Result of the Friday August 25th, 2006 CSL game between Serbian White Eagles and Italia Shooters played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 7:30pm.

Serbian White Eagles (all white, blue names and numbers)

..........................23 Dusan Belic (cpt)
7 Mario Ostojic...4 Mark Jankovic...6 Mirko Medic...16 Marko Milanovic
22 Dragan Radovic...10 Bozo Milic...8 Nenad Stojcic...21 Alex Braletic
...................9 Sasa Viciknez...24 Mihajlo Bacanin

Subs:...1 Miodrag Bogdanovic (gk)...5 Nikola Lukic (def)...12 Sasa Culum (def)...15 Milos Scepanovic (mid)...19 Nikola Lukic (fwd)...17 Marko Janicek (mid)
team officials:...head coach Dragoslav Sekulavac...assistant coach Stevan Mojsilovic...manager Boro Mijovic...physio Miomir Eskic

Italia Shooters (all blue, white numbers)

.....................00 Camilo Benzi
17 Raj Takhar...2 Angelo Pollastrone...6 Franco Ruscetta...15 Alvaro Yaques
11 Fritzroy Christie...8 Chris Turner...13 Frank Bruno...19 Desi Humphrey
...................5 Stalin Cardenas...24 Sean Myers

Subs:...1 Joshua Lemos (gk)...9 Jason DeThomasis (fwd)...7 Kadian Leckie (fwd)...12 Danny Sanna (mid)...10 Josue Jaramillo (mid)...18 Bill Androutsos (fwd)...20 Rob Black (fwd)...23 Aundrae Rollins (fwd)...22 Kurt Mella (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Tony DeThomasis...assistant coach John Pacione...doctor Mike Chivers SPC...trainer Felipe Bento...manager Elio Scarcello

Game officials:...referee Silviu Petrescu...referee's assistants Ognjen Panic and Mike McCaffrey...fourth official Laszlo Sarkany...(neon green shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 7:37pm...SWE defend south goal on this cool and overcast evening.
40 sec...SWE player 7 yard shot from right is into net but flagged offside.
1 min...IS Myers 25 yard roller from left to goalie.
6 min...IS Christie cuts around defender and rolls 15 yarder from right that's picked up by goalie on left post.
7 min...SWE Viciknez 40 yard freekick has SWE player head ball forward and IS goalie punches ball away from SWE Milic's header attempt.
9 min...IS defender breaks up SWE low cross across box before SWE player can connect on blast attempt.
13 min...IS Cardenas ball in middle fires low 25 yard shot to goalie.
14 min...IS Humphrey cross from left is over players in SWE box.
15 min...IS Turner gets key header to clear ball out of IS box on SWE players 2 on 1 rush.
17 min...IS Christie injured as he runs into box up middle and trips over defender running for through ball.
21 min...SWE YELLOW card...Milic for sliding tackle on IS Cardenas at center line injurying him.
22 min...IS Humphrey short cornerkick from right has him cross into box which starts heading bout between two teams but ball eventually cleared.
26 min...IS Myers rush on right has him cross and SWE defender on left heads ball behind line.
26 min...IS Humphrey cornerkick from left starts another header battle.
27 min...SWE Milic and SWE Braletic pass has defender head ball away when crossed.
28 min...IS Humphrey cross from left has IS Takhar on right one touch and two more one touches by different IS players has 10 yard shot is wide right up middle.
31 min...IS goalie punts has SWE player head backwards and IS Myers break through has off balance 15 yard shot rolled to goalie.
31 min...SWE player's effort wasted as SWE Bacanin crossed into traffic instead of running into box.
31 min...IS Christie 15 yard shot from right is wide right.
33 min...SWE Bacanin shot blocked and defender heads away popped up ball.
35 min...IS Cardenas 35 yard freekick up middle that's blasted wide left.
36 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from right is over players in box and defenders head away.
37 min...SWE Viciknez 35 yard freekick up middle is palmed by goalie just under bar and he catches pop up wide left of goal.
39 min...SWE Milic cross from far right is over box and sliding SWE Viciknez can't recross from left.
40 min...IS Christie 12 yard pass into box has IS Myers shot from 10 yards in middle has goalie bobble on knees and ball deflect off left post and back to him for catch.
42 min...SWE Viciknez 30 yard cross from right line has defender head away.
43 min...IS goalie charges out to head ball away from SWE Bacanin charging in for high through ball.
44 min...SWE Viciknez 28 yard freekick from right is caught by goalie.
45 min...IS goalie charges out to slide and stop SWE Bacanin chaging in fro through ball.
45:54 min...half ends 8:24pm.

