Result of the Friday August 12, 2011 CSL game between Toronto Croatia and Mississauga Eagles FC played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 8:00pm.
Toronto Croatia (blue socks, white shorts and numbers, red shirts)
.........................12 Antonio Ilic
21 Lee Hagedorn...4 Sven Arapovic...7 Halburto Harris...15 Ainsley Deer
14 Augustin DeMedina...11 Boris Tomac...23 Tonci Pirija (cpt)...16 Marin Vucemilovic Grgic
..............18 Bozenko Lesina...8 Hayden Fitzwilliams
Subs:...1 Sandi Matika (gk)...5 Jonatan Bustamante (mid)...6 Mario Kulis (def)...9 Hugo Herrera (fwd)...10 Tihomir Maletic (fwd)
...20 Alex Arbelo (mid)...25 Daniel Niksic (mid)
team officials:...head coach Velimir Crljan...assistant manager Perica Arapovic...massage therapist Rachel Leroux
Mississauga Eagles (green socks, shorts, and numbers, white shirts with one green stripe on chest)
.........................5 Melford James Jr
26 Kwesi Klass (cpt)...17 Mohammed Habibzi...13 Antoine Paul...24 Andre McMorris
...........16 Shaun MacDonald...10 Damion Scott...21 James Langlois
............8 David Guzman...14 Tristan Watson...20 Jose Desousa
Subs:...22 Allen Tiano (gk)...3 Tristan Scott (fwd)...9 Shawn Brown (fwd)...11 Joevannie Peart (fwd)...15 Gregoire Akcelrod (fwd)
...30 Orane Swaby (mid)...40 Gabriel Gala (mid)
team officials:...head coach Josef Komlodi...assistant coach Paul Dhillion...assistant manager Alex Szczotka...physio Peter King...goalkeeping coach Bogdan Brasoveanu
Game officials:...referee Mack Meloche...referee's assistants Zack Taylor and Alison Enright...fourth official Vito Curalli...(all black uniforms, neon yellow trim)
1st Half:...game starts 8:07pm...TC defends north end on this mild night.
1 min...TC DeMedina 30 yard low shot from left is saved on the right post by diving goalie.
5 min...TC Lesina beats defender and rushes up left sideline and low cross from 22 yards has defender clear from box.
7 min...MEFC goalie dives on through ball pass ahead of TC player at 5 yards.
11 min...MEFC Guzman taps over 30 yard freekick on right and MEFC Desousa chips ball in but TC Harris at 10 yards heads ball behind end line for cornerkick.
12 min...MEFC Guzman cornerkick from right over players in box and bounces for a throw-in.
13 min...MEFC Langlois high cross from near left cornerflag has defender on end line head ball away from 5 yards on left.
14 min...MEFC goalie catches defensive popped up ball from 22 yards on freekick back into box at 12 yards.
15 min...TC Pirija lobs 35 yard freekick from left well over players and wide right of net.
18 min...TC Pirija 25 yard freekick near right end line is headed away by defender. TC player chips back into MEFC box but play is flagged offside as TC Lesina kicks over net from 10 yards.
20 min...TC Pirija 30 yard freekick from right is headed through box and TC Arapovic rescues ball on left but rolls cross over end line.
23 min...MEFC goalie charges out to gather TC goalie's punt that TC player heads ball forward from 40 yards up middle.
25 min...TC DeMedina 30 yard freekick on tap over on left has TC Tomac have shot blocked by charging defenders.
27 min...MEFC Guzman throw-in from left has MEFC Watson turn and roll to right and win cornerkick as deflects off defender.
27 min...MEFC Desousa cornerkick from right is headed away by defender in crowd of players at 7 yards.
28 min...TC Vucemilovic Grgic long run down right and bends cross too far ahead of TC player charging down middle.
29 min...TC Fitzwilliams taps header from 12 yards across box after TC players head ball into box after throw-in from left and TC Vucemilovic Grgic bicycle kick rolls weakly for goalie to pick up.
30 min...MEFC Guzman is injured at TC 30 yards on sliding tackle by TC Hagedorn and needs treatment off field.
