Results and details of the Sunday May 17, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between Oakville Blue Devils
and Pro Stars FC played at Sheridan College in Oakville at 4:00pm.
32 min…OBD Adrian Butters GOAL…OBD Taylor McNamara takes low cornerkick from left has
OBD Nick Muth run through box on left as decoy and Butters who was waiting for it fires 7 yarder
down middle into left side of net.
37 min…Pro Stars David Alva GOAL…PS Leaford Allen with back to goal as defender was blocking
him at 20 yards in middle rolls ball downfield to left where PS Jordan Piccinin crosses
across 6 yard box and charging Alva pokes in 5 yarder to the open left side of net.
46 min…OBD Nick Muth RED card…PS Pawel Sokolowski crosses from left end line and charging
PS Rachaun Palmer runs forward and his body deflects ball from 6 yards towards goal and he flick
heads 1 yarder from middle to open left side of goal where defender Muth puts his hand up to punch
away ball. Referee Scott Milliquet ejects him and awards a penalty kick.
46 min…Pro Stars Jordan Piccinin GOAL…Piccinin blasts low shot to right side of net
as goalie Karman Saini flies to left.
84 min…OBD Anthony Doran GOAL…OBD Anthony Novak rush down left and cross from 20 yards
has Doran even with right post duck and head 7 yarder into open right side of net.
87 min…OBD Anthony Doran GOAL…OBD Anthony Novak on rush to 25 yard line chips ball
forward to Doran who is between two defenders to shoot 10 yarder up middle into right side of net.
94 min…game ends.
Final Score:….Oakville Blue Devils………3……..Pro Stars FC……..2……
Attendance was about 250 on this warm and sunny afternoon.
This was a game between two of the three ‘new’ teams to League 1 Ontario for 2015. The Oakville
Blue Devils are the same organization, with even some of the players, that played in the
PDL League last year as the Toronto Lynx. They play at Sheridan College in Oakville—always
matinee games as there are no lights at this stadium.
The team has used the name ‘Oakville Blue Devils’ before when they played ten years ago in the
CPSL—winning the championship in 2005–as a farm team for Toronto Lynx when that team was
in the A-League. Blue Devils have an agreement with the powerful Oakville Soccer Club and
they have their Lynx Academy so they shouldn’t have the team too weakened by players returning
to college in August. Oakville mayor Rob Burton took the ceremonial opening kickoff today.
Referee Scott Milliquet gave out two yellow cards and the direct red—that I counted—all
to Blue Devils players.
Pro Stars forward Leaford Allen seemed to have the best non-scoring chances all by himself
when at 5 minutes when a PS player chipped a cross from 30 yards on the left that he charged
and leapt to try to chip from 10 yards down the middle but the goalie caught it 6 yards.
At 22 minutes he chipped a through ball kick over the goalie into the net from 15 yards but
it was called back offside. 25 minutes had him appear to clap the face of OBD Chris Karafilov
knocking him over to get by and his open shot from 15 yards up the middle was into the left side
of the net but was flagged by the referee’s assistant for the foul. He was injured between the
tieing and winning OBD goals and was not replaced as the team had apparently made their
five subs. (although I only counted four).
Until Allen was injured the Pro Stars had played almost the entire second half with a man advantage.
Nick Muth is one of only two imports on OBD–(No he’s not from Uruguay—Luis Saurez 2010 World Cup
handball joke—but from Knoxville Tennessee USA). OBD actually played better when a man down.
Oakville improves to a record of 3 wins, 0 ties, 0 losses. I saw games on Friday night and Saturday
night where Durham United then Sigma FC played their third games of the year but earned only ties
to go with their 2 wins. The Saturday night game I couldn’t get to, had Vaughan Azzurri improve
to 3-0-0. Blue Devils win so I didn’t jinx every perfect team! Pro Stars record falls to 0 wins,
1 tie, 2 losses.