Result of the Canada Open Cup match played Monday August 4th, 2003 between Toronto Supra and Kanata at Dufferin District in Vaughan at 3:00pm.
Toronto Supra (white socks, shorts, numbers and white Mamma Mia emblem on chests, black shirts)
.....................................1 Michael Silva
...........21 Garvin Houston...3 Leonardo Simon...18 Amilcar Pascoal
6 Giovanni Annisi...17 Leo Savone...10 Pedro Dias...9 Michael Diluca...2 Jaroslav Radzinski
.......................13 Samuel Afriyie...11 Danny Amaral (cpt)
Subs:...12 Juan Argueta...15 Adam Pacheco...7 Martin Peraza...16 Alex Lopez...19 Alford James...1 Ronaldo Junior...20 Courtney Houston
team officials:...manager Juan Carlos Ramirez-Gaston...coach Jose Testas...assistant coach Jose Silva
Kanata (all white, yellow numbers and shoulders, black "Wizards" on shoulder)
..................................1 Anariy Szkurek
11 Dominic Rochon...4 Russell Shaw...19 Marcelo Plada...9 James MacMillan
8 Roland Tiamuh...6 Keith Moore...20 Allan Popazzi...10 Pavel Cancura
....................81 Ejatabe Huffman...7 Sylvain Cloutier
Subs:...17 Victor Mendes...16 Manny Mendes...84 Gabriel Maneiro...3 Stephan Szkurek
team officials:...coach Aldo Popazzi
Game officials:...referee Yahkov Keimach...referee's assistants Vito Curalli and Dean Swaby...fourth official Alex Mariona...(red shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st Half:...game starts 3:16pm...TS defend south end on this hot humid afternoon with a breeze from the south...all times are converted from my wristwatch.
2 min...K Popazzi freekick from 25 yards on left is palmed over net by leaping goalie.
4 min...K Moore crosses partly cleared cornerkick over box wide left.
4 min...K defender heads backpass to goalie to prevent TS Afriyie breaking through.
5 min...TS Diluca blast from 10 yards on left is blocked by goalie then covered up.
6 min...TS Diluca cornerkick from right is low and to 18 yard line where TS Radzinski blast is blocked by goalie and rebound headed away.
9 min...K Popazzi 30 yard freekick is blasted low and into wall of players.
10 min...K Tiamuh long run up middle and bumped off ball by TS player and wins freekick.
11 min...K Cloutier 25 yard freekick balst hits player's chest in wall.
15 min...K Moore injured at center line sliding to make check.
16 min...K Cloutier runs down right and cuts in 25 yard shot that's well wide left of net.
17 min...TS Diluca off balance weak 25 yard shot caught by goalie.
19 min...K Huffman cuts along 18 yard box and his dive wins no call.
24 min...TS YELLOW card...Simon for tripping K Popazzi on edge of TS box.
25 min...K Huffman 20 yard freekick is hard and blocked in TS player wall.
26 min...TS Dias 30 yard kick from left is caught by goalie.
27 min...TS Afriyie body checked running up middle but his pass forward to right is ruled offside.
33 min...TS Afriyie pops 5 yard header on cross from right. TS Amaral 15 yard chip over crowd of players and is caught by goalie.
34 min...TS goalie picks up ball in crowd of players in box.
36 min...TS Houston low 15 yard shot in crowd of player saved by foot of K MacMillan on goalline.
37 min...K Huffman runs up left but tips over ball once inside box.
38 min...TS sub...Peraza replaces Annisi.
41 min...TS sub...Dennis replaces Savone.
42 min...K Popazzi cross from 20 yards on right is over players in box.
43 min...TS Dennis long run up right wing and cross into box where diving TS Amaral heads 5 yard header over net.
44 min...K sub...Stephan Szkurek replaces Plada.
45 min...K Cloutier 35 yard shot over crowd of players and ball is high wide right of net.
46 min...TS Dias 30 yard freekick from right is headed across box by defender.
49 min...TS Dias ends pressure with cross wide to right corner flag.
49 min...half ends 4:05pm.
2nd Half:...starts 4:19 pm.
46 min...TS Diluca steps around defender and passes left for TS Amaral to boot 15 yarder over net.
47 min...TS Simon 80 yard pass over TS forwards heads and caught by goalie.
49 min...TS Peraza cornerkick from right is over crowd of players in box.
50 min...TS YELLOW card...Diluca for complaining about in-box action.
51 min...TS sub...James replaces Pascoal.
52 min...TS Peraza cornerkick from right is headed away by defender.
