Result of the Friday July 14, 2006 Open Canada Cup 2nd round game between Serbian White Eagles of the CSL and Toronto Lynx of the USL played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 7:30pm.
Serbian White Eagles (all white, blue names, numbers, and trim)
..............................23 Dusan Belic (cpt)
7 Mario Ostojic...6 Mirko Medic...4 Mark Jankovic...20 Milan Janosevic
21 Alex Braletic...8 Nenad Stojcic...13 Nikola Budalic...24 Mihjlo Bacanin
..................9 Sasa Viciknez...11 Gabriel Pop
Subs:...1 Miodrag Bogdanovic (gk)...2 Sinisa Ninkovic (def)...3 Goran Vlaski (def)...8 Nenad Stojcic (mid)...10 Bozo Milic (mid)...15 Milos Scepanovic (mid)...18 Milos Tanovic (mid)
team officials:...head coach Dragoslav Sekularac...assistant coach Stevan Mojsilivic...manager Boro Mijovic...physio Miomir Eskic
Toronto Lynx (yellow socks and shirts, black shorts, names, and numbers)
..................................1 Richard Goddard
6 Andres Arango...31 Aaron Steele...3 Rick Titus (cpt)...32 Edgar Bartolomeu
19 Jeremy Shepherd...23 Gordon Chin...16 Niels Dekker...12 Marko Bednikovic
........................21 Osni Neto...15 Matthew Palleschi
Subs:...22 Theo Zagar (gk)...2 Damien Pottinger (fwd)...8 Kevin Jeffrey (fwd)...10 Ryan Anstey (fwd)...13 Jamie Dodds (mid)...14 Cameron Medwin (mid)...20 Robbie Aristodemo (mid)
team officials:...head coach Duncan Wilde...assistant coaches Billy Steele, Joe Mattacchione, and Theo Zagar...medical co-ordinator Dr Robert Gringmuth...trainer Matt Daher...equipment manager Jim Healy
Game Officials:...referee Joe Fletcher...referee's assistants Michael Lambert and Geoff Gamble...fourth official Kyle McIntosh
1st Half:...game starts 7:35pm...WE defend south end on this very hot and humid evening.
3 min...WE Braletic cross from Lynx right end line but Lynx Arango heads ball through box.
5 min...Lynx players work out short cornerkick from right but ball cleared from box.
7 min...WE Viciknez gets pass from WE Bacanin who gets around charging diving goalie and from 5 yards on left rolls ball wide right of open net.
8 min...Lynx Arango pops up ball into box backward and Lynx goalie pops up header over WE Viciknez to clear ball.
9 min...Lynx Shepherd has ball checked away by sliding defender on edge of WE box but it's knocked for cornerkick.
10 min...Lynx Neto cornerkick from right is caught by goalie in crowd of players.
11 min...Lynx Bedenikovic weak header from 12 yards on cross is bounced to WE goalie.
13 min...Lynx Palleschi holds off WE Jankovic on rush and rolls ball across box but no one there for shot.
13 min...Lynx Neto goal called back on offside after he turned and fired 15 yarder into net.
14 min...WE Jankovic slides to knock down Lynx Palleschi on break in box. Referee doesn't award penalty kick. Palleschi is injured.
15 min...Lynx goalie catches bouncing through ball in box.
15 min...WE Viciknez beats two defender on right and crosses into box where no one but Lynx defenders are there to clear.
18 min...WE Viciknez 25 yard freekick from right side (after delay caused by Lynx goalie asking for time to tie/change his shoes) has goalie dive right to punch ball up and WE Pop takes 5 yard shot that's deflected off defender over net.
21 min...WE Braletic blasts 30 yarder over crowd of players just over net.
23 min...White Eagles Nikola Budalic GOAL...WE player Sasa Viciknez wisely holds off running for a through ball because he was definitely offside. When the Lynx defenders seem to freeze, Budalic runs through to take ball and chip charging goalie Richard Goddard from 22 yards into center of net.
