Result of the Thursday September 28, 2006 CSL game between Oakville Blue Devils and London City played at Bronte Stadium in Oakville at 8:30pm.
Oakville Blue Devils (all white, black numbers)
.........................1 Sabrahima Traore
............3 Nicholas Poku...10 Matthew O'Conner...11 Orlin Chalmers
19 Tommy Vrantsis...20 Petro Czoli...17 Peter Zorbas...14 Zoran Calic
...........18 Andy Garcia...7 Miles O'Conner...8 Gavin Russell
Subs:...00 Chris Baker (gk)...4 Lovemore Ncube (def)...5 Kevin Ricketts (def)...13 Huffman Eja'tabe (mid)...15 Omar Samuels (mid)...16 Cecarr Milivoje (mid)...21 Sean Holmes (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Phil Ionadi...manager Pernell Mason
London City (white socks and numbers, black shorts, red shirts)
........................31 Ibrahim Hadzic
42 James Twinem...38 Kyle Breuninger...29 Jeff Brown...34 Marco Peeters
23 Mazdak Sarraf...8 Gentjan Dervishi (cpt)...2 Mohcine Talouati...20 Miguel Knox
.................26 Keith Andrew...30 Jeremy Norris
Subs:...1/13 Craig Boytchuk (gk/fwd)...32 Jason Boytchuk (mid)...listed but not there: [5 Fred Nunziata (mid)...12 Karim Ben Sari (mid)...14 Cody Workman (def)...16 Bernard Al Chaar (mid)...19 Shawn Ord (def)]
team officials:...head coach Harry Paul Gauss...assistant coach Ihor Boytchuk...physio Steve Bozso...assistant coach Ron Cecchin...assistant manager Richard Marsden
Game officials:...referee Isaac Raymond...referee's assistants Karen Legault and Andy Kravitz...fourth official Grace Iafrate.....(all black uniforms)
1st Half:...game starts 8:36pm...OBD defend south end on this cold night, played on a soft grass. All times converted from my wristwatch.
1 min...OBD Garcia bends cross into LC box from right and goalie grabs.
2 min...OBD Russell cornerkick from right is cleared by defender.
3 min...OBD Poku charges up to rebound of partial clearance and blasts 30 yarder up middle well high and wide right.
5 min...LC player's 15 yard flick header from 15 yards bounces to goalie wide left.
6 min...OBD Garcia pushes ball up middle for OBD Czoli but defender checks him.
9 min...LC Talouati 40 yard blast over players high and wide left of net.
10 min...OBD Czoli is touched over ball and his 25 yard freekick from right deflects off defender and is smothered by goalie.
14 min...OBD Czoli given ball through on right and his 15 yard shot is over net.
16 min...OBD Garcia cross from right 20 yards near end line is caught by goalie.
18 min...OBD player's cornerkick from right on third retake has OBD Zorbas bend 25 yarder from right just wide left of top corner of net.
19 min...OBD Russell cornerkick from right has goalie punch away ball and defender clears.
20 min...OBD Russell 20 yard shot from left is wide right of net.
22 min...LC Dervishi 35 yard shot from right is caught by goalie.
23 min...OBD Garcia shot from right 25 yards deflects off defender's foot and caught by goalie.
24 min...OBD Czoli squeezes through defenders up middle to get away 20 yard shot that diving goalie pushes wide right.
25 min...OBD Garcia cornerkick from right has defender clear.
25 min...OBD Garcia low 12 yard shot from right is smothered by goalie.
28 min...OBD sub...Baker replaces Traore in goal.
28 min...OBD goalie grabs through ball ahead of charging LC Norris.
31 min...LC Brown heads OBD Matthew O'Conner's 75 yard freekick back to LC goalie.
33 min...OBD Miles O'Conner 20 yard freekick from right edge of box has OBD player jump up to connect with foot but defender clears.
34 min...OBD defender charges wide right for through ball.
35 min...OBD Garcia 30 yard bouncer from left is wide left.
37 min...OBD goalie catches ball ahead of LC Talouati leaping for cross.
39 min...OBD Matthew O'Conner 60 yard freekick has OBD Russell chest ball down but goalie grabs it. before he can get away shot.
39 min...LC player's 45 yard freekick from right has defender head away.
39 min...OBD Russell low cross from 20 yards has OBD Czoli shoot low 15 yarder from left wide right of net.
40 min...Blue Devils Andy Garcia GOAL...OBD player takes 50 yard shot that has a OBD forward chest ball down and Garcia blasts low 15 yard shot into low left side of net past goalie Ibrahim Hadzic and actually through the webbing of the net which wasn’t tied down too well.
42 min...LC Andrew 30 yard shot batted down by goalie.
44 min...OBD Zorbas steps around knocked over player and blasts 20 yard shot just wide right.
45 min...OBD Czoli slides to put in 6 yard shot under goalie after OBD Russell cross from right is flagged offside.
