Result of the CPSL game of Friday August 24th, 2001 between Toronto Olympians and London City played at Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough at 8:30pm.

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Toronto Olympians (all blue, white numbers and trim, 'The Friendly Greek' logo on chests)

.....................................1 Brian Bowes
20 Danny Ziannis...12 Danny Sanna...10 Willie Giummarra...8 Bayette Smith
...............14 Paul Moore...18 Dave Mancini...7 Tom Granic
...............9 John Matas...6 James Bridge...11 Leo Marasovic

Subs:...1 Sikos Rizo (gk)...4 Sebastian Wodsjka (def)...13 Courtney Dennis (mid)...3 Danley Johnson (fwd)...15 Louie Katzavrias (def)
team officials:...coach David Gee...physio Nancy Steele...assistant coach Eddy Berdusco.

London City (white socks and shirts, black shorts and numbers, red shorts sides and shoulders)

.............................................1 Scott Mueller
27 Tyler Hemming...6 Steve Flatt...29 Jeff Brown...18 Dominic Ditrolio
14 Bobby Stipancic...28 Jon Grigoakis...25 Gerald Gallacher...13 Janko Stukic
.........................23 Carlos Oliviera...19 Brian Yanful

Subs:...11 Adrian Jaworski...12 Cameron Medwin...26 John Hart...22 Ryan Mendonca...24 Tonino Commisso...15 Keon Jordan
team officials:...general manager Harry Paul Gauss...assistant coach Ryan Gauss.

Game officials:...referee Neil Schofield...referee's assistants Justin Tasev and Irene Koutsoukes.

1st Half:...starts 8:43pm...TO defend north end on this cool evening and it's already dark.
2 min...TO Granic rolls 30 yard shot wide right.
6 min...TO Granic cuts 25 yard shot from left caught by goalie on left side.
11 min...TO Matas rolls 30 yard blast through crowd of players that diving goalie pushes wide left.
12 min...LC goalie dives out to keep TO Moore from getting to through ball.
15 min...TO YELLOW card...Sanna for tripping LC Stukic near center line from behind while TO Sanna rushing for ball.
16 min...TO Giummarra cornerkick from right, TO Granic glances header that defender wide left of net heads out but TO Mancini blasts 25 yard rebound over net.
19 min...TO Granic rolls 30 yard shot from near left endline that goalie picks up.
20 min...LC Gallacher 40 yard freekick is wide right.
24 min...LC defender clears low cross in box near goalline.
27 min...TO Marasovic short cross from right, TO Matas from 7 yards on right one touches shot into short webbing to right of net.
30 min...TO Mancini runs diagonal to left and cuts roller from 25 yards wide right of net.
33 min...TO Marasovic 15 yard shot that sliding LC goalie stops with foot save.
35 min...TO Bridge 35 yard shot from left rolls just wide right of goal.
38 min...TO Giummarra 30 yard freekick blasts roller from left wide right of net.
40 min...TO Giummarra 30 yard freekick from near left corner flag, LC goalie in crowd punches ball forward, TO Mancini blasts 20 yard rebound over net.
42 min...LC Flatt chips ball into TO box for closest chance so far tonight.
43 min...TO YELLOW card...Matas for hip check near center line.
44 min...LC YELLOW card...Gallacher for kicking away ball after TO goalkick call.
46 min...TO Giummarra cornerkick from right, TO Smith (?) leaping header from 7 yards, LC goalie smothers ball near left post.
47 min...half ends 9:30pm.

2nd Half:...starts 9:43pm.
48 min...TO Giummarra cornerkick from right, in swinger that leaping defender heads away and blocks TO Matas shot from left edge of box.
49 min...TO YELLOW card...Moore for complaining about not getting a penalty shot for dive in box (but call was made 50 yards later).
50 min...TO Bridge in from left 20 yards just misses top right corner.
51 min...TO Matas 15 yard shot from right is wide left of net.
55 min...TO Giummarra rolls 30 yard shot to goalie diving forward for save.
I noticed that TO Johnson is in game.
59 min...TO Giummarra 35 yard freekick blasted into hand in wall on edge of box. Another freekick was called.
60 min...TO Giummarra 18 yard freekick blast is just wide right of net.
62 min...LC goalie races out to edge of box to pick up through ball ahead of TO Granic.
65 min...TO Giummarra cornerkick from right that goalie picks up on left side of net on one bounce.
66 min...TO Smith wins ball at LC 25 yards, pushes ball ahead to TO Granic and his 12 yard shot is saved point blank by goalie, TO Granic heads rebound that LC defender clears wide left for cornerkick.
71 min...TO Granic rolls 12 yard shot wide left after low cross from right that TO Matas jumps out of way with two defenders on him.
73 min...LC goalie picks up ball dribble too far by TO forward.
73 min...TO Bridge good rush on quick freekick crossed to TO Granic who misses ball!
74 min...TO Woldsjka replaces Bridge.
76 min...LC player cross that TO goalie grabs and throws forward.
76 min...TO Giummarra freekick from left edge of box is deflected over to middle.
77 min...TO GOAL Dave Mancini...TO Danny Sanna has 20 yard shot on left blocked point blank by defender but ball is deflected over to middle of field on partial clearance where Mancini rolls in 20 yard shot to left corner of net.
79 min...TO sub...Dennis replaces Marasovic.
80 min...TO Moore chips 25 yarder that TO Giummarra taps header from 12 yards just wide left of net.
82 min...TO Giummarra freekick from 25 yards on left that's over to right side of box low cross back that LC Hemming clears off line.
83 min...TO sub...Katzavrias replaces Matas.
85 min...TO Johnson steps through defenders in box but runs out of room and rolls 5 yarder along left end line to goalie.
89 min...TO Dennis runs to left corner to waste time but crosses past two LC defenders and TO Giummarra shoots wide from 10 yards after ball deflected off TO Johnson.
91 min...game ends 10:29pm.

Final Score:...Toronto Olympians....1.....London City....0

Attendance was about 40 on this cool evening.

London was pinned in their own end most of the night. It was if they were playing for a 0-0 tie. I had them chip a ball into the TO box at 42 minutes and a cross at 76 minutes but goalie Brian Bowes didn't have to make one save although he did help the Olympians to some fast breaks with his boots downfield.

City goalie Scott Mueller had about 3 excellent saves and TO Tom Granic missed about 3 sitters or this game score would have been a blowout. (Olympians coach David Gee agreed as did former NY Astros coach Tony LaFerrara).

London didn't open up until they were behind and then couldn't turn it on not having practised breaking out.
City didn't make one substitute during the game although listing six I don't think there were more than two on their bench. Their two forwards had worn out with 20 minutes left.

Tyler Hemming fans will be proud that he cleared a ball off the City line in the 82nd minute.

Rocket Robin
robing@eol.ca

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