A-League Toronto Lynx vs Long Island Rough Riders
by Rocket Robin

Result of the A-League game between Toronto Lynx and Long Island Rough Riders played Friday September 1st at 7:30pm.

24 min...LIRR GOAL Edson Buddle...Buddle pops ball over Adrian Serioux and kicks from about 5 yards from left post to right corner of net after volleying ball behind Serioux and freezing Lynx goalie Carmine Isacco. LIRR Andrew Mittendorf got the assist for his cross from the right to find Buddle.

Final Score:....Toronto Lynx.....0....Long Island Rough Riders......1.....

The Lynx had clinched a playoff spot on Wednesday night against US-Pro40 and played their second stringers. Some of my earlier posts had Montreal Impact catching them because I'd seen some officials in the pressbox urging the Lynx to get a third goal for the bonus point that goes with it.

The game actually kicked off at 7:58pm as Toronto Argonaut football coach Michael Pinball Clemons was delayed. He has a lot on his mind just taking the position last week and I thought appearing here would be the first thing to cancel.
The Lynx Players of the year were announced at a pregame ceremony.

Public Relations Award--Lloyd Barker
Fan Favourite--Brian Ashton
Defensive Player--Adrian Serioux
Offensive Player--Francisco Dos Santos
MVP (Media Choice)--Theo Zagar

Barker and Zagar were rested tonight. Ashton came in as a 2nd half substitute. (and these mentioned were just the award winners).

The Rough Riders win tonight clinched them first place in the NorthEast Division and their bench players ran out onto the field to celebrate.

Attendance was announced as 2602. This was Fan Appreciation Night with more prizes than usual being distributed.

Lynx had too many off target shots so the LIRR goalie Paul Grafer was only really tested except maybe three times.
The Lynx defense was solid with Carmine Isacco making his second start of the year and was forced to make maybe three really good saves.

Rocket Robin

Posted on Sep 01 2000, 10:12 PM
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