2009 Boxing Day Bonanza (LIVE BLOG)

2009 Boxing Day Bonanza Champions:
Women’s: Scarborough Azzurri
Men’s: David House

7:12pm – Congratulations to David House (the team not a person) with the penalty shoot-out win.  Portly Piper put up a fight but House were resolute and maintained form to earn the win.  Well done.  Congrats!

6:52pm – Finally after copious amounts of penalties, and with extra time finishing 4:4, David House win 5:4 in the shoot out.

6:43pm – Extra time has finished with the score still at 4:4.  Portly’s Pipers lost their penalty shooter to two yellow for time wasting and what appeared to be dissent.

6:24pm – Extra Time is set to start as regulation ends 4:4.  West is, regardless of result, a very strong candidate for MVP.

5:59pm – Half Time Score:  David House 2:1 Portly Piper

5:49pm – Technical difficulties in the men’s final – Be back blogging momentarily.

5:34pm – Men’s Final set to kick off in 10 minutes.

5:32pm – Congratulations to Scarborough Azzurri with the late winner.  Coming back from 2:0 down, Scarborough clawed back, levelled with 2 minutes left and scored the winner off a set piece.  Well done.  Congrats!

5:16pm – 2:0 at the half in favour of Vaughan United.  Do Scarborough have it in them to claw back?

4:55pm – Kicking off in 5 minutes, follow the minute-by-minute via twitter @ http://twitter.com/BramptonSoccer – LETS GO GIRLS!4:43pm – Women’s final to kick off at 5pm where Vaughan United are set to face off against Scarborough Azzurri.  Men’s final at 5:45pm with David House squaring off against the Portly Pipers.

4:38pm – David House defeat Polonia, amidst controversy, and despite Polonia clawing back to 2:1 in the final minute only to find that House would score another with 20 seconds to go.  Final score – 3:1 David House.

4:28pm – Africa Unite knocked out (as the 2nd seed) by Portly Piper on a fortuitous penalty take.  Portly advances to the final.

4:11pm – Scarborough Azzurri upset the pre-knockout rankings by ousting Vaughan Azzurri in 1:0 thriller.

3:54pm – Ana Oliveira robs Benchwarmers of a semi birth by tapping in a rebound that had come out off the post.  This was with 3 seconds left and the match was over before she could even celebrate.  Well done, very well done.

3:51pm – If you stayed home today because you thought nothing good was going on, you REALLY missed out on a class match between Vaughan United and the Benchwarmers.  Wow.

3:41pm – Vaughan United’s #16 (Furtado) is running the show as she first draws them level with with header at the far post off an Oliveira shot that was deflected and then puts them ahead with a stunning solo run.

3:34pm – The women’s semis are underway and Benchwarmers have jumped out to an early lead against Vaughan United. Vaughan Azzurri v. Scarborough is yet to kick off due to the shoot out in the men’s match just before it.  Field C is cursed with the poor finishing jinx.

3:33pm – David House meet Polonia on Field C and Africa Unite meet Portly Pipers on D for the men’s semi finals.

3:31pm – Portly Piper advance after the second shoot out of the day with a 3:2 win while going 4 shooters deep.

3:21pm – Polonia advance with a 1:0 win over Superstars FC.

3:18pm – Portly Piper and Heartlake still level at 1:1 with 2 minutes to go.  Polondia lead 1:0.  Follow the play by play (sort of) on twitter at http://twitter.com/BramptonSoccer

3:11pm – Two footed lunge by Portly Pipe’s keeper results in a stopped scoring opportunity and a yellow card.

3:10pm – Polonia lead 1:0, meanwhile on field C Heartlake equalize through Pedro Figueroa.

3:03pm – Portly Pipers take an early lead as they also dominate the start of the match.  1:0

2:56pm – Scarborough Azzurri advance with a 2:1 penalty shoot out result.

2:48pm – Penalties on field C as Mess and Scarborough Azzurri draw 0:0 at the full time buzzer.

2:44pm – Impetus is on Woodbridge to level and they’re taking the initiative with a great deal of pressure.  With all that space at the back though, look to Moreno or Thomas (Vaughan Utd.) to take advantage and add to the lead.

2:32pm – Woodbridges keeper maintains the status quo at 1:0 by keeping Furtado’s strike out.  Anna Oliveira put Vaughan United ahead 3 minutes in with a clever strike.  1:0 Vaughan with 14 minutes to go.

2:25pm – Africa Unite and David House advance to the Men’s Semi’s while Heartlake, Polonia, Superstars & Portly Pipers fight it out in the Men’s Quarters.

2:16pm – Trina Byrne of Muskrat FC asked for a mention, so this is me, giving Trina Bryne of Muskrat FC a mention.

