Result of the Saturday September 9th, 2006 CSL game between Caribbean Selects and Laval Dynamites played at Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough at 8:00pm.
Caribbean Selects (black socks, blue shorts and shirts, red numbers, white trim)
...............................01 Ramon McIntosh
.................13 David Palmer...7 George Salesman...21 James Lewis
14 Greg McKenzie...22 John Lewis...10 Mario Osbourne (cpt)...6 Ajani Stapleton...8 Julius Caesar
...................11 Simon Mais...23 Dwayne Osbourne
Subs:...19 Kamal Mude...5 Kevon Chambers...28 Kevin Turnbull...18 Corcel Blair...8 Errol Hankle...-- Jason Garcia
team officials:...team official Neil Palmer
Laval Dynamites (white socks and shirts, black shorts and numbers)
...........................1 Andrew Olivieri
.............2 Rachid Lahbabi...11 Mourad Bellari...8 Mohamed Nafe
26 Berra Mohamed...5 Baldeh Ibrahim...25 Ammar Badawiem...16 Ceasar Castro...7 Sandro Addessa (cpt)
...................27 Rachid Madkour...21 Ilias Calaitzidis
Subs:...81 Brian Aguiar (gk)...22 Vladimir Edouard (fwd)...20 Ryan Notarangelo (mid)...17 Nicholas Knowland (fwd)...14 Rodrigo Nievas (mid)...15 Jean Louis Besse (mid)...18 Nicholas Lesage (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Jawad Andaloussi
Game officials:...referee David Barrie...referee's assistants Michael Donev and Gianni Facchini...fourth official Karen Legault
1st Half:...game starts 8:10pm...CS defend south end...the ground is now covered in field turf...all times are converted from my wristwatch.
5 min...CS goalie catches 35 yard ball into box.
6 min...LD goalie deked but one of three defender on goalline was able to clear ball.
7 min...CS player's freekick from 30 yards on left end line is caught by goalie.
8 min...LD Madkour 20 yard shot from right is into shortside webbing of net.
10 min...LD Madkour heads 12 yarder over goalie but goalie picks up rebound off left goalpost.
11 min...LD Calaitzidis 20 yard freekick is lobbed into middle of player wall and cleared.
13 min...LD Calaitzidis 30 yard blast up middle is well high and left of net.
15 min...CS YELLOW card...Mario Osbourne at center line.
16 min...LD player's 25 yard shot is deflected wide left.
17 min...Dynamites Ammar Badawiem GOAL...LD Ilias Calaitzidis cornerkick from left has Badawiem tip header on left post into top left corner of net from 2 yards.
20 min...LD Badawiem 15 yard shot pushed wide left by sprawling goalie.
20 min...LD Badawiem cornerkick from left has ball worked in offside.
24 min...CS Dwayne Osbourne injured when bumped crossing edge of LD box.
24 min...CS Mais 20 yard freekick from right is low and deflects off defender's leg.
25 min...CS player's cornerkick from right is headed away.
27 min...CS throw-in from right is worked over to left where CS Stapleton (or Caesar)'s 15 yard shot wide left.
29 min...LD Addessa 15 yard shot from left when served cross and goalie catches on left post.
31 min...LD Madkour 20 yard shot from right is well high wide right.
32 min...CS goalie runs wide left to beat LD Madkour to through ball.
33 min...LD Madkour 20 yard shot deflected wide right for cornerkick.
35 min...CS Mario Osbourne cornerkick from left has ball knocked and diving goalie smothers in crowd of players.
36 min...LD YELLOW card...Ibrahim for knock at LD 30 yard line.
37 min...CS Mario Osbourne 30 yard freekick from left is headed on right and CS player scissor kick whistled down.
39 min...LD Calaitzidis cornerkick from left has goalie swat ball through box and defender clears.
39 min...LD YELLOW card...Mohamed earns it.
40 min...CS player's 40 yard freekick cleared from box.
42 min...CS Mario Osbourne rush up middle and 25 yard shot is well over net.
43 min...CS YELLOW card...Mario Osbourne injured just outside LD box.
44 min...CS YELLOW card...Palmer for sliding tackle on LD Castro injureying him at CS 35 yards.
45 min...LD Nafe 35 yard freekick from left is just over net.
47 min...LD Castro 35 yard shot up middle is over net.
47 min...half ends 8:57pm.
2nd Half:...starts 9:15pm.
LD sub...Besse replaces Castro.
46 min...Dynamites Rachid Madkour GOAL...Madkour gets ball in middle and bends 15 yard shot to left corner of net.
48 min...LD Madkour pops up 15 yard shot that bounces to goalie.
49 min...LD Besse 25 yard shot has goalie palm ball over net.
50 min...LD Nafe blasts 28 yard shot well wide right of net.
50 min...CS sub...Chambers replaces Mais.
51 min...Dynamites Rachid Madkour GOAL...Madour given pass up middle from LD Jean Louie Besse and rounds CS goalie Ramon McIntosh 10 yard out and rolls in 8 yarder into open net when pressured by defender.
52 min...CS Dwayne Osbourne blasts 35 yard freekick over net.
