Result and details from the Sunday September 20, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between Vaughan Azzurri and Kingston Clippers played at McNaughton Field in Maple at 7:00pm.

Vaughan Azzurri (all navy, white numbers, red trim)

......................1 Andrew D'Souza
20 Steve Kloutsouniotis...6 Alistair Johnson...7 Parmvir Sekhom...3 Joseph Amato (cpt)
10 Munir Saleh...16 Edward Lay...9 Dena Iezady...18 Duwayne Ewart
...............13 Maurizio Ragone...8 Domenico Gullo

Subs:...12 Michael Uccello (gk)...5 Stefan Popovic...4 Nicholas Lucchetto...11 Omari Morris...15 Massimo Ferrin
17 Luka Milidragovic...19 Richard Parker
team officials:...head coach Carmine Isacco...team officials Patrice Gheisar, Luca Forno, Tony De Palma, Maria Bianchi

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

.......................1 Max Materne
19 Andrew Whiteman...15 Odaine Demar...6 Scott Hoogkamp...12 Rafa Rodriguez
13 Damon Matos...8 Henry Standage...4 Eric Koskins (cpt)...11 Joel Zelt
...............18 Taylor Nelson...9 Branden Raymond

Subs:...16 John Blaney...17 Anthony Rego...10 Nick Short...2 Grant Cole...5 Santiago Rivera...-- Adrian Rochford
team officials:...head coach Chris Eveleigh

Game officials:...referee Michael Stenbring...referee's assistants Armando Pereira and Bradley Doubrough...fourth official Jessica Patton
...(teal shirts, black shorts and shorts)

1st Half:...game starts 6:58pm...VA defends south end with the temperature cooling as the sun sets.
3 min...VA Lay cornerkick from left has ball popped off a foot in crowd of players at 8 yards and goalie catches.
4 min...VA Saleh breaks through defenders up middle at 30 yards and 18 yard shot is over net and back fence.
5 min...VA Gullo can't win Penalty kick on right edge of box and ball is cleared.
7 min...VA Amato short cornerkick from left has VA Johnson turn on left and cross is cleared.
8 min...VA Duwayne Ewart GOAL...VA Steve Kloutsouniotis low cross from 25 yards on the far right finds Ewart alone at 12 yards on the left and he shoots a low shot into the right corner of the net.
12 min...VA Ragone 30yard shot down middle deflects off defender at 20 yards and tips over net but KC awarded goalkick or freekick.
12 min...VA Ragone rush up right and low 22 yard shot is saved by goalie.
13 min...VA Gullo dekes defender at 20 yards and low 12 yard shot from left has goalie deflect wide left.
14 min...VA Saleh cornerkick from left is long and VA Johnson heads 15 yarder from right end line that goalie catches.
15 min...KC Demar is injured in own end.
17 min...VA Gullo rush with KC Koskins and wins cornerkick on sliding tackle.
18 min...VA player's cornerkick from left is into box and VA Morris whiffs on shot and VA Ewart blasts 20 yarder from left wide right of net.
19 min...KC player's cornerkick from right has KC Hoogkamp have two shots from 10 yards blocked by defenders on goalline and Hoogkamp's second header is also headed away.
21 min...VA Sekhom heads VA Saleh cornerkick from right wide right from 8 yards in center of box.
21 min...KC goalie catches 30 yard chip shot down middle on left post.
24 min...KC Zelt rush down left but can't shake defender and pushes ball over end line.
24 min...KC sub...Rivera replaces Demar.
24 min...KC Rivera heads 12 yarder from middle is wide right of net.
25 min...VA Amato receives pass on left and rush to end line and crosses over box.
28 min...KC Whiteman 65 yard chip from right has goalie catch just inside box.
29 min...VA Ragone 30 yard shot from right is caught by goalie.
30 min...VA Amato low cross from left near end line is cleared at 2 yards in middle of box by defender.
31 min...KC Taylor Nelson GOAL...KC Joel Zelt sends in low 15 yard pass from left near end line and Nelson kicks 5 yarder to right side of net past goalie Andrew D'Souza.
33 min...VA Ewart pushes ball forward to VA Ragone but defender clears on edge of box on check.
34 min...VA Ragone low 28 yard shot bounces to goalie.
35 min...KC Standage is tapped centering pass and 30 yard shot is high and wide left of net.
37 min...VA Lay pass to VA Gullo but he's checked on edge of KC box.
37 min...KC player blasts 25 yard shot that deflects to goalie. KC Nelson is injured on play.
40 min...VA Maurizio Ragone wins a Penalty kick call from referee Michael Stenbring when he was pulled down just inside the box on the right side.
41 min...VA Maurizio Ragone GOAL...Ragone kicks Penalty kick low to right corner of net past goalie Max Materne.
44 min...VA Saleh 30 yard freekick from right has defender head away and freekick is whistled down for pushing in box.
45 min...KC Whiteman 40 yard shot down middle is wide left.
46 min...half ends 7:44pm.