2:15pm – Superstars humble the Renegades 8:0 and Portly Piper edges out a 1:0 win against the Camel erm… ….Ninja Boots.

2:01pm – Dave Salt is A.N.G.R.Y

1:47pm – Inter Urma fighting for a chance to advance as Erin Mills loses to Heartlake.

12:59pm – Benchwarmers, if they hold out for a few more seconds will top Group D after beating Scarborough Azzurri 3:1.

12:55pm – Vaughan Azzurri top their group by winning 3 out of 3, capping the round robin off with a win over Woodbridge.

12:38pm – Who is this ‘David House’ and why does he keep winning;  if I see Hugh Laurie I’m going to lose it.  (Hugh Laurie = Dr. Greg House)

12:24pm – Inter Urma lose 2:1 to Erin Mills – great match.

12:21pm – Mike Lima (Inter Urma) is doing his best Spider-man impression while preventing Erin Mills from scoring their third.

12:14pm – Inter Urma v. Erin Mills at 1:1 with 10 to go.  Well contested match.

12:08pm – Portly Pipers & Polonia bring out the first 0:0 draw; meanwhile, Polonia Kitchener roll over Renegades.

11:54am – 2 brillaint goals and an own goal have made the Africa Unite v. Heartlake match the most exciting thus far.  Still 4:30 to go.

11:48am – More anecdotal commentary via Twitter – make sure you follow: http://www.twitter.com/BramptonSoccer

11:44am – Ladies United appear to be out of their element as the 5:0 loss to Vaughan United finally gets reported. (Sorry for the delay.)

11:42am – Africa Unite are 2:0 up after 4 minutes and have scored the most disgusting goal of the tournament so far.  Heartlake look frazzled.

11:31 – Vaughan Azzurri thoroughly dimiss Orange Crush with a 5:0 thrashing.

11:20am – Mess win again – 2-1 over Storm FC.

11:16am – Benchwarmers win 1:0 over Muskrat FC who look slated to be making an early exit.

11:09am – UBD lose second match, Woodbridge win 1-0 again.  A clear favourite is appearing in this group.

10:48am – Portly Pipers, deceptive name with a 5-0 win.

10:32am – Heartlake United defending well – looks as though they may hold out for the win.  5 minutes remaining and Inter Urma are pressuring.

10:24am – Heartlake United’s #10 from a clever through ball via Matt Ross, offers up an Henry-esque flick, turn and volley – putting his side ahead 1-0.

10:21am – Next to impossible to get match updates for the games I can’t see (’cause I’m one person covering 3 fields)… …but I’m trying, I’m trying.

10:16am – Just watched the tail end of Africa Unite v. Erin Mills and can honestly say it was the most exciting match of the day – a great kick off to the men’s side of the tournament.  Despite Africa’s exciting efforts to level, Erin Mills walked away with a 2-1 victory.

09:55am – Finally Muskrat FC applying pressure to equalize – may not be enough time left.

09:48am – Mess (aka Burlington) are very comprehensively thrashing Ladies United. It’s 8:0 after 14 minutes and it looks as though more goals are coming.

09:41am – Scarborough Azzurri dominating over Muskrat FC.

09:32am – Benchwarmers receive a 1:0 forfeit victory over Toronto United – shame the tournament has to suffer through that sort of thing.  In the other match, Vaughan United beat Storm FC 4:3 – great attack/poor defending?

09:23am – First match ends with Vaughan Azzurri convincingly dominating to a 2:0 victory.

09:12am – Vaughan put distance between themselves and UBD by going 2:0 up.

09:10am – First goal of the tournament by Vaughan Azzurri’s #10.  Clever pot shot from the top of the box in off the far post.  Keeper didn’t stand a chance.

09:01am -Kicking off in a matter of minutes.  Vaughan Azzurri v. United Black Devils are set to kick off the ladies side of the tournament.

01:36am – Standings and schedules finally online and ready for the big day. Good luck to all participants and we’ll see you out there, on the pitch, in 6.5 hours.

12:06am – First round of matches kick off in 9 hours – visit this page to keep up to date with what’s happening at the tourney or follow Brampton Adult Soccer on Twitter – here’s the link: http://www.twitter.com/BramptonSoccer