2nd Half:...starts 8:39pm.
45:50 min...IS Humphrey 22 yard freekick from left is headed away by defender and then whistled down when IS player bumps player to head ball back in.
47 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from right has leaping goalie palm ball over players in box.
50 min...SWE Viciknez 25 yard freekick low and goes through poke attempts of three SWE players in box and wide left of net.
52 min...IS Cardenas big blast from 25 yards that's caught by goalie soon after IS Humphrey was knocked over on a sliding tackle.
52 min...SWE YELLOW card...Jankovic for sliding tackle on IS Humphrey.
54 min...IS Cardenas cornerkick from left has defender to splits to boot across for cornerkick.
56 min...IS Humphrey escapes two sliding tackles on run and 30 yard blast low and wide left.
57 min...SWE Viciknez 28 yard freekick up middle is just wide of top right corner of net.
58 min...IS Cardenas 15 yard shot after pass from left is caught by goalie.
59 min...SWE goalie catches IS Humphrey cross from left.
60 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from right has SWE Radovic 6 yard shot stopped point blank by goalie on left.
61 min...IS sub...Black replaces Cardenas.
62 min...SWE sub...Janicek replaces Milanovic.
63 min...SWE Janicek gets pass from right and 20 yard shot from left is well over net.
65 min...SWE YELLOW card...Braletic for sliding tackle on IS Christie injurying him near center line sideline.
66 min...IS Humphrey rolls cross from left and SWE defender boots away.
67 min...IS Humphrey cornerkick from right has IS Ruscetta head from 8 yards goalie bobble and IS forward jostle him and head ball into net but goal disallowed.
68 min...IS Myers low 15 yard shot has sliding goalie deflect ball over net.
69 min...IS sub...Sanna replaces Turner.
69 min...SWE goalie leaps up on left to catch IS Humphrey cornerkick from left.
70 min...SWE sub...Scepanovic replaces Ostojic.
71 min...SWE Radovic cross from 25 yards on right caught by goalie.
73 min...SWE Viciknez 22 yard freekick from right through wall and deflects wide right for cornerkick.
73 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from right has defender block in box and cleared.
There's now a light rain falling.
75 min...IS Takhar injured in center circle and is down for 2 minutes.
77 min...IS goalie beats SWE Viciknez to through ball to pick up ball.
80 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from right has IS goalie punch ball up and through box.
81 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from left has IS player head ball for clearance on block and ball deflect back that goalie catches wide right but over end line.
82 min...SWE YELLOW card...Radovic for diving in box on left in crash with defender.
82 min...IS sub...Leckie replaces Takhar.
83 min...SWE Viciknez 30 yard freekick from left has defender head ball away.
86 min...SWE Scepanovic 25 yard shot from left caught by charging goalie.
87 min...IS defenders hang firm on edge of their box preventing SWE players shot attempts.
87 min...SWE Viciknez 25 yard freekick from right has defender head ball away.
89 min...SWE Viciknez 25 yard freekick from right is headed away in crowd of players in box.
89 min...IS Black rolls 15 yard shot to SWE goalie after receiving pass.
90 min...SWE player has defender block 8 yard shot on left.
90 min...IS Black from 8 yards shoots ball wide right of goal.
91 min...SWE Viciknez rolls pass in box that defender blocks.
91 min...IS Leckie gets ball on left and 15 yard roller is smothered by goalie.
92 min...SWE Medic slides to knock ball off IS Leckie in left side of box.
93 min...IS Black hits top of bar with 12 yard shot after IS Christie cross from left.
93:48pm...game ends 9:27pm.

Final Score:..........Serbian White Eagles.........0..........Italia Shooters...........0...........

Attendance was about 500 people on this cool and overcast evening. The field was wet from earlier rain in the day. The threat probably limited their walk up gate. A light rain started in the second half and really poured on the drive home.

Describing a 0-0 score is usually dull but this game opened up in the second half and there were plenty of rushes and counterattacks. Dusan Belic earned the shutout for the White Eagles and had to be sharp and Camilo Benzi kept them off the scoreboard in the Shooters goal and had some difficult saves to make.

Belic had a save and some luck at 40 minutes when IS Fitzroy Christie’s 12 yard pass into box from the right and IS Sean Myers had his shot from 10 yards in middle that had Belic bobble on his knees and the ball deflected off the left post and back to him for catch. At 52 minutes he had to catch IS Stalin Cardenas’s big blast from 25 yards soon after IS Frank Bruno was knocked over on sliding tackle which earned SWE Mark Jankovic a delayed Yellow card after the end of the play. At 58 minutes he had to catch Cardena’s 15 yard shot up the middle.

Shooters had a goal called back at 67 minutes when IS Desi Humphrey’s cornerkick had IS Franco Ruscetta head from 8 yards that Belic bobbled and had an IS forward jostle him and head ball into net but the goal was disallowed. At 93 minutes, Rob Black hit the top of the bar with a 12 yard shot after IS Fitzroy Christie crossed from the left.

Sasa Viciknez took all the corner kicks and free kicks in the offensive zone that I could see. Maybe he is the best on the team but there should have been shared by other team mates because every cross seemed to be headed or knocked away. His best effort was at 50 minutes when his low 25 yard freekick from the right went three WE players trying to poke it in and none of them connected so the ball rolled over the end line wide left. He managed to deflect a low 15 yard shot by sliding and have the ball hit him and deflect over the net. At 60 minutes Viciknez took a cornerkick from the right that had SWE Dragan Radovic’s 6 yard shot stopped point blank by Benzi.

White Eagles players grew frustrated and Dragan Radovic drew a Yellow card for diving in the Shooters box at 82 minutes.

A goalless draw was a fair result in tonight’s game. This was a rough game with a lot of sliding tackles easier to do on the wet field. Referee Silviu Petrescu gave out a log of cards to keep control of the game. A special mention should be given to the Shooters defenders Raj Takhar, Angelo Pollestrone, Franco Ruscetta and Alvaro Yaques who helped their goalie earn the shootouts. For the White Eagles Mario Ostojic, Mark Jankovic, Marko Milanovic and Mirko Medic were the solid defenders.

This was the first time that the White Eagles haven’t won against CSL league competition. As recently as last weekend, they had beaten the Shooters 4-0 when the teams played at The Soccer Centre last Sunday for their third win over them this season. White Eagles next game has been POSTPONED:

Sunday, August 27 Birchmount Stadium 5.00 pm Toronto Croatia vs. Serbian White Eagles
(Rescheduled for Thursday, September 7, 7.30pm Lamport Stadium, Toronto)

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