Result of the Sunday June 5th, 2005 CPSL game between Vaughan Shooters and Oakville Blue Devils played at The Soccer Centre in Vaughan at 7:00pm.
Vaughan Shooters (blue socks and shirts, white shorts and numbers)
..........................00 Gregory Drakes
8 Chris Turner...5 Justin Phillips...12 Danny Sanna...11 Fitzroy Christie
22 Sean Myers...14 Darryl Gomes...7 Cameron Medwin...19 Desmond Humphrey
.................23 23 Aundrae Rollins...10 Joey Todaro
Subs:...1 Pablo Alvarado (gk)...4 Jorge Molina (def)...13 Ricky Forno (mid)...17 Raj Takhar (def)...15 Stuart Black (mid)...6 Oday Khachani (mid)...20 Geron Duporte (mid)
team officials:...coach Carmin Isacco...manager Elio Scarcello...general manager Ruben Toro...trainer Scott Howitt...equipment manager Enzo Bruzesse
Oakville Blue Devils (white socks and shirts, navy shorts and numbers)
.........................00 Hermes Juarez
4 Lovemore Ncube...6 Aaron Steele...5 Kevin Ricketts...17 Marko Benenikovic
14 Domico Coddington...23 Philip Ionadi (cpt)...8 Sergio DeLuca...15 Darren Baxter
..................10 Igor Prostran...11 Gabriel Pop Salustius
Subs:...2 Jamie Fairweather (def)...16 Ian Sinclair (mid)...19 Maxim Dorneval (fwd)...7 Angel Velazquez (mid)...22 Glen Chambers (mid)...9 Daccobert Paul (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Duncan Wilde...assistant coach Billy Steele...Jim Healy equipment manager
Game officials:...referee Andrew Jasinski...referee's assistants Paul Bottos and Neil Schofield...fourth official Lisa McNeil...(all black uniforms)
1st Half:...starts 7:09pm...VS defend south end on this very hot humid evening with a bright sun in the north west.
4 min...OBD Pop fed ball up middle in alone and he rolls 15 yard shot wide right.
7 min...VS Gomes 40 yard shot up middle that goalie palms over net.
9 min...VS Todaro rushes in to chip ball over goalie's head from 10 yards but play flagged offside.
10 min...OBD Baxter rush through on left and cross is caught by goalie.
12 min...OBD Pop low cross from left corner flag is caught by goalie.
14 min...VS Rollins rolled ball up middle cuts around defender but 20 yard shot is well high wide right of net.
16 min...VS Todaro cornerkick from right is blocked by defender and a VS player's 30 yard shot wide left.
17 min...OBD Prostran and OBD Baxter work 25 yard freekick on right worked and wasted up left sideline.
18 min...VS goalie leaps to knock away header from OBD Prostran on edge of box, freekick against VS is called.
19 min...OBD Baxter freekick on right edge of box, OBD Prostran heads ball over bar from 4 yards.
22 min...VS Todaro gets to long through ball but puts ball over net from 20 yards.
24 min...Blue Devils Gabriel Pop Salustius GOAL...OBD Igor Prostran rushes on right and controls ball for cross that Salustius steps through four defenders to get to ball and boot in 3 yarder into top of net.
26 min...Shooters Joey Todaro GOAL...Todaro gets cross form right and cuts in low 25 yard shot under diving goalie Hermes Juarez into center of net.
29 min...OBD Baxter 22 yard freekick from right is headed away. OBD Ionadi blasts 30 yard partial clearance that's deflected offside.
31 min...Blue Devils Gabriel Pop Salustius GOAL...OBD Igor Prostran gets cross on extreme right and cuts ball around defender and rolls cross for Salustius charging in for 7 yard shot into left side of net.
33 min...OBD Pop tripped/dived in VS box and he's injured but VS players play on.
34 min...VS Humphrey 25 yard blast over net after partial clearance of freekick from left.
36 min...VS Todaro trips on ball on edge of OBD box, VS Medwin rolls 20 yard shot wide left.
37 min...VS Todaro cornerkick from left is headed away. VS Medwin 30 yard rebound blast is cleared by defender on edge of box.
39 min...OBD goalie dives to grab through ball ahead of charging VS Todaro.
40 min...VS Humphrey 30 yard freekick from left has leaping defender head ball behind end line.
41 min...VS Todaro cornerkick from left is cleared by defender.
42 min...VS Todaro cornerkick from left is caught by leaping goalie in crowd of players.
43 min...OBD YELLOW card...Steele for clip on VS Todaro at OBD 40 yard line.
45 min...VS Gomes 40 yard freekick whistled down on edge of box for hand ball.
46 min...half ends 7:55pm.
2nd Half:...starts 8:13pm.
46 min...OBD goalie knocks down VS Medwin 30 yard shot width injured defender in box. VS Todaro leaps over goalie when he smothers shot.
48 min...OBD Baxter injured near center circle.
50 min...VS player's cross from right drifts behind net.
50 min...VS sub...Molina replaces Turner.