53 min...K Moore rolls 40 yard freekick from right to center and K Stephan Szkurek sends 40 yard shot wide right of net.
55 min...K Moore 30 yard freekick from right is whistled down on left side of box.
57 min...K Cancura blasts low 35 yard shot through middle and ball is smothered by goalie.
58 min...K goalie knocks ball off head of TS Peraza on right of box.
59 min...TS Peraza cornerkick from right, TS Afriyie knocks ball down but spins shot that's deflected high and wide right.
60 min...TS Peraza crosses from right, TS Amaral leaps but can't quite turn header from 5 yards.
62 min...TS Peraza 40 yard freekick from left bounces to goalie on short left side.
63 min...K Cloutier 30 yard freekick into one man wall.
63 min...K YELLOW card...Cloutier for sliding tackle on TS Dias.
64 min...TS player's quick freekick wasted as ball into K box is cleared.
70 min...TS Dias runs up right and crosses over players in box.
70 min...TS sub...Pacheco replaces Afriyie.
72 min...K Moore 30 yard shot through players is wide right.
73 min...K Tiamuh runs on left and short cross to charging K Cancura for 25 yard shot wide right of net.
75 min...TS Pacheco dekes into box but can't stop ball on right before it rolls over line.
76 min...K Moore 35 yard freekick is whistled down in box.
77 min...TS Dias chips from left 25 yard shot over players but ball is caught by goalie.
78 min...K sub...Maneiro replaces Tiamuh.
80 min...Kanata Allan Popazzi hops around on edge of Supra box and quick chip hits hand of defender Garvin Houston (?) in box. Referee Yahkov Keimach calls Penalty kick.
81 min...Kanata Allan Popazzi rolls Penalty kick to left corner of net. Supra goalie Michael Silva dives to push ball wide left for cornerkick.
81 min...K Moore cornerkick from left is headed over to right by defender then K player crosses behind net.
82 min...TS goalie outjumps K Cloutier for high ball.
83 min...TS Peraza 40 yard cross from right is into crowd of players and defender heads ball over end line on left.
84 min...K goalie catches cornerkick from left.
86 min...Kanata Pavel Cancura GOAL...Kanata Gabriel Maneiro crosses from right and Cancura tips in 5 yard header into top left corner of net.
88 min...K Cancura 10 yard shot on left is well wide left.
88 min...K Victor Mendes (?) replaces injured Cloutier.
89 min...TS Peraza 45 yard shot into box is caught by goalie.
90 min...TS Diluca rolls shot along end line from right and goalie picks up ball.
91 min...TS sub...Lopez replaces injured Diluca.
93 min...TS Houston blast in box tipped over net.
94 min...TS Peraza cornerkick from left is cleared from box.
96 min...TS Peraza 30 yard freekick from right is knocked down by TS Simon but shot is blocked.
96 min...game ends 5:10pm.
Final Score:.........Toronto Supra.........0.................Kanata...........1....
Attendance started at about 30 on this very hot, humid afternoon. By the end of the game it may have been close to 100 as the next game scheduled was Glen Shields Sun Devils against Metro Lions.
Toronto Supra had plenty of chances to score but couldn't put the ball away. Kanata goalie Anariy Sckurek earned the shutout without having to be spectacular. Kanata scored on one of their few second half chances. The first freekicks they took with their elaborate plays were still mainly blasted into the Supra players wall.
I'd never seen Kanata before but they looked very familiar. Their hard to read yellow numbers on white shirts also had the name Wizards on their shoulders. Hey these are vintage Ottawa Wizards uniforms! Some of the players were familiar too as playing for the Wizards in 2002. Often injured Russell Shaw now plays full games with this team. Much travelled Keith Moore is a midfielder on the team. Allan Popazzi also played with the Wizards last year. "Technical director" Hubert Busby Jr is the coach of the Ottawa Wizards and they are still the favourites to win the Open Cup so these teams may end of meeting before the tourneys over.
News bombshell is that Ottawa Wizards will withdraw from the tournament if the league let six teams (instead of the promised five) into the final weekend of competition. A meeting will be held next week to determine the host for the finals. If the Wizards somehow only have to play two games to win the Cup (like a first place team in CFL football) I think they will stay. The glory of winning the Open Cup is great and the $10000 prize would help out any team.
I was selfishly hoping for 'no overtime' as I wanted to drive off for the Toronto Lynx A-League game. I missed the second game of Metro Lions beating Vaughan Sun Devils 5-3 but got in time to see the last 60 minutes of Durham Flames beating non-CPSL team London AEK 3-0. The score was in doubt until two late goals gave the Flames some breathing room.
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