CNSL May 29th

Subject: CNSL Toronto Soccer

League game played on May 29, 1995 at Etobicoke Centennial Stadium

Toronto Italia vs Hamilton White Eagles

Toronto Italia (blue socks & shirts, white shorts and three white
slashes on right shoulder)

			1 Roman Harapyn
2 Goran Bakoc 4 Alex Nedev 5 Patrick Tabo 3 Franco Spadafina
8 Richard Alexander 10 Raul Maradona 16 Peyvan Mossavat 9 MiguelFerreira
		7 Jin Rii      11 Rick Titus

Hamilton White Eagles (all white, red collars, black numbers)

			1 Goran Beader
3 Ricky James   5 Louis Nagy    4 Simon Bonk?    2 Karl Nacev
	7 Gamal Elshaarawi   6 Dragan Andic    10 Sasa Vukovic
	11 Ivan Jurisic 9 Fuseini Dauda   8 Garry Tennant

First Half Italia had north end to start, a wind advantage

1.14min   Italia GOAL by 7 Jin Rii --after low cross from sideline
received after beating defender, Rii directs ball with left foot
through goalies's legs.

27 min  Bakoc is injured and down for quite awhile in own end after
goalmouth pile up.

34 min  Vukovic decks Maradona at 15 yard line.

40 min  Italia GOAL by 9 Miguel Ferreira-- Ferreira takes pass through
from Mossavat who deked one guy then threaded pass forward 10 yards
through two more defenders, Ferreira chips it over sliding goalie.

43 min  Yellow card to White Eagle Vukovic for being too close to the
ball on a free kick, he'd been upset at overrunning ball on 3 on 1

other 1st half moments:  ref Les Wilcox called 2 illegal throw-ins
against Bakoc (one for being too far upfield) and 1 against Ferreira.
8 year old ball boys were spread pretty thin. one of them had trouble
on a few occasions throwing it to Bakoe.  Goalie Beader had a rough
time on goalie's ball and kicks as some of them soared out of bounds.

2nd Half (light rain started to fall until the 68 min mark, stopped
then started again at 77 min making field conditions even slippery then
they were from the afternoon rain).

Halftime sub W E Elshaarawiwas replaced by #13 but I'm not sure who
that was.

48 min W E corner causes problems but Harapyn gets hand to final
headed ball.

51 min White Eagle GOAL 8 Gary Tennant as from a 40 yard free kick, he
heads it over a charging Harapyn.

54 min Italia GOAL 10 Maradona receives a through ball even with two
defenders, he catches up to ball kicks it straight up about 15 feet to
his right, while defenders keep running back to net, on ball's way
down he taps it with his left foot about a foot above ground and it
goes into far right corner on one bounce past sprawling goaltender. 
Oooh his famous brother would be proud of that one!

59 min Yellow card Italia Rii for kicking ball toward net after
whistle blew.

63 min Harapyn makes huge save on Vukovic shot from 5 yards out.

68 min Italia sub  17 Merhded Amir Shirazi replaces Rii

72 min WE Vukovic curls ball over net on free kick over wall from
about 20 yards out.

80 min WE #13 gets yellow card for hand ball at midfield
soon after Italia yellow to Bakoc for coralling WE player off ball

88 min Italia pass splits defense and Maradona's shot tipped by
goalie; his best save of the night. Maradona takes resulting corner and
Italia player headed ball off crossbar.

Final Score:   Toronto Italia 3  Hamilton White Eagles 1

No reports of this in the Toronto Star.  Italia goals were shown on
Telesera between 8-8:30pm.  That's Channel 47 CFMT!

Only other game that's been played in the league so far was Friday
when Scarborough Astros played London City in London.  City won 1-0 I
think. League runs on the FIFA 3-1-0 point system.

I'll make some comments on the league in general, the soccer scene in
Toronto, and reintroduce myself in another posting.

Next Italia home game is Monday June 5th when the Scarborough Astros
play them in a Cup game.
My next game will be the International at Varsity Stadium when the
Canadian National Team plays the National Team of Turkey.

Rocket Robin

SUBJECT:Maradona's brother scores for Toronto Italia               

Maradona's brother Raul Alfredo (Lalo) Maradona scored in his debut
for the Toronto Italia of the CNSL.

Just thought I'd let you know!  If you'd like more details then see my
posting under the header 'CNSL Toronto Soccer'.

 ......Gratuitous self promotion......

Rocket Robin

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