Result of the Sunday October 15, 2006 CSL game between Serbian White Eagles vs. Italia Shooters played at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York at 5:00pm. This was the final in the CSL Championship Cup Playoffs.

Serbian White Eagles (all white, blue names and numbers)

................................23 Dusan Belic
..............2 Sinisa Nikovic...8 Nenad Stojcic...6 Mirko Medic
16 Joshua Gordon...10 Bozo Milic...13 Nikola Budalic...21 Alex Braletic
.............11 Gabriel Pop...9 Sasa Viciknez (cpt)...15 Milos Scepanovic

Subs:...1 Miodrag Bogdanovic (gk)...5 Nikola Lukic (def)...7 Mario Ostojic (def)...12 Uros Predic (mid)...20 Milan Janosevic...22 Dargan Radovic (fwd)...
4 Mark Jankovic (def)
team officials:...head coach Dragoslav Sekularac...coach Stevan Mojsilovic...president Mik Bakic...executive vice president Mike Vezmar...vice president Dragan Bakoc...general manager Ken Stanojevic...manager Bora Mijovic...technical director Dragan Jankovic

Italia Shooters (all blue, white numbers)

.....................................00 Camilo Benzi
............22 Angelo Pollastrone (cpt)...12 Alvaro Yaques...11 Fitzroy Christey
15 Luke Stedmond...24 Anthony Adur...13 Frank Bruno...18 Bill Androutsos...25 Sean Myers
....................21 Luca Forno...9 Jason De Thomasis

Subs:...1 Pablo Alvarado (gk)...6 Franco Ruscetta (def)...10 Josue Jaramillo (mid)...14 Remone Metyas (fwd)...20 Rob Black (fwd)...23 Aundrae Rollins (fwd)...
3 Diego Cardona (def)
team officials:...head coach Tony De Thomasis...general managers Ruben Toro and John Pacione...equipment manager Elio Scarcello

Game officials:...referee Mercey Watfa...referee's assistants Amato DeLuca and Vito Curalli...fourth official Yusri Rudolf

1st Half:...game starts 5:59pm...SWE defend east end.
2 min...SWE Viciknez 30 yard freekick from right bent in and caught by goalie.
7 min...IS Christey hurt in own end on sideline when hit in the mouth.
10 min...IS Myers on left sideline crosses through ball to IS Stemond who blasts 15 yard shot high and wide right.
12 min...SWE Stojcic 25 yard blast blocked on edge of box by defender.
14 min...IS Adur run and dekes player on right but crosses over box. IS Myers then crosses over players in box from left.
18 min...IS DeThomasis heads through ball but SWE Medic gets back to break up pass attempt.
19 min...SWE Pop draws freekick on edge of box for tackle from behind.
20 min...SWE Viciknez 23 yard freekick is blasted into defender's body in wall of players.
21 min...SWE Milic cross from right corner over SWE Viciknez waiting on left of goal.
23 min...IS Stedmond bounces 28 yard shot up middle to goalie.
25 min...IS Christey pops up header on cross from left and 20 yard header to goalie.
30 min...SWE Budalic blast from 20 yards has flying goalie block shot.
31 min...IS Stedmont blast from 25 yards has goalie deflect over net.
33 min...IS Androutsos 45 yard cross from left bounces through box wide right ahead of charging IS player.
35 min...SWE Milic 35 yard shot from right has goalie knock down ball chest high.
38 min...IS YELLOW card...Christey for elbow on SWE Milic at center line.
39 min...SWE Viciknez 45 yard freekick from right sideline has defender head away.
39 min...SWE player crosses through box from left with SWE players missing ball.
39 min...SWE Gordon cross from right 35 yards has goalie catch wide of net.
42 min...SWE Pop 30 yard shot up middle saved by diving goalie.
42 min...SWE Gordon cross from right 15 yards has goalie catch knuckler.
45 min...IS Christey dekes defender and pushes ball to IS DeThomasis who can't draw penalty kick on dive in box.
46 min...IS DeThomasis 25 yard low blast stopped by goalie.
46 min...SWE YELLOW card...Milic for flattening IS Yaques injurying him.
47 min...IS Humphrey 45 yard freekick from left has IS Androutsos on right pop up header from 12 yards and charging IS player run into net on left post but ball deflected for cornerkick.
49 min...IS Bruno blasts 22 yarder from right well over net when cornerkick crossed over from left.
49 min...half ends 6:48pm.

