Results and details of the Saturday July 4, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between Durham United FC and Oakville Blue Devils played at the Pickering Soccer Centre in Pickering at 8:00pm.

Durham United FC (navy socks and backs, red shorts, yellow numbers, red & navy striped chests)

.......................1 Ben Cowman
15 Jordan Dover...5 Joe Zupo...4 Hameez Farrell...12 Bruce Cullen
17 Joseph Roccasalva...8 Taylor Lord (cpt)...7 Christian Moncrieffe...6 Miguel Oliveira
.............9 Le Rohne Young...14 Kristian Lee-him

Subs:...00 Peter Kalasaras (gk)...11 Zackariae Mahrady...19 Marcus Lees...3 Jacob Sookial...16 Mark Tarazhi
...2 Justin Gordon...18 Taejon Mikle-Ryan
team officials:...head coach Sanford Carabin...team officials Ron Clarke, Eugene Alves, Corrado Raccasalva, Connor Schmitt, and Dr Alex Hawkins

Oakville Blue Devils (all white, navy numbers)

.......................24 Daniel Voci
20 Hitesh Joshi...4 Eric Crawford...5 Nick Muth...22 Al James
16 Khody El1is...14 Taylor (Mikael) McNamara (cpt)...11 Tyler Wason...8 Gary Giffin
...............9 Filipe Vilela...23 Anthony Novak

Subs:...1 Karman Saini (gk)...2 Mbeki Johnson...7 Macca Wilde...12 Juan Bernal...13 Christian Kusiewicz
...19 Paulo Rogato...21 Max Hathoway
team officials:...team head coach Duncan Wilde...assistant coaches Billy Steele and Brett Mosen...equipment manager Gleen McNamara
...manager Kim Ashton

Game officials:...referee Armando Pereira...referee's assistants Dan McClintock and Melissa Shedder...fourth official Keith Yuen
...(teal shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 7:57pm...DUFC defend east end...this is an indoor stadium so there's no weather factor.
1 min...DUFC Dover cross from 30 yards on right is caught on left post by goalie.
2 min...OBD McNamara 22 yard freekick from far right is caught by goalie.
4 min...OBD McNamara cornerkick from left is out to OBD player but DUFC players start fast break eventually called offside.
5 min...OBD Ellis rush on right and defender concedes cornerkick.
6 min...OBD McNamara cornerkick from left has defender clear on right and OBD player's chip from 25 yards is well wide right of net.
8 min...OBD Khody Ellis GOAL...After short OBD freekick from right near right cornerflag, OBD Taylor McNamara rolls ball from 18 yards short and upfield and OBD Eric Crawford rolls cross from 12 yards on right along 6 yard line and Ellis shoots 6 yarder up middle into top right side of net.
9 min...OBD goalie catches 25 yard shot from right on right post.
12 min...OBD El1is 55 yard cross from right is caught by goalie.
13 min...OBD goalie runs out to 25 yards to chest away through ball.
14 min...DUFC goalie catches deflected bounced shot from 25 yards on left.
16 min...DUFC Moncrieffe 40 yard freekick from left is headed away on right side of box.
18 min...OBD Wason run down left and rolls cross at 30 yard line and first player misses and OBD Giffin kicks 30 yard shot down middle well over net.
19 min...DUFC Lee-him low 25 yard shot from right is wide right.
21 min...DUFC Cullen blast 30 yard freekick from right is well high and wide left of net.
22 min...DUFC Lee-him passes forward to DUFC Cullen who has 20 yard shot pushed wide right by flying goalie at 15 yards.
23 min...DUFC Young ends DUFC cornerkick pressure with 15 yard shot down middle that's well over net.
25 min...OBD Crawford rush up right and short pass to OBD Ellis who crosses low into middle and defenders clear.
26 min...DUFC Cullen on left passes forward to DUFC Young who takes low 15 yard shot that goalie sprawls to catch on left post.
29 min...OBD player's 30 yard freekick from left has ball popped up and goalie first bobbles then blocks mid-air 18 yard shot at 15 yards.
30 min...OBD Giffin 40 yard chip into box has goalie catch at 12 yards.
33 min...DUFC Moncrieffe cuts towards middle from 30 yards and shoots 25 yarder wide left of net.
34 min...OBD Ellis ducks to head 12 yarder from right wide right of net.
The DUFC player's have been called on about their fifth offside already.
35 min...OBD Novak has first 20 yard shot blocked then rolls 20 yarder up middle that goalie picks up.
36 min...OBD McNamara cornerkick from right has OBD player head 18 yarder off defender and defenders clear on left.
39 min...DUFC Roccasalva cornerkick from right has DUFC Lord recover partial clearance and head 20 yarder wide left.
41 min...OBD McNamara cornerkick from right has defender leap in crowd of players to head away and start fast break.
42 min...DUFC Dover has 25 yard shot blocked up middle and his follow up is smothered by goalie.
43 min...DUFC Le Rohne Young GOAL... DUFC Jordan Dover crosses from 25 yards on right and OBD Eric Crawford leaps for header on edge of box but only pops it across box for Young chests ball down at 15 yards and shoots low shot from left into right side of net past goalie Daniel Voci.
45 min...OBD Gary Giffin GOAL...Giffin and Taylor McNamara line up to take freekick at 25 yards up middle and Giffin steps up to blasts shot to right side. Goalie Ben Cowman flies to get a hand to it but he deflects it to the underside of the bar and into net.
47 min...half ends 8:44pm.