33 min...TC Hayden Fitzwilliams GOAL...TC Tonci Pirija cornerkick from left is over players in box to right and TC Marin Vucemilovic-Grgic heads ball down on right and centers a pass to TC Boris Tomac. Tomac runs to right and cuts 12 yard shot from right through two defenders and ball deflects off MEFC Mohammed Habibzi at 5 yards. Fitzwilliams shoots low 5 yarder over sliding goalie Melford James Jr and a sliding defender on line into left side of net.
35 min...MEFC Guzman returns to the field.
37 min...TC Tomac gets second shot from 22 yards this time on right and blast deflects off defender at 20 yards and rolls to goalie on right post.
38 min...MEFC YELLOW card...Habibzi earns it for tackle on left sideline against TC Lesina.
39 min...TC DeMedina 28 yard freekick from extreme left has goalie punch ball away at 4 yards. TC Tomac blasts 22 yard rebound low and deflects off defender at 10 yards and goalie comes out to pick up ball.
41 min...TC DeMedina wins cornerkick on left after long run up left and 12 yard cross on end line.
41 min...TC Pirija cornerkick from left is partially cleared on goalie's punch away but TC DeMedina fires midair shot from 22 yards up middle back into box that defender blocks at 5 yards with goalie diving for ball and ball cleared.
44 min...MEFC Langlois cornerkick from left has MEFC Paul on right pop up 8 yard header wide right for goalkick.
46 min...half ends 8:53pm. It's now dark.
2nd Half:...starts 9:08pm.
halftime subs:...MEFC Brown replaces Desousa.
...............MEFC Gala replaces Klass.
...............MEFC Swaby replaces McMorris.
45 min...MEFC MacDonald long throw-in near right corner flag is cleared. MEFC Paul blasts partial clearance from 40 yards well over net.
47 min...MEFC defender heads ball out of bounds on left after cross came in on the left that would have set up 2 on 1 rush at 20 yards.
48 min...MEFC YELLOW card...Watson earns it at TC 37 yards for grabbing shirt of TC Arapovic on rush after Arapovic forearms him out of the way.
49 min...MEFC Brown taps over pass at 22 yards has MEFC Damion Scott blasts shot that's blocked by defender.
50 min...MEFC Habibzi 40 yard shot on right is over players in box and wide right of net.
51 min...MEFC Guzman on left rolls short cross to center and MEFC Watson low 18 yard blast up middle is blocked by TC Harris deflecting for cornerkick.
52 min...MEFC Guzman low cornerkick from left is cleared by defender on left edge of box.
52 min...MEFC Watson 30 yard shot down middle deflects off TC Harrris wide right for cornerkick.
53 min...MEFC Guzman cornerkick from right is partiallly cleared and MEFC Brown rolls 18 yard shot well wide left of net.
54 min...TC Deer throw-in from left is knocked around ends with TC Tomac fanning on 20 yard shot up middle that bounces weakly to goalie.
55 min...MEFC Gala quick shot up middle from 30 yards is saved by goalie.
57 min...MEFC Paul is injured at TC 50 yards when TC Lesina stepped on his foot while Paul cleared ball across field.
59 min...MEFC Gala low cross from left is into box has TC Deer clear.
61 min...TC Fitzwilliams eludes slide of MEFC Habibzi on run up left but low cross into box has MEFC defender boot ball behind net.
62 min...TC DeMedina cornerkick from left has TC Fitzwilliams on right head down from 15 yards and TC Vucemilovic Grgic blasts 20 yarder well over net.
63 min...MEFC MacDonald cross from right 25 yard has MEFC Damion Scott on left blast shot from 22 yards wide right of net.
65 min...MEFC MacDonald short throw-in from right has MEFC Damion Scott overhead high kick into box that goalie steps out to catch.
66 min...MEFC Guzman 33 yard freekick from left is wide right and TC Lesina leaps to head ball from wide right onto top of net.
67 min...MEFC Guzman cornerkick from right is rolled out and back to him and cross into box has ball cleared from just inside box.
69 min...TC YELLOW card...Deer earns it for grabbing MEFC Guzman on his run down right wing.
69 min...MEFC Guzman 32 yard freekick from right has goalie fist ball over net.
70 min...MEFC Guzman cornerkick from right has MEFC Paul not able to turn header and ball tips for throw-in on left.
