Result of the Sunday May 20th, 2012 CSL game between Toronto Croatia and Brampton City United played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 8:00pm.

Toronto Croatia (navy socks, white shorts and numbers, red shirts)

.......................1 Panagiotis Koumoulas
7 Halburto Harris...4 Sven Arapovic...3 Josip Keran...15 Ainsley Deer
10 Tihomir Maletic (cpt)...21 Dino Buljan...8 Hayden Fitzwilliams...11 Boris Tomac
.................24 Marin Vucemilovic Grgic...18 Bozenko Lesina

Subs:...12 Antonio Ilic (gk)...6 Stipe Sosa (--)...14 Andelo Srzentic (mid)...19 Petar Mingon (mid)...20 Peter Gavran (fwd) ...22 Daniel Niksic (mid)...25 Luke Sperr (def)
team officials:...head coach Velimir Crljan...assistant coach Miodrag Akmadzic...manager Ivan Kulis...assistant manager Perica Arapovic ...physio Michael Robinson

Brampton City United (all navy, white numbers)

.......................00 Jason Lopes
12 Kevin McIntosh...3 Mirko Medic...17 Mark Jankovic...5 Denny Velastegui
11 Andy Garcia...8 David Guzman...6 Andrew Da Silva (cpt)...7 Milos Scepanovic
..................10 Judah Hernandez...9 Alex Braletic

Subs:...1 Luca Leone (gk)...2 Daniel Cameira (mid)...14 Daniel Nascimento (mid)...15 Quante Abbott-Hill-Smith (def)...16 David Velastegui (mid) ...18 Marcos Nunes (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Armando Costa...assistant coach Joan J Barreto...club official Mike DiMatteo

Game officials:...referee Carol Anne Chenard...referee's assistants Marie-Josee Charbonneau and Alexis Vaughan ...fourth official Marie-Soleil Beaudoin...(neon yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 8:04pm...TC defends south end on this hot evening. The sun is setting in the north west but is low enough that it isn't a factor.
1 min...BCU McIntosh 30 yard chip from right after throw-in bounces to goalie.
2 min...BCU Guzman cornerkick from left is partially cleared and BCU Da Silva 20 yard shot is blocked in box. BCU Jankovic blast of rebound is also stopped.
7 min...BCU goalie basts down 35 yard chip down middle that almost drops into net.
7 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic rush on 2 on 1 blasts shot over net with TC Lesina expecting a tap over pass.
8 min...TC Tomac 40 yard low cross from left bounces to goalie.
9 min...TC Marin Vucemilovic Grgic GOAL...Vucemilovic on 2 on 1 rush down middle takes 15 yard shot from right that's into right corner of net beyond goalie Jason Lopes.
12 min...TC goalie slides forward to beat BCU Hernandez to through ball at 7 yards.
13 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic blasts 25 yarder down middle over net after TC Maletic freekick from 40 yards on right is headed away.
16 min...BCU Guzman low 30 yard shot from right is a step ahead of sliding player at 20 yards and is picked up by goalie.
23 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic is fed pass over on right and low 20 yard shot is saved by sliding BCU McIntosh at 10 yards.
24 min...TC Maletic 35 yard freekick from right is headed away and TC Deer skies 30 yard blast well over net.
25 min...TC Maletic cornerkick from right is a short tap up for teammate but no cross is sent into box.
31 min...BCU Garcia 40 yard freekick from left has BCU Hernandez pop up ball at 7 yards and goalie swats away ball.
31 min...BCU Garcia cornerkick from left has defender clear.
32 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic blasts 22 yard shot from right that's tipped wide left of net.
33 min...TC player's cornerkick from left has TC player leap on BCU player's back near right post but ball is through box.
34 min...BCU Garcia is injured at BCU 45 yards.
37 min...BCU YELLOW card...Jankovic earns it for push at center line.
38 min...TC Deer is threaded a pass and his 15 yard shot from the left has the goalie windmill swat the ball away at 5 yards. TC Fitzwilliams stops the ball at 8 yards but can't get away a clear shot.
39 min...BCU Scepanovic cross from 25 yards is caught by goalie.
39 min...TC Tomac 28 yard low shot from left is picked up by goalie.
41 min...BCU Guzman 22 yard freekick from left is over wall and is caught by goalie under bar.
45 min...TC Maletic leads 3 on 1 break from 45 yards and rolls the ball to TC Tomac who blasts 20 yard shot that the sliding goalie palms over the ball.
46 min...TC Tomac blasts partial clearance of TC cornerkick from left is well over net from 35 yards.
46 min...half ends 8:50pm.