2nd Half:...starts 9:00pm.
halftime sub:...DUFC Mahrady replaces Oliveira.
45 min...DUFC Mahrady low cross from 25 yards on left and DUFC Roccasalva whiffs on 12 yard shot.
46 min...DUFC Roccasalva cornerkick from right has DUFC player pop header from left but defenders clear.
47 min...OBD Wason and James rush up left and 22 crosses from near left end line has defender head ball out right side of box.
48 min...OBD Novak low cross from 20 yards on far right is caught by ogalie diving forward on right post.
50 min...DUFC Cullen is injured near center line.
........DUFC sub...Sooklal replaces Cullen before play resumes.
51 min...DUFC Roccasalva cornerkick from right has DUFC player head 10 yarder and OBD James head ball away on right post.
52 min...DUFC Roccasalva cornerkick from right has DUFC Zupo head 8 yarder off bar and ball is cleared.
55 min...OBD goalie beats DUFC Roccasalva to ball at 15 yards.
56 min...OBD McNamara 50 yard freekck from left has goalie leap to catch and hold on when bumped by OBD Ellis at 8 yards.
58 min...OBD McNamara cornerkick from right is headed down.
58 min...OBD Filipe Vilela GOAL...OBD Gary Giffin sends in cross from right and Vilela gets to high bouncer and kicks 12 yarder over goalie at 8 yards and ball bounces into net.
60 min...DUFC Mahrady 25 yard freekick from left is high and wide right for throw-in!
60 min...OBD sub...Johnson replaces Joshi.
62 min...A high ball into the ceiling sticks in a light socket and they have to continue play with a different ball.
63 min...OBD Wason rolls cross from 20 yards on left that OBD Vilela slides to tip right then sliding OBD Ellis hits 8 yarder wide left of net.
64 min...OBD YELLOW card...Giffin earns it for pushing over player near center line sideline.
.........DUFC YELLOW card...Roccasalva earns it for retaliation.
66 min...OBD Giffin cornerkick from right is low and first defender clears ball on right side of box.
68 min...OBD Giffin cornerkick from right is cleared from box.
69 min...OBD Giffin cornerkick from left is short and not reallly worked into box before being cleared.
73 min...OBD Vilela bends 20 yard shot down middle that tips off defender for cornerkick.
74 min...DUFC sub...Tarazhi replaces Farrell.
75 min...DUFC Zackariae Mahrady GOAL...DUFC Le Rohne Young low cross from 22 yards on right and Mahrady reaches around defender to roll 12 yard shot into right side of net.
76 min...OBD sub...Kusiewicz replaces McNamara. Crawford becomes captain.
76 min...DUFC goalie picks up rolled cross from right.
78 min...OBD Vilela flying header at 12 yards has ball cleared by defender.
81 min...OBD Giffin bends 22 yard freekick from left that dips over bar.
82 min...DUFC sub...Gordon replaces Lee-him.
83 min...DUFC Roccasalva cornerkick from left has defender pop up header and another palyer clear.
84 min...DUFC Young cross from left from 25 yards has DUFC Gordon run past ball while being pushed at 15 yards and ball cleared.
86 min...OBD YELLOW card...Vilela earns if for bumping over DUFC Lord at center line as 8 jumps for header.
87 min...DUFC Lord 30 yard blast up middle between players is wide left of net.
88 min...OBD James kicks 50 yard freekick that hits the referee in the back of the head.
89 min...OBD Muth clears ball at 3 yards before DUFC Moncrieffe can get to it.
90 min...DUFC RED card...Taylor Lord earns direct ejection for landing on OBD Christian Kusiewicz who had made a sliding tackle on him. The force caused Kusiewicz to leave to be treated for a bloody nose. Lord getting up knees prone Kusiewica. Lord was wearing what looked like a huge red oven mitt to protect his broken hand picked up three weeks ago. A shoving match ensures between players from both teams.
93 min...OBD Kusiewicz return to game is further delayed when his bloody nose was not cleaned up enough.
95 min...OBD GOAL...Khody Ellis GOAL...OBD Gary Giffin gets pushed over but gets ball away at 50 yards on left. OBD Filipe Vilela pushes ball forward to Ellis who after short run shoots 15 yarder on right into net.
96 min...OBD sub...Hathoway replaces Giffin.
........DUFC sub...Mikle-Ryan replaces injured DUFC Moncrieffe.
97 min...OBD YELLOW card...James earns it for obstruction on a freekick.
98 min...OBD Wason 15 yard low shot from left deflects off defender and goalie smothers it on left post.
99 min...OBD Filipe Vilela GOAL...OBD Al James long run up left and rolls centering pass across from 10 yard line and Vilela in middle rolls in 10 yarder to center of net under sliding goalie.
101 min...game ends...(originally 6 minutes of injury time was going to be added but a dust up at 90 minutes further added to that time).

