Result of the Sunday September 30th, 2012 CSL game between Toronto Croatia and Windsor Stars played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 8:00pm.
Toronto Croatia (black socks, white shorts and numbers, red shirts)
...................12 Antonio Ilic
7 Halburto Harris...3 Josip Keran...6 Josip Bonacin...15 Ainsley Deer
14 Andelo Srzentic...23 Tonci Pirija (cpt)...19 Petar Mingon...8 Hayden Fitzwilliams
.............10 Tihomir Maletic...24 Marin Vucemilovic Grgic
Subs:...1 Anton Jaksic (gk)...11 Boris Tomac (mid)...18 Bozenko Lesina (fwd)...20 Dino Buljan (mid)...21 Daniel Niksic (mid)
...22 Josip Roso (mid)
team officials:...head coach Velimir Crljan...assistant coach Miodrag Akmadzic...manager Ivan Kulis...assistant manager Perica Arapovic ...physio Michael Robinson
Windsor Stars (all white, black numbers)
...................1 Anthony Santilli
3 Sleman Habib...22 Michael Chiandussi...5 Chris Suta...4 Filip Rocca
9 Stephen Ademolu...6 David Kadoic...11 Aaron Byrd...10 Alexander Rickett
............16 Wade Allen...7 Michael Lepera
Subs:...00 Kyle Vizirakis (gk)...?? Joshua Rogers (def)...8 John Swiastyn (mid)...14 Keith Lough (mid)...18 Chad Stuecher (mid)
...21 Gino Berardi (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Stefano Vagnini...manager Gino Berardi...director Filip Rocca
Game officials:...referee Justin Tasev...assistant referees Armando Perreira and John Carter...fourth official Dave Ashfield...(neon yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st half:...game starts 8:02pm...TC defends north end on this cool night with the wind from the north. As the scoreboard is not working,
all times are converted from my wristwatch.
1 min...TC Maletic cornerkick from right has ball popped up and cleared from box.
2 min...TC Srzentic sends low cross from 30 yards across box just a step ahead of charging TC Maletic.
5 min...WS Rocca makes key header to clear ball into WS box.
6 min...WS goalie catches 20 yard cross from left.
6 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic rolls 30 yard blast down middle that's smothered by goalie.
9 min...TC Fitzwilliams cross after run on left from 20 yards drifts over net.
10 min...TC Srzentic rush on right on 2 on 1 rolls cross that deflects off WS Suta.
11 min...TC Josip Keran GOAL...TC Tihomir Maletic cornerkick from right has Keran at 5 yards left of net head ball just under bar in left side of net past goalie Anthony Santilli.
12 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic cross from 22 yards on right is stopped in center and TC Vucemilovic Grgic runs for loose ball but 20 yard shot is blocked.
13 min...TC Vucemilofic Grgic shoots 15 yarder from right well over net.
15 min...WS Michael Lepera GOAL...WS Stephen Ademolu at 40 yards passes up middle that finds charging Lepera who shoots 20 yarder over sliding goalie Antonio Ilic at 12 yards into net.
16 min...TC Maletic shoots 20 yarder from left just wide right of post.
17 min...TC Mingon has 12 yard shot up middle blocked by defender.
18 min...TC Srzentic shot is blocked at 15 yards on right.
19 min...WS YELLOW card...Ademolu earns it for injurying TC player at WS 50 yards.
20 min...TC YELLOW card...someone earns this for tackle at WS 30 yards.
21 min...TC Fitzwilliams rolls ball for cornerkick off defender.
21 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic cornerkick from left is caught by goalie.
22 min...WS Byrd 31 yard freekick chip down middle has TC Bonacin head ball away at 10 yards.
24 min...TC Vucemilofic Grgic 25 yard blast from left is batted down by goalie and picked up.
26 min...TC Deer 25 yard cross from left is knocked down by goalie and picked up.
28 min...TC Pirija is injured at WS 50 yards but it not noticed until play finished.