25 min...Lynx Arango long throw-in from right is caught by WE goalie.
25 min...Lynx Neto chips ball over net from far left.
27 min...WE Viciknez holds up ball at Lynx 20 yard line holding off defenders but WE forward doesn't react to his pass to left into box.
29 min...Lynx Neto cornerkick from right has leaping goalie catch ball.
30 min...WE Pop runs parallel along 30 yard line from right to center and cuts in shot just over bar.
30 min...Lynx Dodds replaces Arango.
31 min...Lynx Bedenikovic 28 yard shot from left rolled wide right.
32 min...WE Bacanin rush to through ball on left, crosses into box and WE Viciknez all alone heads 10 yarder wide left of post.
33 min...WE Pop injured at Lynx 25 yard line.
35 min...Lynx Bedenikovic 25 yard low shot blocked by sprawling goalie who crawls for rebound.
36 min...WE Viciknez 25 yard freekick from left has Lynx Shepherd lean down to head ball out of box.
37 min...Lynx Dodds cornerkick from left has goalie leap to punch ball out.
38 min...WE Bacanin in chase in defensive end kicks Lynx Palleschi in head with ball at head high.
39 min...Lynx Dodds cross from left is deflected off defender to goalie.
40 min...Lynx Neto flubs 10 yard shot in WE box.
41 min...Lynx Palleschi given pass by Lynx Dodds on run to edge of WE box and his off balance shot is well wide right. of net.
43 min...Lynx players run into WE end after WE Medic 'hurt' by Lynx Pallleschi knock, Lynx player has ball deflected wide left.
43 min...WE YELLOW card...Medic earns it from referee for the fake fall on the last play.
44 min...Lynx Dodds cornerkick from right is cleared by defender in box.
45 min...WE YELLOW card...Janosevic earns it for his sliding tackle on Lynx Dodds near center line.
47 min... half ends 8:22pm.
2nd Half:...starts 8:38pm.
halftime subs...WE Milic replaces Bacanin.
.....................Lynx Jeffrey replaces Bedenikovic. Jeffrey usually plays forward but tonight he stayed in the midfield.
47 min...WE Viciknez 25 yard freekick up middle dips and hits crossbar. WE player's rebound shot is over net from 5 yards.
50 min...WE Janosevic cross into box from 15 yard on left but defender clears.
50 min...Lynx sub...Pottinger replaces Neto.
54 min...Lynx Pottinger 8 yard shot on right deflected for cornerkick by WE Jankovic.
54 min...Lynx Jeffrey cornerkick from right has defender head away.
56 min...Lynx Dekker sends through ball in along right but too far for play and WE goalkick is the result.
56 min...WE Medic diving header back to goalie to hold off Lynx Pottinger.
57 min...Lynx Jeffrey charges into edge of box for one touch of through ball just wide left.
61 min...White Eagles Bozo Milic GOAL...WE Sasa Viciknez pushes pass through Lynx defenders in box and Milic beats offside trap. Milic rounds goalie on right and his sharp angle shot is into left corner of net.
61 min...WE YELLOW card...Milic earns a card for pulling off his shirt and leaving it in the Lynx box as he ran along the track to wave to the fans and hug players on their bench 50 yards away.
62 min...Lynx sub...Anstey replaces Palleschi, giving fans a last chance to boo him.
62 min...WE Viciknez cuts along edge of box and cuts in 18 yard shot that flying goalie blocks and defender clears rebound.
63 min...Lynx Jeffrey 30 yard freekick curled around wall and goalie catches over his head just under the bar.
64 min...WE Pop crosses ball from end line that goalie sprawls to save.
66 min...Lynx Jamie Dodds GOAL…Lynx get away on a 3 on 1 break and a player crosses in from the right that finds Dodds alone and his 10 yard shot from the left hits the underside of the bar and deflects down and bounces into net behind right post. (The deflection was similar to the Zinedine Zidane World Cup final goal but it ended up well behind the line).
66 min...Lynx sub...Medwin replaces Dekker.
