A-League game of July 22, 2000.
A-League game between Toronto Lynx and Rochester Raging Rhinos played at Varsity Stadium in Toronto at 7:00pm.
Toronto Lynx (white socks and shirts, black shorts, names and numbers, black shlashes on right of chest)
...............................................22 Theo Zagar
..........15 Adrian Serioux...3 Maricio Vincello...2 Marco Reda
8 Brian Ashton (cpt)...19 David Diplacido...7 Lyndon Hooper...10 Nebojsa Vignjevic...18 Chris Pozniak
.............................27 Francisco Dos Santos...20 Juan Arango
Subs:...1 Carmine Issaco (gk)...16 Aaron Benjamin (fwd)...21 Laryea Adjetey (mid)...5 Joe Mattacchione (def)...14 Edgar Bartolomeu (mid)...9 Nikola Vignjevic (mid)
head coach/general manager Peter Pinizzotto, equipment manager Carl Titus, medical co-ordinator Dr Robert Gringmuth.
Rochester Raging Rhinos (black socks, shorts, names and numbers, amber shirts)
................................................24 Scott Vallow
12 Mike Kirmse...3 Craig Demmin...4 Scott Schweitzer...58 Carlos Zavala
23 Lenin Steenkamp...8 Tommy Tanner (cpt)...10 Yari Allnutt...13 John Ball
....................20 Eduardo Sebrango...18 Jimmy Glenn
Subs:...42 Kevin Rueda (gk)...11 Bill Sedgewick (def/mid)...2 Andrew Restrepo (def)...7 Nate Daligcon (mid)...16 Steve Butcher (fwd)
head coach Pat Ercoli, assistant coaches Frank Odoi, head trainer Mike Katz.
Game Officials:...referee Zoran Kristo, referee's assistants Neil Schofield and Frank Marciello, 4th official Dominic Rosatto.
Tonight was Fiesta Latina Night with entertainers from different South American countries. A ten member Ecuadorian dance troupe did a folk dance with The Lynxster joining in the background. A latin singer sang the national anthems and although she had a good voice, English was probably not her first language. The ceremonial kick off was taken by a hostess from TLN television.
1st half:...game starts 7:07pm...Lynx defend north end on this warm sunny evening.
5 min...RR Sebrango cross into box from left, Lynx Vincello and Lynx goalie misplay ball and goalie has to dribble ball away from box.
9 min...Lynx Reda blasts clearing attempt off RR Sebrango that deflects 20 yards back to Lynx goalie.
10 min...RR Kirmse 40 yard cross from right that goalie drifts wide left of post to catch although jostled from behind so play whistled down.
13 min...Lynx Serioux takes long throw-in from right side into RR box but headed away by RR Demmin.
17 min...Lynx Ashton 30 yard freekick from extreme right is caught by goalie drifting to left post.
20 min...RR Sebrango intercepts Lynx Hooper back pass to defender and rolls 25 yard shot wide right of Lynx net.
22 min...Lynx Arango flick heads 25 yard shot that bounces to goalie.
24 min...RR Sebrango races to through ball but cross from left line is caught by goalie.
25 min...RR Ball rolls 30 yard shot through traffic wide left of goal.
27 min...RR Schweitzer 40 yard freekick from left is caught by goalie just right of net.
28 min...Lynx Nebojsa Vignjevic chips 20 yarder to goalie after receiving cross but he'd waited too long to blast shot.
32 min...Lynx Deplacido chips ball over defenders and Lynx Arango chips ball into net but play is ruled offside.
34 min...RR Zavala freekick from near cornerkick spot on right is kicked away on shortside by Lynx Arango.
36 min...RR Zavala 40 yard freekick into box is headed away.
37 min...RR Zavala 40 yard cross from left into box is headed wide right from right of net.
39 min...RR goalie slides out to grab through ball on right corner of box ahead of charging Lynx Dos Santos.
40 min...RR Schweitzer pass into box is tipped wide left of net.
42 min...Lynx goalie punches out cornerkick by RR Zavala from left.
43 min...RR Steenkamp crosses from left into box, RR Sebrango tips it and Lynx goalie partially palms ball redirecting it to hit right post and roll wide.
47 min...RR Steenkamp hurt just outside RR box when he crashes with Lynx Ashton.
................Lynx YELLOW card...Ashton for unsportsmanlike behaviour. The players for both teams get into a pushing incident.
47 min...half ends 7:54pm.
Halftime show:...An eight member dance troupe from a Colombian culture centre entertained with the Lynxster involved.
2nd Half:...starts 8:12pm.
Halftime sub...Lynx Adjetey replaces Vincello. Midfielder Pozniak goes back to play defence.
48 min...RR Zavala has two cornerkicks in a row from the right side, the second is headed away.
50 min...RR Kirmse rushes in along right side but crosses over net.
52 min...RR Glenn charges in and 20 yard shot rolled just wide right of post.
52 min...RR Glenn receives another ball and shot from 10 yards on right is lobbed over bar.