71 min...TC sub...Herrera replaces Lesina.
.........MEFC sub...Tristan Scott replaces Langlois.
74 min...MEFC sub...Peart replaces Damion Scott.
76 min...MEFC Brown cross from 25 yards on extreme left has goalie on right bobble ball behind end line for cornerkick as MEFC Watson was jumping for it too.
77 min...MEFC Guzman cornerkick from right is short and MEFC player cross into box is cleared when defender ensures MEFC Peart at 10 yards in middle has no time to gain control of ball.
78 min...TC sub...Maletic replaces Tomac.
79 min...TC Pirija chips 35 yard freekick up middle but defender heads ball away.
80 min...TC sub...Bustamante replaces DeMedina.
82 min...MEFC Guzman 35 yard freekick from left is through two man wall but ball cleared at 5 yards by TC Bustamante.
84 min...MEFC Swaby cornerkick from left has MEFC Habibzi head ball just wide left from 15 yards.
86 min...MEFC Watson rush down right and crosses over box and players charging into box.
86 min...TC Hayden Fitzwilliams GOAL...A TC defender after 70 yard give and go run up right sideline crosses in from 30 yards that has TC Hugo Herrera shot from 10 yards up middle blocked by defender and Fitzwilliams shoots 12 yard rebound up middle between two defenders into center of net over goalie.
87 min...TC sub...Arbelo replaces Vucemilovic Grgic.
89 min...MEFC Watson rush down right and cross into 6 yard box has TC defender head across box and out left side where ball is cleared.
90 min...TC Fitzwilliams low cross from 25 yards on left is behind TC forwards who'd charged into box.
91 min...MEFC Peart eludes defender and 10 yard shot is just wide right of net.
91 min...TC sub...Niksic replaces Fitzwilliams.
92 min...MEFC MacDonald cross from right sideline is caught on bounce by goalie.
93 min...TC Herrera wins freekick near edge of MEFC box when grabbed from behind.
94 min...TC Alex Arbelo GOAL...Arbelo with TC Jonatan Bustamante as a decoy bends 20 yard freekick from middle and hits inside of the right post and ball deflects into net.
95:30 min...game ends 9:58pm.
Final Score:.......Toronto Croatia..........3...........Mississauga Eagles..........0..........
Attendance was about 100 on this mild evening. Fans were equally divided as Mississauga borders the west side of Toronto. This game was broadcast on Rogers Community channel for fans in Toronto.
This game was actually very close until the very end and it was nail biting whether Eagles would get a tieing goal. There weren't any good scoring chances until the first Croatia goal as both teams were passing and crossing off target and both defences were clearing balls near the box before anything got dangerous.
Eagles changed things around at halftime by bringing in three subs to offer a more offensive mix to their lineup even if less defence gave Croatia more chances on net. Shawn Brown, Gabriel Gala, and Orane Swaby were those subs and eventually more forwards with Tristan Scott at 71 and Joevannie Peart at 74 minutes. Croatia brought in some more offense between 70 and 80 minutes with Hugo Herrera, Tihomir Maletic and Jonatan Bustamante so they had an offensive threat too.
Eagles best chance was actually not until 91 minutes when Joevannie Peart eluded a defender and shot from 10 yards wide right of the post. Antonio Ilic earned the shutout for Toronto Croatia.
Referee Mack Meloche gave out very few Yellow cards for a wide open game and there were surprisingly few offsides to stop the action. Extra time was added for a few injuries and the time lost with no ball boys.
Not knowing the other scores at the moment, tonight's win keeps Toronto Croatia in 5th place with 14 games played and an 8-2-4 record for 28 points with 21 scored and only 9 allowed and with games in hand on some of the higher placed teams. Eagles record falls to 7-8-1 for 22 points with 25 scored and 20 against to hold the 8th and final playoff place.
Eagles David Guzman (8) and Tristan Watson (14) take kickoff.
ball is popped up.
TC Halburto Harris (7) clears ball.
TC Lee Hagedorn passes ball forward.
Croatia freekick is partially cleared.
TC Tonci Pirija takes freekick.
TC Hayden Fitzwilliams (8) and Bozenko Lesina (18) take on Eagles defence.
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