By Rocket Robin Soccer In Toronto
Saturday October 15, 2011
Serbian White Eagles 6 Brampton City United 0
Centennial Stadium, Etobicoke
26 min … SWE Kirie Dimitrov GOAL
Dimitrov rushes on left and beats goalie Jacob Matthews to ball at 25 yards and rolls shot into right corner of empty net.
36 min … SWE Salvin Lammie GOAL
SWE Alex Braletic rushes on right and eludes goalie on edge of box and runs to near end line and crosses to middle and Lammie shoots low 18 yarder between two defenders at 5 yards into center of net.
51 min … SWE Alex Braletic GOAL
Braletic beats offside trap and runs in on right from 40 yards and pokes shot by charging goalie at 15 yards and ball rolls into open net.
55 min … Kodzo Awitor replaces Jacob Matthews as BCU goalie.
68 min … SWE Milos Scepanovic GOAL
Scepanovic rushes on breakaway down middle and rounds goalie at 18 yards and blasts 6 yard shot into middle of open net.
91 min … SWE Sasa Viciknez GOAL
SWE Sasa Vukoje 15 yard shot down middle has goalie make point blank save and Viciknez shoot 10 yard rebound into top right corner of net.
Attendance was about 120 on this cold and extremely windy night. Most of the day had been almost as cold and it had rained earlier in the day. One standard of lights suddenly blew out at 80 minutes leaving the field almost dark between the 30 and 50 yard line in the north.
BCU had finished fourth in the regular season but were pressured into playing the first game in the series at home against the fifth place White Eagles because they might not have been able to play a game at their home field of Victoria Park as the season changes and the weather gets worse. Last week the weather was mild and sunny. Because of the rainfall in the last three days, it would be almost expected that the City of Brampton wouldn’t have let them use their field.
BCU couldn’t use regular goalie Roy Blanche because he had been Red carded in the first game of the series. It was a head scratcher why BCU officials bypassed back up Kodzo Awitor for their Reserves team goalie Jacob Matthews as today’s starter. Young Matthews was caught in bad spots a few times in this game.
Milos Djurkovic earned the shutout for White Eagles having to make a few stops to preserve a perfect series as the result was not in doubt after SWE got their two opening goals so close together. BCU started off pressing in the first 15 minutes with the north wind at their backs but the two SWE goals effectively ended the series.
Mohamed Abdul Alla and his fellow all-Quebec crew officiated the game and gave out some Yellow cards to keep the game in check. White Eagles waited until 55 minutes before gradually emptying their bench although there was no hacking by BCU getting beat so bad.
Best non-scoring chances were at 10 minutes when BCU Andy Garcia chipped at 35 yard freekick from the right that had BCU Richard West head a 7 yarder that the goalie blocked and knocked wide left for a cornerkick.
At 16 minutes SWE Kirie Dimitrov rushed on the left and crossed low and BCU Cameron Medwin shank a clearance at 10 yards and the ball spun backwards and the goalie had to leap to catch it just under the bar on the right post.
28 minutes had SWE Ricardo Manguia Perez send a header from 15 yards down the middle that was caught by the goalie.
At 34 minutes West intercepted the SWE goalie’s clearance and rushed on the left and took a 15 yard shot from the extreme left just wide right of the post. First minute of the second half had BCU Marcos Nunes take a 22 yard shot from the right that the diving goalie pushed wide left of the post.
54 minutes had SWE Salvin Lammie in middle roll a pass to the left and SWE Milos Scepanovic kicked a 15 yard shot into the outside webbing of the net.
At 65 minutes SWE Alex Braletic on a 2 on 1 on left passed to Scepanovic who steps back for ball and takes a 22 yard shot that was saved by the flying goalie at 10 yards.
87 minutes had BCU Kevin Omokhua at 8 yards stepped on the ball when he was closely marked by a defender and rolled a pass back to BCU Judah Hernandez who took a 12 yard shot up the middle that was saved by the diving goalie.
White Eagles won’t know who they’ll play or where they’ll play until the tomorrow’s games takes place. As the fifth seed, if Capital City beats Montreal they will play in Ottawa next week. If Montreal wins, they will play the Impact Academy in Etobicoke. (expecting that tomorrow’s Toronto Croatia vs Mississauga Eagles match will be a Croatia win which seems likely with them holding a 4-0 lead). The night/afternoon is unknown as Rogers Community television really wants somebody to play on Friday as they have airtime to fill.