Result of the August 30, 2002 A-League game between Toronto Lynx and Atlanta Silverbacks played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 7:30pm.
Toronto Lynx (black socks, shorts and numbers, yellow shirts, white trim)
...........................22 Theo Zagar (cpt)
...........6 Milan Kojic...4 Joe Mattacchione...3 Mauricio Vincello
15 Adrian Serioux...5 Shawn Faria...8 Brian Ashton...11 Nikki Vignjevic...10 Robbie Aristodemo
........................7 Niki Budalic...16 Ryan Lucas
Subs:...1 James Kryger (gk)...2 Ali Ngon (fwd)...9 David DiPlacido (mid)...18 Julio Penalillo (def)...19 Irasto Knights (fwd)...21 Matt Rosenfeld (def)
team officials:...head coach/GM Peter Pinizzotto...assistant coach Les Anning...goalkeeping coach Paolo Silva...medical co-ordinator Dr Robert Gringmuth.
Atlanta Silverbacks (white socks and shirts, black shorts, numbers and names, red trim)
...............................30 Jeff Cassar
.............2 Alan Woods...6 James Wall...15 Byron Mitchell
8 John Barry Nusum...4 Carlos Parra (cpt)...19 Jason Annicchero...21 Velko Iotov...20 Brian Piesner
.......................5 Gilbert Jean-Baptiste...10 Ryan Leib
Subs:...1 Cole Burgman (gk)...3 Carl Fletcher (fwd)...7 Nate Hetherington (mid)...9 Jordy Broder (mid)...11 Jon Akin (fwd)...22 Martin Klinger (??)...33 Jamel Mitchell (??)
team officials:...head coach Brett Mosen...assistant coaches Mike Morgan and Raphael Salerno
Game Officials:...referee Steve Delpiero...referee's assistants Neil Schofield and Manuel Orellano...fourth official Isaac Raymond.
Tonight's theme was Fan Appreciation Night. Awards were given out before the kickoff (list of winners at the end of this report). The national anthems were just canned music. Ceremonial kickoff was taken by Ultras member Theresa "Miss J/Mumsy" Johnson.
1st Half:...game starts 7:37pm...Lynx defend South end....All times are converted from my wristwatch.
2 min...Lynx YELLOW card...Kojic for hard check on ASB Leib near center line injuring him.
4 min...ASB Parra freekick from edge of box is low blast into Lynx wall, ASB Iotov 20 yard rebound deflects off player wide right for cornerkick.
4 min...Lynx Vignjevic heads away cornerkick from ASB Annicchero on right.
5 min...ASB Nusum heads ball into net by bumping goalie but play whistled down.
7 min...ASB Annicchero long throw-in from right corner on his third try (the first two were cleared for cornerkicks) is headed away, ASB Parra boots 25 shot well high wide right.
9 min...ASB Iotov blasts 40 yard shot well over net.
10 min...Lynx Kojic 55 yard freekick headed away from box.
12 min...Lynx Lucas runs on right but his shot from tough angle is wide.
12 min...Lynx Lucas runs down left, rolls cross to center and Lynx Budalic trips over ball in box when jostled.
13 min...Lynx Vignjevic 40 yard freekick from left is smothered low on left post by sprawling goalie.
14 min...ASB Iotov bounces 35 yard shot wide left.
16 min...Lynx Vignjevic cornerkick from left, short to Lynx Aristodemo, back to Vignjevic to cross, Lynx Kojic pounds header from short left just wide left.
17 min...ASB Nusum injured at center line and treated off field.
18 min...ASB player 20 yard shot from left is well wide right.
21 min...ASB Annicchero long throw-in from right is headed down and cleared by defender.
23 min...Lynx Vignjevic 20 yard chip from left, goalie catches ball over head of Lynx Lucas on right post.
26 min...ASB YELLOW card...Parra at ASB 45 yard line.
26 min...Lynx Kolic freekick from 45 yards is punched away by goalie.
27 min...ASB Jean-Baptiste gets to through ball but lofts 20 yard shot well over bar.
