2011 Boxing Day Bonanza (LIVE BLOG)

2011 Boxing Day Bonanza Champions:
Women’s: Lady Lynx – MVP: Kat Rogers
Men’s: Argentina – MVP: Matias DeMarco

LIVE BLOG: (Standings & Schedule are visible at the bottom of this page.)
Follow along on twitter for some play by play action of select matches:  @BramptonSoccer

07:32pm – We’re signing off people – I’ve got a wife and kid to go home to… …don’t hate.  See you all again this easter.

07:24pm – The buzzer sounds and Argentina are the Men’s 2011 Boxing Day Champions.

07:23pm – United pull their keeper after conceding a 2 minute penalty and despite their best efforts can’t get an equalizer.

07:14pm – Stavros Badunas scores and brings the game back into contention for United.  They need at least 1 more.

07:12pm – Argentina leading 2-0 now.  Fantastic goal by Rodrigo Quiroga!

07:05pm – Argentina still lead 1-0 at half time.  United are really going to have to step up the tempo if they want something out of this game.

06:58pm – Momentum is slowly starting to favour Argentina…. …and goal for Argentina.  1-0.

06:57pm – Tightly contested game thus far, but Argentina really does clean up nicely when carrying out from the backfield.

06:51pm – Argentina vs. United is finally underway… …only 11 minutes late too… …not bad; not quite Swiss Rail, but hey, we try.

06:46pm – Lady Lynx score a third and that’s how the match ends, with a 3-0 Lady Lynx win.  The Women’s 2011 Boxing Day Champions:  Lady Lynx.

06:33pm – Lady Lynx lead 2-0 with 10 minutes to go. The second goal was absolutely sublime interplay.

06:28pm – Half-time between Lady Lynx and Markham – 0-0.

06:19pm – Everything cleared up now.  United v Hustler Dinero ends 2-2 in regulation, however, Hustler Dinero are disqualified after a dismissed player re-entered the field of play after the final buzzer.  United advance to play against Argentina who handily beat Azadi 3-0.

06:03pm – Hearing reports that the United v Hustler Dinero game has been abandoned due to repeated scuffles.  The match ended 2-2 after regulation time.

05:59pm – Argentina lead 3-0 over Azadi.

05:54pm – Argentina now lead 2-0 and have dominated for the the entire 15 minutes that have been played.  Keep in mind that this is the same Azadi team that was losing 2-0 with 3 minutes to go, drew 3-3 and won on penalties.

05:53pm – Rumor has it that United and Hustler Dinero are tied 2-2, of course, I can’t confirm this as I watch a very one-sided affair on Field D.  (xoxo Gossip Girl)

05:48pm – Apparently I’m the poor, unfortunate soul left alone watching the Argentina v Azadi game on Field D while Field C overflows with spectators for the United v Hustler Dinero match, which United lead 2-1.

05:31pm – With just a minute to go, Markham finally break through Mystix stone-wall defence and lead 1-0.  I think this game may be done.

05:19pm – Mystix finally reversing momentum and applying pressure to the Markham goal.

05:16pm – The Markham Lightning v Mystix match is exciting, unfortunately all the action is concentrated in the BAS’ team’s half.

05:15pm – After a long siege on their goal by Markham, Mystix #31 trips up a Markham striker as she makes her way through the defence.  Yellow card and 2 minutes off.

05:11pm – The match between Markham Lightning and Mystix started off slowly but now Mystix are being subjected to a series of foul calls against them.

05:00pm – Down 2-0 with 3+ minutes to go, a team I described as “looking crestfallen” have come back to end the match 3-3 in regulation and win 5-4 in penalties.  Well Azadi.  A well earned Semi-Final appearance!

04:52pm – HOLY CRAP!  3-3 with just seconds to go.  Where was this Azadi time at kick off?

o4:51pm – I didn’t speak too soon – Internazionale now lead 3-1 again.  Wait, nope… …it’s 3-2.  This match looked like a damp squib at the outset but it’s really picking up pace.

04:49pm – Arguing with the referee in a game of this gravity is like asking styrofoam to become a precious metal.  It’s alchemy… …and we all know alchemy ain’t real.

