Result and details of the Friday June 14, 2013 CSL game between Serbian White Eagles and Niagara United played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 9:00pm.
Serbian White Eagles (all white, red numbers)
.................1 Stefan Avramovic
2 Vadym Zayarnyy...30 Stefan Popovic...5 Goran Vlaski (cpt)...13 Andre Orlando
38 Djodjije Strunjas...24 Nikola Negojevic...28 Daniel Chamale...44 Nikola Miodrag
..............7 Kiril Dimitrov...10 Ramon Bailey
Subs:...12 Goran Velimirovic (gk)...3 Ivan Stojakovic (mid)...14 Aleksandar Milkovic (mid)...16 Mako Miketic (mid)...22 Milan Beader (fwd)
23 Zarko Tomic (def)...29 Milan Mitrovic (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Uros Stamatovic...assistant coach Goran Beader...president Dragon Bakoc
Niagara United (all black, sky blue numbers)
................40 Jonathan Deluca
8 Johnny Paiva...28 Marco Stencel...6 Malcolm Mings...10 Kevin Lake
9 Lucas Folino...19 Keith Makubuya...15 Tyler Hibbs...35 Anthony Mermigas (cpt)
............38 Preston Corporal...17 Derek Paterson
Subs:...1 John Bruggeling (gk)...14 Matthew Cain (mid)...24 William Janetos (--)...27 Collin Dougan (--)...36 Michael Vitaterna (--)
team officials:...head coach James McGillivray...assistant coaches Micael Lapoyda and Michael Folino...assistant manager Steve Flanagan
Game officials:...referee Manuel Orellana...referee's assistants Ramee Arbaji and Michael Bradley...fourth official Justin Tasev ...(neon yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st Half:...game starts 9:01pm...SWE defend north end on this cool night.
1 min...SWE Strunjas low 35 yard shot from right is wide left of net.
4 min...NU Lake throw-in from left is sent back to him and his chip from 25 yards is cleared from the box.
6 min...NU Corporal rolls 32 yard down middle is wide left of net.
7 min...SWE Miodrag 35 yard freekick down middle is just over bar.
8 min...SWE Bailey chips 30 yard shot from right that goalie catches.
10 min...SWE Strunjas cornerkick from right is low and cleared from right. SWE Dimitrov chips 30 yard rebound from right that goalie catches.
11 min...SWE Dimitrov blasts 35 yard freekick down middle into one man wall.
14 min...SWE Bailey cornerkick from left is well over players in box and wide right for goalkick.
16 min...SWE Dimitrov takes ball off NU Stencel at 40 yards but too hard first touch rolls for goalkeeper to pick up ball.
19 min...SWE Zayarnyy cross from 25 yards on right is over to SWE Dimitrov in center in clear at 10 yards but ball bounces past him wide left for goalkick.
21 min...SWE Dimitrov rush on left to end line and rolls ball to center and goalie dives forward to push ball forward and just out of reach of SWE Strunjas charging for 5 yard tap-in.
22 min...SWE Dimitrov rush down left and 15 yard shot is blocked point blank by sprawling goalie.
24 min...NU Makabuya bumps defender over and kicks 20 yard shot from right just over net.
25 min...NU Corporal low 30 yard shot up middle is smothered by goalie.
26 min...NU player's 25 yard freekick from right is high along 18 yard box and wasted.
27 min...SWE Strunjas cross from 20 yards near right end line has defender on left head ball for cornerkick.
28 min...SWE Bailey cornerkick from left has NU player heads ball wide right for throw-in.
28 min...NU Paiva injured just outside NU box.
30 min...SWE Strunjas cross from 25 yards along right end line has SWE Bailey one-touch 8 yard shot on left that bounces to goalie on left post.
32 min...NU Corporal low 30 yard shot from right is smothered by goalie.
33 min...SWE Dimitrov 40 yard shot is high and through players and over net with NU goalie playing up.
34 min...SWE Miodrag cuts low 30 yard shot up middle just wide right of post when SWE Strunjas centers him short pass from right.