54 min...Selects Dwayne Osbourne GOAL...Osbourne run up middle and fires low 20 yard shot to right corner of net beyond goalie Andrew Olivieri.
55 min...CS Dwayne Osbourne rush on right and 25 yard shot is wide.
58 min...LD Besse run on left and 12 yard shot is blocked by sliding goalie. CS goalie catches pop up rebound.
58 min...CS Caesar just one stop away from getting to cross rolled from right so rolls ball across 3 yard line.
61 min...CS player's 30 yard freekick dips just over bar.
62 min...LD sub...Nievas replaces Calaitzidis.
64 min...LD Badawiem 20 yard shot from left is wide left.
65 min...CS player's cornerkick from right has CS player's leaping head on short right sent over net from 15 yards.
69 min...LD Mohamed 45 yard lob through players is bounced to goalie.
71 min...LD Lahbabi low cross from right 15 yards is deflected for cornerkick.
72 min...LD sub...Notarangelo replaces Ibrahim.
73 min...LD Bellari injured when pushed over in own end.
77 min...LD Besse run from right but weak 15 yard roller in middle easy for CS goalie.
78 min...LD Besse holds off defender after getting cross on right and sprawling goalie catches sharp angle 7 yard shot.
80 min...LD Madkour gets pass from LD Besse up middle and cuts around defender to shott low 10 yarder off right post and fallen goalie grabs rebound.
82 min...CS player's 30 yard freekick from right has defender head away.
83 min...LD sub...Knowland replaces Lahbabi.
83 min...CS player's cornerkick from right is over players and CS James Lewis 20 yard shot blocked.
84 min...CS Dwayne Osbourne 25 yard freekick from left is off chest of player in wall.
86 min...CS John Lewis 25 yard shot is over net.
88 min...LD Nievas given centering pass and boots 20 yard shot well over net.
88 min...Dynamites Nicholas Knowland GOAL...LD Jean Louie Besse runs in on right and his 20 yard shot is stopped by the sprawling goalie. Knowland following up on play rolls in 8 yard shot into open net.
89 min...LD Nievas 25 yard freekick has flying goalie stop on high right post.
89 min...LD Besse has two short cross attempts blocked by defender.
90 min...LD Mohamed cornerkick from right has LD Badawiem not able to turn header so ball is wide left.
92 min...game ends 10:02pm.
Final Score:......Caribbean Selects.....1.......Laval Dynamites....4......
Attendance was about 60 on this cool night. My hands were cold by the second half. There was a game right before this...a game in the Caribbean League. One of the teams was the S-Squad which is the Selects development team. I'd seen their uniforms before--when the Caribbean Selects (supplemented with other CSL league players) played Harbourview United. All players have high numbers in the 70s or 80s with names like Scratchie, Screamas, Sickie, Sox etc. I was fooled thinking the Selects game had started already when I recognized goalie Ramon McIntosh, and Dwayne Osbourne (as "Seffrey"). Jason Garcia (or whoever is #8, Julius Caesar cut his dreads?) also played in the game.
The game was pretty even with Dynamites holding a slight edge in the first half but broke the game open with two quick goals after the restart. Dynamites could have had two more when CS goalie Ramon McIntosh was able to pick up two rebounds that had hit the goalpost and luckily bounced right to him. The Dynamites had brought enough players tonight to have substitutes at the right time. That is different than some of their road trips when I've seen them with only 12 or 13 players. Every win in the tightly bunched National division flips a team up in the standings. They play Brampton Stallions tomorrow.
This is the first time I've been to Birchmount Stadium in two years. The grass has now been replaced by field turf and even had the same "City Of Toronto" logo in the center circle and CFL football lines just like Esther Shiner Stadium in North York (home of the Astros) which was given the same treatment a few years ago. There's a new track surface installed. Biggest change is the east stand has been removed. The stand was in worse shape then I'd thought as I heard tonight that it had been condemmed. Since the dressing rooms had been under those stands, the players and refs now have to change in the hockey arena (not any different than at Victoria Park in Brampton (home of the Stallions). The scoreboard was just installed last week and has been promised to be operational by September 16th.
I asked Selects manager Neil Palmer the story behind their disasterous road trip to Montreal two weekends ago for back to back games against the Dynamites. The games ended as a 3-0 forfeit Saturday and then an 8-0 loss on Sunday. Palmer said the team brought 14 players for the weekend. They did arrive at the Saturday game 30 minutes before game time but Laval was awarded the forfeit as he felt they really didn't want to play. Refunding the ticket money wasn't a big inconvenience because the team doesn't draw many fans anyway he said. The played game had Palmer use only 11 players because he disiplined three of them while on the trip. The players started cramping up in the second half and the Dynamites pulled away. He wasn't surprised by the Thursday result with Serbian White Eagles losing to Toronto Croatia because he said his team the last weekend had held them to 2-0 in the first half but were pinned into their own end with the strong wind and rain. That game ended with the White Eagles winning 6-1.
Selects starters warming up.
Dynamites starters warming up.
Welcome back to Birchmount Stadium...notice lyrics included in the Barenaked Ladies #1 song "One Week"?
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