52 min...VS Todaro freekick from left edge of box is straight to goalie on left post.
53 min...OBD Baxter 25 yard shot from right is wide left.
54 min...VS goalie catches ball deflected high from left.
57 min...OBD Sinclair (when did he come on?) rush up right cuts toward goal and roller from 20 yards stopped by goalie.
59 min...OBD sub...Velazquez replaces Prostran.
60 min...OBD Baxter freekick from 25 yards on right is curled to left and flying goalie fists ball out of box.
61 min...OBD Sinclair snakes 25 yard shot from right just over net.
62 min...VS Medwin gets 30 yard shot off target when ball kicked over from left sideline.
63 min...OBD YELLOW card...Ncube for knock on VS Humphrey.
64 min...VS player knocks OBD DeLuca injurying him at VS 30 yard line.
68 min...OBD Velazquez cornerkick from left is low and cleared by defender.
70 min...VS sub...Khachani replaces Myers.
71 min...OBD sub...Dorneval replaces Ionadi.
72 min...OBD DeLuca cross from right has VS player in box clear away.
74 min...VS Medwin 25 yard freekick from right is caught by flying goalie.
75 min...OBD sub...Chambers replaces Pop.
76 min...VS Gomes weak kick from 20 yards deflects to OBD goalie.
77 min...OBD goalie charges forward to catch ball into box.
77 min...OBD DeLuca rush on right on 4 on 4 crosses well over box and out of play.
81 min...VS Molina cross from right is well over box.
82 min...VS Gomes rolls weak ball to OBD goalie from 20 yards.
82 min...A long kick has OBD Dorneval on ball but VS Christie gets header back to VS goalie.
83 min...OBD sub...Paul replaces Baxter.
85 min...VS Myers scissor kick from 25 yards is well over net and kills VS pressure around edge of box.
89 min...VS play on as OBD Velazquez pulled hamstring but their shot is well off target.
90 min...OBD sub...Poku replaces Velazquez.
91 min...VS Molina cornerkick from right is rolled to defender and cleared.
94:06 min...game ends 9:02pm.
Final Score:..........Vaughan Shooters...........1.............Oakville Blue Devils..............2...........
Attendance was about 125 on this hot, humid evening with a bright sun still out in the first half. Before this game, the York Region Lady Shooters had won their inaugural game defeating Durham Region Allstars 3-0 in the CPSL Women's Canada Cup.
This was the inaugural game for the Oakville Blue Devils who were the Metro Lions in 2004. Many of the players played with other teams last year. Let's see...Darren Baxter, Igor Prostran, and Aaron Steele from the A-League Toronto Lynx last year along with coaches Duncan Wilde and Billy Steele. Gabriel Pop Salustius, Kevin Ricketts, and Maxim Dorneval from the Metro Lions, captain Phil Ionadi, Lovemore Ncube, Nicholas Poku, and Angel Velazquez from Brampton Hitmen, Domico Coddington from Durham Storm.
Oakville looks like they will improve as the season wears on and the players get used to playing together. They have the same sponser "Oakville Nisson" as the Toronto Lynx but their colours are navy and white.
The only uncertainty was in net where the Blue Devils started Hermes Juarez who looked nervous for the first 30 minutes of the game but then settled in quite well. Maybe his saves were exaggerated but better safe than sorry. Blue Devils head coach Duncan Wilde says Juarez was chosen on short notice and had never played a CPSL game before. They were going to use their Under-19 goaltender but he had to back out Friday because of a problem that could arise with his NCAA scholarship. The team is waiting to sign Brian Rowlands who has just finished up his season with the MISL indoor league.
I spoke with Darren Baxter at the end of the game asking why he wasn't in England. He did go over there (his home country) and played for Queen's Park Rangers reserves. He got a promise that he could come back and play for the Lynx again but when he got here coach Hubert Busby Jr said the Lynx had filled their import quota. Baxter is staying with Oakville at the invitation of the coach so he can stay in shape and be ready for another try in England. Just having talked with Busby earlier today and knowing the meat-grinder of players going through that team, I told Baxter he'd be smart NOT going back with the Lynx. Still those smoothly threaded passes of Baxter's are missing from the Lynx midfield this year.
Former Metro Lions player Gregory Drakes was in the net for the Shooters tonight. Darryl Gomes from the 2004 Lions played as a Shooters midfielder. I saw Vaughan Shooters miss almost as many chances tonight as I did last week when they were held to a scoreless draw with Toronto Croatia. Only advice I'd have is let Joey Todaro take more shots.
This game got pretty rough but referee Andrew Jazinski kept the game in control because each team complained about the calls about equally. Surprisingly the worst injury was when Blue Devils Angel Velazquez pulled his hamstring with one minute of regulation time remaining with him all alone near the center circle and the Shooters played on rather than kick it out of bounds because they thought he was wasting time. The Shooters coach and players went wild when they saw the fourth official hold up the '3' sign but that meant Nicholas Poku was going to be the replacement; not that there were only 3 minutes of injury time.
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