Result of the Saturday October 8th, 2005 CPSL game between Hamilton Thunder and Oakville Blue Devils played at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York at 2:00pm. This was the final of the Western Conference.
Hamilton Thunder (all white, black numbers)
..........................83 Roberto Ferrari
...........3 Nikola Borkapic...6 Danijel Milojevic...4 Giovanni Annisi (cpt)
13 Kiminori Kitazawa...10 Adrian Ramos...15 Juan Cruz Real...14 Nikola Katic...16 Christopher Rowe
....................5 Mirko Dakovic...19 Nick Ampas
team officials:...head coach Bosko Borjan...manager/assistant coach Paul Ferguson
Oakville Blue Devils (white socks and numbers, navy shots and shirts, red trim)
.........................1 Sa Brahima Traore
4 Lovemore Ncube...6 Aaron Steele...2 Jamie Fairweather...5 Marko Bedenikovic
15 Ian Sinclair...13 Philip Ionadi... 19 Shawn Faria...8 Sergio De Luca
.................10 Igor Prostran...17 Jeremy Sheppard
Subs:...00 Chris Baker (gk)...3 Nicholas Poku (def)...7 Ommar Samuels (mid)...9 Paul Speakman (fwd)...11 Gabriel Pop (fwd)...14 Dragisa Klisara (mid)...16 Ryan Gamble (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Duncan Wilde...assistant coach Billy Steele...equipment manager Jim Healy
Game officials:...referee Mike Roeken...referee's assistants Amato Deluca and Vito Curalli...fourth official Lisa MacNeil...(yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st Half:...game starts 2:25pm on this mild bright afternoon with the sun in the west. HT defend west end.
4 min...OBD Faria hurt at HT 30 yard line.
8 min...OBD Ionadi 25 yard roller up middle just wide left of post when centered pass.
10 min...HT YELLOW card...Ramos for tackle on sideline near center line.
11 min...OBD Sheppard cuts to center from right and has shot saved in box.
12 min...HT Rowe controls ball and tees up 25 yard shot from left that's well wide and high right.
13 min...OBD De Luca 40 yard cross from right is caught by goalie.
17 min...OBD Prostran cuts low 20 yard roller from left that diving goalie catches on left post.
19 min...HT Dakovic 30 yard bounces wide right.
22 min...HT Annisi injured at HT 33 yard line with leg injury.
23 min...OBD Faria blasts 25 yard shot up middle well over net.
24 min...OBD YELLOW card...Faria for elbow on HT Real leaping for ball at center circle.
26 min...HT Ampas good rush but after keeping ball away from three defenders, rolls ball forward offside to HT Dakovic.
28 min...OBD Prostran ends OBD pressure with 20 yard shot from left that's caught by goalie.
29 min...OBD Bedenikovic one-touch blast from 25 yards on lleft is knocked down by goalie who then runs forward to cover big rebound.
30 min...HT YELLOW card...Real for something or other.
31 min...Blue Devils Ian Sinclair GOAL...Sinclair is threaded pass from OBD Sergio De Luca up the middle. His first touch looked too bar forward but he gets to ball and his 12 yard shot is pounded into the center of the net just under bar over goalie Roberto Ferrari.
36 min...HT Annisi 40 yard freekick from left has defender clear on right side of box.
37 min...HT Milojevic 36 yard freekick up middle is batted down on top left corner of net by goalie who picks it up.
38 min...HT Annisi chest OBD cross from left over HT end line for cornerkick.
38 min...HT Real heads ball over own net after ODB cornerkick from left.
39 min...OBD Prostran cornerkick from left has ball knocked around in box.
39 min...OBD Ionadi 30 yard blast is well over net.
40 min...OBD Sinclair 18 yard low shot has diving goalie block on right post.
43 min...OBD De Luca 25 yard shot up middle is wide right.
45 min...OBD Ncube 40 yard freekick has OBD Sheppard twist 15 yard header over net although play is whistled down.
45 min...half ends 3:11pm.
2nd Half:...starts 3:26pm with no change in the weather.
46 min...HT Ramos 40 yard freekick from right has OBD defender head out for cornerkick.
46 min...OBD Bedenikovic heads HT cornerkick from left through OBD box.
47 min...HT Ampas cornerkick from left has OBD defender block ball on line after HT player's header from 7 yards from left post.
49 min...OBD Bedenikovic 25 yard low freekick from left end line has nearest defender clear.
50 min...OBD Sheppard 25 yarder saved on right post by goalie.