STANDINGS:
Men’s Group B:
Rank Team GP W L D GF GA +/- CS FTS PTS
1 Africa Unite 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3 1 0 9
2 Heartlake United 3 1 1 1 6 6 E 0 0 4
3 Erin Mills 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 0 0 4
4 Inter Urma 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 0 1 1
Men’s Group C:
Rank Team GP W L D GF GA +/- CS FTS PTS
1 Portly Pipers 3 2 0 1 6 0 +6 3 1 7
2 Polonia 3 2 0 1 5 0 +5 3 1 7
3 Ninja Boots 3 0 2 1 0 3 -3 1 3 1
4 Caledon FC 3 0 2 1 0 8 -8 0 3 1
Men’s Group D:
Rank Team GP W L D GF GA +/- CS FTS PTS
1 David House 3 3 0 0 10 3 +7 1 0 9
2 Superstars FC 3 2 1 0 12 4 8 1 0 6
3 Polonia Kitchener 3 1 2 0 6 6 E 1 0 3
4 Renegades 3 0 3 0 0 15 -15 0 3 0
Women’s Group B:
Rank Team GP W L D GF GA +/- CS FTS PTS
1 Vaughan Azzurri 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 3 0 9
2 Woodbridge 3 2 1 0 2 2 E 2 1 6
3 Orange Crush 3 1 2 0 0 6 -3 1 2 3
4 United Black Devils 3 0 3 0 0 6 -6 0 3 0
Women’s Group C:
Rank Team GP W L D GF GA +/- CS FTS PTS
1 Mess 3 2 0 1 11 2 +9 1 0 7
2 Vaughan United 3 2 0 1 10 4 +6 1 0 7
3 Storm FC 3 1 2 0 14 6 +8 1 0 3
4 Ladies United 3 0 3 0 0 23 -23 0 3 0
Women’s Group D:
Rank Team GP W L D GF GA +/- CS FTS PTS
1 Benchwarmers 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 2 0 9
2 Scarborough Azzurri 3 2 1 0 3 3 E 2 0 6
3 Muskrat FC 3 1 2 0 1 2 -1 1 2 3
4 Toronto United 3 0 3 0 0 3 -3 0 3 0

SCHEDULES:
Round Robin Matches
Time Venue Home Score Visitor
9:00 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(B) Vaughan Azzurri 2 0 United Black Devils
9:05 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Vaughan United 4 3 Storm FC
9:10 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Benchwarmers 1* 0 Toronto United
9:25 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(B) Woodbridge 1 0 Orange Crush
9:30 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Mess 8 0 Ladies United
9:35 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Scarborough Azzurri 1 0 Muskrat FC
9:50 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(B) Erin Mills 1 2 Africa Unite
9:55 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Caledon FC 0 5 Portly Piper
10:00 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) David House 4 0 Renegades
10:15 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(B) Heartlake United 1 1 Inter Urma
10:20am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Polonia 2 0 Ninja Boots
10:25 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Polonia Kitchener 1 3 Superstars FC
10:40 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(B) United Black Devils 0 1 Woodbridge
10:45 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Storm FC 1 2 Mess
10:50 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Muskrat FC 0 1 Benchwarmers
11:05 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(B) Orange Crush 0 5 Vaughan Azzurri
11:10 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Ladies United 0 5 Vaughan United
11:15 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Toronto United 0 1* Scarborough Azzurri
11:40 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(B) Africa Unite 3 2 Heartlake United
11:45 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Portly Pipers 0 0 Polonia
11:50 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Renegades 0 3 Polonia Kitchener
12:05 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(B) Inter Urma 1 2 Erin Mills
12:10 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Ninja Boots 0 0 Caledon FC
12:15 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Superstars FC 1 3 David House
12:30 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(B) Woodbridge 0 2 Vaughan Azzurri
12:35 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Mess 1 1 Vaughan United
12:40 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Benchwarmers 3 1 Scarborough Azzurri
12:55 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(B) Orange Crush 3 0 United Black Devils
01:00 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Storm FC 10 0 Ladies United
01:05 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Muskrat FC 1* 0 Toronto United
01:20 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(B) Erin Mills 2 3 Heartlake United
01:25 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Polonia 3 0 Caledon FC
01:30 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) David House 3 2 Polonia Kitchener
01:45 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(B) Inter Urma 0 1 Africa Unite
01:50 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Portly Piper 1 0 Ninja Boots
01:55 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Superstars FC 8 0 Renegades
Quarter Finals
Time Venue Home Score Visitor
02:30 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Mess 0(1) 0(2) Scarborough Azzurri
02:30 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Vaughan United 1 0 Woodbridge
03:00 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Portly Piper 0(3) 0(2) Heartlake United
03:00 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Polonia 1 0 Superstars FC
Semi Finals
Time Venue Home Score Visitor
03:30 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Vaughan Azzurri 0 1 Scarborough Azzurri
03:30 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Benchwarmers 2 3 Vaughan United
04:00 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) David House 3 1 Polonia
04:00 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(D) Africa Unite 0 1 Portly Piper
Finals
Time Venue Home Score Visitor
05:00 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) Vaughan United 2 3 Scarborough Azzurri
05:45 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr(C) David House 4(5) 4(4) Portly Piper