2nd Half:...starts 7:53pm.
halftime subs:...VA sub...Ferrin replaces Iezady.
45 min...VA Saleh cornerkick from right has VA Sekhom head ball down at 10 yards but KC player clears.
46 min...KC Rodriguez 30 yard freekick from left is high and out right side of box.
48 min...VA Ragone rolls centering cross from right but defender clears from box.
49 min...VA Saleh receives short cornerkick from left and low 20 yard shot is into outside webbing of net.
50 min...VA Saleh cornerkick from right to VA Klousouniotis and back to him and VA cross is cleared in box.
51 min...VA Saleh 40 yard freekick from right has charging VA Johnson head 18 yarder down middle wide right of net.
54 min...KC Nelson 28 yard freekick from left is caught by goalie at 5 yards on right post and hangs on while being bumped over.
58 min...VA Ragone takes low 25 yard shot down middle that's wide left of net.
59 min...VA Lay 35 yard freekick from left is low and diving goalie smothers.
61 min...VA Saleh 28 yard cross from right bounces through box unplayed.
64 min...VA Gullo gets spun around by defender but gets away 15 yard kick that's caught by goalie.
64 min...VA sub...Morris replaces Ragone.
67 min...KC sub...Rego replaces Matos.
67 min...VA Saleh rush on left but can't shake defender and pushes over endline.
68 min...KC Whiteman 55 yard freekick from right has goalie palm ball wide left of net.
69 min...KC player's cornerkick from left is caught by goalie.
69 min...KC Andrew Whiteman GOAL...Whiteman plays a give and go with KC Anthony Rego and blasts 20 yarder through crowd of players into right side of net.
70 min...VA Amato cross from 20 yards on left end line and goalie dives forward to catch.
71 min...VA Amato blasts 25 yarder from left wide right of net.
72 min...VA Lay low 35 yard shot down middle that goalie smothers.
74 min...VA Edward Lay GOAL...VA Omari Morris cuts along 20 yard line from right to center and rolls pass through defenders for charging Lay to tap in 8 yarder from center to right corner of net.
74 min...KC sub...Blaney replaces Raymond.
76 min...KC Koskins is injured checking VA Gullo conceding cornerkick from 8 yards.
77 min...KC defender blocks shot on right side of box.
78 min...VA Lay 40 yard freekick from right has VA Ferrin pop header from 12 yards that lands on top of net.
79 min...KC sub...Cole replaces Zelt.
........VA sub...Parker replaces Gullo.
81 min...KC defender gets back to edge of KC box to make check and is injured.
81 min...VA sub...Milidragovic replaces Ewart.
82 min...VA player's throw-in from left corner flag has VA player knock over end line on dribble.
83 min...KC Anthony Rego GOAL...KC Scott Hoogkamp from 30 yards passes ball forward to Rego who chips 20 yard shot from right into right side of net.
85 min...KC goalie 70 yard freekick down middle is caught by goalie.
86 min...VA Saleh controls long pass and rolls centering pass for VA Morris to shoot 22 yarder wide left of net.
88 min...VA Morris has 15 yard shot from right blocked and rescues ball on end line and 15 yard cross is caught by goalie over head on near post.
89 min...KC sub...Short replaces Nelson.
91 min...KC Standage stops VA clearance and blasts shot from 30 yards wide left of net.
92 min...VA player chips 45 yarder from left that VA Lay heads wide left from 15 yards down middle.
93 min...KC YELLOW card...Standage earns it for grabbing VA player at 40 yard line.
93 min...game ends 8:41pm.

Final Score:........Vaughan Azzurri..........3........Kingston Clippers........3.......

Attendance was about 45 on this cool evening with the temperature dropping quickly as the sun set. Fans would leave and come back with coats and blankets.

Clippers were able to answer the Azzurri's goals three separate times to not let them pull away.

This whole game atmosphere was greatly distracted by the football game taking place at the field beside here—part of St Joan of Arc Catholic High School. There were about 200 fans plus 100 players/coaches/staff/game officials at that game and it was loud with cowbells and cheering but I found the referee's whistling the worst as it was at least every minute at the end of each play. I couldn't tell the difference between them and can only assume that the players in our soccer game were closer to our referee and could hear him.

Referee Michael Stenbring gave out only one Yellow card that I noticed and that was to KC Henry Standage in second half injury time for a football grab and spin around at 40 yards to stop the remote chance that the Azzurri player would be able to run closer and take a last shot. Maybe he'd been watching the football players at halftime because players stayed on the soccer field as the dressing room for tonight was at the school about an 800 yard walk around away.

Vaughan had been eliminated last week from any chance of finishing first in the league (there are no playoffs). A lot of their players were missing including Joey Cicchillo who is third in league scoring at 16 goals as they were playing for York University who had a game yesterday afternoon in St Catharines against Brock. Stefan Popovic played in that game and scored their only goal but stayed welded to the subs' bench tonight. Andrew D'Souza had not seen action against Brock as the backup keeper and he was tonight's Vaughan goalie.

The tie today improves Vaughan's record to 11 wins, 7 draws, 4 losses for 40 points but tonight they drop to third place with the Woodbridge win. Kingston's record improves to 3 wins, 6 draws, 11 losses for 15 points and moves them up into a tie with Pro Stars for ninth although Clippers have played one more game.

Oakville Blue Devils look like a lock to win the championship this year...although they only earned a tie this weekend all the other teams have run out of games to catch them except Woodbridge Strikers who have enough games in hands to catch them if they run the table and OBD can't get any more results. Woodbridge did win tonight 5-0 against Pro Stars to keep the race going at least one more week.

For all other teams, they are getting by with second choice rosters because student athletes have returned to school. The Kingston roster tonight had only one starter from the July 5th League Cup game I saw them play. The interprovincial cup is next month (first announcement I heard today was at the TFCA game). I should get a chance next week when Blue Devils travel to Toronto to ask how many of their 'summer' players will be available to play the best team in Quebec.

Rocket Robin

Vaughan Azzurri starters

Kingston Clippers starters

VA Edward Lay (16) and Domenico Gullo (8) take opening kickoff.

Kingston shot into VA box.

VA Maurizio Ragone (13) Penalty kick goal.

VA Munir Saleh (10) freekick.

KC Santiago Rivera (5) and Branden Raymond (9) take second half kickoff.

midfield action

KC Rafa Rodriguez (12) takes throw-in.

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