Result of the Sunday October 14, 2007 CSL game between Serbian White Eagles and Windsor Border Stars played at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York at 7:00pm.

This was a Quarter Final playoff game between the #1 seeded team White Eagles and the #8 seed Border Stars.

Serbian White Eagles (all white, blue numbers)

..........................27 Djordje Radan
............17 Dragan Cosic...6 Mirko Medic (cpt)...2 Ricardo Muguia
9 Sasa Viciknez...13 Nikola Budalic...8 Nenad Stojcic...19 Dragorad Miracevic...20 Milan Janosevic
.....................11 Gabriel Pop...10 Alex Braletic

Subs:...25 Arthur Zaslavski (gk)...14 MIlan Janikic (mid)...15 Milos Scepanovic (fwd)...16 Joshua Gordon (def)...18 Zoran Kokot (fwd)...22 Noel Ellerton (fwd)...24 Mihailo Bacanin (mid)
team officials:...head coach Branko Pavlovic...assistant coach Aca Krivokapic...manager Dragisa Latinic...physio Dean Stambolic...trainer Milenko Matic

Windsor Border Stars (all black, white numbers)

..........................1 Anthony Santilli
31 Peter Santillia...19 Bobby Raymond...5 Scott Patriquin...14 JJ Dowhan
2 Dan Trosper...7 Jeff Hodgson...11 David Dwaihy...27 Ryan Montegue
......................10 Radek Papiez...9 Aaron Byrd

Subs:...12 Rob Malbasic (def)...24 Haveer Mann (mid)
team officials:...head coach Pat Hilton

Game officials:...referee David Barry...referee's assistants Amato Deluca and Kim Babb...fourth official Emanuel Gherghel...(neon green shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 7:13pm...SWE defend East end.
4 min...WBS Papiez 30 yard freekick up middle after WBS player faked kick deflects off defender and cleared.
6 min...SWE player blasts 25 yarder well over net.
7 min...WBS Byrd 25 yard roller deflects off defender for cornerkick.
8 min...SWE goalie catches cornerkick from left into crowd of players.
8 min...SWE player's 20 yard blast up middle is just over bar.
10 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from right has SWE Medic head 10 yarder that goalie catches on left side of net.
13 min...SWE Muguia chip up middle from 40 yards to right has SWE Budalic with enough room to roll cross along end line to goalie from 20 yards.
14 min...SWE Viciknez 20 yard blast from right has ball hit bar and goalie palm ball wide left.
15 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from left has ball partially cleared and SWE Braletic pass in from 20 yards but flagged offside.
17 min...SWE Braletic cross has defender clear away.
18 min...SWE Viciknez injured at WBS 30 yard line on right.
18 min...SWE Budalic 35 yard freekick is cleared.
19 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from left has defender head away.
19 min...SWE Braletic cross from 35 yards has goalie punch away ball and injure player.
20 min...SWE Viciknez 20 yard freekick from extreme right deflects off bar and fly wide left.
21 min...SWE Braletic rolls 20 yard cross near end line that has defender deflect away.
23 min...SWE YELLOW card...Stojcic for tackle on WBS Montegue.
24 min...SWE goalie races to edge of box to beat WBS Trosper to through ball and picks it up.
24 min...SWE Viciknez in crowd of players gets 30 yard shot up middle that's caught by goalie.
25 min...White Eagles Nikola Budalic GOAL...SWE Gabriel Pop at 45 yards on left crosses to charging Budalic who boots low 20 yard shot into low left corner of net beyond diving goalie Anthony Santilli.
30 min...SWE Pop gets to bouncing ball near edge of box and kicks goalie injuring him.
31 min...WBS Papiez intercepts SWE player's ball chested down and his ball to WBS Byrd is intercepted by another SWE player.
32 min...WBS Byrd cornerkick from left has leaping WBS Montegue head ball wide right from 6 yards.
34 min...SWE Budalic crosses 25 yard shot from left is caught by goalie under bar.
35 min...SWE Pop pounces on defender's missed kick clearance and his low 20 yard shot is stopped by diving goalie in center of net.
37 min...WBS YELLOW card...Raymond for kick on SWE Pop.
38 min...SWE Viciknez 35 yard freekick up middle has goalie bat down and pick up ball to right of goal.
41 min...SWE YELLOW card...Budalic for complaining about freekick call for WBS Montegue who was impeded by an SWE player although Budalic himself was 30 yards away from play.
41 min...WBS Papiez cornerkick from left is stopped by closest defender who starts fast break out.
42 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from left has SWE player head ball from left through box.
43 min...SWE YELLOW card...Cosik for tripping WBS Montegue running up middle.
44 min...SWE goalie catches WBS Dwaihy's 35 yard freekick ahead of charging WBS player.
46 min...half ends 7:59pm.

