Results and details of the Saturday May 2, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between ANB Futbol and Kingston Clippers played at The Day Country School in King City at 9:00pm.

ANB Futbol (all blue, white numbers)

..................00 Ali Ghazanfari
2 Shequan Lowe...5 Michael Calder...18 Josh Kohn...4 Moshee Kelyana
10 Brandon Mills...14 Sam Atashin...23 Blake Jones...7 Jahsua Mills
.............13 Belrum Vartanian...9 Jason Mills (cpt)

Subs:...1 Adam Hewitt (gk)...6 Kristofer Michael...8 David Bertolo...11 Patricio Gonzalez...21 Hakim Afzaly
...22 Adanijah Reid...87 Mario Tenorio
team officias:...head coach Bassam Naim...assistant coach Wayne Mills...team officials Marcelo Almeida and Matthew Sposito

Kingston Clippers (yellow socks and shirts, blue shorts and numbers, white trim)

..................20 Max Materne
12 Chris Wellsman...19 Maher Husseini...4 Austin White...5 Andrew Martin (cpt)
2 Jordan Brooks...6 Chris Michael...8 Joey Pineo...11 Greg Simmons
...........15 Eric Koskins...9 Ryan McCurdy

Subs:...1 Navi Sidhu (gk)...16 Adrian Soyic...13 Andrew Whiteman...10 Toni El-Asmar...19 Conor Hannigan
...17 Joel Zelt...18 Jordale Byers
team officials:...team head coach Christian Hoefler...assistant coach Chris Eveleigh...manager Rebecca Cowan

Game officials:...referee Scott Miliquet...referee's assistants Jessica Patton and Johathan Carter...fourth official Adam Kanji
...(teal shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 9:00pm...ANB defend east end on this mild night...all times are converted from my wristwatch.
5 min...ANB Jason Mills rolls pass on left forward from 40 yards but ball rolls over endline before ANB Jahsua Mills can control it.
6 min...ANB goalie low clearance deflects off KC player but goalie smother ball at 15 yards.
7 min...ANB player blasts 35 yarder on right well over net after receiving short throw-in.
11 min...KC Martin low 30 yard shot from left is through players and is smothered by goalie.
12 min...ANB Brandon Mills cornerkick from right has ANB Lowe pop up header at 15 yards and goalie catches in player traffic.
13 min...ANB Brandon Mills rush on right and 25 yard shot is well over net.
15 min...ANB Jahsua Mills rush on left for through ball pass and cuts ball across box and KC Martin kicks ball behind end line as KC goalie had slipped.
17 min...ANB Jahsua Mills freekick from 30 yards down middle is just over net.
18 min...ANB Jason Mills has 12 yard shot up middle blocked point blank by goalie at 8 yards.
20 min...ANB goalie grabs bouncing through ball at 10 yards in front of charging player.
21 min...KC sub...El-Asmar replaces Michael.
21 min...KC Koskins 10 yard shot from far right is over sliding goalie and defender clears on left post that shanks back to fallen goalie to catch.
22 min...KC YELLOW card...Brooks earns it for sliding tackle on ANB Vartanian at KC 30 yard line.
23 min...ANB Jahsua Mills 30 yard freekick up middle deflects off player in wall and goalie leans back towards center of net to swat down with hand then pick up ball.
25 min...KC Koskins is injured on sliding tackle.
26 min...KC El-Asmar 35 yard freekick up mddle has ball cleared on deflection over end line for goalkick.
28 min...KC goalie slides to right side to smother ball ahead of ANB Brandon Mills near edge of box.
29 min...ANB YELLOW card...Atashin earns it for sliding tackle at 40 yards.
30 min...KC El-Asmar freekick from 45 yards on left is caught by goalie.
31 min...ANB goalie is out of box to kick away through ball before KC McCurdy can get to it.
31 min...ANB Jahsua Mills 30 yard freekick from far left is headed away by defender in box.
32 min...ANB Atashin is injured near center line on sliding tackle.
34 min...KC McCurdy on extrme right passes to KC Koskins who rolls pass through box unplayed.
34 min...ANB Jason Mills taps ball on run down middle over to ANB Vartanian on right and he lofts 20 yard shot over goalie but wide left of net.
37 min...ANB Brandon Mills receives pass from right and he rolls 18 yard shot up middle that hits right post and deflects out for goalkick.
41 min...ANB Jones receives pass and stops and chips 28 yard shot over net.
43 min...ANB goalie rushes to left side of box to smother ball.
44 min...ANB Jason Mills and Jahsua Mills combine for two passes and two shots that goalie blocks once at 5 yards on sliding save. Defenders clear ball crossed into box for the third time.
45 min...KC goalie catches ball popped up in box.
46 min...ANB Kelyana dribbles between defenders and low 30 yard shot up middle is wide right of net.
47 min...half ends 9:47pm.

