Result and details of the Saturday July 25, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between Sigma FC and Toronto FC Academy played at Hershey Fields in Mississauga at 4:00pm.
Sigma FC (blue socks and shirts, black shorts, white numbers)
.................1 Triston Henry
2 Jamal Joseph...3 Dominic Samuel...6 Manny Morgado...4 Nolan Holdridge (cpt)
8 Richmond Laryea...7 Kwame Awuah...5 Duran Lee...19 Marcus Hanson
............11 Marcel Zajac...10 Alex Halis
Subs:...31 Corey Marques (gk)...9 Eji Mrabure...12 Arlick Ntabana...14 Jordan Stoddard...15 Kyle Walton
...16 Daniel Correa...17 Chris Nanco
team officials:...head coach Bobby Smyrniotis...team officials John Zervos, James Haloulos, and Ken Peter
Toronto FC Academy (all red, white numbers)
................50 Filippo Di Bennardo
7 Steven Furlano (cpt)...4 Nikola Stakic...16 Klaidi Cela...3 Leonard Sohn
8 Nicholas Osorio...13 Aidan Daniels...10 Tristan Borges...21 Matthew Srbely
..............9 Martin Davis...24 Reshon Phillip
Subs:...30 Brogan Engbers (gk)...5 Jordan Johnson...6 Thomas Mickoski...11 Richie Ennin...15 Cyrus Rollocks
...19 Alexander Pena
team officials:...team head coach Stuart Neely...manager Mairin Scannell
game officials:...referee Armando Pereira...referee's assistants Ramee Arbaji and Scott Bowman...fourth official Zac Taylor
...(teal shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st half:...starts 4:00pm...Sigma defends south end on this hot and sunny day. All times are converted from my wristwatch.
2 min...TFCA Borges 40 yard chip from right finds charging TFCA Sohn whose 15 yard shot is stopped in box.
3 min...TFCA Phillip cornerkick from left is eventually cleared from box.
7 min...Sigma Halis 28 yard freekick from left has TFCA defender head ball through box.
8 min...Sigma player's cornerkick from right is headed out of box by defender.
9 min...TFCA Srbely rolls cross from 15 yards on left but defender runs it out.
10 min...TFCA Borges 30 yard freekick from right has Sigma Morgado head away at 6 yards while even with right post.
15 min...Sigma Halis 35 yard freekick from right bounces wide right of net.
16 min...Sigma Laryea holds off three defenders on edge of box then taps back to Sigma Hanson who shoots 18 yarder over net.
17 min...Sigma Marcel Zajac GOAL...Sigma Alex Halis runs down middle from 35 yards and rolls pass from 25 yards to Zajac on right. Zajac shoots low 15 yarder from right past diving goalie Filippo Di Bennardo into left side of net.
20 min...Sigma Laryea and Hanson play give and go and Laryea is called offside at 12 yards up middle.
22 min...Sigma Awuah 40 yard freekick from right is caught by goalie at 6 yards near right post in front of crowd of players.
23 min...Sigma Halis 45 yard freekick from left is caught by goalie.
24 min...TFCA Borges cornerkick from right is over players in box.
........Sigma YELLOW card...Samuel earns it for injurying TFCA Stakic in box when he bumps him.
27 min...Sigma Halis 28 yafrd freekick is tapped around and wasted.
32 min...TFCA YELLOW card...Daniels earns it for pulling on Sigma player at TFCA 40 yard line after Daniels was stripped of the ball.
33 min...Sigma Awuah cornerkick from right has Sigma player knock ball over end line near right post.
34 min...TFCA Borges cornerkick from left has Sigma player head ball away. TFCA Borges eventually gets it back and cross from 20 yards on left and TFCA Stakic gets foot past defender to shoot over net from 12 yards.
35 min...the referee calls a water break ironically as the sun has gone in and a breeze has cooled things off.
39 min...Sigma Hanson rush down left to end line and low cross through 6 yard box is unplayed.
41 min...TFCA Furlano makes important clearance of cross from right at 8 yards preventing possible tap in.
45 min...TFCA Phillip 28 yard shot up middle is through crowd of players has goalie dive right to catch.
47 min...Sigma Richmond Laryea GOAL...Sigma Duran Lee runs up left and cuts along 25 yard line to middle and rolls pass over to Laryea who shoots 20 yard low shot from right into left corner of net.
49 min...TFCA Osorio 45 yard freekick from left rolls to center to TFCA Borges who rolls ball forward from 30 yards that's unplayed wide left of net.
49 min...half ends 4:49pm.
A misty rain starts starts falling while the sun is still out.
2nd Half:...starts 5:06pm.
halftime sub:...TFCA Mickoski replaces Cela.
.............TFCA Pena replaces Osorio.
.............TFCA Johnson replaces Srbely.
47 min...TFCA Borges 35 yard freekick from right is blasted wide right of net.
49 min...Sigma goalie smothers through ball pass at 12 yards before charging TFCA Davis can get to ball up middle.
51 min...TFCA Davis run down left and at 8 yards stops and rolls ball back to TFCA Borges who has 15 yard balst blocked by defender.
53 min...Sigma Laryea rolls pass up middle forward to Sigma Hanson who rolls ball too far forward and over end line from 15 yards.
56 min...TFCA Borges at 12 yards on left rolls pass across box and TFCA Phillip shoots 15 yarder up middle wide right.
57 min...Sigma Laryea pass from 30 yards on right has Sigma Zajac whistled down at 10 yards as TFCA defender tumbled over him when TFCA player jumps on him.