28 min...Lynx Lucas gets to through ball facing away from net, passes back to Lynx Budalic whose shot is deflected over bar for cornerkick.
30 min...ASB Piesner runs down left and cross to ASB Leib short on left and Lynx goalie makes huge save on near post.
35 min...ASB Parra 50 yard freekick from right, goalie catches ball in crowd of players in box.
36 min...Lynx Serioux long throw-in from right, headed across box but cleared.
38 min...Lynx Lucas can't control ball and pushes ball out wide right.
39 min...Lynx YELLOW card...Vincello for pusheing ASB player out of way on sideline in Lynx end.
40 min...Lynx goalie leaping catch to prevent ASB player from getting head in from 3 yards.
43 min...Lynx Faria runs down left and 35 yard cross to Lynx Budalic who can't twist in header.
44 min...Lynx Budalic runs into ASB box dribbling and two defenders push him over end line but he does draw cornerkick.
45 min...Lynx Vignjevic cornerkick from left is punched away by goalie.
46 min...Lynx Kolic 40 yard right kick to Lynx Serioux who charges and heads back into play from left across box but defender clears.
47 min...ends 8:24pm.
2nd Half:...starts 8:39pm.
46 min...Lynx Budalic cross from left end line, Lynx Serioux pushed backwards and falls in box.
47 min...Lynx Serioux 40 yard cross from left is caught by goalie.
49 min...ASB forward runs on right crosses through box but noone there for ball.
50 min...Lynx Ashton runs through middle and crosses near right end line off defender's leg for cornerkick.
52 min...Lynx Vignjevic freekick from right from 30 yards rolled over to Lynx Ashton who blasts 25 yard shot well over net.
53 min...Lynx Serioux run on left wing and 30 yard shot is well wide right.
55 min...ASB Piesner gets pass beyond defenders but shoots over net from 20 yards on left.
57 min...Lynx Serioux long throw-in from right is continuously headed popped up by players.
58 min...ASB Piesner freekick from 35 yards on left is cleared by nearest defender.
59 min...Lynx Lucas near center rolls pass wide left to Lynx Vincello and his 40 yard shot is wide.
59 min...ASB Iotov cornerkick from left is though box.
60 min...Lynx YELLOW card...Aristodemo for sliding tackle on right end line on ASB Wall.
61 min...Lynx sub...DiPlacido replaces Ashton.
63 min...Lynx Aristodemo cornerkick from right is through players in box but can't be controlled.
64 min...Lynx goalie leaps to punch ball off head of ASB player near edge of box.
65 min...Lynx Vignjevic runs down right and low cross into box cleared by defender.
65 min...ASB goalie scrambles to catch chip into box.
66 min...Lynx Vignjevic squeezed by defenders on edge of box and can't get away shot.
67 min...ASB player runs on right and rolls shot across box from 25 yards wide left.
68 min...ASB sub...Klinger replaces Leib.
70 min...Lynx Vignjevic cuts 25 yard shot in crowd is over bar.
71 min...Lynx Lucas crosses roller from right, ASB defender on left post concedes corner.
71 min...Lynx Kojic misses redirecting bicycle kick in ASB box.
72 min...Lynx Serioux long throw-in from left is headed away on edge of box.
74 min...Lynx freekick from 45 yards is low and through to Lynx Budalic who 10 yard kick is blocked by goalie.
76 min...Lynx Vignjevic receives pass in box from Lynx Lucas and 10 yard shot over bar.
77 min...Lynx Aristodemo crosses from right, Lynx Serioux leaping header from 10 yards on left is over bar.
78 min...Lynx Aristodemo cornerkick from right is short and hit back to him but he misses ball. Aristodemo recovers and crosses from right but it's through box and two Lynx players in box.
79 min...ASB sub...Broder replaces Piesner.
79 min...Lynx Serioux from cross from left is headed away.
80 min...The PA announcer announces that Charlotte is ahead of Rochester 2-1. (That means the Lynx must win!).
82 min...Lynx Budalic gets cross centered from right, Lynx player's shot from 20 yards is wide left as he's pushed over.
