Result of the Saturday October 11th, 2008 CSL game between Serbian White Eagles and North York Astros played at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York at 6:00pm. This was a one game Quarterfinal between the 3rd place team (White Eagles) against the 6th place team (Astros).

Serbian White Eagles (all white, black numbers)

....................27 Dan Pelc
14 Uros Stamatovic...3 Dragorad Milicevic...6 Mirko Medic...5 Nikola Budalic (cpt)
............19 Darryl Gomez...8 Nenad Stojcic...7 Milos Vucinic
............10 Alex Braletic...16 Caswain Mason...18 Darryl Gomez

Subs:...22 Marko Petrovic (gk)...21 Alexandar Radourovic (mid)...2 Said Ali (fwd)...17 Prince Ihkurba (mid)...9 Sasa Viciknez (fwd)...11 Dragan Radovic (fwd)...20 Milan Janosevic (mid)
team officials:...head coach Milan Cancarevic...club official Dragan Bakoc

North York Astros (black socks, navy shorts and shirts, yellow numbers)

.......................12 Joshua Lemos
4 Peter Petropanagos...16 Alex Kanalit...5 Carlos Zeballos (cpt)...8 Abe Oran
2 Happy Hall...7 Franco Lalli...15 Alumo Yaques...6 Diego Benzi
................18 Anthony Bahadur...11 Go Nagaoka

Subs:...1 Pablo Alvarado (gk)...3 Francesco Argento (def)...9 Martin Artale (fwd)...13 Omar Samuels (mid)...14 Elton Fernandes (mid)...17 Andrei Gapanenko (def)...20 Josue Arias (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Rafael Carbajal...assistant coach Vladimir Klinovsky...strength coach Paolo Pacione...trainer/physio Michael Peters...club official Bruno Ierullo

Game officials:...referee Vito Curalli...referee's assistants L Monaco and S Decker, fourth official Leif Maitland...(neon green shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 6:06pm...SWE defend East side. There's a bright sun in the west for 1st half and the temperature is moderate but falling.
1 min...Astros Hall and SWE Milicevic are injured when their heads bump.
2 min...Astros Lalli crosses through goalmouth behind Astros Nagaoka.
2 min...SWE Braletic 35 yard freekick from right sideline bounces to goalie in front of two charging SWE forwards.
3 min...SWE Braletic gets long cross through goalmouth and 8 yard blast from right is over net.
8 min...SWE goalie leaps to catch cross into box.
9 min…White Eagles Milos Scepanovic GOAL…SWE Alex Braletic passes ball to Scepanovic at 25 yards and he heads ball down on left on run and his low 12 yard shot is under goalie Joshua Lemos diving left.
10 min...SWE YELLOW card...Scepanovic for knock down at Astros 25 yards.
12 min...SWE Milicevic injured in own end.
15 min...SWE Stamatovic crosses ball from right end line is over players in box.
17 min...Astros goalie charges out to leap for through ball a step ahead of SWE forward.
20 min...Astros RED card...The referee tosses and Astros official from the players bench.
21 min...SWE Gomez pushes pass too far for SWE Braletic.
22 min...Astros YELLOW card...Yaques for a head butt at midfield.
24 min...Astros Nagaoka 35 yard freekick chip from right has defender head away ahead of Astros Zeballos waiting near left side of goal.
26 min...Astros Benzi 45 yard freekick from left sideline bounces for goalie for flying save on left post.
26 min...SWE Gomez dribbles by defender but ball is pushed to goalie from 12 yards.
29 min...SWE Scepanovic gets deflection off defender and run down left wing but his cross is blocked by defender who caught him at Astros 20 yard line.
31 min...SWE Mason run on left and pass to SWE Gomez whose 12 yard shot is palmed over bar by goalie.
31 min...Astros YELLOW card...Oran for complaining about play.
33 min...SWE Scepanovic cornerkick from right is whistled down in box.
33 min...SWE goalie fumbles sliding save on Astros Bahadur but stops Astros Hall point blank shot while down on 20 yard rebound.
36 min...Astros Yaques taps around freekick and finally kicks 30 yard shot well high and wide right of net.
38 min...Astros player crosses into box after a throw-in from right and tap back is headed away by defender.
40 min...Astros Nagaoka 25 yard freekick curled down middle and diving goalie pushes ball wide right for cornerkick.
40 min...Astros Nagaoka cornerkick from right is through players in goalmouth.
43 min...Astros Oran 30 yard shot from left deflects of defender and bounces to goalie.
44 min...Astros Nagaoka cornerkick from right has goalie swat ball through box.
45 min...Astros Yaques injured at center line.
47 min...Astros Bahadur injured near center line.
48 min...half ends 6:54pm.

