Result of the Friday September 28, 2012 CSL game between Mississauga Eagles FC and Niagara United played at The Hershey Fields in Mississauga at 8:00pm.
Mississauga Eagles FC (all black, white names and numbers)
....................52 Daniel Botlik
2 Shaun MacDonald...16 Thomas McLean....13 Antoine Paul...21 Adam Simon
7 Matthew Macri...50 Krisztian Kollega...41 Darragh Roe...34 Kunle Fayehum...4 Anthony Smith
.................10 Jose Melo (cpt)
Subs:...14 Sanjar Kairosh (mid)...18 Ryan Telfer (fwd)...20 Colin Jefferson (mid)...22 Andrew Samuels (mid)...23 Joseph Filipic (def)
...35 Stanley Emeka Ugochukwu (mid)...36 Aleksander Zwierzyski (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Alex Szczotka...assistant coach Paul Dhillon and Richard Machado...message therapist Jesse Asiedu...director Josef Komlodi ...president Susan Rossiter
Niagara United (all white, skyblue numbers)
..................40 John DeLuca
38 Malcolm Mings...2 Matt Waddington (cpt)...4 Anthony Fruci...9 Lucas Folino
21 Marco Stencel...11 Rudy Pikzinski...19 Christopher Harrington...29 Jason Devonish
...........22 Mohammed Mohammed...17 Derek Paterson
Subs:...20 Bradley Gemmell (gk)...12 Michael Palomba (def)...14 Matthew Cain (mid)...26 Nicholas Goddard (def)...34 Ben N'Goran (fwd)
team officials:...assistant coaches Michael Lapoyda and Michael Folino...manager Tony Visca...assistant manager Steve Flanagan
Game officials:...referee Mack Meloche...referee's assistants Matt Arduini and Dave Ashfield...fourth official Justin Tasev...(neon yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)
1 min...MEFC Melo low 20 yard shot from left is smothered by goalie near left post.
3 min...NU goalie catches 30 yard shot from right.
4 min...NU Paterson cuts to middle from right and 25 yard low shot is smothered on left post by goalie's dive.
6 min...NU Folino 45 yard shot down middle is skied high and wide right of net.
9 min...MEFC Macri cross on rush along right and 25 yarder near end line is caught.
9 min...NU player's can't win hand ball call in MEFC box.
10 min...MEFC MacDonald high cross over players from 30 yards on right is caught by goalie.
10 min...NU Stencel long throw-in from right is caught on bounce to goalie.
12 min...NU Devonish 28 yard shot from right bounces wide left of net.
13 min...MEFC Melo holds up at 22 yards and taps off to MEFC Kollega on right and his 15 yard shot is deflected wide right by sliding defender.
14 min...MEFC player's cornerkick from right is low and cleared by first defender.
18 min...MEFC Smith rushes in on the right to take a ball away from the sliding goalie at 15 yards before he could get to it but his 12 yard shot from the right was into the outside webbing of the open net.
20 min...NU Devonish 30 yard shot is down middle is well wide right of net.
21 min...MEFC Kollega rush on right and rolls cross that MEFC Melo steers wide right of net from 15 yards on right.
25 min...MEFC MacDonald cross from 30 yards on far right is caught by goalie charging forward.
28 min...NU Paterson falls at 10 yards on far left before he can get away shot.
29 min...MEFC Macri pushes ball over end line on right before he can get cross in.
31 min...MEFC Melo taps ball over pass and MEFC MacDonald low 30 yard shot is wide left.
32 min...NU Pikzinski cornerkick from right has goalie catch in crowd of players.
34 min...NU player's 30 yard freekick is taken too quickly and rolls up middle to goalie.
36 min...MEFC MacDonald keeps the ball in play at the right cornerflag and crosses into the NU box where MEFC Melo jabs at the ball at 5 yards on the right post that the goalie went low to block and the defenders clear the danger.
38 min...MEFC Macri cross from 30 yards on right is caught by goalie over his head.
39 min...NU Waddington is injured kicking clearance on left end line.
42 min...NU players are offside again on rush on left into box.
44 min...NU Devonish cornerkick from left is headed forward by two guys and NU Paterson heads with back to net from 5 yards and ball goes wide right of post.
47 min...NU Devonish freekick from 30 yards down middle is into player wall and rebound by him is blasted over net.
47 min...half ends 8:47pm.
2nd Half:...starts 9:03pm.
halftime sub...MEFC Jefferson replaces Roe.
48 min...MEFC Macri can't win Penalty kick when he tries to squeeze through two defenders on right side of box.
49 min...NU Devonish 45 yard freekick down middle has defender head away.
50 min...NU Pikzinski cornerkick from right is over players in box.
51 min...NU Stencel low 30 yard shot from left is saved by diving goalie.
52 min...MEFC Macri low cross from 12 yards along right end line is cleared by defender on right post.
54 min...MEFC MacDonald cross from 20 yards on right is cleared in box.
55 min...MEFC YELLOW card...Fayehun earns it for push over at center line.
57 min...MEFC Fayehun 18 yard roller as he's knocked over and gets ball back but called offside when he gets up.