52 min...HT Rowe bends 25 yarder over net when he cuts in shot from right.
53 min...OBD Bedenikovic 35 yard freekick is blasted well over net.
55 min...HT Annisi 30 yard freekick from left dips just missing top right corner of net.
56 min...OBD DeLuca cornerkick from right is blocked by defender.
57 min...OBD Ionadi 30 yard freekick up middle just over bar.
61 min...HT YELLOW card...Annisi for pulling down OBD Sheppard at HT 35 yard line.
62 min...OBD Ionadi 35 yard freekick has OBD Sinclair tip high ball to other side of box from left but ball is cleared.
63 min...HT Vorkapic good run but cross from right is behind net.
63 min...OBD De Luca injured at HT 35 yard line when pulled down.
64 min...OBD Ionadi 35 yard freekick has defender head away.
65 min...HT Rowe 30 yard ball curled wide left of net from right over players in box.
65 min...OBD Sheppard rolls pass from left has OBD Ionadi blast over net from 30 yards.
66 min...OBD sub...Poku replaces Ionadi.
67 min...OBD Bedenikovic 35 yard cross from left is wide left.
69 min...HT Ramos rolls ball up middle but defender chases it down.
70 min...OBD Steele 45 yard freekick from right is over players and is caught by goalie.
73 min...HT Annisi 38 freekick has ball from left with two HT players on right post not able to control ball.
75 min...Blue Devils Marko Bedenikovic GOAL...OBD Dragisa Klisara steals pass attempt by HT Nikola Vorkapic at 40 yards on left sideline and rushes in passing to left to Bedenikovic and his 15 yarder is rolled into right corner of net.
77 min...HT Ampas 35 yard shot blocked by defender on edge of box.
78 min...HT player's 30 yard freekick has shot blocked by four man wall.
79 min...OBD Bedenikovic gets ball at 40 yards and rolls pass to OBD DeLuca who runs to left and crosses in but ball saved.
82 min...HT player runs around goalie and crosses to center and OBD Fairweather heads away 25 yard shot.
84 min...OBD Pop (when did he come in?) on 2 on 1 rolls 15 yard shot saved by diving goalie.
85 min...HT YELLOW card...Rowe for tip on OBD Sheppard in center circle.
86 min...Thunder RED card...Adrian Ramos picks up his second Yellow card of the game for a tackle near the right corner flag in the HT end and referee Mike Roeken ejects him.
87 min...HT Kitazawa gets ball on right and 20 yard shot is curled just wide left of post.
89 min...HT Ampas cornerkick from right has HT players head ball around getting further out of box.
90 min...HT Dakovic can't draw penalty kick with dive on left end line trying to get to freekick ball kicked into OBD box.
91:39 min...game ends 4:14pm.
Final Score:..........Hamilton Thunder...........0.............Oakville Blue Devils..........2...............
Attendance was about 120 on this mild afternoon with a bright sun in the west.
Sa Brahima Traore earned the shutout for Blue Devils. He was good but was fortunate to have backup including a chance at 82 minutes when a Thunder player was running around the goalie near the right edge of the box and he crossed to center where another HT player kicks a 25 yard shot that OBD Jamie Fairweather (corrected by message on the Voyageurs board from my previous claim that it was Aaron Steele) headed away from 5 yards off the goal line.
I thought there was something wrong when I saw a long list of Thunder players before the game and all but a dozen were scratched off the list. During the game Thunder forward Kadian Lecky was called to the press box and said he was told 15 minutes before the game that he couldn't play. Yep, he was one of the scratched off players. Later I asked Thunder owner Italo Ferrari what had happened. This had happened to about five players. The Thunder were using some players from Woodbridge Azzuri (which are in the York Region). They were told their association with the team was no longer valid and these players couldn't play. So who did this? Some accused Shooters owner Tony DeThomasis because Vaughan has the territory of York Region. After the next game of the day, I asked DeThomasis and he said he had no objection to the Thunder's association and he wouldn't have cared if those players had been used against his team. (Yeah! I'd have thought the strategy would have been to let Thunder play at full strength against Oakville and then Shooters to play this card before the Championship game on Monday). The league commission did the dirty work but then the finger points at the Blue Devils who would wish to play against a weakened Thunder team. Maybe revenge for losing the conference title after fighting to a 0-0 tie but then having three points deducted for using a player that had accumulated too many Yellow cards? Lots of politics in this league. This game was being played by Hamilton Thunder under protest.
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