Toronto FC Academy vs Durham United: Match Report (June 21, 2015)

Results and details of the Sunday June 21, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between Toronto FC Academy and
Durham United FC played at KIA Training Centre in Downsview at 2:15pm.

8 min…A DUFC player makes a short chip into box and TFCA Klaidi Cela pulls down DUFC Joseph Roccasalva
at 10 yards. Referee Ramee Arbaji awards DUFC a Penalty kick and Yellow cards Cela.

9 min…Le Rohne Young shoots Penalty kick low to right and diving goalie Brogan Engbers dives to stop
it and smothers rebound before DUFC Justin Gordon can get to it.

50 min…DUFC Jordan Dover GOAL…Dover receives pass at 22 yards on right from DUFC Kristin Lee-him
and turns and fires shot into top left corner of net.

72 min…DUFC Kristian Lee-him GOAL…Lee-him dekes TFCA Thomas Mickoski after DUFC win a turnover
at TFCA 25 yard line and rushes up middle and rolls shot from 15 yards under sliding goalie at 8 yards
into right corner of net.

Final Score:…..Toronto FC Academy…….0……..Durham United FC……2….

Attendance was about 80 on this hot afternoon with a bright sun alternating with period of clouds in what
seemed to be five minute intervals. About one-quarter were DUFC supporters.

The game got rough at times with referee Ramee Arbaji eventually giving out three yellow cards
to each team–all except that penalty kick call in the second half.

Ben Cowman earned the shutout for DUFC by making a few key saves. He was helped immensely by blocks
by his defenders, by defenders poking the ball away from TFCA strikers, and other times by TFCA players
taking one too many passes to get in position for a perfect shot and ending up with nothing.

Best non-scoring chances were at 23 minutes when DUFC Joseph Roccasalva recovered a TFCA defender’s
whiff on a clearance attempt and turned around and took a 12 yard shot that deflected off the sliding
goalie at 7 yards and TFCA Kiadi Cela conceded a cornerkick by heading the ball away at 2 yards.
38 minutes had DUFC Le Rohne Young blasted a shot up the middle from 25 yards and the goalie made
a flying save to push the ball wide right of the post. 64 minutes had DUFC defenders block and stop
at least three TFCA chances on the edge of the box including blocked shots taken by Malik Johnson
and Rashon Phillip. 79 minutes had Leonard Sohn take a 15 yard shot from the left that was stopped
by the diving goalie at 8 yards. 87 minutes had DUFC Kashiff De Jonge work his way into the TFCA
box and his 10 yard shot near the right end line had the goalie deflect the ball over the net.

DUFC midfielder/captain Taylor Lord was on the bench (but not listed as a sub) as he’d broken his
hand last Saturday in their game against ANB Futbol.

Michael Stefano acted as head coach today for the Academy—a position he held for part of 2014.
Regular head coach Stuart Neely was probably away with the PDL Academy team on their road trip last
night in Dayton Ohio.

TFCA’s record falls to 3 wins, 0 ties, 4 losses for 9 points good for 8th place in the 12 team league.
DUFC improves to 4 wins, 2 ties, 2 losses for 14 points and a three way tie for 3rd place based
on Sigma FC and ANB Futbol winning yesterday. Woodbridge Strikers has a chance to jump back over
those teams with a game later tonight.

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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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