Results and details of the Sunday July 19, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between Woodbridge Strikers and Windsor Stars played at Vaughan Grove in Woodbridge at 7:00pm. This regular scheduled league game was declared recently a one game quarter final Cup game but all other things were unchanged.

Woodbridge Strikers (all blue, white numbers)

..............23 Matt George
16 Darian Bygrave...4 Gabriel Sosa...5 Cameron Brooks...3 Vicenzo Sasso
12 Mikateko Zwane...10 Christian Cavallini...6 Andrew Derayeh (cpt)...18 Ignazio Muccilli
............19 Damion Graham...7 Jonathan Parolini

Subs:...1 Eugenio Garro (gk)...2 Jesse Andoh...9 Mikhail Farquharson...11 Jonathan Rivera...15 Kaine Moar
team officials:...team head coach Peter Pinizzoto...assistant coach Sam Medeiros...manager John Scarlato...equipment manager Eirc Mokri
...therapist Kevin Halford

Windsor Stars (all white, black numbers)

...............1 Kyle Vizirakis
5 Carolos Soares...3 Austin Piminski...16 Dreydon Kelley...14 Goran Stjepanovic
13 Stefan Milidrag...9 Stephen Ademolu (cpt)...8 Ciprian Codea...19 Brett Holmberg
...........10 Michael Pio...18 Brendan Woodfull

Subs:...4 Derrick Amankwa...6 Luke Husbands...7 Erick Cirovski...11 Luis Cortes...15 Noah Pio...17 Stefan Zastavnikovic...27 Shane Beaton
team officials:...team head coach Shane Topalovic...manager Megan Topalovic

Game officials:...referee David Barrie...referee's assistants Adam Devenyi and Afshin Behpour...fourth official Michael Stenbring
...(yellow shirts, black short and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 7:01pm...Woodbridge defends south end on this hot and humid evening with a bright sun in the northwest.
3 min...Stars Woodfull rush down middle and two shots is blocked but wins cornerkick on deflection.
4 min...Stars Codea cornerkick from left is low and cleared on left side.
5 min...Stars Ademolu rolls ball forward from 35 yards and Stars Michael Pio takes 20 yard shot that goalie pushes wide left of post.
6 min...Stars Codea 25 yard freekick chip from left is caught by goalie.
8 min...Stars Codea 35 yard freekick from right has goalie punch ball in crowd of players wide left.
9 min...Stars Codea cornerkick from elft has Stars Holmberg head ball down from 12 yards and defender kicks away for cornerkick.
9 min...Stars Codea cornerkick from left is whistled down for Stars handball.
13 min...Stars Michael Pio shot from 20 yards deflects off defender and ball drops for Stars Holmberg who shoots 12 yarder from left that defender deflects wide right.
14 min...Strikers Cavallini cornerkick from left is whistled down in box.
15 min...Strikers Bygrave pokes ball away from Stars Ademolu at 12 yards on run down middle concedes cornerkick.
15 min...Stars Milidrag cornerkick from right is cleared from center of box.
16 min...Strikers Mikateko Zwane GOAL...Strikers Jonathan Parolini runs along left end line and pass is rolled into 6 yard box and Zwane shoots low 7 yarder between players into left side of net.
19 min...Strikers Parolini blasts 30 yarder on rush on left that's high and wide right of net.
21 min...Stars Codea 30 yard shot from left bounces well wide right.
22 min...Strikers YELLOW card...Paroliini earns it for sliding tackle on Strikers Brooks.
22 min...Stars Soares 70 yard freekick from right bounces to goalie.
23 min...Strikers Graham rush down right and low 20 yard shot is into outside webbing of net.
25 min...Strikers Muccilli 40 yard freekick from left is cleared out right side of box.
26 min...Stars goalie jumps to catch cross from right and injures Stars Soares when he lands.
28 min...Stars Stephen Ademolu GOAL...Ademolu blasts 35 yarder up middle that goalie Matt George dives to right and ball bounces just in front of him and George gets piece of and it deflects off his hands into top right side of net.
30 min...Stars goalie beats Strikers Parolini to through ball to smother at 15 yards.
32 min...Stars Ademolu taps pass to Stars Michael Pio whose low 15 yard shot is deflected for cornerkick off defender.
33 min...Stars Milidrag cornerkick from right has ball headed out left side of box.
35 min...Strikers Sosa 30 yard freekick up middle is blasts into player wall. Strikers wins cornerkick on third shot attempt.
36 min...Strikers Muccilli cornerkick from right drifts behind net before bending back into box.
41 min...Strikers win Penalty kick from referee David Barrie on a 15 yard shot up the middle that deflects off a defender's arm.
42 min...Strikers Ignazio Muccilli blasts a low Penalty kick down the middle and goalie Kyle Vizirakis sprawls to save and gives up no rebound.
44 min...Strikers Derayeh low 30 yard shot up middle rolls to goalie.
45 min...Stars Ademolu cross from left has defender head ball away and start fast break. Strikers Parolini rushes on right and cross from 22 yards is well over box.
46 min...half ends 7:47pm.