2nd Half:...starts 10:02pm...the temperature is cooling fast.
halftime subs:...ANB Michael replaces Jones.
................ANB Reid replaces Vartanian.
47 min...KC Simmons is injured by bump with ANB Lowe in ANB box on left with both players jumping for ball.
48 min...KC sub...Zelt replaces the injured Simmons who needed to be carried off the field.
49 min...KC El-Asmar freekick from 35 yards on right has goalie leap to grab ball off head of KC player.
50 min...KC El-Asmar cornerkick from left has KC Koskins not able to turn header on left post and ball flies wide right for goalkick.
54 min...ANB player's freekick from 40 yards on left has ball bounce out right side of box.
55 min...ANB Brandon Mills cornerkick from right is high and flies out left side of box.
56 min...KC player cross from 30 yards on right has ANB defender concede cornerkick on left post.
56 min...KC El-Asmar cornerkick from left has defender block in box.
57 min...ANB Reid gets by goalie and 7 yard shot has defender save on line.
58 min...ANB Jason Mills rescues partial clearance of cornerkick from left then turns and fires shot over net from 25 yards.
59 min...KC player's 35 yard freekick from right has KC Koskins pop header over net from 6 yards on left.
60 min...KC YELLOW card...Koskins earns it on delayed call on ANB rush on left and ANB Jason Mills rolls pass into box that defender concedes cornerkick before ANB Reid can control.
61 min...ANB Brandon Mills cornerkick from right has ANB Lowe shoot low up middle through crowd wide right of net.
64 min...ANB Reid rush up right sideline and cross near end line drifts behind net.
66 min...ANB Brandon Mills receives pass on right and cuts towards net and low 20 yard shot is caught by goalie.
68 min...ANB Atashin freekick from 35 yards on left has defender clear ball away.
69 min...A scramble of players in KC box has defenders clear ball without ANB players getting a shot.
71 min...ANB Brandon Mills rush on right and cross from 25 yards is caught by goalie.
73 min...ANB player's cornerkick from left has ANB Lowe head down ANB Brandon Mills recovers partial clearance at 22 yards up middle and shoots wide left.
76 min...KC player shoots 25 yarder from partial clearance up middle that goalie palms up and wide right of post.
76 min...KC Koskins heads 7 yarder from left is over net on KC El-Asmar cornerkick from right.
79 min...KC YELLOW card...Husseini earns it for pulling down ANB Jason Mills on run down left.
80 min...KC Zelt chips 20 yard shot down left over net.
81 min...ANB Jason Mills low shot from 20 yards has diving goalie block ball on left post and smothers before ANB Reid can slide to loose ball.
83 min...ANB goalie charges out of box to beat KC Koskins to ball and clear at 28 yards.
84 min...ANB Atashin rolls 28 yard shot up middle wide left of net.
85 min...ANB Jason Mills rush upfield gets past KC White but shoot wide.
86 min...ANB Adonijah Reid GOAL...ANB Sam Atashin rolls a pass from 35 yards on the left and Reid blasts low 20 yarder on right to left corner of net past goalie Max Materne sliding at 8 yards in center of net.
90 min...ANB Reid and ANB Jason Mills on combo play have goal called back on offside.
91 min...KC McCurdy run on left and 15 yard roller is smothered on left post by goalie.
93 min...game ends 10:50pm.