2nd Half:...starts 8:14pm.
47 min...WBS Byrd cross from left has ball headed down by defender but WBS Dwaihy unable to score.
48 min...SWE Viciknez low 20 yard bouncer from right is stopped by goalie on right post.
49 min...SWE Budalic beats fallen defender and blasts 18 yard shot from left that hits left post hard and deflects wide.
52 min...WBS Byrd charges to ball on right but crosses behind SWE net.
54 min...Border Stars Aaron Byrd GOAL...WBS Scott Patriquin rush on left and he crosses into box where WBS Radek Papiez flicks header around leaping goalie Djordje Radan and ball drops to right where charging Byrd blasts 3 yard shot into open net.
55 min...SWE Stojcic rolls 30 yard ball up middle wide right that's unplayed.
57 min...SWE Budalic cross from left has WBS Montegue chest ball back to goalie.
60 min...SWE player can't draw penalty kick with drop in WBS box.
62 min...SWE sub...Kokot replaces Braletic.
62 min...WBS Dwaihy intercepts SWE defender and his 15 yard shot from right is just over bar.
63 min...White Eagles Zoran Kokot GOAL...Kokot beats offside trap and in from 30 yards chips 25 yard shot over goalie into center of net.
64 min...WBS Montegue 25 yard blast is well over net.
65 min...SWE Cosic pass up to SWE Kokot who's checked off ball on edge of box.
68 min...WBS Dwaihy 25 yard low shot is wide left.
69 min...SWE Pop is open up middle but his low 20 yard shot is well wide left.
71 min...SWE Kokot 25 yard shot from left is caught by goalie.
71 min...SWE Medic makes big sliding poke check on WBS Byrd on right side of box.
72 min...WBS Papiez bends 25 yard shot from left that's caught by goalie.
74 min...SWE sub...Scepanovic replaces injured Budalic who'd limped off 2 minutes earlier.
75 min...SWE Viciknez 22 yard freekick from right has flying goalie push wide right of post.
76 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from right has closest defender clear for throw-in.
77 min...WBS Byrd 25 yard shot up middle is wide right.
77 min...SWE Cosic pokes ball from WBS Papiez breaking in on left side of SWE box.
78 min...WBS goalie catches SWE Scepanovic 20 yard shot in crowd of players.
79 min...SWE Miracevic 30 yard blast through crowd of players is caught by goalie.
81 min...SWE Scepanovic cross from left end line has leaping goalie catch.
84 min...SWE sub...Bacanin replaces Janosevic.
86 min...SWE Bacanin gets centered pass and 25 yard pass is wide right.
87 min...WBS Hodgson quick 35 yard freekick up middle is caught by goalie.
87 min...Referee calls freekick against SWE goalie for continued timewasting inside SWE box. (the referee answered me after the game that he'd warned the goalie before he made this call).
88 min...WBS Papiez touches freekick from 15 yards and WBS Byrd bends 15 yards shot wide right.
91 min...SWE Viciknez pushes ball up to clear an in-the-clear SWE Pop but charging goalie clears while well out of his box.
92 min...WBS Papiez cross into box has WBS player fly to keep ball in play but defender clears.
93 min...SWE goalie outjumps WBS Montegue for popped up ball.
93 min...game ends 9;04pm.

Final Score:……..Serbian White Eagles……2……….Windsor Border Stars……..1……..

Attendance was about 250 on this cool night. This game was played at Esther Shiner Stadium which is the home of North York Astros because Centennial Stadium is not available this late in the season. The Astros were actually out of town playing their Quarter Final game against Toronto Croatia at the Hershey Centre because they were seeded lower than Croatia. All the remaining playoff games will be hosted at Esther Shiner Stadium which probably sounded good at the beginning of the year but with one week between the Semi-Finals and the Final, this won’t be too popular with ‘home’ team St Catharines Wolves who beat Canadian Lions by penalty kicks after overtime.

This game was exciting and could possibly have gone to overtime. Referee David Barry awarded Border Stars a freekick at 88 minutes inside the White Eagles box after goalie Djordje Radan had repeatedly been warned about time wasting. WBS Radek Papiez touched the 12 yard freekick and Aaron Byrd bends the 12 yard shot wide right. Three minutes later Byrd popped an 8 yard header over the goalie just wide right of the post. Two minutes later the SWE goalie out jumped WBS Ryan “Jamaica” Montegue for a popped up ball.

The White Eagles could have made it easier on themselves by scoring on more of their chances. Sasa Viciknez had a great 75 minute freekick from the right that the goalie had to fly over to the post to push the ball wide right. The goalie caught SWE Milos Scepanovic’s 20 yard shot with a crowd of players in the box. SWE Dragorad Miracevic tested him with a 30 yard blast through a crowd of players that he was able to catch. He caught another cross from the left end line sent in by Scepanovic’s at 81 minutes.

Earlier than that, White Eagles could have put it away at 49 minutes when Nikola Budalic beat a fallen defender and blasted an 18 yard shot from the left that hit the left goalpost and deflected wide.

The White Eagles coach looked like a genius when he replaced Alex Braletic with Zoran Kokot at 62 minutes and after WBS David Dwaihy intercepted a defender and sent a 15 yard shot from right just over the bar. The White Eagles goal kick soon resulted in Kokot scoring only one minute after coming on.

I had planned to go to the more evenly seeded Croatia vs. Astros game in Mississauga because I expected this game would be something like watching these teams a week and a half ago with White Eagles winning 3-0. Windsor brought only one sub much like other times they’ve come to Toronto. I chose this game because it’s only a 10 minute drive from home and my mother is very sick.

Rocket Robin

White Eagles starters

Border Stars starters

White Eagles bench

Border Stars rather thin bench. Only one sub and coach Pat Hilton

First half kickoff

Zoran Kokot comes in to replace Alex Braletic. Less than two minutes later Kokot scored the winning goal.

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