29 min...TC goalie catches 25 yard cross bounced over from extreme right.
36 min...TC Maletic gets long pass up midle on 1 on 1 and cuts shot from 20 yards around defender and is caught by goalie.
39 min...TC Fitzwilliams 18 yard shot from extreme left is caught by goalie.
41 min...TC Deer cuts in from 50 yards from left to middle and taps over at 20 yards to right for TC Srzentic to blast 15 yarder well high and wide right.
42 min...TC YELLOW card...Mingon earns it for football grab on WS Ademolu at center line.
43 min...TC YELLOW card...Srzentic earns it for complaining about not getting freekick on tackle near center line.
45 min...TC Fitzwilliams chips 15 yard shot from extreme left just wide of right post.
46 min...half ends 8:48pm.
2nd Half:...starts 9:02pm.
46 min...TC Srzentic low cross from 25 yards on right bounces a half step ahead of TC Maletic charging to 6 yards.
49 min...WS Kadoic is injured at WS 40 yards.
52 min...TC Marin Vucemilovic Grgic GOAL...TC Tonci Pirija passes forward from 40 yards that finds Vucemilovic Grgic to turn at 22 yards and shoot a low bouncer over diving goalie to right side of net.
53 min...WS Byrd cornerkick from left is cleared.
54 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic 40 yard freekick from left is knocked away in crowd of players at 12 yards.
55 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic spins and 20 yard shot from left bounces to goalie.
57 min...WS Chiandussi long throw-in from right bounces to goalie to catch.
58 min...TC Vecemilofic Grgic 20 yard shot from extreme right over goalie's arms but through 6 yard box over for throw-in.
60 min...TC Maletic rolls a pass forward from 30 yards down the middle to TC Vucemilovic Grgic who took a low 12 yard shot on the right that was saved by the goalie and TC Srzentic shoots the 15 yard rebound that the goalie also stops.
61 min...TC sub...Tomac replaces Maletic.
62 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic 35 yard freekick from left bounces into box and WS player heads it away.
63 min...TC Fitzwilliams cross from 20 yards near left end line is caught by goalie.
64 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic 35 yard freekick up middle is just wide right.
66 min...TC Fitzwilliams beats defender who falls at 40 yards on left and rushes to 20 yards and rolls cross that TC Tomac shoots 18 yard roller wide left of the net.
66 min...TC sub...Lesina replaces Srzentic.
67 min...WS Kadoic takes a 15 yard shot that hits the crossbar and WS Byrd heads the 7 yard rebound from the left that the goalie pushes wide left off the post.
69 min...WS Lepera 20 yard chip from left is caught by goalie.
70 min...WS Lepera is injured in crash with TC goalie.
71 min...WS Kadoic cornerkick from right is over box wide left.
72 min...WS defender makes key clearance in WS box.
73 min...TC Fitzwilliams cross from 25 yards on left is through box along 12 yards unplayed until ball is cleared.
74 min...WS sub...Berardi replaces Lepera.
74 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic cornerkick from left has defender head ball behind net.
74 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic cornerkick from left has TC Lesina on right heads from 6 yards wide left of net.
78 min...WS Kadoic 40 yard freekick from right has ball popped up on edge of box and goalie catches at 6 yards.
79 min...WS Byrd throw-in from 20 yards on left bounces over ende line for goalkick.
80 min...TC Lesina rolls pass from 25 yards across for TC Tomac to shoot 22 yarder wide right of net.
81 min...WS Chiandussi long throw-in from right has ball headed around and WS Ademolu heads ball at 8 yards and defender heads away.
82 min...WS Kadoic cornerkick from right has ball cleared on left side.
80 min...TC YELLOW card...Bonacin earns it for something deep in TC end.
84 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic from 30 yards in the middle chips the ball to TC Mingon at 12 yards on the right and he taps over a pass to TC Tomac whose 8 yard shot is off target.
86 min...WS Kadoic 40 yard freekick from right has defenders head away.
