By Rocket Robin Soccer In Toronto
Sunday October 21st, 2012
Toronto Croatia 4 Serbian White Eagles 0
Centennial Stadium, Etobicoke
13 min… TC Josip Keran GOAL
TC Marin Vucemilovic Grgic takes short cornerkick from left that TC Tonci Pirija taps back to him and he crosses into box where TC Josip Bonacin heads ball off bar from 8 yards. TC Sven Arapovic takes point blank shot from 6 yards that’s saved point blank by goalie Milos Durkovic and ball pops up. Keran flies over from right and heads 8 yarder through crowd of players into low left side of net.
50 min… TC Tihomir Maletic GOAL…
TC goalie Antonio Ilic punts ball upfield that bounces forward and TC Marin Vucemilovic Grgic at SWE 35 yards in middle and he passes to left for TC Hayden Fitzwilliams who runs forward and crosses
from 15 yards and Maletic in middle of box kicks in ball from 5 yards into left side of net.
54 min… TC Tihomir Maletic GOAL
TC Marin Vucemilovic Grgic freekick from 45 yards near left sideline has Maletic run from middle to left side of box and one-touch midair shot from 12 yards is into short left side of net.
86 min… TC Andelo Srzentic GOAL
TC Marin Vucemilovic Grgic takes 30 yard shot from left that was over flying goalie and hits right post and ball bounces into middle of box where Srzentic shoots 12 yarder over fallen goalie into middle of net.
Attendance was about 750 on this cool night. Where were these fans earlier in the year? A chance to bring out the ‘old country’ colours and sing and chant. The fans separated themselves without any security. No flares lit. The only laws broken were city bylaws against smoking on city property.
Antonio Ilic earned the shutout for Toronto Croatia. The TC goalies have now only allowed 13 goals in 24 games (regular season and playoffs). He had to make some important saves while the game was still close.
Referee David Barrie had control of this game and gave out five Yellow cards that I counted–three to SWE.
Best non-scoring chances were at 10 minutes when SWE Sasa Vukoje took a cornerkick from the right that had the ball fly over to the left and SWE Sasa Vukoje headed a 10 yarder from right that the goalie caught.
12 minutes had TC Petar Mingon after a run up the right sideline cross from 25 yards and TC Tihomir Maletic pushed the ball forward from 12 yards over to the right and his shot from 6 yards deflected off the foot of SWE Goran Vlaski for a cornerkick. First half injury time had SWE Richard West thread a through pass up the middle for SWE Zoran Rajovic to rush in on left and his low 12 yard shot from the far left was saved by the sprawling goalie.
49 minutes had SWE Rajovic push a ball up the middle from 22 yards and the goalie dove on it at 12 yards just a step ahead of the charging SWE West. (Note: The goalie then punted the ball upfield setting up the goal at 50 minutes which turned the game around). Croatia had some injury worries. Defender Josip Bonacin was hurt at 25 minutes when he headed away a cornerkick and he fell over injured. He hung in the game for another 6 minutes until he could be subbed.
90 minutes had Marin Vucemilovic Grgic have to be subbed for some kind of ankle injury. He was helped off the field and collapsed on the sideline and was worked on by the trainer.
The CSL final has now been set as earlier in the day we found out that Montreal Impact Academy had beaten York Region Shooters 3-1 which makes 11 wins in a row for Montreal. The game will be played this Saturday at 3:00 pm at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke.