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Details of the Saturday June 17, 2006 CSL game between Toronto Croatia and Laval Dynamites played at Memorial Park in Streetsville at 8:00pm.

Toronto Croatia (blue socks, white shorts and numbers, red shirts)

..........................1 George Azcurra (cpt)
6 Mario Kulis...2 Robert Fran...4 Domagoj Sain...16 Halburto Harris
5 Antonijo Zupan...13 Zvjezdan Kresic...11 Velemir Crljen...8 Hayden Fitzwilliams
.................9 Peter Curic...20 Tommy Ples

Subs:...12 Mate Jurkin (gk)...7 Caswain Mason (mid)...10 Leo Laurito (fwd)...17 Goran Grubesic (mid)...21 Rudy Spajic (fwd)...30 Tom Granic (def)...14 Joseph Cosentino
team officials:...head coach Mladen Pralija...assistant coach Velemir Crljen...goalkeeping coach Kruno Culjak...manager Milodrag Akmadzic...equipment manager Nedo Radman...sports trainer Nino Sonisini...club official Vlado Manjerovic

Laval Dynamites (white socks and shirts, black shorts and numbers)

........................1 Andrew Olivieri
..............2 Rachid Lahbabi...3 Nick Rotiroti...4 Abraham Francois
15 Gilbert Iloanusi...21 Ilias Calaitzidis...20 Daniel Hurtado...10 Leo Incollingo (cpt)...7 Sandro Addessa
....................27 Rachid Madkour...5 Hicham Aaboubou

Subs:...81 Hamed Mahmoudi (gk)...11 Mourad Bellari (mid)...17 Nicholas Knowland (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Jawad Andaloussi...assistant coach Younes Bouida...manager Abedelhak...physio M. Dos Santos

Game officials:...referee Angelo Gertsakis...referee's assistants Herminio Lopes and Yakov Keimakh...fourth official Ovidiu Baltador

1st half:...game starts 8:08pm...TC defend south end on this hot, humid evening...the sun is not a factor...all times are converted from my wristwatch.
<1 min...LD player rolls cross from right though TC box and LD Addessa cross back from left is cleared.
3 min...Toronto Croatia Tommy Ples GOAL...TC Hayden Fitzwilliams runs down left and crosses to right where charging TC Antonijo Zupan on right hits right post from 10 yards on sharp angle and ball deflects to center of box for Ples to make 3 yard tap-in into empty net as goalie Andrew Olivieri was down.
4 min...TC Zupan rushes back into own box to clear LD cross.
5 min...LD goalie dives forward to stop cross rolled from right.
9 min...LD goalie misses ball completely on leap but defender clears from box.
10 min...TC Crljen cornerkick from right has TC Fitzwilliams leap and head wide left from 6 yards on left of net.
12 min...TC Crljen 30 yard freekick from right line has goalie catch in crowd of players.
14 min...TC Crljen cross from 30 yards on right has goalie and TC Fitzwilliams connect on high ball but ball cleared.
16 min...LD Madkour rush on left almost gets around goalie near end line but shot cleared.
17 min...LD Hurtado 30 yard blast on right is well high and wide left.
21 min...TC Ples gets warned by referee when he falls on 1 on 2 rush to edge of LD box and dives.
22 min...TC Ples 30 yard shot from right is high and wide left.
22 min...TC Harris 30 yard shot from right is high and wide left.
26 min...TC Ples blocked at 20 yards tapped back to TC Zupan whose low 22 yard shot is wide left.
27 min...TC Kresic low cross from 20 yards on right has goalie dive forward to block but loose ball cleared.
28 min...LD defender heads ball through own box from right and ball cleared.
29 min...referee calls a water break while two players are injured in LD box.
31 min...LD Madkour blasts bouncer from 25 yards on right is well wide right.
32 min...LD Lahbabi 35 yard low shot through crowd of players is wide left.
33 min...TC Fitzwilliams injured in LD box when he jumps for header. He took an elbow in the eye.
35 min...TC Ples crosses over LD box from right.
37 min...Laval Dynamites Rachid Madkour GOAL...LD Leo Incollingo rush on left and centers to Madkour who boots 15 yarder beyond flying goalie George Azcurra to right side of net.
39 min...LD Aaboubou injured just outside center circle.
41 min...LD Incollingo 40 yard freekick blast that goalie palms wide right.
42 min...LD Incollingo cornerkick from right has defender head behind net.
42 min...LD Incollingo cornerkick from right has ball headed out of box.
46 min...half ends 8:54pm.

