Sept 16, 2016 – Durham United FA vs Kingston Clippers

Result and details from the Friday September 16, 2016 League 1 Ontario game between Durham United FA
and Kingston Clippers played at Kinsmen Park in Pickering at 8:00pm.

16 min…DUFA Jordan Dover GOAL…DUFA Raphael Reynolds chips long pass from 55 yards up middle and
charging Dover at 18 yards on right shoots over flying goalie Dustin Kemp at 8 yards into center of net.

63 min…DUFA Kashiff De Jonge GOAL…DUFA Taylor Lord chips from 60 yards in middle over to De Jonge
at 35 yards on left and he chips 30 yarder over goalie into right side of net.

78 min…DUFA Shaun Claud Lawson GOAL…DUFA Josh Paredes crosses from 70 yard line on left over
to streaking Lawson on right at 30 yards and he cuts towards middle on run and rolls 20 yarder under
goalie into middle of net.

90 min…DUFA Shaq Agard GOAL…Kingston goalie makes a poor clearance to a defender and Agard finds
himself alone at 12 yards on left and his low shot is into right corner of the net.

Final Score:….Durham United FA……..4……..Kingston Clippers………0……

Attendance was about 50 on this mild night but cool enough to keep most of the mosquitoes away.

This was certainly a turnaround for DUFA since I saw them last Friday at their other ‘home’ stadium in Oshawa.
That game they lost 4-0 to second place Woodbridge Strikers. I can think of two major reasons for the change.
They kept eleven men on the field so did not have to play after a Red card call for handball in their box
at 27 minutes. They also had their injured captain Taylor Lord back to start and play the full 90 minutes
(last Friday he only played the last 20 minutes). He commanded the defence and midfield.

DUFA had also played a midweek game on Wednesday night on the road against FC London that ended in a 2-2 tie. Seven of
tonight’s starters also started in that game just 48 hours earlier.

Peter Katarsaris earned the shutout for DUFA without having a lot to do. The defensive line of Raphael Reynolds,
Jordan Dover, Taylor Lord, and Aldo Maiorano broke up most of the Clippers final passes preventing shots on net.

DUFA were able to send long crosses and passes forward or across the field. Most noticeable to me were
the efforts by Bruce Cullen and Jordan Dover.

Referee Hassane Rifai gave out no cards in a game that was generally wide open with rush after rush each way.
DUFA were most upset by the number of times they were called offside in the second half. I was standing
about 40 yards downfield and couldn’t see if they had a gripe. Kashiff De Jonge swung his fist in the air when
he scored after having so many rushes called back.

Best non-scoring chances were at 30 minutes when DUFA Bruce Cullen sent in a cornerkick from the left and
the goalie swatted the ball away to the right and DUFA Christian Moncrieffe took a low 15 yard shot from
the right that the goalie smothered. 73 minutes had Mondcrieffe receive a short centering pass from the left
and his low 15 yard shot up the middle was stopped by the diving goalie. 86 minutes had KC Aaron Lyons
cross from 28 yards on the right and KC Eric Koskins twisted an 8 yard header wide left of the post.

The win improves Durham’s record to 11 wins, 6 losses, 3 ties for 36 points and third place in the
Eastern Conference. Vaughan Azzurri is in first place at 46 points with DUFA only having two games
to play.

The loss drops Kingston’s record to 7 wins, 8 losses, 5 ties for 26 points and fourth place in the East.

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Robin Glover

Robin Glover

Robin has been writing about soccer in the Toronto area for message boards and his own website since the early 1990s in the days of 2400 baud modems to USENET sites. In the 2014 season he attended 76 games in various leagues that played in the GTA area. Follow Robin on Twitter and on his website

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