46 min...LC sub...Craig Boytchuk replaces reinjured Hadzic in goal.
47 min...LC Andrew cross from near right end line is over players in box.
47 min...half ends 9:23pm.
2nd Half:...starts 9:39pm.
halftime sub:...Ncube replaces Russell...Ncube is wearing the captain's armband.
47 min...Blue Devils Petro Czoli GOAL...Czoli has 12 yard pass to OBD Zoran Calic and his shot from left blocked by goalie Craig Boytchuk. Czoli picks up the rebound and sends in 8 yard roller into open net.
49 min...LC Knox 10 yard shot from right end line is behind net.
51 min...OBD Vrantsis cross on rush on right 30 yard has OBD Calic bounces 10 yarder on left to goalie.
52 min...OBD Calic 30 yard shot is wide right.
53 min...LC sub...Jason Boytchuk replaces Norris.
53 min...OBD player's cornerkick from right has charging OBD Ncube tangle feet on the ball.
54 min...LC Jason Boytchuk weak 10 yard pop up shot to goalie.
55 min...LC goalie catches deflected ball from left.
57 min...LC YELLOW card...Peeters for sliding tackle on OBD Garcia on right outside box.
58 min...OBD Czoli 27 yard cornerkick from right has ball deflectted wide right on blast from 15 yards.
60 min...LC Knox cornerkick from right has defender head ball away.
62 min...LC Dervishi cornerkick from left is over all players in box.
66 min...OBD goalie dives back to push ball wide right. OBD has two defenders block kick by LC Knox.
67 min...LC player's cornerkick from right is knocked away.
68 min...LC Knox conrerkick from right is knocked away.
69 min...LC Dervishi 30 yard blast up middle caught by leaping goalie.
70 min...OBD sub...Milivoje replaces Calic.
74 min...OBD Czoli tries to get rhough LC Brown and injured him at LC 20 yard line.
75 min...LC Knox on run up middle has ball poke checked away on edge of box.
77 min...LC Peeters grabs charging OBD Garcia and is lucky not to get a second Yellow card.
81 min...Blue Devils Cecarr Milovoje GOAL...OBD Orlin Chalmers cornerkick from left has OBD Petro Czoli shot blocked by Milovoje kicks 5 yarder from left into net.
85 min...Blue Devils Andy Garcia GOAL...OBD Petro Czoli centered ball and big blast from 18 yards and goalie spills big rebound that Garcia takes 8 yard rebound into left corner of net.
85 min...OBD sub...Samuels replaces Garcia.
...............OBD sub...Holmes replaces Czoli.
86 min...OBD YELLOW card...Miles O'Connor for threatening referee.
86 min...OBD Poku 35 yard shot up middle is saved.
87 min...OBD sub...Ricketts replaces Miles O'Connor.
88 min...City Red card...Craig Boytchuk earns and Yellow and then a Red card for not fetching the ball when it goes behind the net. (amended from my earlier report)
88 min...game ends 10:22pm.
Final Score:..........Oakville Blue Devils.......4...........London City........0.........
Attendance was about 30 on this cold night. This game had been postponed from last Sunday because the London City officials were administrating the Open Canada Cup Final in North York. Some were fans of the old Hamilton Thunder CPSL team. This was scheduled to be the last game played this year at Bronte Park even though the Blue Devils deserve a playoff home game however I later see their quarterfinal match against Windsor Border Stars is scheduled for this Sunday. This night however there was not an agreement between the league and the city to have this stadium available for any more games this season.
Sabrahima Traore and Chris Baker shared the shutout for the Blue Devils. Traore pulled himself off at only 18 minutes because of an injury he told me at halftime. He appeared to be limping. Baker was always the third keeper for the USL Toronto Lynx this year but didn’t get into any games until the Open Canada Cup final last weekend. It always looked like it would be London City who would make a goaltending change because Ibrahim Hadzic was slow to get up after every save. He was subbed in first half injury time with Craig Boytchuk. He said he’d been injured with a groin pull five weeks ago playing in Germany. Good thing City had another goalie as there was only one other sub on their bench for this midweek game, the final game of the season for London. Most of the first half was played in the City end.
In second half injury time, referee Isaac Raymond gave the London goalie a Yellow card after he failed to fetch a ball that had gone behind the net and Raymond demanded that he get the game restarted. City coach Harry Paul Gauss took his goalie’s side saying it should be Blue Devils with their overflowing bench get it. There were no ball boys here tonight. This was the only ball left as one had been taken out of play for being flat, and another one or two had flown to the end of the end zone. This is now the third game of London City I’ve seen this year (different referee each game) and each time there’s been a dispute about who should get the ball although the other two it was about who should take it out of the net after a goal against them. As soon as the goalie kicked it, the referee blew the whistle to end the game which really got Gauss to lose his cool....*from the London Free Press story, the goalie was shown a Red card after the Yellow card on the ball behind the net incident.
Blue Devils starters (it's too dark for my camera).
London City starters
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