58 min...Sigma Lee rush on left and cross from 15 yards along end line has goalie catch.
60 min...Sigma Laryea and Lee work a give and go up left wing but Laryea rolls ball over end line for goalkick.
62 min...Sigma Awuah chips 20 yard pass from right over head of Sigma Halis at 10 yards and over end line on left.
64 min...Sigma Awuah chips 25 yard shot from left that goalie catches on left post.
64 min...TFCA Davis rush on right to through ball and crosses from 20 yards and Sigma Joseph ducks and heads away at 10 yards in middle.
65 min...Sigma Laryea cross from 20 yards on left is caught by goalie.
66 min...Sigma sub...Stoddart replaces Hanson.
68 min...Sigma Lee is injured when he and TFCA Johnson crash together at Sigma 25 yard line near sideline.
70 min...Sigma Kwame Awuah GOAL...Sigma Richmond Laryea crosses from 15 yards on left after run downfield and Awuah blasts 10 yarder down middle just under bar in center of net.
70 min...TFCA sub...Rollocks replaces Daniels.
71 min...TFCA Borges 25 yard freekick from right deflects wide right of net.
72 min...TFCA Borges works out short cornerkick from right and low cross into box.
73 min...Sigma sub...Nanco replaces Zajac.
73 min...TFCA Borges low cornerkick from right has defender heads along right end line.
74 min...Sigma sub...Mrabure replaces Halis.
76 min...Sigma Lee long run on left and cuts towards goal and can't win Penalty kick call when bumped in left side of box.
77 min...TFCA Rollocks rush on left to left end line and rolls cross and Sigma Holdridge falls and gets heel to deflect away to prevent 4 yard tap in.
77 min...TFCA Phillip chips 15 yarder near right end line that goalie gets hands to but turns to call off defender and picks up ball unchallenged on left post.
78 min...Sigma sub...Correa replaces Morgado.
79 min...Sigma Awuah is centered pass and his 30 yard shot down the middle is high over the net.
80 min...TFCA Rollocks rush on left and rolls cross from 20 yards along 6 yard box and Sigma Holdridge concedes cornerkick by kicking wide right.
81 min...TFCA Sohn 25 yard shot is over crowd of players down middle and well over net.
82 min...Sigma sub...Walton replaces Lee.
83 min...TFCA Rollocks can't control short pass and deflects 12 yarder up middle that rolls to goalie.
84 min...Sigma Awuah blasts 35 yard freekick from right that is cleared just inside box by defenders.
84 min...TFCA YELLOW card...Johnson earns it for sliding tackle at TFCA 25 yard line near sideline.
86 min...Sigma Awuah can't win Penalty kick on spin at 10 yards when Sigma work out cornerkick from left into TFCA box.
87 min...Sigma Awuah cornerkick from right is over all players in box and bounces for TFCA throw-in.
88 min...Sigma Samuel is injured when pushed over leaping to head ball away at Sigma 8 yard line on TFCA player's cross from right.
91 min...Sigma Laryea and Stoddart on rush up left from center line ends with defender intercepting and clearing low centering pass into 6 yard box from left.
92 min...TFCA Reshone Phillip GOAL...TFCA Tristan Borges passes down left sideline from 50 yard line and TFCA Cyrus Rollocks gets to ball at 25 yard line and runs forward while cutting towards middle and just inside box even with 15 yard line rolls cross between two defenders and Borges shoots 15 yarder up middle that hits arm of Sigma Nolan Holdridge at 8 yards and rolls towards right end line. Phillip gets to ball at 6 yards on right and shoots over fallen goalie Triston Henry into empty net. Henry had already dived to right post to try to stop the deflection off Holdridge.
Final Score:......Sigma FC......3........Toronto FC Academy.......1.......
Attendance was about 100 on this hot afternoon although it actually started to rain for about one minute with the sun still out. The players were given one water break in the first half. The wind/no wind/wind helped cool the air in the second half but kept me hanging on to my sunhat.
Sigma's defence of Jamal Joseph, Dominic Samuel, Manny Morgado (later Daniel Correa), and team captain Nolan Holdridge held the TFCA forwards in check with key blocks and head away clearances or just poke checks off the ball to keep the shots on goal to a minimum. Reshon Phillip and later Cyrus Rollocks were causing frustration to their own fans with unforced errors in the attacking zone until the final goal. I thought Tristan Borges was TFCA's best player because of his rushing and passing and as the dead ball specialist.
Referee Armando Pereira gave out three Yellow cards that I counted (two to TFCA). He didn't fall for any claimed penalty kicks by either team and played a lot of 'advantage' runs rather than stop the game with freekicks.
There were no TFCA players who played in the Toronto FC II game last night against Charleston Battery. I suspect with the return of the TFC II players that were away at the PanAm games, there will be a lot less moving back and forth of callups from the League 1 Ontario team of teenagers.
Sigma's record improves to 8 wins, 3 ties, 2 losses for 27 points and now pass Vaughan Azzurri for second place. TFCA's record falls to 3 wins, 1 draw, 8 losses for 10 points and a tie for eighth place with Kingston Clippers who play later tonight in the twelve team league.
Sigma FC starters
Toronto FC Academy starters
Sigma FC Kwame Awuah (7) and Alex Halis (10) take opening kickoff.
Sigma FC Alex Halis (10) takes freekick.
the ball is popped up in the TFCA end
the ball is popped up in the Sigma box
The three TFCA halftime subs come into the game.
Sigma players take ball off TFCA Alexander Pena (19).
Sigma Kwame Awuah (7) takes freekick.
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