04:47pm – Azadi score!  Did I speak too soon?

04:44pm – The momentum and possession in this game is so one sided for Internazionale at this point one would imagine that their keeper would have to go into anaphylactic shock for the tide to turn in Azadi’s favour.

04:36pm – Azadi  vs. Internazionale has kicked off and Internazionale are really taking a crestfallen looking Azadi team trailing 2-0, to task.  Still 12 minutes to play.

04:29pm – After a thrilling quarter final that ended 0-0, United defeat Punjab United 5-3 in penalties.

04:19pm – The first quarter final ends with Hustler Dinero beating Heaven’s Eleven 2-0.  Officially ending Lawrence Addo’s chance for a three-peat.

04:17pm – A gripping match between United and Punjab United.  United appear to have the upper hand at 0-0 with 2 minutes to go.

04:00pm – United vs. Punjab United is now underway.

03:59pm – GS United vs. Lady Lynx (Field C) and Markham United vs. Mystix (Field D) are the women’s semi-final match ups.  5:00pm kickoffs.

03:50pm – Markham Lightning lead 2-0 over WSFC (Women) and I think it’s safe to call this match with a minute left to go. Markham advance in 1st, Lynx in 2nd.  In the other grouping, Mystix and Windies draw 1-1 and Mystix advance in 2nd behind GS United and their 100% record.

03:27pm – Lady Lynx score again, it’s 2-0 and that’s how the match ends.

03:26pm – BAS doesn’t make a habit of getting people in trouble… …so if you saw our note earlier, don’t repeat it to anyone.  People need to make a living.

03:25pm – Lady Lynx now lead 1-0 over Woodbridge – looks like they’re sewing up the group with Markham who are set to play WSFC (Women) next.

03:10pm – Lady Lynx and Woodbridge Strikers have kicked off – so far the game is being played at a snail’s pace.

03:06pm – Azadi defeat Scorpions 1-0 thus putting them through with Argentina.

03:01pm – Red Star losing 2-0 to Fuego ensuring Fuego’s advancement and ousting Armada & Red Star themselves.  Internazionale and Fuego advance.

02:39pm – We interrupt our live blog to bring you the following message:  “Ladies!  How youuuuu doin’?”

02:36pm – Armada’s #18 (Sheva) ties it with 30 seconds to go.  What a goal!  A lot of industrious hard work and he finishes.  The game ends 1-1.  This leaves Armada with a shot to advance but entirely dependent on Red Star beating Fuego.

02:31pm – Against the run of play, Internazionale now lead Armada 1-0 and Armada’s keeper, Martire, appears to be hurt.

02:28pm – Argentina have defeated WSFC (Men) 4-0 and essentially sent them home packing.

02:25pm – Armada have a goal called back for not waiting for a restart whistle on a set piece.

02:21pm – Armada are pressuring but Internazionale look very secure at the back; it looks as though they’ll be tough to unlock.

02:15pm – Finally a game on Field D.  Big match for Armada who need all 3 points vs. Internazionale who’ve already clinched the group.

02:04pm – Lynx United 2 – 1 Uncle Sam’s Army – the match for 3rd and 4th is settled.  Neither team goes through, but we all hope Uncle Sam’s Army have their Nexus cards handy.

01:59pm – Final Destination 5 comes out this week at Rogers Video… …they made a Final Destination 2?  Why?

01:58pm – Since The Internationals forfeited their match, theres nothing to watch on Field D, so instead I’m just showing people this:  http://youtu.be/V2ZITfPhnwE

01:41pm – With the 0-0 draw between Heaven’s Eleven and Punjab United, the match between Lynx United and Uncle Sam’s Army is rendered meaningless as neither team can effect the final group standings for the top two who finish with 7 & 5 points, respectively.

01:38pm – United 4 -0 Hustler Dinero – that’s the final.  Very spirited game for 1st place in their group.  Meanwhile, Heaven’s Eleven and Punjab United have finished with a 0-0 draw.

01:30pm – After a muted 1-0 lead, United have just up and taken off on Hustler Dinero and lead 3-0 with 7.5 minutes to go.