2nd Half:...starts 7:05pm...it's now dark.
halftime sub:...SWE Radovic replaces Scepanovic.
47 min...SWE Radovic cross from left 20 yards has defender head away.
49 min...SWE Radovic 12 yard blast has goalie palm ball up and wide left.
49 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from left is headed away and Viciknez given back ball and he crosses 20 yarder from left over net.
51 min...IS goalie dives to left post to cover loose ball that IS Christey had fanned on preventing SWE getting ball but ball deflected off his heel and almost into net.
55 min...SWE Braletic passes ball from left 15 yards that has SWE Radovic charge to it and from 6 yards blast shot wide right.
57 min...IS sub...Jarmillo replaces Stedmond.
58 min...SWE Braletic cross from left has play whistled down in box on crash of players.
61 min...IS Adur 25 yard header up middle to goalie.
62 min...Shooters Anthony Adur GOAL...Shooters Frank Bruno* gets through ball pass on right and crosses from 15 yards near the right end line and has Adur charge in up middle and blast in 6 yarder from left with goalie Dusan Belic having to hold tight to the right post to prevent a direct shot.
* I'll go with my goal details despite the CSL press release. I asked IS players after the game who got the assist!
63 min...IS Adur 15 yard shot from left is low and caught by goalie.
65 min...IS sub...Ruscetta replaces Androutsos.
66 min...SWE Medic dives in IS box but header blocked.
68 min...IS goalie catches popped up deflected ball from 20 yards.
69 min...IS DeThomasis injured in center circle and limps off field.
70 min...SWE Budalic 30 yard shot from right that's caught by goalie.
72 min...IS Jaramillo 40 yard shot up middle caught by goalie.
74 min...IS Jaramillo injured crossing ball from left end line through box. IS player crosses back but pass blocked.
75 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from left has defender near post block.
76 min...SWE sub...Janosevic replaces Budalic.
77 min...IS Myers cross from 45 yards on right has defender head ball back to goalie.
78 min...IS goalie lets through ball roll wide right for goal kick.
79 min...SWE Janosevic 30 yard cross from left has diving goalie punch ball forward out of box.
80 min...SWE Milic one touches cross from right and hits right post from 6 yards.
81 min...SWE YELLOW card...Radovic for trip on IS Myers breaking out of own end.
82 min...SWE sub...Predic replaces Milic.
.............IS sub...Rollins replaces Bruno.
84 min...IS sub...Black replaces DeThomasis.
85 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from left has charging SWE Medic head ball over net from 10 yards.
86 min...IS Myers 30 yard shot from right dips just wide right with goalie caught out.
88 min...SWE Braletic 30 yard cross from left has charging goalie catch ball in front of crowd of players.
91 min...IS defender leaps and deflects cross from left with hand to knock ball out of box.
93 min...SWE Viciknez 28 yard freekick from left is blasted off head in player wall.
94 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from left has defender block.
94 min...game ends 7:54pm.

Final Score:.......Serbian White Eagles........0.......Italia Shooters...........1..........

Attendance was about 1800 (or whatever is capacity at this stadium when all the seats are full) on this cool sunny evening. Most of the fans were cheering for the White Eagles. The game didn’t start until 5:59pm which might be nice to think that it was to the fans' benefit that were on the outside waiting to get in through the tight security but was really because no one was allowed in until 5:00pm because some multi-facilitated kiddies’ soccer games were going on attended by about 300 parents. These fans had to be let out before the ‘searched’ CSL fans were allowed in. White Eagles owner Ken Stanojevic was understandably upset as he said Centennial Stadium was available and no one was using it today. (Of course who could have known a week ago that it wouldn’t rain for five days in a row and turn the stadium into a mud pit like Victoria Park in Brampton during the quarterfinals). At least this game was on field turf so the weather wouldn’t matter although old-timers don’t like the football lines.

This was the fourth year in a row for the Shooters in the Championship game but the first time they’ve won. This is the first year in the league for Serbian White Eagles who had the best record during the regular season.

Referee Mercey Watfa kept the game under control. The crowd didn’t like any calls against the White Eagles but they saved more of their booing and swearing for Ennio the PA announcer anytime he was forced to read a list of sponsors or a reminder that the City didn’t allow smoking in the stands.

