By Rocket Robin Soccer In Toronto
Sunday July 1st, 2012
Brampton City United 2 SC Waterloo 0
Victoria Park, Brampton
34 min… BCU Mark Jankovic GOAL
BCU Andy Garcia takes 35 yard freekick from the left into a crowd of players in the box and the ball deflects off a body to Jankovic who kicks 12 yarder up middle that’s saved by sprawling goalie Imad Hakura. Jankovic gets to the 6 yard rebound and shoots low into the left corner of net.
78 min… BCU Milos Scepanovic GOAL
Scepanovic receives pass on left from BCU Alex Braletic and after a short run shoots 12 yarder over sliding goalie into net.
Attendance was about 80 on this very hot and humid day with a bright sun in the south west. I was waiting all week for an announcement that the starting time of the game would be changed (as some other teams had delayed their games in the last few weeks–including MLS Toronto FC the Saturday before) but the stadium was booked for a CSL Reserves League game between these two clubs’ ‘B’ teams right after this game.
We were not kept in the dark about the score in the Euro Cup final because the PA announcer was listening to the broadcast from his SUV but he became less enthusiastic as Italy got further behind.
The drive home was easy as their were no honking horns on my drive back east through the border of Woodbridge.
Jason Lopes earned the shutout for BCU. He had some important saves to make but both goalies benefited from the frequent offside calls made on most of the through passes tried during the game.
It was a rough game but referee Stephen DePiero kept the teams under control giving out some Yellow cards. It appeared as if SC Waterloo manager Vojislav Brisevis was sitting on the players bench but suspended head coach Lazo Dzepina was yelling instructions from the stands and opposite sideline to SC Waterloo players the entire game.
Best non-scoring chances were at 55 minutes where BCU Jean Tshimpaka made a long run on the left holding off a defender and getting away a low 12 yard shot that the sliding goalie stopped. Tshimpaka was injured on the play and was still limping when he was subbed off five minutes later.
60 minutes had SCW Drazen Vukovic being tapped over a freekick at 25 yards and he shot down the middle just wide right of the post. SCW Shawn Brown couldn’t win a Penalty kick when he was bumped
over running into the BCU box at 73 minutes. 2nd half injury time had Vukovic rush on the left and deke the charging goalie on the edge of the box but his 12 yard shot deflected off a retreating defender for a cornerkick.
The win vaults BCU into a tie for 5th place with a 4-2-2 record. SC Waterloo after a fast start at the beginning of the season falls to 3-6-0 and 11th spot.
This report is later than usual as when I got home I had supper and then draped a Canadian flag over my shoulders and walked down to Mel Lastman Centre among some wearing Spanish soccer team jerseys and folks who’d been at the Pride parade in the afternoon and watched the band Slakadeliqs and then the fireworks for Canada Day.