2nd Half:...starts 9:06pm.
halftime subs:...TC Srzentic replaces Tomac.
46 min...TC Maletic low cross from 30 yards on left has TC Vucemilovic Grgic take midair blast from 15 yards that bounces into ground and rolls to goalie.
48 min...TC goalie fumbles high skyball dropping to him at 8 yards and defender clears.
50 min...BCU Braletic taps centering pass to BCU Garcia who takes 22 yard shot up middle that's caught by goalie.
53 min...TC Deer turns and fires 22 yard shot from left over net.
55 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic cross from 25 yards on right has partial clearance and TC Fitzwilliams blast from 20 yards blocked.
58 min...BCU Braletic low cross from 30yards on left has sliding BCU Hernandez miss ball at 5 yards.
61 min...TC Lesina recovers a ball after furious action in the BCU box and takes a low 20 yard shot that the sliding goalie blocks.
61 min...BCU Braletic on rush has TC Arapovic retreat to concede cornerkick.
63 min...BCU sub...David Velastegui replaces Guzman.
69 min...TC sub...Niksic replaces Buljan.
73 min...BCU goalie slides out to beat TC Vucemilovic Grgic to through ball on right.
75 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic on the left pass over to a charging TC Fitzwilliams for a clear shot from 12 yards but he blasts it over the net.
76 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic rush in middle taps pass to TC Lesina on left has defender slide to break up play.
78 min...BCU sub...Nunes replaces Hernandez.
78 min...BCU Garcia 40 yard freekick is headed wide right by leaping defender.
78 min...BCU David Velastegui cornerkick from right has BCU Medic not able to turn 5 yarder from left.
80 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic 30 yard freekick from left has TC Keran not able to turn ball charging in at 3 yards on right post.
81 min...TC goalie leaps to catch ball ahead of BCU Braletic.
82 min...BCU sub...Nascimento replaces Braletic.
83 min...TC YELLOW card...Keran earns it for tripping up BCU Nunes on rush on left.
84 min...BCU Andy Garcia GOAL...BCU Kevin McIntosh takes quick freekick from 25 yards on left is chipped towards goal and Garcia kicks in 5 yarder from left past goalie Panagiotis Koumoulas. A member of the BCU staff on the bench was ejected from the game after that play for some comments.
88 min...BCU Medic is injured in collision at center line.
90 min...BCU sub...Abbott-Hill-Smith replaces Medic.
94 min...BCU David Velastegui 25 yard freekick is low from right and diving goalie stops.
94:45 min...game ends 9:55pm.

Final Score:.....Toronto Croatia.......1.........Brampton City United......1..........

Attendance was about 125 on this hot evening with the sun setting as the game began.

TC Marin Vucemilovic Grgic almost scored two minutes earlier than he did while on an almost identical 2 on 1 rush but he blasted a shot over the net with TC Bozenko Lesina expecting a tap over pass. Lesina looked furious and who knows if the goalie was expecting this time a pass instead of Grgic taking another shot himself.

Toronto Croatia must take this result as a disappointment because they had so many chances to increase their lead and they could have put the game out of reach.

Best non-scoring chances were at 45 minutes just before halftime when TC Tihomir Maletic leads 3 on 1 break from 45 yards and rolls the ball to TC Boris Tomac who blasts 20 yard shot that the sliding goalie palmed over the ball. Tomac was subbed off at halftime. 61 minutes had TC Bozenko Lesina recovered a ball after furious action in the BCU box and took a low 20 yard shot that the sliding goalie blocked. 75 minutes had TC Marin Vucemilovic Grgic on the left pass over to a charging TC Hayden Fitzwilliams for a clear shot from 12 yards but he blasted it over the net. There were just as many slightly-less-likely chances that I could have chosen.

The game officials were all female tonight including referee Carol Anne Chenard and referee's assistant Marie-Josee Charbonneau it was announced before the game that both were going to be officials at the London Summer Olympic Games. The players on both sides gave her good practice playing a rough tackling game. One Yellow card for each team (on the field) and a lot of freekicks and whistles kept the game in check. Both teams going all out for goals probably kept the players from more hacking and chopping then a blowout result.

Alex Bastyovanszky was at the game videoing interviews for content to the magazine show 'This Week in the CSL'. That show's premiere episode was being broadcast just half hour before the game. While this game was starting, the Friday night Mississauga Eagles vs SC Toronto game was broadcast for the first time.

Rocket Robin

Team picture of Toronto Croatia team.

Croatia starters

BCU starters

BCU Andrew Da Silva (6) and TC Tihomir Maletic (10) at coin flip.

BCU David Guzman right after kickoff.

TC player leads rush over center line.

TC Tihomir Maletic takes freekick.

TC players on rush and BCU Mark Jankovic (17) raises arm trying to win offside call.

TC goalie Panagiotis Koumoulas catches freekick.

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