Result of the Monday October 10th, 2005 CPSL game between Vaughan Shooters and Oakville Blue Devils played at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York at 4:00pm. This was the CPSL Championship game.
Vaughan Shooters (blue socks and shorts, white shirts, black numbers)
............................................1 Brian Bowes
17 Raj Takhar...8 Chris Turner...2 Angelo Pollastrone (cpt)...11 Fitzroy Christie
13 Frankie Bruno...21 Darryl Gomez...12 Danny Sanna...19 Desi Humphrey
............5 Stalin Cardenas...15 Matthew Palleschi
Subs:...00 Pablo Alvarado...16 Justin Phillips (def)...9 Jason De Thomasis (fwd)....4 Jorge Molina (def)...23 Aundrae Rollins (fwd)...7 Cameron Medwin (mid)...10 Joey Todaro (fwd)
team officials:...coach Carmine Isacco...manager Ruben Toro...trainer Scott Howitt SPC...assistant coach Tony DeThomasis...club official Elio Scarcello
Oakville Blue Devils (all navy, white numbers, red trim)
........................................1 Sa Brahima Traore
4 Lovemore Ncube...6 Aaron Steele...2 Jamie Fairweather...5 Marko Bedenikovic
............3 Nicholas Poku...9 Shawn Faria...13 Phil Ionadi (cpt)
............8 Sergio De Luca...17 Jeremy Sheppard...15 Ian Sinclair
Subs:...00 Chris Baker (gk)...7 Ommar Samuels (mid)...10 Igor Prostran...11 Gabriel Pop...14 Dragisa Klisara (mid)...16 Ryan Gamble (fwd)...19 Glen Chambers (mid)
team officials:...head coach Duncan Wilde...assistant coach Billy Steele...equipment manager Jim Healy
Game officials:...referee Andre Jasinski...referee's assistants John Oliva and Cosmo Iavazzi...fourth official Rob Burns...(red shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st Half:...starts 4:16pm...VS defend east end on this cool damp afternoon.
1 min...OBD De Luca injured just outside VS box, OBD player takes quick freekick but they don't notice that OBD De Luca is down injured.
3 min...OBD Steele 45 yard freekick is blocked in box.
4 min...VS Turner injured in own box.
9 min...VS Palleschi fans when he received cross from left from 7 yards.
10 min...VS Humphrey races down left side and rolls cross that goalie dives forward to stop.
12 min...VS Palleschi on right threads ball through for VS Bruno and 20 yard shot deflected off defender and slowed for goalie to grab.
12 min...VS Christie and OBD Poku injured in collision near edge of VS box. Both players were down about three minutes.
16 min...OBD Steele 24 yard freekick up middle after tap over is blasted into wall, rebound shot is deflected over net for cornerkick.
17 min...OBD Steele cornerkick from left is over players in box.
18 min...VS Christie crosses from left that charging goalie catches wide right of net.
19 min...VS sub...Molina replaces Christie.
.............OBD sub...well it looked like they made one.
20 min...VS Gomez (?) rush in from left but 25 yard shot from extreme left is wide right of net.
24 min...VS Humphrey long run down left and cuts back a cross but he's already past the end line.
25 min...OBD Faria injured inside OBD box.
27 min...OBD Bedenikovic 45 yard freekick stopped by defender on edge of box.
28 min...OBD Sinclair rush on 1 on 1 on left and his 20 yard shot is wide left of goal.
30 min...OBD Ncube 40 yard cross from right is curved high behind net.
31 min...VS Cardenos pops up long header from 12 yards on left that goalie catches.
36 min...Shooters Stalin Cardenas GOAL...VS Danny Sanna corner kick from right has OBD defender head ball away for partial clearance but Cardenas from 25 yards blasted ball into left side of net through crowd of players leaving goalie Sa Brahima Traore no chance.
37 min...OBD Bedenikovic 25 yard freekick from left is curled to goalie on left post.
39 min...VS Sanna 35 yard freekick from left is played around but no clear shot is taken.
40 min...VS Gomez 30 yard freekick from left sideline is whistled down in box.
41 min...OBD Bedenikovic 45 yard freekick from left side line is just over players in box.
42 min...VS Palleschi on rush rolls cross to center and VS Humphrey's low shot is blocked by sprawling goalie, ball pops up and VS Humphrey heads 7 yarder wide right of empty net.
46 min...half ends 5:02pm.
2nd Half:...a misty rain starting at halftime...starts 5:17pm.
46 min...Blue Devils Sergio De Luca GOAL...OBD Jeremy Sheppard centers low cross from left and De Luca blasts low 16 yard shot up middle into left side of net.
48 min...VS Palleschi plows into OBD goalie who ended up catching back pass.
49 min...OBD Bedenikovic 35 yard freekick blast is just over net.
50 min...OBD Ionadi freekick up middle is wide left of net.
51 min...VS Takhar heads ball back to goalie to break up OBD pressure.
52 min...VS Gomez blasts partial clearance rebound well over net from 30 yards after VS Sanna cornerkick from right has goalie punch ball away.
54 min...VS Gomez freekick from left from 28 yards has ball knocked down by VS player but OBD defender boots ball away.
