By Rocket Robin Soccer In Toronto
Sunday July 28, 2013
York Region Shooters 1 SC Waterloo 0
St Joan of Arc CHS, Vaughan
65 min…YRS Ali Hanam GOAL…Hanam blasts 25 yard shot
from left that deflects off SCW defender Dado Hadrovic
at 12 yards and pops over goalie Imad Hakura at 6 yards
and drops into right side of net.
93 min…SCW Shawn Brown steps around one defender
on right side of YRS box and another brings him down.
Referee Ramee Arbaji awards SCW a Penalty kick.
94 min…SCW Drazen Vukovic blasts low Penalty kick
that hits the left post and deflects to 18 yard line
where a defender clears.
94 min…game ends.
Attendance was about 100 on this warm early evening
with the sun coming out at the start of the second
half and the game ending before it got dark.
Adrian Ibanez earned the shutout for the Shooters
having to provide a few key saves but mostly
chances were minimized by the defenders Gerard Ladiyou,
Ricky Herron, Marcelo Capazzolo, and Fitzroy Christey
with Dino Gardener replacing Capazzolo at halftime.
Waterloo’s defence of Shawn Brown, Dado Hadrovic, Nemanja
Simeunovic, and Predrag Papaz kept the Shooters chances
down until the last 20 minutes when they had to open
up. They made a lot of clearing headers from their box.
Hadrovic had the ball deflect off him and get by the goalie
somewhat like the MLS Chivas USA vs Toronto FC game almost
two weeks ago.
Referee Ramee Arbaji gave out six Yellow cards that
I counted–three to each team. All the Shooters
cards were for complaining or time wasting. This
was a very rough game with Waterloo players trying
to draw fouls early and Arbaji waving play on. At
most they would be awarded freekicks. There were a
number of fans on both teams complaining about every
bit of contact and call.
Waterloo did not use any of their substitutions. They
had five players listed and warming up during halftime
plus an entire team because their Reserves Division
team had just finished playing Shooters Reserves before
this game started. Shooters won 3-1. Waterloo was
tiring in the second half while Shooters had refreshed
with five subs working their way into the game from
halftime onward. Poor Darazen Vukovic was limping
back towards his end to avoid being called offside
and wasn’t playing possum because when he did get
the ball on a pass, a swarm of defenders did
check him off the ball or intercepted his pass attempts.
Captain Vukovic is second in team scoring with
five goals while Adis Hasecic has ten and was
still on the field. I don’t follow the team close
enough to know who takes the Penalty kicks.
After the Shooters goal when Waterloo had to open
up to get the equalizer, shooters had two good chances
to put the game away before they conceded the Penalty
kick. 80 minutes had YRS Ricky West tap a pass
to the charging Gerard Ladiyou as they’d worked
their way up the middle and Ladiyou shot wide right
from 8 yards. 84 minutes had YRS West pass to the
left for YRS Vasileios Liagkos to shoot a low
22 yarder that was just wide right of the post.
Shooters earn their 8th win in a row and lead the league
with a 9 win, 2 loss, 1 tie record and a leading
goals against of 8 in 12 games played. Waterloo’s
record falls to 5 wins, 3 losses, 3 ties and after
other results this weekend should be in 5th place.
Jamaican international midfielder Ricky Edwards has
signed with the Shooters and is currently in New
York City waiting for Canadian visas/permits
before he can play.