83 min...Lynx Aristodemo cornerkick from right is knocked around in box.
84 min...Lynx sub...Ngon replaces Serioux.
85 min...Lynx Vignjevic freekick from right, Lynx Budalic has 20 yard shot blocked by defender.
86 min...Lynx Vignjevic 45 yard freekick on right is headed away on edge of box.
87 min...ASB Annicchero long throw-in from right bounces to goalie.
89 min...Lynx Vignjevic freekick from left on 25 yard rolls cross to charging Lynx Mattacchione but 20 yard shot is wide left.
92 min...Lynx Mattacchione freekick from 40 yards chipped and headed away by goalie.
92 min...half ends 9:26pm.
1st Overtime:...starts 9:30pm...Lynx defend north end.
90 min...ASB Jean-Baptiste runs on left and crosses through box but ball is cleared.
92 min...Lynx Vignjevic runs through middle, Lynx Aristodemo 12 yard shot deflects point blank off defender's leg for cornerkick.
93 min...Lynx Vignjevic 20 yard shot from left is palmed over net by goalie.
93 min...ASB picks up ball in box after cornerkick cross.
97 min...ASB Klinger rolls 15 yard shot to left that diving goalie pushes wide left.
98 min...ASB Iotov cornerkick from left is caught by goalie.
99 min...Lynx Aristodemo cornerkick from right is kicked around in box.
100 min...Lynx Vignjevic from left is headed over net by Lynx leaping player from 5 yards.
101 min...period ends 9:41pm.
2nd Overtime:...starts 9:42pm...The PA announcer has announced the final score as Charlotte 3, Rochester 1. Well now the Lynx know that have to win.
101 min...Lynx sub...Knights replaces Faria.
102 min...ASB Annicchero freekick from midfield, ASB heads forward ASB heads from 12 yards that goalie catches.
103 min...Lynx Vignjevic freekick from 25 yards is into wall.
104 min...ASB YELLOW card...Mitchell for dissention.
106 min...ASB Klinger runs down right wing and crosses through box but now ASB player has run into box.
106 min...ASB YELLOW (RED) card...Parra picks up his 2nd yellow card for grabbing charging Lynx Knights through middle.
107 min...Lynx Vignjevic freekick from 20 yards (I can't remember what happened).
108 min...Lynx Budalic 12 yard shot from left into right corner of net but play whistled down. I couldn't see a sideline flag held up so only the referee knew why.
109 min...ASB Nusum runs down right but shot is crossed over box.
110 min...More furious in ASB box action goes for naught!
111 min...Lynx Vignjevic freekick from 20 yards is blasted into wall of players.
111 min...game ends 9:53pm.
Final Score:.......Toronto Lynx........0........Atlanta Silverbacks..........0.........(tied after two 10 minute overtimes)
Attendance was announced as 2143 on this warm evening.
Lynx dominated the second half and overtimes but could not score. The score of the Charlotte Eagles vs Rochester Raging Rhinos game was mentioned a few times over the PA system so the Lynx realized they had to win with the Eagles winning 3-1 tonight. Tonight's tie isn't good enough and the Lynx miss the playoffs again this year. An old problem of the Lynx came back to haunt them this game and that was failing to score on their chances. Even scoring on 10% of their chances tonight and they would have had at least two goals.
Tonight was Fan Appreciation Night and the awards were given to the following Lynx players before tonight's game:
A special award was given to Nikki Vignjevic as only the third Lynx player to play in 100 games.
Junior Lynx award was given to Mario Nallira the MVP of this year's Toronto Lynx Juniors.
Fan favourite (presented by members of the Toronto Ultras)---Brian Ashton for the fourth time in his career.
Best Defender (presented by coach Peter Pinizzotto)---Joe Mattachione.
Best Offensive (presented by Barry McLean of Wilfred Laurier University)---Niki Budalic (an alumni of this school).
Most Valuble Player media award (presented by Bill Spiers of the Ontario and CSA executive)---Theo Zagar who became captain this year.
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