37 min...SWE Bailey cornerkick from right is cleared from box. SWE 10 gets pass over to him again and taps pass to SWE Strunjas who crosses from 20 yards on right end line into outside webbing of net.
38 min...SWE goalie dives to right to beat NU Paterson to through ball.
40 min...NU Stencel 45 yard freekick from right has defender clear on left.
42 min...SWE Dimitrov blasts low 25 yarder from left past defenders but diving goalie saves it.
42 min...SWE goalie is injured when he punches ball and flies into NU Paterson in play that had been flagged offside. NU Lake was also injured at SWE 40 yard line away from play.
44 min...SWE Negojevic is injured at NU 50 yards line.
47 min...half ends 9:48pm.
2nd Half:...starts 10:01pm.
46 min...SWE Zayarnyy passes forward from 30 yards and SWE Strunjas blasts 20 yard shot that goalie bats down.
46 min...SWE Negojevic tapped back pass on left and blasts 28 yard shot over net.
48 min...SWE Chamale bashes through middle from 35 yards past checking defender but finally is checked at 12 yards.
50 min...SWE Dimitrov cross from 25 yards near right end line is over players in box.
51 min...SWE Miodrag 35 yard cross from left is headed away on edge of box.
51 min...SWE Strunjas is injured near center line on rush.
54 min...SWE Miodrag deflected shot from 30 yards up middle rolls to goalie.
54 min...SWE Dimitrov charges for quick freekick and blasts 20 yard shot on right is well over net.
55 min...SWE Dimitrov rush on right and screen shot from 25 yards is saved by goalie.
56 min...SWE Strunjas low 25 yard cross from right is off defender and rolls to goalie.
57 min...SWE Dimitrov rush up right for pass and crosses across 6 yard box just a step ahead of SWE Miodrag.
59 min...NU Stencel 35 yard freekick from right is low and cleared from edge of box.
61 min...SWE Dimitrov long run up right but cross bends over net.
62 min...NU Hibbs 30 yard shot up middle deflects wide right for cornerkick.
63 min...NU Paterson cornerkick from right bounces through players wide left for cornerkick.
63 min...SWE sub...Beader replaces Miodrag.
64 min...SWE Beader on rush passes from center to right and SWE Dimitrov cross from 20 yards is caught by goalie.
65 min...NU sub...Vitaterna replaces Paterson.
68 min...SWE Dimitrov cornerkick from right is cleared and SWE Chamale 35 yard low blast up middle deflects off defender to roll to goalie.
70 min...SWE Dimitrov cross from right is just over head of jumping SWE Strunjas at 7 yards.
71 min...NU Stencel in clear on pass and 20 yard low blast on right is blocked by sprawling goalie and defender kicks ball for cornerkick.
73 min...NU Hibbs 25 yard freekick from left is low into player wall.
73 min...SWE Bailey receives chipped pass and takes 15 yard shot that deflects off defender for cornerkick.
74 min...SWE Bailey cornerkick from left is popped up and goalie misses. NU defender kicks ball over own net.
75 min...SWE Bailey cornerkick from right is cleared up middle and SWE Dimitrov blasts 30 yarder well over net.
76 min...NU sub...Cain replaces Paiva.
.........SWE sub...Miketic replaces Bailey.
77 min...NU YELLOW card...Stencel earns it for knocking over SWE Miketic on rush down left at 18 yard line.
78 min...SWE Strunjas 33 yard freekick from left is whistled down on edge of box.
79 min...NU Keith Makabuya GOAL...NU Marco Stencel is given a pass on a give and go play on the right and crosses from 25 yards with goalie Stefan Avramovic guarding the right post and two NU forwards running in from left against one defender. The defender slides to stop the ball but misses and NU Michael Vitaterna shoots from 8 yards and hits the left post. The ball deflects back out and Makabuya following up boots in 6 yard rebound into middle of open net.
84 min...NU player bumps SWE Dimitrov who can't win penalty kick on right side of box.