Final Score:...ANB Futbol.........1........Kingston Clippers.......0....... Attendance was about 50 on this mild evening with the temperature cooling rapidly in the second half. This was the first game of the season for both teams on this opening weekend at the start of the second year of operations for League 1 Ontario.

Best non-scoring chances were at 21 minutes when Clippers Eric Koskins got a 10 yard shot from the far right over the sliding ANB goalie Ali Ghazanfari and a defender cleared on the left post that he shanked the ball back and the fallen goalie caught. 23 minutes had ANB Jahsua Mills take a 30 yard freekick up the middle that deflected off the player wall that the goalie leaned back towards the center of the net to swat the ball down then pick it up. 34 minutes had ANB Jason Mills tap a ball on a run down the middle over to ANB Belrum Vartanian on the right and he lofted a 20 yard shot over the goalie but just wide left of the post. Three minutes later ANB Brandon Mills (yes there a three brothers) received a pass from the right and rolled an 18 yard shot up the middle that hit the outside of the right post. 44 minutes had ANB Jason and Jahsua Mills combine for two passes and two shots that included the goalie block one on a sliding save at 5 yards. 49 minutes had Clippers Toni El-Asmar's freekick from 35 yards on the right had the goalie leap to grab the ball off the head of a Clippers player. 57 minute had ANB Adonijah Reid get by the goalie and his 7 yard shot was saved by a defender. 76 minutes had a Clippers player shoot a 25 yarder from a partial clearance up the middle that goalie goalie palmed up and wide right of the post. 81 minutes had ANB Jason Mills take a low shot from 20 yards that the diving goalie blocked on the left post and smother before a sliding Reid could get to the loose ball.

Referee Scott Miliquet gave out four Yellow cards (three to Clippers) that I counted in a game that wasn't too rough. Clippers Greg Simmons suffered a serious leg injury in a bump with ANB defender Shiquan Lowe at 47 minutes and had to be carried off the field.

Adonijah Reid scored the only goal of the game. He came in at the start of the second half. He is only 15 years old! He is expected to be the youngest player in the league to get regular playing time. He said in a post game interview for the league that he was nervous at the start but calmed down. Head coach Bassam Naim said Reid is still with ANB because although he's already tried out for a few European teams he doesn't have the papers yet to play overseas. Naim said he does not plan on using University players so they can have a consistant lineup through the season and wants to have 90% of the team coming through training with the youth ranks of the ANB Academy. He says with this year's team they are working in six or seven new players in the lineup.

Clippers assistant coach Chris Eveleigh said in his post-match interview with the league that he is optmistic about this first test but they have a lot to work on.

It was a tough loss for the Clippers. The goal was scored so late that it only gave them 7 minutes of regular and stoppage time to try and get the equalizer. They were then forced to endure a three hour trip east to Kingston in a common amber coloured school bus and the water in the showers at Country Day School were not working.

The Clippers still have not officially won a league game since the league started last year. They did beat Internacional de Toronto 5-3 but that result was erased when that franchise was terminated by the league in midseason. They beat ANB Futbol 2-1 in a Cup game at their home field last year. The Clippers look stronger this year and I'd expect a few wins within the next month.

Rocket Robin

ANB starters

Clippers starters

ANB Belrum Vartanian (13) and Jason Mills (9) take opening kickoff.

ANB Jahsua Mills (7) takes freekick.

Clippers Joey Pineo (8) dribbles in from wing.

Clippers Ryan McCurdy (9) and Toni El-Asmar (10) take second half kickoff.

Clippers Ryan McCurdy (9) rushes into ANB box.

ANB goalie clears ball away.

ANB Adonijah Reid (22) waits to give post game interview.

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