ferrari by his detractors.
And now, we return to the Regular season!! The Thunder finish off their regular season on Thursday hosting Brampton Hitmen. Olympians complete theirs with a game on Sunday against Montreal. Both games wouldn't have changed the standings of tonight's game but the Thunder should be pretty dejected. The stadium was available tonight at this 'neutral' site but maybe in another week it would be even colder.
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