Result of the Friday October 17, 2008 CSL game between Italia Shooters vs. Serbian White Eagles played at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York at 8:00pm. This was a one game semi-final game.
Italia Shooters (all blue, white numbers)
...................00 Camilo Benzi
2 Fitzroy Christey...8 Chris Turner...24 Luca Zucal...4 Carlo Cudini
23 Matthew Palleschi...17 David DiPlacido (cpt)...19 Desmond Humphrey...5 Gerard Ladyiou
.............25 Murphy Wiredu...13 Kadien Lecky
Subs:...1 Ramon McIntosh (gk)...7 Stalin Cardenas (mid)...9 Jason DeThomasis (fwd)...12 Jelani Smith (fwd)...14 Marco Terminesi (mid)
...16 Richard Asante (mid)...18 Tristan Murray (mid)
team officials:...head coach Carmine Isacco...assistant coach Domenic Iantelli...trainer/physio Kevin Sims...club official John Pacione
Serbian White Eagles (all white, black numbers)
..................27 Dan Pelc
14 Uros Stamatovic...6 Mirko Medic...3 Dragorad Milicevic...7 Milos Vucinic
5 Nikola Budalic (cpt)...15 Milos Scepanovic...8 Nenad Stojcic...10 Alex Braletic
..............19 Darryl Gomez...21 Said Ali
Subs:...22 Marko Petrovic (gk)...2 Noel Ellerton (fwd)...9 Sasa Viciknez (fwd)...11 Dragan Radovic (fwd)...16 Caswain Mason (mid)
...20 Milan Janosevic (mid)...21 Alexandar Radourovic (mid)
team officials:...head coach Milan Cancarevic...club official Dragan Bakoc
Game officials:...referee Yusir Rudolf...referee's assistants Andrew Wiles and Jason Hanley...fourth official Manual Orellano...(neon green shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st Half:...game starts 8:12pm...IS defend west side.
40 sec...SWE Ali low cross from left through goalmouth beyond diving goalie. SWE Gomez can't control ball and get away shot from 6 yards.
1 min...IS player's cornerkick from left has play whistled down in box.
3 min...IS Wiredu gets to chip pass upfield and lofts 15 yard shot well over net.
5 min...SWE players are called on two offsides within a minute.
6 min...IS Palleschi low cross from 20 yards near right end line and IS Wiredu stops ball and boots 5 yarder off right post on deflection.
7 min...IS player's cornerkick from right is behind net.
12 min...IS DiPlacido cornerkick from right has defender head ball away.
15 min...IS Christey 45 yard freekick from right sideline is partially cleared and IS Wiredu blasts 25 yard shot well high and wide left of net.
19 min...SWE Milicevic ends SWE pressure with 35 yard blast is well wide and high left of net.
21 min...IS player's shot from 20 yards on left is through goalmouth and wide for throw-in.
22 min...IS DiPlacido cornerkick from right is into SWE box but cleared before IS player gets shot away.
24 min...SWE Budalic rolls through ball that goalie charges to grab.
25 min...IS Palleschi 32 yard freekick up middle is low and stopped in player wall.
28 min...SWE Gomez 45 yard freekick from right has SWE Ali head ball down and away from goalie but defender clears.
30 min...SWE Scepanovic freekick from near left cornerflag has nearest defender clear. Scepanovic 25 yard blast from left is well high and left of net.
31 min...SWE Scepanovic long run to ball on left sideline and cross is cleared by defenders.
33 min...SWE Vucinic gets pass on left and 20 yard shot is wide right of net.
35 min...SWE Braletic gets backheel pass and crosses 25 yarder from left that goalie flies to catch at 3 yards.
39 min...SWE Vucinic low cross from 20 yards on left end line deflects off defender and rolls to goalie.
40 min…White Eagles Nikola Budalic GOAL…SWE Uros Stamatovic 45 yard chip down middle has Budalic at 20 yards control ball and from left roll 15 yard shot between goalie Camilo Benzi and the left post.
42 min...SWE player can't draw penalty kick on long throw-in from left.
42 min...SWE Ali on left blasts 25 yard roller wide right of post.
45 min...IS Wiredu flicks 10 yard header on cross from left to goalie for easy catch.
47 min...SWE Braletic 50 yatrd skyball has retreating goalie catch.
47 min...half ends 8:59pm.
2nd Half:...starts 9:14pm.
halftime sub...IS DeThomasis replaces Lecky.
45 min...SWE Budalic intercepts pass in backfield but defender catches him before he can take shot.
47 min...IS Humphrey 45 yard freekick from left has IS Palleschi head ball down on edge of box but defenders clear.
47 min...SWE goalie charges out of box to kick away through ball.
49 min...SWE Braletic 35 yard freekick from right end line has defender head away.
50 min...IS Wiredu long run for through ball on right but it's over end line before he can cross it.
51 min...IS sub...Asante replaces Zucal.