2nd Half:...starts 9:05pm.
halftime subs:...TC Laurito replaces Curic.
..............TC Mason replaces Kresic.
46 min...LD players appeal for handball when ball tips off TC defender in box but only a cornerkick is awarded.
47 min...TC goalie leaps to punch out cornerkick from right.
49 min...TC Laurito cornerkick from left, TC Mason heads ball down on right and TC Sain boots ball over net from 7 yards.
51 min...LD Calaitzidis 35 yard blast up middle is well over net.
53 min...LD Incollingo 40 yard freekick from left has TC goalie leap to catch on right post over forward.
54 min...TC Crljen rolls ball forward to TC Fitzwilliams who taps ball back to TC Laurito whose 10 yard chip is caught by goalie.
55 min...LD Rotiroti 50 yard freekick is stopped by TC players two man wall starting breakout.
57 min...TC Fran injured in center circle.
57 min...TC YELLOW card...Zupan for pushing LD player after last play.
58 min...Toronto Croatia Leo Laurito GOAL...TC Tommy Ples on rush down middle has 12 yard shot blocked and Lauritoís low 10 yard shot from right is into low right of net over diving goalie.
60 min...TC Mason 20 yard shot stopped.
63 min...TC Mason cross from right has leaping TC Ples who's not able to turn 10 yard header.
64 min...LD sub...Knowland replaces Calaitzidis.
65 min...TC Laurito cornerkick from left has charging TC Fitzwilliams not able to redirect ball he connects wide right from 7 yards.
65 min...LD goalie dives to right to stop 12 yard shot from left.
66 min...LD Hurtado cornerkick from left has goalie punch forward out of box.
67 min...TC Fitzwilliams 10 yard shot from left is blocked.
68 min...TC Crljen 30 yard shot through crowd of players is wide right.
70 min...TC Kulis rush down right and cross through box just step ahead of charging forward.
71 min...TC sub...Grubesic replaces Sain.
72 min...TC Mason cornerkick from right is over players. TC Fitzwilliams heads ball down but defender clears.
74 min...LD Incollingo 30 yard blast when centered ball by LD Knowland and goalie palms ball over net.
75 min...Laval Dynamites Rachid Madkour GOAL...LD playerís cornerkick from right has Madkour leap in crowd of players and head 8 yarder just under bar.
76 min...LD sub...Bellari replaces Rotiroti.
77 min...TC Kulis 30 yard chip into box has TC Ples pop up header in box.
78 min...LD Addessa leaping 7 yard header is wide left on cross from the right.
79 min...TC Crljen 30 yard freekick from left has TC Laurito knock down ball but shot blocked.
80 min...TC Mason rush up middle and shot deflected over net for cornerkick.
81 min...LD Incollingo cornerkick from right is headed away by defender.
83 min...TC Ples blasts 20 yarder over net after he's rolled cross.
84 min...TC Crljen crosses high from right and TC Mason's shot from right is saved.
85 min...TC Ples 10 yard shot over net on bouncing cross from left.
86 min...LD YELLOW card...Aaboubou for complaining about no offside call.
90 min...TC Mason 30 yard blast up middle is well wide left.
91 min...TC YELLOW card...Kulis for charging in to break up pass play on LD side of center.
92 min...LD player misses open net by popping 10 yarder over net when crossed from right.
92 min...game ends 9:52pm.

Final Score:........Toronto Croatia...........2............Laval Dynamites..............2..............

Attendance was about 75 on this very hot and humid evening. Maybe a triple header of World Cup soccer games kept people away tonight. What a difference from last Friday nightís game when it was cold and windy.

Croatia forward Tommy Ples had two chances to score the winner in the last ten minutes but was off target. Caswain Mason had a late chance saved and a long shot well wide left. Dynamites had the final chance in injury time with a player missing an open net by popping a 10 yard header over the net when he received a cross from the right of box.

Both goalies had to be sharp to either catch or punch away crosses into their box.

The south end of Memorial Park now has a fence (just installed within the last week) separating the field from the forest which helps keep some of the balls from being lost however in play there were balls shot so far wide of the net that they still missed the fence and one deflected over the fence. The mosquitoes were out tonight from the woods in the south and the west but it didnít seem to catch anyone off guard as both teams and the announcer and I had brought but repellent.

Laval only listed three subs and one of them was a spare goalie. They have a game tomorrow afternoon against the Blue Devils in Oakville. Toronto Croatia has to play Italia Shooters at the Soccer Centre tomorrow evening.

Rocket Robin
robing@eol.ca


Toronto Croatia starters


Laval Dynamites starters


Memorial Park...new fence in the south to stop many of the balls from going out of play into the valley stream below.

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