2nd Half:...starts 7:09pm...the sun is now below the horizon.
45 min...SWE Milicevic 45 yard freekick from left sideline.
46 min…Astros Franco Lalli GOAL…Lalli low 22 yard shot from right has ball squeeze between goalie Dan Pelc and the right post soon after a throw-in from the right.
47 min...Astros goalie beats SWE Vucinic to ball into Astros box.
50 min...Astros Bahadur chips pass ahead into box but goalie beats Astros Nagaoka to ball to grab it.
52 min...Astros sub...Artale replaces Nagaoka.
52 min...SWE Braletic 30 yard freekick from right sideline is blocked by defender.
54 min...SWE Vucinic chip to left edge of box has goalie charge to catch.
57 min...SWE Scepanovic pushed pass on left and low shot from 20 yards deflects off defender.
58 min...SWE Gomez cornerkick from left is over players in box.
58 min...SWE Gomez 35 yard freekick from right has SWE Medic head 10 yard ball low to goalie.
58 min...Astros goalie injured on left side of box missing through ball that SWE player also missed.
62 min...SWE Stamatovic follows up partial clearance by blasting 20 yard shot well high and wide left of net.
65 min...SWE Medic chips ball forward from 35 yards to SWE Braletic who blasts 25 yard up middle that's caught by goalie.
66 min...SWE Milicevic 35 yard freekick from right caught by goalie (after delay for Astros injury).
70 min...SWE sub...Radovic replaces Mason.
71 min...SWE Vucinic 30 yard freekick from right is well high and wide left.
73 min...SWE Scepanovic given pushed ball that sets him on breakaway at 40 yards and after long run is jostled by defender and rolls 15 yard shot past goalie but wide right of net.
77 min...SWE Scepanovic cornerkick from left is whistled down in box for pushing.
79 min...SWE Radovic passes forward and left from 25 yards to SWE Braletic on left end line. He crosses behind goalie out on SWE Braletic and SWE Scepanovic flying header from 20 yards puts ball just over bar.
84 min...Astros Oran 30 yard freekick blast down middle is wide right of post.
84 min...Astros sub...Fernandes replaces Lalli.
85 min...Astros Oran 35 yard blast is low and up middle and stopped by sprawling goalie.
86 min...Astros YELLOW card...Benzi draws card near center line for something.
87 min...SWE Braletic 45 yard freekick from right is knocked around on outside of box.
88 min...Astros Bahadur charge up middle as Astros Artale was offside (he rolls 20 yarder wide left of post).
88 min...SWE YELLOW card...Pelc (goalie) earns card for charging out of box and knocking into Astros Bahadur.
89 min...Astros YELLOW card...Oran for complaining about last play.
90 min...Astros Oran 25 yard freekick blast is knocked into player wall.
91 min...Astros Zeballos pops up header on 40 yard freekick and defenders clear.
94 min...Astros Artale cornerkick from right is whistled down in box.
96 min...half ends 7:58pm.

