Result of the Sunday November 1st, 2015 Inter Provincial Cup game between Oakville Blue Devils (Ontario) and CS Mont-Royal Outremont (Quebec) played at Ontario Soccer Centre Stadium in Vaughan Ontario at 1:30pm. This is the first leg of the two game series with the return taking place on November 14th in Quebec.
3 min…OBD Tyler Wason GOAL…OBD Taylor McNamara recovers MRO partial clearance from near MRO left corner flag at 22 yards on left and sends low cross from 15 yards that has Wason step forward at 6 yards while even with left post and tap ball into left corner of net with goalie Francis Monongo waiting in the center of net.
19 min…MRO Armel Dagrou GOAL…MRO Oussama Djema at 30 yards in center chips ball forward and Dagrou to get to bounce puts head down to head ball downward at 15 yards around goalie Karman Saini who leapt thinking Dagrou was going to pop header over him. Dagrou steps around him and rolls 5 yarder into open net with three sliding defenders too late to stop it.
36 min…OBD Tyler Wason GOAL…OBD Anthony Doran throw-in from 25 yard line on right is long and to right edge of box to OBD Filipe Vilela at 10 yards and he runs to end line and crosses into 6 yard box that slips between goalie and defender on right post and Wason slides and jabs 4 yarder from center to right corner of net over sprawling goalie.
65 min…OBD Khody Ellis GOAL…OBD goalie takes goal kick from 6 yards forward to OBD Filipe Vilela at MRO 45 yard line and he flicks ball backwards on header downfield between defenders and charging Ellis dribbles in from 30 yards on right and cuts towards net to kick 8 yarder over sprawling goalie and sliding defender into top left side of net.
Final Score:……..Oakville Blue Devils………..3……..CS Mont-Royal Outremont Griffons……………1………….
Attendance was about 100 on this cold and partly cloudy day with a strong wind the entire game from the west (which didn’t directly effect either team with the stadium alignment being north-south but effected crosses and corners). One woman at the start of the game said her phone app said the wind was 69km/hour.
The game started with OBD dominating the beginning and I thought the Ontario team would pull away but MRO Renan Dias had a 7 yard tap-in goal called back at 7 minutes for offside. After that the momentum swung back and forth the rest of the game although I’d still give the overall advantage to Oakville.
Best non-scoring chances were at 2 minutes when OBD Brandon Duarte after a run down the right wing rolled a cross from 25 yards into the box with OBD Anthony Doran in the center of the box back heeled the ball at 12 yards across to the left and OBD Tyler Wason clear on the left shoot that deflected off the head of a defender at 6 yards and fly over the net. The next minute he did score. 8 minutes had MRO Jean Pierre Ritch Andy cross from 25 yards on the left had MRO Armel Dagrou chest the ball down but the goalie dove out to 7 yards to prevent him getting away a shot. 18 minutes had MRO Khody Ellis rush up the middle and rolled a pass forward to OBD Filipe Vilela who continued in from the near right and at 25 yards chipped the ball over the charging goalie at 15 yards but the ball was over the net. Next minute OBD did score. 25 minutes had OBD Taylor McNamara take a 25 yard freekick on the left andthe goalie had to palm the ball over the bar to prevent OBD Brandon Duarte from heading in from 2 yards. 43 minutes had OBD McNamara send in a low centering cross from 25 yards on the left had a sliding Vilela not quite able to fully connect at 5 yards and the goalie saved. 62 minutes had MRO Riccardo Teoli cross from 40 yards on the left had the ball deflect off two MRO players in the box and deflect out for goalkick. 86 minutes had MRO Oussama Djema take an 18 yard shot down the middle that the goalie dived to stop. Injury time had OBD Vilela get a through ball pass poked to him and he rolled a 10 yarder that was tipped wide right for a cornerkick. The OBD goalie responded a minute later diving to block MRO Djaty Ange Guede’s 8 yard shot along the end line on the left post although it looked like the offside flag was up.
Referee Fabrizio Stasolla gave out five Yellow cards that I counted. Four were to OBD but one was for Hitesh Joshi taking too long to take a throw-in at 75 minutes (time wasting) and unused sub Macca Wilde for mouthing off from the bench. The game never got too rough although there was a pushing match between multiple players just before the halftime whistle. The trainers for both teams had to be brought in a few times.
Canada’s men’s national team head coach Benito Floro and his assistant took the ceremonial coin toss.
This time of year both sides would be playing with weakened rosters. Oakville’s last League 1 Ontario game was October 3rd when they clinched the title. From the last time I’d seen Oakville play on September 27th they were short starting-imports: defender Nick Muth who’d returned to the USA and midfielder Gary Giffin who’d returned to Scotland.
League 1 Ontario chairman Dino Rossi said that their own league’s U-23 restrictions were lifted for this competition because the Quebec teams were not using it. He said Mont-Royal Outremont were a much older team than OBD.
The trophy was brought to the game for show but there was no way it would be presented today.
Oakville is in a strong position with a two goal advantage for the return game in the suburbs of Montreal on Saturday the 14th.
I had been looking forward to this game for months and then last week thought I’d miss it because of the MLS playoff schedule showing games would be played on Sunday, not Saturday. But wait—Toronto FC crashed out so I could attend this game.