67 min...Lynx goalie playing through ball ball steps around charging WE Viciknez and his long kick finds charging Lynx Dodds and from left with cross into WE box over goalie's head but bounces wide right.
70 min...WE sub...Ninkovic replaces Braletic.
72 min...WE Milic chests down pass in box on cross from left and WE Viciknez blasts 15 yard shot over net.
73 min...Lynx sub...Aristodemo replaces Chin.
74 min...WE sub...Scepanovic replaces Jankovic.
74 min...Lynx Bartolomeu cross from 30 yard on left has defender head ball away.
75 min...Lynx Jeffrey 40 yard freekick from right flies wide left.
77 min...Lynx Dodds gets to ball on end line and cuts it back into play but ball cleared.
78 min...Lynx Aristodemo cornerkick from left has leaping Lynx Bartolomeu not quite able to turn header and ball is sent just wide right from 6 yards.
79 min...Lynx Dodds forward header from left has goalie charge out to smother ball.
80 min...Lynx Aristodemo 20 yard freekick from left has Lynx Steele head ball wide right from 10 yards.
82 min...WE goalie leaps to catch cross from right.
83 min...Lynx YELLOW card...Jeffrey for jabbing at WE Viciknez on through ball.
84 min...WE Viciknez 20 yard freekick from right is just bent over top right corner of net.
84 min...Lynx Jeffrey 30 yard low shot through players wide right.
86 min...Lynx Pottinger in traffic turns and blasts 20 yarder well over net.
88 min...WE Milan Janosevic trips up Lynx Ryan Anstey inside the WE box and referee Joe Fletcher has no delay in calling a Penalty kick.
88 min...Lynx Jamie Dodds GOAL...Dodds Penalty kick is into the left side of net with the goalie Dusan Belic moving away from the ball.
91 min...Lynx cross from right has goalie catch over two leaping Lynx players.
92 min...half ends 9:25pm.
1st Overtime:...Silver Goal rules...period starts at 9:31pm...it's dark at last. WE defends south end.
91 min...Lynx Pottinger long throw-in from right is caught by leaping goalie.
92 min...Lynx Medwin 35 yard ball into box has defender clear.
93 min...WE Stojcic rush for through ball on left and he freezes goalie on post and crosses to WE Pop who heads ball wide right from 2 yards with Pop injurying himself.
94 min...Lynx Jeffrey cuts 20 yard shot just over bar around defender.
95 min...WE Budalic steps through defender for ball and his 15 yards shot is blasted wide left.
96 min...WE Viciknez rush on right and corss is deflected and pops up for goalie to catch.
98 min...WE Viciknez 30 yard freekick from right is just over bar.
99 min...Lynx Jeffrey cornerkick from right has leaping defender clear ball away.
100 min...WE Viciknez 25 yard freekick from left has WE forward pop up header wide right.
102 min...Lynx Dodds 20 yard low shot from left is smothered by goalie.
103 min...Lynx Aristodemo cornerkick from right is headed away by defender.
105 min...Lynx Aristodemo 25 yard freekick from right causes some in-box action.
105 min...WE Viciknez gets to through ball down left and crosses through Lynx box.
107 min...period ends 9:48pm.
Just before the end of this period, the referee directs the two man police force provided for crowd control to an incident in the stands. Some of the WE players come over to the sideline gesturing for the crowd to settle down. The PA announcer is also recruited to say something to settle the fans down and warn them the game could be thrown out. (A writer on a message board said there were a number of bottles thrown onto the field--I wasn't sure of the quantity).
2nd Overtime:...starts 9:51pm.
106 min...WE Viciknez can't draw penalty kick when he's checked in the Lynx box.
107 min...Lynx Dodds cross from left has goalie leap to catch.
108 min...WE Pop 20 yard shot blocked by defender.
109 min...WE sub...Tanovic replaces Janosevic.
110 min...WE Viciknez 20 yard freekick from left edge of box has defender head away.
111 min...WE player's cornerkick from left is over players waiting in box.