56 min...OBD sub...Klisara replaces Poku.
58 min...OBD De Luca 25 yard shot in crowd of players is wide left of net.
60 min...OBD Fairweather pulls ball away from charging VS Palleschi on rush.
61 min...VS Gomez freekick from 25 yard freekick from left tapped over to VS Sanna who rolls it back to him out of bounds.
64 min...VS Humphrey holds off defender and low cross through two players finds VS Palleschi in open who blasts 12 yard shot wide right.
66 min...VS Bruno rush down left for ball and 12 yard shot from near end line has goalie block, VS Gomez rebound headed off bouncer and hits crossbar. VS Gomez later blasts ball off target.
68 min...VS sub...De Thomasis replaces Cardenas.
69 min...OBD goalie charge out to slide in and block ball before VS players can gain possession.
70 min...VS Sanna cornerkikc from right has OBD player knock away ball.
71 min...VS Sanna 20 yard freekick from left has VS player head down ball but shot blocked.
73 min...OBD sub...Prostran replaces Ionadi.
74 min...VS Gomez 25 yard low blast from right is well wide left.
75 min...VS De Thomasis injured on OBD sideline at 30 yard mark.
76 min...VS Palleschi 1 on 1 against charging goalie and he pushes ball from 30 yards around goalie but wide left rescues ball on end line but cross from left is blocked by defender.
78 min...OBD Sheppard header wide right of goal.
79 min...VS De Thomasis cross from right on rush has goalie make save.
80 min...VS player flicks header from 10 yards that's over net after cross from right.
83 min...OBD sub...Chambers replaces Klisara.
86 min...OBD Prostran 40 yard freekick from left is caught by goalie.
86 min...VS Palleschi has another rush on left.
87 min...OBD YELLOW card...Steele for injuring VS Pollastrone on sideline at 35 yards.
88 min...VS Sanna 40 yard freekick knocked into box, VS DeThomasis steps in front of another VS player and flubs 12 yard shot to sprawling goalie.
90 min...VS De Thomasis is called on hand ball when VS Pollastrone 50 yard cross from left and blast from 30 yards is over net.
90 min...VS De Thomasis kicks 30 yarder around goalie and charging OBD Bedenikovic catches up on sideline to slide and try to block shot.
92 min...VS Sanna 35 yard spinning scissor kick has ball sail well over net.
92:52 min...half ends 6:04pm.
1st Half Golden Goal Overtime (15 yard half)...VS defend east end...starts 6:10pm.
GG sub...OBD Gamble replaces Sheppard.
91 min...OBD Bedenikovic has 35 yard blast on rebound of freekick blasted well over net, VS DeThomasis had just headed ball away from box.
92 min...VS Palleschi rush on left and cross rolled in and 20 yard shot by VS player (De Thomasis?) is wide left.
93 min...VS De Thomasis injured on VS 50 yard line near sideline. Play resumes at 96 minutes.
98 min...VS sub...Rollins at last replaces De Thomasis after initially being waved over and refusing to come off field.
100 min...Blue Devils Ryan Gamble GOAL...Gamble boots ball from center up field to left sideline for charging OBD Gabriel Pop who runs to about 20 yards being cut off by defender then rolls centering pass for charging Gamble who blasts 22 yard shot into top left corner of net beyond goalie Brian Bowes.
Final Score:...........Vaughan Shooters..........1 (OT).............Oakville Blue Devils...........2 (OT).............
Attendance was announced as 728 although I think that was an exaggeration. Maybe 400 on this cool damp afternoon with a misty rain starting at halftime and stopping sometime in the second half. Still, this was the biggest crowd of the season at any CPSL game I've attended this year.
The Shooters really pressured in the second half after the Blue Devils tying goal. Matthew Palleschi had many of the good chances with his speed but his shooting was off-target today and there was some good defending. His father says Matthew will play indoor in the new CPSL league and then in January will try out for some Scottish teams. Matthew was born in Canada but both his parents were born in Italy so he has a coveted EU passport.
Ryan Gamble had come in at the beginning of the overtime period. It actually took less than ten minutes of play because Shooters forward Jason DeThomasis was injured and after being taken to the far side of the field didn't want to be subbed but eventually came off after being down three minutes and another two minutes of play where at the next whistle he finally left after pulling his shirt off and throwing it on the field where he made way for Aundre Rollins. Good thing a Shooters official reached over and pulled it off the field of play as the fourth official was upset by the display.
This was a game to greet all the journalists who come out a few times a year. Well guys. Can't beat my record which today made it 41 CPSL games this year! After the game I was invited into the hospitality room for dinner and could mingle with the players. So Gabriel Pop is the Oakville Blue Devils player's real name. In prior years I've called him Gabriel Pop Salustius but Salustius is really a third name and 'Pop' is his family name. Blue Devils goalie Sa Brahima Traore who I remember from the Ottawa Wizards has played as an African national with Burkina Faso but he said he really is from Ottawa.
League commissioner Cary Kaplan I saw at a game for only the second time this year that I can remember and he presented the trophy then the players posed for pictures.
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