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It was an All-Canadian showdown at Swangard as the
86ers produced some overtime fireworks to defeat the high flying Toronto
Lynx 2-1 in overtime. Two subs combined on the winner, with Burnaby's Dave
Morris netting his 2nd goal and 2nd game-winner of the season.
Mother nature also got in on the show with a ferocious and frigid pre-game
hail, rain, and lightning storm that took its toll on the night's
The first half was scoreless with Toronto having most of the chances, including Brazilian forward Francisco Dos Santos hitting the bar with a quick 22-yard shot in the 34th minute. Toronto and Vancouver traded early goals just three minutes apart to start the second half, both on headers.
Vancouver almost had a winner late in regulation, as Geordie Lyall cracked a 33-yard rocket which Toronto keeper Theo Zagar touched against the bar in the 81st minute. Vancouver's two goal were only the 7th and 8th to beat Zagar, the A-League's top keeper. This was also the most goals that Toronto had surrendered all year. Paul Shepherd got the start in the 86ers goal, and was named the game's first star, making 7 saves.
Vancouver's record goes to 5W-5L-3T and 26 points, while the Lynx fall to 7W-2L-3T and 33 points, 2nd in the Northeast Division. The 86ers remains in 6th place in the Pacific Division, but have at least one game in hand on all the other teams.
G: Paul Shepherd
D: Rick Titus
D: Steve McCauley
D: Steve MacDonald
M: John Sulentic (Tiarnan King 40')
M: Kevin Holness (Rob Hall 74')
M: Geordie Lyall
M: Alfredo Valente
M: Jeff Skinner (Tony Fonseca 80')
F: Chris Clarke (Joe Scigliano 95')
F: Jason Jordan (David Morris 66')
49' Tor 0-1 Juan Pablo Arango (Chris Pozniak)
Pozniak on the left swung over a nice cross which Arango got up well for and headed superbly, driving the ball in off the underside of the bar.
52' Vanc 1-1 Steve MacDonald (Kevin Holness)
A Holness corner from the left was neatly directed down and inside the far post by MacDonald's flashing header. It was the veteran defender's 2nd goal of the season.
101' Vanc 2-1 Dave Morris (Joe Scigliano)
Scigliano broke down the left, fired a hard shot which Zagar saved, got the rebound and scuffed it over to Morris in front who stretched to loop a volley into the goal from 7 yards past two defenders on the line.
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