86 min...WS Byrd gets to ball being knocked around after a long throw-in and he shoots over the net from 8 yards.
87 min...TC Lesina heads ball wide left from 8 yards on right.
89 min...TC sub...Niksic replaces Fitzwilliams.
90 min...WS Byrd 45 yard freekick from left has defender head away.
91 min...TC sub...Buljan replaces Pirija.
92 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic 30 yard freekick from right bounces through box wide left.
93 min...WS Habib gets away part bicycle kick from 12 yards in middle that's wide right of net.
94 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic is given a pass on the right and sets off on a 2 on 0 rush and rolls a pass to TC Tomac who slides and shoots wide left from 12 yards.
94 min...game ends 9:51pm.
Final Score:.....Toronto Croatia.......2.............Windsor Stars..........1................
Attendance was about 80 on this cool night with a wind from the north and the temperature falling quickly.
Toronto Croatia's win combined with SC Toronto's loss tonight ensures they finish in 1st place with one week to go in regular season play. Croatia's record improves to 15-1-5. Windsor stays in 4th place in a tie with York Region Shooters who also lost tonight. Stars record falls to 11-6-4.
Toronto Croatia announced two new players tonight just signed with the club. Josip Bonacin played in defence and he came over from NK Dugopolje from the Croatian Second Division and Josip Roso a midfielder who didn't get into the game even when Croatia was emptying their bench at the end of the game to kill some time. He played for NK Marsonia 1909 who are also in the Croatian Second Division. Bonacin fit in well with the defence tonight.
Justin Tasev was the referee and gave out five Yellow cards that I counted. Since four were to Croatia he drew boos and insults from the crowd.
The Windsor roster listed six substitutes but it looked like there were only four on the bench and two were team officials. They made only one switch and that was to replace an injured player in the second half. A few more players on their bench for fresh legs in their push in the last half hour might have changed things.
Best scoring chances that didn't result in goals were concentrated in the second half when play opened up and Windsor pushed for an equalizer. 60 minutes had TC Tihomir Maletic roll a pass forward from 30 yards down the middle to TC Marin Vucemilovic Grgic who took a low 12 yard shot on the right that was saved by the goalie and TC Andelo Srzentic shot the 15 yard rebound that the goalie also stopped. 71 minutes had WS David Kadoic take a 15 yard shot that hit the crossbar and WS Aaron Byrd head the 7 yard rebound from the left that the goalie pushed wide left off the post. 84 minutes had Vucemilovic Grgic from 30 yards in the middle chip the ball to TC Petar Mingon at 12 yards on the right and he tapped over a pass to TC Boris Tomac whose 8 yard shot off target. 86 minutes Byrd got to a ball being knocked around after a long throw-in and he shot over the net from 8 yards. 94 minutes had Vucemilovic Grgic given a pass on the right and set off on a 2 on 0 and rolled a pass to Tomac who slid and shot wide left from 12 yards.
The scoreboard wasn't working tonight and neither was the sound system (but the microphone did) so there was no national anthem. There's only four weeks to get this fixed before the championship final on October 27th is played at this stadium.
No national anthem played? That makes 0 for 3 this weekend as Hershey Fields in Mississauga didn't have any sound system when the Rogers television crew no-showed. At Esther Shiner Stadium in North York the Rogers crew chose to film this game and their equipment crowded out the regular announcer from the booth.
Toronto Croatia starters
Windsor Stars starters
Captains WS goalie Anthony Santilli (1) and TC Tonci Pirija (23) at coin toss.
WS Wade Allen (16) and Michael Lepera (7) take kickoff.
TC Marin Vucemilovic Grgic (24) knocks ball forward.
WS Stephen Ademolu (9) gets the play on signal with TC player down.
WS Wade Allen (16) has run ball out of bounds.
TC Marin Vucemilovic Grgic (24) and Andelo Srzentic (14) take second half kickoff.
The ball is popped up in TC end.
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