Shooters goalie Carmilo Benzi earned the shutout for his team for the second week in a row. He was both sharp and lucky to win.

Non scoring highlights included at 2 minutes when SWE Sasa Viciknez bend a 30 yard freekick from the right that was caught by the goalie. At 10 minutes IS Sean Myers on left sideline crossed a through ball to IS Luke Stedmond who blasted a 15 yard shot high and wide right. Viciknez had another freekick at 20 minutes from 23 yards but he blasted it into a defender in the player wall. At 30 minutes SWE Nikola Budalic blasted a shot from 20 yarder that had the flying goalie block. One minute later IS Stedmond blasted a shot from 25 yards that had the goalie deflect over the net. Two minutes after that, IS Bill Androutsos had a 45 yard cross from the left that bounced through the SWE box just steps ahead of an IS player. At 42 minutes SWE Gabriel Pop’s 30 yard shot up the middle is saved by the diving goalie. Right after that SWE Joshua Gordon crossed from right 15 yards that had the goalie catch this low knuckler. At 45 minutes, IS Fitzroy Christey dekes a defender and pushes ball to IS Jason DeThomasis who can’t draw a penalty kick on a dive in the box. The next minute DeThomasis does take a 25 yard low blast that’s stopped by the goalie. At two minutes of injury time, IS Desi Humphrey’s 45 yard freekick from the left had IS Androutsos on right pop up header from 12 yards and a charging IS player run into the net on left post but the ball was deflected for a cornerkick. The cornerkick sent in from the left was blasted by IS Frank Bruno from 22 yards from the right well over the net.

In the second half with it now dark, at 49 minutes, SWE Dragan Radovic had a 12 yard blast that the goalie had to palm ball wide left. The cornerkick had Sasa Viciknez from the left send in the ball that was headed away by a defender but one touch later Viciknez had the ball back and crossed in a 20 yarder from the left over the net. At 51 minutes the IS goalie dived to left post to cover a loose ball that IS Fitzroy Christey had go off the back of his heel when he missed a clearance kick. At 55 minutes, SWE Alex Braletic passed the ball from the left at 15 yards and SWE Radovic charged into box and blasted 6 yard shot wide right. After the goal at 63 minutes, IS Anthony Adur took a 15 yard shot from the left that’s low and caught by the goalie. At 66 minutes SWE Mirko Medic dived in the IS box but his header was blocked. At 74 minutes IS Josue Jaramillo was injured crossing the ball from the left end line through the SWE box but no one was there to make play. At 79 minutes, SWE Milan Janosevic’s 30 yard cross from the left had a diving goalie punch ball forward out of box. At 80 minutes, SWE Bozo Milic one touches ball when he received a cross from the right and hits the right post from 6 yards. At 85 minutes SWE Viciknez cornerkick from the left had charging SWE Mirko Medic head ball over the net from 10 yards.

A minute after that IS Sean Myers’ 30 yard shot from the right is just wide right with the goalie caught out. At 88 minutes, SWE Braletic’s 30 yard cross from the left had the charging goalie catch ball in front of a crowd of players in his box. At 91 minutes an IS defender leaped just inside his box and deflect away a cross from the left but it hits his hand (broadcaster Dick Howard saw it) but no penalty kick was given. In further injury time SWE Viciknez’s 28 yard freekick from the left was blasted off a head in the player wall and one minute later Viciknez’s cornerkick from the left had a defender block.

CSL president Cary Kaplan presented the trophy to the Shooters and the players posed on the field away from the booing White Eagles fans still leaving the stands. There was some coverage of this game for local papers and local cable television. Rogers will have highlights on their newscast Monday evening the cameraman said.

Italy won this summer’s World Cup but also Ottawa St Anthony’s Italia win the Open Canada Cup and Italia Shooters win the CSL Championship Cup. .

White Eagles team photo before the game.

Shooters starters.

White Eagles starting eleven.

Serb fans cover the stands.

banner from White Eagles fans.

banner for Ultra Serbs fans.

(left to right) head coach Tony DeThomasis, equipment manager Elio Scarcello, team captain Angelo Pollastrone.

Italia Shooters post game photo to left of trophy.

Italia Shooters post game photo to right of trophy.

Goal scorer Anthony Adur giving a television interview.

Rocket Robin

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