Final Score:.....Durham United FC.......2......Oakville Blue Devils........5......

Attendance eventually reached almost 200 as there were parents and kids from local soccer academies being presented with awards.

This game was very rough (worse than the Sigma vs Sanjaxx game that I'd just driven through Toronto to get here). That game was more of clumsy challenges. Referee Armando Perriera gave out six Yellow cards that I counted—four to the Blue Devils as well as the DUFC Red card.

Best non-scoring chances were at 22 minutes when DUFC Kristian Lee-him passed forward to DUFC Bruce Cullen who has 20 yard shot pushed wide right by flying goalie at 15 yards. 51 minutes had DUFC Joseph Roccasalva take a cornerkick from the right and a DUFC player headed a 10 yarder down the middle and OBD Al James headed away from the right post. One minute later Roccasalva took another cornerkick from the right that had DUFC Joe Zupo head an 8 yarder off the bar and the ball was cleared. These two DUFC misses when they were only trailing 2-1 appeared to change the whole game.

This game was played at The Pickering Soccer Centre which is an indoor facility rather than Kinsmen Park which is still recovering from the winter and now a weekend's worth of rain last week. Next Friday's game will be played at the Oshawa Civic Centre (which is artificial turf).

Oakville's record improves to 9 wins, 1 tie, 0 losses for 27 points and good for first place (now eight points higher than second place Vaughan Azzurri who tied in their game today). Durham has their record fall to 5 wins, 2 ties, 3 losses and stays in third place.

Rogers Community channel was filming the game and will broadcast this at 10:00pm on Tuesday night for viewers in the Durham area. The League 1 Ontario women's game will be shown at 8:00pm the same night.

Rocket Robin

Durham United FC starters

Oakville Blue Devils starters

DUFC Kristian Lee-him (14) and Le Rohne Young (9) take opening kickoff.

DUFC Hameez Farrell (4) clears ball.

OBD players line up freekick. OBD Gary Giffen (8) will score with OBD Tyalor McNamara (14) there as a decoy.

OBD Anthony Novak (23), Filipe Vilela (9), and Gary Giffin (8) line up for second half kickoff.

DUFC Joseph Roccasalva (17) turns back to kick ball.

the ball is popped up in DUFC box.

ball in center circle

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