2nd Half:...starts 8:02pm...it's now overcast and breezy as it's getting colder.
halftime sub:...Stars Husbands replaces Stjepanovic.
46 min...Strikers Bygrave wins cornerkick on right on run. There's thunder heard in the distance.
46 min...Strikers player's cornerkick from right has ball cleared.
47 min...Stars Codea 50 yard freekick from left has goalie push ball wide right of goal when he can't catch it.
49 min...Strikers Parolini run on left side but pushes ball over end line.
50 min...Strikers Bygrave run for pass on right and low cross from 22 yards has defender clear.
52 min...Strikers YELLOW card...Derayeh earns it for grab and clutch on Stars Michael Pio rush into Strikers end.
53 min...Stars Codea 40 yard freekick from right has Stars Michael Pio flicks foot at 8 yards and diving goalie pushes ball wide right for cornerkick.
55 min...Strikers sub...Moar replaces Zwane.
57 min...Stars Kelley heads away cross into box from left at 6 yards.
58 min...Striker's players cornerkick from left has two blocks then Strikers Sosa blasts 18 yarder down middle just over bar.
60 min...Stars Ademolu feeds Stars Woodfull ball up middle but play is flagged offside.
61 min...the wind really whips up now blowing from the north so that's a big advantage to the Strikers.
63 min...Stars Ademolu cross from 22 yards on left but defender heads ball away on right near post.
64 min...Strikers Moar cross from 22 yards on right has defender head away in middle of box.
65 min...Strikers YELLOW card...Muccilli earns it for injurying Stars Codea at Stars 25 yard line as Stars break out of own end.
66 min...Strikers sub...Farquharson replaces Muccilli.
67 min...Stars Husbands 50 yard freekick is clearted on edge of box after Stars player stops it.
68 min...Strikers Parolini runs on left cuts to middle along end line and 6 yard shot rolls along 2 yard line.
69 min...Strikers player flicks 6 yard header wide left after short cornerkick from right is eventually crossed into box.
72 min...Strikers score on a cornerkick but the goalie was pushed into the net so the goal was disallowed.
73 min...Strikers YELLOW card...Cavallini earns it for kicking ball away after a whistle.
75 min...Strikers Mikhail Farquharson GOAL...Strikers Jonathan Parolini sends in short cross from left into box and Farquharson rolls 10 yarder through traffic of players and into net. The rain was slowing down by this point.
77 min...Strikers Parolini is treated for injury at Strikers 45 yard line.
79 min...Strikers sub...Andoh replaces Graham.
.........Stars sub...Noah Pio replaces Woodfull.
80 min...Strikers goalie makes huge save on 15 yard shot then catches cross.
81 min...Strikers sub...Rivera replaces Parolini.
81 min...Stars Michael Pio low 15 yard shot from left has diving goalie pop ball up and defender clears.
83 min...Strikers Cavallini blasts 18 yarder well over net.
83 min...Stars Codea 20 yard shot pops up defender and goalie catches.
84 min...Strikers Cavalllini rolls 12 yard scissor kick while knocked over but goalie picks up ball.
85 min...Stars Michael Pio 30 yard shot down middle is wide right.
89 min...Strikers Bygrave is injured at Stars 25 yard line.
92 min...Stars Ademolu falls before he can get away shot from 20 yards and defenders clear.
93 min...Strikers YELLOW card...goalie George earns it for time wasting.
94 min...Strikers Moar tries to chip 30 yarder from right but goalie catches.
94 min...game ends 8:51pm.

Final Score:.....Woodbridge Strikers......2......Windsor Stars........1......

Attendance was about 80 on this hot and humid evening with a bright sun in the north west. We could see thunder and lightning in the distance but we got drenched in a sudden downpour at 70 minutes (equalling TFC vs DC United and Canada vs Costa Rica in intensity) but it all had stopped within ten minutes!

It was raining and yet the sun was out and a rainbow was visible in the east and the Strikers scored the winning goal. Just three minutes before that, Strikers had a goal called back in the thickest of the rain when a player knocked the Stars goalie into the net causing him to drop the ball.

Stars captain Steven Ademolu had a chance to tie it in injury time but he slipped on the edge of the box and couldn't get away a shot. It was at least the third time I'd seen him slip this game and a few were before the rain started.

Referee David Barrie gave out five Yellow cards that I counted—all to the rougher Strikers although one was kicking the ball away after a whistle and another was for time wasting.

I saw the arrival of some of the Stars players before the game. Four to seven players piled out of each car and mini-van. This was in contrast to last Friday when they had to drive through Toronto to get to Oshawa to play Durham United one or two per car. The Pan Am games have knocked out a lane of each major GTA area expressway with HOV lanes that can only be used by vehicles with a minimum of three people inside. Since they did have that number this time they could use those almost empty lanes. Of course since this is a Sunday afternoon/evening as opposed to Friday rush hour, the drive would have taken less than six hours anyway.

The Woodbridge PA guys also had another happy announcement and that was that their Under 18 Boys had just won the Ontario Cup Final.

This game was scheduled as a league game until recently (I just found out this morning) when it was changed to a quarterfinal Cup game. This meant it took on greater importance as it was one team to advance to the semifinal. They will get the winner of the Pro Stars FC vs Durham United FC cup game in the middle of the week. As there are no playoffs and so far Oakville Blue Devils are the runaway league leaders, the Cup is the only other piece of silverware up for grabs. Blue Devils were eliminated at the group stage.

Rocket Robin

Woodbridge Strikers starters

Windsor Stars starters

Stars Michael Pio (10) and Brett Holmberg (18) take opening kickoff.

Strikers Gabriel Sosa (4) freekick up the middle.

Strikers Ignazio Muccilli (18) takes Penalty kick which goalie Kyle Vizirakis saves.

Strikers Ignazio Muccilli (18) and Jonathan Parolini (7) take second half kickoff.

A high Strikers cornerkick from the right.

Stars Dreydon Kelley (16) lines up freekick.

Strikers Darian Bygrave (16) is treated for injury.

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