111 min...WE defender heads away cross from right into box.
112 min...WE goalie charges out to catch bouncer into box.
115 min...Lynx YELLOW card...Steele for grabbing WE player on left edge of Lynx box.
116 min...WE player's 22 yard freekick is through Lynx box but low and the ball is cleared.
118 min...Lynx goalie dives on ball for second time on through ball before finally grabbing it.
119 min...Lynx player rolls ball across WE box but it rolls through and out the other end.
120 min...Lynx Bartolomeu cross from left has Lynx Pottinger knock down header from 5 yards that goalie catches on bounce.
120 min...period ends 10:06pm.
Penalty Kicks:...the south end goal is used. Lynx to shoot first:
1. Lynx Jamie Dodds SCORES…Dodds perfect shot to left side of net as goalie crumples to right.
1. WE Nikola Budalic SCORES…Budalic low shot to left as goalie moves right.
2. Lynx Damien Pottinger blocked…Pottinger takes low weak shot to right and goalie Dusan Belic dives to right and stops.
2. WE Sinisa Ninkovic SCORES…Ninkovic shot to right side high leaving no chance for save.
3. Lynx Kevin Jeffrey SCORES…Jeffrey low roller to right as goalie slides left.
3. WE Bozo Milic SCORES…Milic shot to right corner of net as goalie Richard Goddard flies right but just out of his reach.
4. Lynx Cameron Medwin SCORES…Medwin’s shot is under bar to center of net over goalie.
4. WE Gabriel Pop misses…Pop blasts shot a good 3 yards wide left of the post as the goalie dives left.
5. Lynx Edgar Bartolomeu misses…Bartolomeu blasts his shot well over the net.
5. WE Sasa Viciknez misses…Viciknez blasts his shot off the crossbar and ball stays out.
6. Lynx Jeremy Sheppard SCORES…Sheppard shoots over crumpling goalie into left center of net.
6. WE Mario Ostojic misses…Ostojic blasts his shot off the crossbar and ball stays out.
Attendance was announced as 1511 and seemed legit as the stands were mostly full. The White Eagles were the hosts and it was a very pro White Eagles crowd. There were some Lynx fans with a few air horns used after the Lynx goals and penalty kick win. The Serb Ultras sang the whole game. They didn’t like the calls of referee Joe Fletcher and booed the Lynx forward Matthew Palleschi until he was subbed by Ryan Anstey at 62 minutes. Palleschi had drawn some free kicks when he was roughed up repeatedly by White Eagle defenders.
There was a police presence of two officers at the game and they took their places on the track. There was only some trouble at then end of the 1st overtime and the referee directed them over to some disturbance. Some White Eagles players came over to the stands to plead for the fans to keep calm. The PA announcer was also told to announce that they risk the game result being thrown out. I missed the incident but I’d guess it was something like a water bottle being thrown from the stands.
The White Eagles could have scored many times in regulation and put this game out of reach. Gabriel Pop and Sasa Viciknez had the most chances and played until they were exhausted. It looked like they had nothing left for the Penalty kicks and both missed on one last burst of adrenalin.
White Eagles did better by sending in long passes and getting their speedy forwards behind the Lynx defenders. They weren’t always called offside so it was worth repeatedly trying.
The Lynx left their usual starting forwards Kevin Jeffrey and Damien Pottinger on the bench at the start of the game as well as USL all-star Jamie Dodds but the three of them were brought in later and influenced the game. New Lynx players or trialists Edgar Bartolomeu (who has played on the Lynx in prior years) was a starting midfielder and Aaron Steele (who has also played on the Lynx two years ago) was a starting defender. Both played the entire game.
Lynx now advance to the quarterfinals. The CSL now has a problem because they have only four of the eight teams left as three of their teams were upset by amateur teams in this round. I expect they won’t want to pair the Lynx up against one of those amateur teams because of the expected poor attendance. Probably Lynx on the road in Windsor or London would be the dream draw.
White Eagles starters
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