Vaughan and Oakville remain undefeated after scoreless draw

Results and details of the Sunday May 24, 2015 League 1 Ontario game between Vaughan Azzurri
and Oakville Blue Devils played at McNaughton Turf in Maple at 2:00pm.

87 min…OBD RED card…Filipe Vilela earns a direct ejection when he rolls a 20 yard shot wide
left of the goal from the right and injures VA Dena Iezady with a kick to the head. Referee Micheal
Stenbring first consulted with his assistant Kuizan Weekes on the sideline for details
of what happened. (I was watching the ball roll wide of the net as was the Livestream feed
so we missed it). Iezady may have already been down before the kick.

Final Score:……Vaughan Azzurri…….0…….Oakville Blue Devils…….0…..

Attendance was about 100 on this hot day with the sun out in the south west until the second
half when there were periods of overcast.

Referee Michael Stenbring gave out two yellow cards to each team (as well as the red) all
in the second half in a game that did get rough. VA Henry Moody had to be subbed after 16 minutes
after a goalmouth collision. There were a lot of bumps and close marking and a dust up during
the sending off.

Shutouts were earned by goalies Dayne St Clair of Vaughan and Daniel Voci for Oakville. Both had to
make some key saves but were also lucky for some inaccurate shooting from opponents.

Best non-scoring chances were at 10 minutes when OBD Tyler Wason received a long pinpoint pass
from 60 yards and he chipped a 15 yarder over the goalie but just wide left of the post. 24 minutes
had VA Jonathan Lao take a 45 yard freekick from the right that VA Daniel Gogarty was able to pop
up a header at 6 yards on the left that the goalie was able to catch before a VA Matthew Arnone
could head it in from 4 yards on the right post. The next minute VA Dayonn Harris chipped
the goalie at 25 yards up the middle but the retreating defender OBD Chris Karafilov was able
to clear the bouncer off the line. First half injury time had VA Lao cross from 28 yards on the
right that was popped up on a backwards header by VA Mario Kovacevic at 8 yards over
to VA Joseph Amato who chested the ball down at 8 yards on left and partly whiffed on a 7 yarder
from the center that the goalie dove over to the left post to smother. 63 minutes had VA Lao
take a 40 yard freekick from the right and VA Jackie Cooper ducked and headed a 12 yarder
just over the bar. 68 minutes had Lao take a 20 yard freekick from the left that the flying
goalie pushed wide left of the post. 72 minutes had VA Malcolm Loukides send a 40 yard chip
forward down the middle that VA Harris shot a 20 yarder that the goalie pushed wide left
of the post. 83 minutes had OBD Filipe Vilela tip a ball past VA defender Daniel Gogarty at 40 yards
and on the resulting breakaway ran in then chipped the goalie from 22 yards but the ball went over the net.

Both sides came into the game as the last two teams with perfect records at 3-0-0. Both teams
improve to 3-1-0 and hold onto first place. There a no playoffs in the league so first place
wins the championship. There is League Cup for the other trophy.

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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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