58 min...NU Malcolm Mings GOAL...NU Jason Devonish cornerkick from left has jumping Mings even with right post head 5 yarder downward and ball bounces high to top right corner of net with goalie waving at it.
60 min...NU Devonish 28 yard blast up middle is saved by goalie punch ball out.
61 min...MEFC Melo 30 yard freekick from left has defender head away.
62 min...MEFC Melo cornerkick from right curves behind end line before coming back into box.
63 min...NU Mohammed shoots over net from 25 yards when he's tapped back a pass after MEFC defender and goalie mess up ball on edge of box.
65 min...MEFC Joey Melo GOAL...MEFC Krisztian Kollega takes low 20 yard blast from far left has goalie John DeLuca try to smother on left post and ball trickles across box for Melo to blast 1 yarder into open net.
66 min...NU Devonish cornerkick from left has defenders clear from box.
67 min...MEFC goalie dives forward to save 22 yarder and crawls to smother ball.
67 min...MEFC Melo 22 yard freekick from right has goalie catch on left post.
68 min...NU Matt Waddington GOAL...MEFC Kunle Fayehun trying to break up play at 25 yards heads ball back towards goalie and Waddington gets between them and pops header over goalie Daniel Botlik who'd come out to edge of box and ball bounces into open net.
69 min...NU sub...N'Goran replaces Mohammed.
71 min...MEFC Smith is injured at center line.
73 min...MEFC sub...Telfer replaces Smith.
74 min...MEFC Melo cornerkick from right has MEFC player head ball wide right of net from 5 yards.
75 min...MEFC Melo cross from 20 yards on right and defender heads ball away and chearging MEFC Simon shoots 30 yarder low and wide left of net.
77 min...NU sub...Cain replaces Paterson.
78 min...MEFC Melo pushes ball forward for MEFC McLean but has 10 yard shot is deflected for cornerkick.
79 min...MEFC Macri takes a cornerkick from the right that MEFC McLean heads just over the net from 7 yards.
81 min...NU Devonish is injured in collision at MEFC 50 yards.
82 min...NU Devonish 30 yard frekeick from left is headed away at 15 yards on right.
83 min...MEFC MacDonald dribbles into right side of box and wins conerkick on low shot.
86 min...MEFC goalie knocks down 45 yard chip into box near goal line.
87 min...NU Devonish 30 yard blast on 2 on 2 down middle is well over net.
89 min...MEFC McLean short cornerkick from right has MEFC Kollega shoot 18 yard chip from right that goalie catches on left post.
90 min...NU Devonish 30 yard shot in crowd down middle is high and wide right.
92 min...NU Matthew Cain GOAL...NU Jason Devonish takes short freekick from 25 yards on far right that's worked towards goal with NU Marco Stencel and ball is pushed into box for Cain to take low 12 yard shot from right into low left side of net.
93 min...game ends.
Final Score:......Mississauga Eagles FC........1...........Niagara United........3.........
Attendance was about 100 on this cool night. By the end of the game I was glad I wore my parka.
This was really a must win for both teams with both lower than 8th place before the game began and only two games left. MEFC had lost a 1-0 game against Brampton in a rescheduled game on Wednesday night. (I didn't know that one was on or I'd have gone).
Niagara looked the better team but often made one too many passes and took a lot of poorly aimed shots. Mississauga often had rushes with two or three players against four or five men back and were disposessed or had their shots blocked. Only Joey Melo played a true forward for MEFC and he'd often hold the ball up until other MEFC players came forward.
Best non scoring chances were at 18 minutes when MEFC Anthony Smith rushed in on the right to take a ball away from the sliding goalie at 15 yards before he could get to it but his 12 yard shot from the right was into the outside webbing of the open net. 36 minutes had MEFC Shaun MacDonald keep the ball in play at the right cornerflag and cross into the NU box where MEFC Joey Melo jabbed at the ball at 5 yards on the right post that the goalie went low to block and the defenders clear the danger. 79 minutes had MEFC Matthew Macri take a cornerkick from the right that MEFC Thomas McLean headed just over the net from 7 yards.
Referee Mack Meloche gave out only one Yellow card that I noticed. There were a lot of offsides on this small field and lots of freekicks for rough play by both teams.
This was the fifth time I've seen Niagara this year and the second time I've seen their head coach James McGillivray forced to encourage his team from the stands while serving a suspension.
Tonight's win moves Niagara United into the 8th and final playoff spot with a 9-9-3 (30 points) record with one game remaining. Their win tonight eliminates Mississauga 7-9-5 (26 points), one game remaining and London City 6-8-5 (25 points), one game left. Still mathematically having a chance to catch Niagara are Brampton City United with 28 points, one game left (that counts that they lost tonight to Serbian White Eagles), SC Waterloo with 26 points and two games left and Brantford Galaxy at 25 points with two games left.
Mississauga Eagles FC starters
Niagara United starters
Captains NU Matt Wadddington (2) and MEFC Joey Melo (10) at coin toss.
NU Mohammed Mohammed (22) and Derek Paterson (17) take kickoff.
NU rush out of own end.
MEFC take freekick near cornerflag.
MEFC players take kickoff to start second half.
NU player battles to knock ball into MEFC box.
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