53 min...IS DiPlacido 30 yard through ball pass has sliding IS DeThomasis deflect ball to goalie from 20 yards on right.
54 min...SWE Gomez 25 yard freekick has goalie catch bar under bar on left.
55 min...IS DeThomasis pops up ball on pass with foot and IS Wiredu pushes aside a defender for cross but play whistled down.
57 min...SWE YELLOW card...Medic at SWE 50 yards.
57 min...IS Christey 50 yard freekick has defender on edge of box head away.
58 min...SWE player in IS box has SWE Braletic deflect ball wide right from 7 yards.
61 min...IS sub...Terminesi replaces Wiredu.
62 min…White Eagles Alex Braletic GOAL…SWE Nikola Budalic at 22 yards in middle finds Braletic on left and his 15 yard shot is low to right corner of net just inside post.
63 min...IS DiPlacido blasts 20 yard shot from right is so wide left it becomes a throw-in on left side!
65 min...SWE Ali passes forward and SWE Scepanovic is pushed but falls over too easy on edge of IS box and no penalty call is made.
66 min...IS Humphrey 30 yard blast up middle is skied over net.
67 min...SWE YELLOW card...Ali for knocking over IS Stojcic for knocking over IS Turner at IS 25 yard line on left.
68 min...SWE Braletic 30 yard shanks shot well wide left over net.
71 min...SWE Baletic cross from 30 yards from left is through box.
72 min...SWE Gomez rolls cross through IS box but cleared on left.
73 min...SWE Medic injured on IS 25 yard but play carries on.
73 min...IS YELLOW card...Cudini for argueing the non-call on last play.
75 min...IS Palleschi corcnerkick from left is low and defender clears from box.
77min...IS sub...Cardenas replaces DiPlacido.
78 min...IS Palleschi 30 yard blast from left hits defender at 20 yards and pops up for goalie to catch.
79 min...SWE Scepanovic cross from left has SWE Ali charge and head ball over net from 5 yards.
81 min…White Eagles Milos Scepanovic GOAL…Scepanovic runs forward from center line to get to through ball on left and rounds goalie 30 yards out of net and from extreme left rolls 20 yarder into right side of open net with SWE player letting it go in on its own instead of blasting ball in from 1 yard.
83 min...IS Cudini 5 yard flick header caught by sprawling goalie.
84 min...IS sub...McIntosh replaces Benzi in goal.
...........SWE sub...Viciknez replaces Ali.
85 min...IS Christey cornerkick from right is cleared from box.
85 min...IS DeThomasis low cross from right has IS Cardenas stop but he misses 20 yard kick.
86 min...SWE Vucinic cross from left has SWE Viciknez head 10 yarder over net.
86 min...SWE Viciknez cross from right on rush drifts behind net.
87 min...SWE sub...Janosevic replaces Braletic.
88 min...SWE goalie catches popped up ball with IS DeThomasis bumping him.
89 min...SWE Viciknez 30 yard freekick from right is into player wall.
90 min...SWE Viciknez 25 yard shot from left has ball rolls wide right of goal.
93 min...IS Palleschi 30 yard blast rolled is saved by diving goalie.
94 min...SWE YELLOW card...Milicevic for dispute of play he wasn't near.
94 min...game ends 10:03pm.
Final Score:…….Italia Shooters……….0…………….Serbian White Eagles………..3………..
Attendance was about 180 on this very cold night. The fans were mostly White Eagles supporters. This game was played at Esther Shiner Stadium which is the home of the North York Astros as the stadium was available. The game was broadcast live on Rogers Community channel.
Referee Yusri Rudolph kept the game under control and didn’t give out a Yellow card until the 57 minute mark. Adding four minutes of extra time was proper but it may have been better to end it right at 90 minutes with the game well in hand and the play getting very chippy.
Dan Pelc earned the shutout for the White Eagles and did not have to make any spectacular saves to earn the shutout. Ramon McIntosh was subbed in at 84 minutes replacing Camilo Benzi to give him some playing time for the Shooters. White Eagles forward Sasa Viciknez came into the game at the 84 minute mark as well and had a few shots and crosses. He had missed a few games with a back injury. Tall defender Mark Jankovic was also on the sideline recovering from an injury but told me he may be well enough to play in the final game.
The Shooters started off very well in the first half and dominated for the first 25 minutes. White Eagles goal before halftime proved important because it was the first clear chance that they put on target up to that point in the game. White Eagles limited to Shooters to a minimum of chances in the second half.
The other semi-final takes place tomorrow afternoon at Trois-Rivieres between the Attak and Portugal FC. Rumour has it that the Attak will bring four bus loads of supporters if they make the final next Sunday at Esther Shiner Stadium at 5:45pm. The noisy White Eagles fans were buying finals tickets after the game once they knew their team would be playing.
White Eagles starters
in game action
White Eagles Milos Scepanovic has just taken throw-in.
Shooters #19 Desmond Humphrey rushes upfield.
White Eagles players salute crowd after winning game.
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