End of regulation time……..1-1

1st Half Silver Ball Extra Time (15 minutes)...starts 8:04pm.
full time sub...Astros Arias replaces Petropanagos.
91 min...SWE Gomez cornerkick from left has defender clear.
93 min...SWE Budalic 25 yard freekick from right has goalie catch ball on right post.
94 min...SWE Vucinic 30 yard cross from left is flagged offside in box.
96 min...SWE Braletic cornerkick from right has SWE Budalic head from left into box but defender clears.
97 min...Astros Arias gets in two dekes on left sideline but his cross is blocked and cleared.
99 min...Astros Scepanovic throw-in from 25 yards on left has Astros Bahadur turn and kick 20 yard shot wide right.
104 min...Astros Stamatovic rolls through ball to Astros Artale who has legit claim for behind bulled down.
105 min...Astros Zeballos injured in Astros box.
105 min...Astros Oran rolls 30 yard freekick from middle to left but defender blocks Astros shot.
106 min...Astros goalie dives forward to grab deflection of SWE Budalic ball through before he plays.
106 min...ends 8:20pm.

2nd Half Silver Ball Extra Time (15 minutes)...starts 8:22pm.
106 min...SWE Medic cross from 30 yards on right has defender clear on edge of box.
107 min...Astros Benzi injured at Astros 30 yards.
109 min...SWE Budalic cross from right 60 yards has SWE Radovic overrun ball at 30 yards on left cuts back and blasts shot over net.
110 min...SWE Medic 35 yard freekick up middle is blasts low and diving goalie pushes ball wide left.
111 min...SWE sub...Janosevic replaces Stojcic.
111 min...SWE Gomez cornerkick from left has SWE player head ball away from goal!
112 min...SWE Gomez cornerkick from left has defender head ball away.
112 min...Astros Bahadur on 3 on 2 rush has cross from 15 yards on end line over Astros Arias head on left post.
114 min...Astros Benzi shanks shot from 15 yards on right is well across box to left.
115 min…White Eagles Alex Braletic GOAL…SWE Milan Janosevic rolls ball to Braletic at 25 yards who stops and blasts 25 yard shot into right side of net beyond flying goalie.
119 min...Astros goalie charge out to beat SWE Radovic to through ball.
120 min...Astros Arias cross from 22 yards has Astros Zeballos nod 10 yard header that goalie catches on bounce.
121 min...Astros Yaques 35 yard freekick down middle has defender head away.
122 min…game ends 8:39pm.

Final Score:…..Serbian White Eagles………2……….North York Astros…….1…..(2nd overtime)…….

Attendance was about 120 people on this moderate evening with the temperature dropping after the first half. There was a bright sun for only the first half in the west which the White Eagles had to face. This game was played at Esther Shiner stadium in North York because the stadium was available. Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke where the White Eagles hold their home games is closed for the season while undergoing replacing natural grass with Field Turf.

Astros played hard with forwards Anthony Bahadur and Go Nagaoka instead of their regular forwards Selvin Lemmie (injured) and Jonathan Hurtis (suspended).

White Eagles got by with leading scorer/playmaker Sasa Viciknez confined to the bench. I asked him why he was there and the signal he gave me in his limited English was that he had a back injury.

White Eagles almost avoided overtime when Dragon Radovic in center at 25 yards passed the ball forward and left to Alex Braletic on left end line. His cross is behind goalie out at 10 yards and Milos Scepanovic flying header is just over the bar.

Astros almost won the game at 88 minutes when Astros Anthony Bahadur charged up the middle as Astros Martin Artale stopped realizing he was well offside. Bahadur rolled a 20 yard shot just a yard wide of the left post as goalie Dan Pelc charged out and crashed together with Bahadur. Astros Abe Oran earned a Yellow card for complaining about the knock on this play.

This was a hard checking game but not many cards given out by referee Vito Curalli. Both teams were complaining about the frequent calling of offsides.

Same complaints as last night’s quarterfinal game between Italia Shooters and Brampton Lions also played at this stadium because of availability. Also spooky was the winning goal was scored within a minute at the same point of the game last night.

Before the start of this game the result of the 3:00pm quarterfinal game between #1 ranked Trois-Rivieres Attak and #8 St Catharines Wolves was known as a 2-0 victory for the Attak. This win by the White Eagles means they play next Friday in the semi-final against Italia Shooters.

Rocket Robin

White Eagles starters

Astros starters

White Eagles Nenad Stojcic on rush.

Players wait for ball to drop.

Referee signals freekick after White Eagles player flattened.

White Eagles freekick.

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