85 min...NU sub...Janetos replaces Strunjas.
87 min...NU Hibbs is injured when he crashes with SWE Miketic at NU 43 yard line.
90 min...NU sub...Paterson replaces injured Hibbs.
91 min...SWE Dimitrov cross from 25 yards has goalie punch ball away. An SWE player chips ball back into box that has SWE Zayarnyy and defender injured in action until play is whistled down.
94 min...game ends 9:50pm.
Final Score:.....Serbian White Eagles.......0.......Niagara United...........1.............
Attendance was about 80 on this cool but dry night.
White Eagles couldn't put away their chances. Much of the game was conducted in the Niagara half with Niagara waiting for counterattacks. SWE Kiril Dimitrov had plenty of long runs up the wing on 3 on 8 rushes then his crosses were into the well protected box, caught by the goalie, over the box or behind the net.
Jonathan Deluca earned the shutout for Niagara having to make a few key saves and benefiting from poor SWE shooting.
Referee Manuel Orellana gave out only one Yellow card in this game which was mostly wide open. There were a lot of injuries with players going all out.
Keith Makabuya was a graduate of TFC Academy (that played in this league from 2008 to 2012). He was given a contract for the MLS Toronto FC for 2011 and 2012 but was released at the end of last season. Makabuya is from nearby (to Niagara Falls) St Catharines.
Best non-scoring chances were at 21 minutes when SWE Kiril Dimitrov rushes on the left to the end line and rolled a ball to the center and the goalie dove forward to push the ball just out of reach of the charging SWE Djodjije Strunjas waiting for a 5 yard tap-in. 24 minutes had NU Keith Makabuya bump a defender over and kicked a 20 yard shot from the right just over the bar. 30 minutes had SWE Strunjas cross from 25 yards along the right end line and SWE Ramon Bailey one-touched an 8 yard shot from the left that bounced to the goalie. 57 minutes had SWE Dimitrov rush up the right to get to a pass and cross across the 6 yard box just a step ahead of the charging SWE Nikola Miodrag. 70 minutes had SWE Dimitrov cross from the right just over the head of the jumping SWE Strunjas at 7 yards. 74 minutes had SWE Ramon Bailey's cornerkick from the left popped up in the box and the goalie missed it but a defender kicked it over his own net.
United coach James McGillivray confirmed this was their first win of the season. (1 win, 2 ties, 3 losses). SWE hasn't won in their last four games and their record falls to 2 wins, 4 losses, 1 tie. Their last game was a 4-0 loss away to Waterloo last Sunday so their defence has improved because Niagara's scoring chances were minimal tonight.
United will be back at this stadium on Sunday night to play Toronto Croatia. They were leaving right after the game to return to Niagara in a tour bus parked at the north end gate.
My name was mentioned on the air on The Fan 590 last night when Nigel Reed read part of my e-mail. I was pleased that the CSL was put in a good light the week before by guest Jonathan Osario from MLS Toronto FC when he was talking about his background in soccer and later Bob Iarusci said the league was good for providing competition for young players against seasoned veterans. Also he read my comments about the contrast of watching Kadeisha Buchanan debut for the Canadian National women's team in front of 22000 then within the week seeing her score for Toronto Lady Lynx in front of less than 100 although Nigel changed the crowd size to 'four men and a dog' which is their inside joke for the number of listeners to their radio show. Those two weeks of shows are available in podcast form on i-Tunes and their website. Hmmm. One of their guests was former nat player Clare Rustad who played for Lady Lynx.
Serbian White Eagles starters
Niagara United starters
NU Preston Corporal (38) and Tyler Hibbs (15) take opening kickoff.
SWE goalie Stefan Avramovic comes out to take freekick.
A SWE rush up the wing.
SWE Djodjije Strunjas (38) pushes pass forward for SWE Kiril Dimitrov (7).
NU defender heads ball away.
SWE Ramon Bailey (10) cornerkick is into box.
SWE Ramon Bailey (10) and Nikola Miodrag (44) take second half kickoff.
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