53 min...Lynx YELLOW card...Nebojsa Vignjevic for shirt tugging of RR Tanner (?).
54 min...Lynx goalie rushes off line to pick up bouncer in crowd in box after freekick.
54 min...Lynx Ashton 30 yard shot is wide right of net.
55 min...Lynx Hooper rushes back on RR four on two break to kick ball behind Lynx line.
58 min...Lynx sub...Mattacchione replaces Reda. Midfielder Ashton goes back to play defence.
59 min...Lynx Arango flicks header over RR defender on edge of RR box but charging Lynx Dos Santos is ruled offside.
59 min...RR sub...Butcher replaces Glenn.
61 min...Lynx Arango gets almost the same play as two minutes earlier but sprawling RR goalie must deflect point blank shot wide left.
62 min...RR goalie punches out Lynx Nebojsa Vignjevic cornerkick from left.
63 min...RR sub...Daligcon replaces Allnutt.
67 min...Lynx Nebojsa Vignjevic cornerkick from left is headed down but wide right by Lynx Arango.
69 min...RR sub...Sedgewick replaces Zavala.
70 min...RR goalie races out to catch bouncing through ball.
71 min...Lynx Serioux cuts off an RR two on one pass with sliding tackle as RR's race into the box, Lynx Hooper knocks ball behind line.
72 min...RR Steenkamp 25 yard blast is caught by sprawling goalie on right post.
75 min...RR Schweitzer 40 yard freekick into Lynx box is headed away although referee whistles down play for players jostling.
76 min...RR Sebrango cross in box to RR Butcher who heads off right post from 4 yards and fallen goalie picks up rebound.
77 min...Lynx Mattacchione rolls 30 yarder right to goalie.
79 min...Lynx Arango curves 25 yard cross from left into RR box that goalie outleaps Lynx Dos Santos to catch.
79 min...RR Ball 40 yard cross from right is caught by goalie.
80 min...RR Tanner long run on left cuts in shot on edge of Lynx box that goalie must leap to catch just under bar.
81 min...Lynx sub...Nikola Vignjevic replaces Nebojsa Vignjevic.
84 min...RR Steenkamp good backheel flick to charging RR Kirmse on edge of box and cross to RR Ball whose 10 yard sliding shot is off top of bar.
87 min...RR freekick from left edge of box headed that Lynx goalie tips wide right.
87 min...RR Daligcon cornerkick from left is caught by charging goalie.
89 min...RR Schweitzer charges through to get to ball on right centers ball to RR Sebrango who tips ball wide.
90 min...Lynx YELLOW card...Arango for delaying RR freekick at centerline.
90 min...Lynx goalie catches RR Tanner cross from right.
91 min...half ends 8:58pm.
1st Overtime:...starts 9:01pm...Lynx defend south end.
91 min...Lynx Nikola Vignjevic races in on left centers to Lynx Arango directing it to Lynx Dos Santos who blast 25 yard shot well over net.
92 min...Lynx Nikola Vignjevic 40 yard freekick from left caught by charging RR goalie.
93 min...Lynx goalie bobbles long cross from left just wide right of post but play whistled down as he's jostled in his back.
95 min...Lynx goalie catches long cross on right edge of box.
96 min...RR Steenkamp rolls 25 yard shot that is deflected wide right of post for cornerkick.
99 min...RR Sedgewick 25 yard freekick (after tap along pass) is blocked by defender.
100 min...period ends 9:11pm.
2nd Overtime:...starts 9:14pm.
the game was being broadcast so there must have been commercials between the half. The RR goalie sprinted down the player's corridor maybe for a bathroom break.
between OT period sub...RR Restrepo replaces Schweitzer.
102 min...RR Daligcon strongarms defender aside but 20 yard shot stopped by goalie.
103 min...RR Steenkamp 30 yard shot is well over bar.
107 min...RR Ball puts 7 yarder into goal but offside flag is up as he's 3 yards behind defenders.
111 min...Lynx Nikola Vignjevic cornerkick from right is headed behind line by RR Demmin.
111 min...game ends 9:25pm.
Attendance was announced as 3281. The game was being broadcast live on CTV Sportsnet.
90 minutes of Regular time and two Golden Goal overtime periods still result in no goals being
scored. Rhinos had a few more chances and had sub Steve Butcher put a header off the goalpost at 76 minutes and John Ball had a 10 yard shot go off the top of the bar at 84 minutes.
Rhinos had Lenin Steenkamp and Jimmy Glenn with huge knee bandages and Martin Nash is away with the Canadian National team and Onandi Lowe on the Jamaican National team this weekend. Lynx were in even worse shape as they ended up in the second half with only one regular defender and midfielders Chris Posniak and Brian Ashton
playing those positions after subbing for Mauricio Vincello and Marco Reda who aggravated injuries. Regular Adrian Serioux had a thigh heavily taped. Injured Nikola Vignvevic subbed for his brother Nebojsa at 81 minutes.
These teams play each other three more times in the next three weeks so they all won't
end as 0-0 draws. (hmm the June 25th meeting here did).
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