01:12pm – GS United have throttled Windies 4-0 – biggest differential of the tournament.

01:06pm – Up next for the men is United v. Hustler Dinero – a good match to be sure, however, both teams have secured a spot in the Quarter Finals.  So now, it’s down to who finishes first and second.

01:05pm – Markham now lead 3-1, seconds to go…  It’s official – Markham Lightning 3 – 1 Lady Lynx.

01:03pm – …and just as I type that, Markham Lightning are up 2-1.

01:00pm – I excused myself for a minute to use the “loo” and Lady Lynx have tied it up…

12:43pm – Mystix have defeated the Rebels 3-1.

12:40pm – Despite loads of pressure, WSFC (Women) don’t manage to score and draw 0-0 with Woodbridge.  This makes the 3rd group matches for this group a bit more interesting.

12:34pm – Underdogs, WSFC (Women) are really taking the game to Woodbridge Strikers and should potentially be a goal or two up, especially after #11 put #7 through only to see her smash the face of the crossbar with a powerful shot.

12:21pm – WSFC (Men), Red Star and Uncle Sam’s Army join the list of teams who are mathematically eliminated from advancing.

12:16pm – Azadi win 3-0 over WSFC (Men).

12:15pm – Internazionale FC defeat Red Star 2-0.

12:00pm – PIZZA’S HERE MOFOS!

11:54am – Argentina defeat Scorpions 1-0 and Fuego win with the biggest margin of the day, so far, as they put 3 past Armada.

11:47am – First two tournament casualties are The Internationals (who forfeited) and X-Buka (who end with 3 points from the forfeit) are sent packing as Hustler Dinero and United advance.

11:39am – It’s official, The Internationals will be forfeiting their 3rd match after losing the first two.  I’m not going to comment, despite the fact that I want to.

11:33am – Punjab United win 1-0 over Uncle Sam’s Army who have now lost 2 of their 3 matches.

11:25am – Hustler Dinero win their second match on the trot with another win, this time 2-0 over Internationals.

11:24am – Porn sites are blocked on the City Of Brampton’s free WiFi, c’est la vie…

11:08am – After a controversial call and a straight red card resulting in a sending off, Heaven’s Eleven defeat Lynx United 2-1, scoring the game winner with only 2 minutes to go.

10:59am – United defeat X-Buka 1-0.

10:37am – Round 1 of women’s matches is complete with Lady Lynx, GS United, Windies and Markham Lightning all walking away with a full 3 points.

10:28am – Alexis Vaughan and the Windies come out on top as they defeat Chrico and the Rebels 1-0.  On field D, Markham Lightning defeat Woodbridge Strikers 2-0.

10:15am – Sabrina Chirco on one end and Alexis Vaughan  on the other;  The Rebels v Windies match-up sees what could potentially be the two highest ranked keepers in BAS history facing off against one another.

10:04am – GS United defeat Mystix 1-0 while WSFC (Women) fall just short of a dramatic comeback against Lady Lynx and lose 2-1.

09:54am – Women’s matches are well under way and Lady Lynx lead WSFC (Women) comfortably at 2-0.

09:40am – Argentina & Azadi draw 0-0, while Internazionale defeat Fuego 2-1.

09:26am – First penalty of the tournament scored by Internazionale over Fuego.  1-0 with 8 minutes to go.

09:17am – Armada 2-0 Red Star & Scorpions beat WSFC (men) 2-0 as well.

09:06am – Here’s a name from the past… Armada leads Red Star 1-0 with 3 minutes to go.

08:49am – Heaven’s Eleven 1-0 Uncle Sam’s Army (in the battle of the elaborately named squads) and United defeat Internationals 1-0 as well.

08:39am – first results are in as Punjab United and Lynx United draw 2-2 in the opening match, while Hustler Dinero take an early lead on their group beating X-Buka 1-0.

08:34am – We’re finally online.  It was technical difficulties* that made us late. (*I slept in.)

02:59am – First match kicks off in 5 hours…


STANDINGS:
DIVISION: 2011 BDB Women C
Rank Team GP W L D GF GA +/- CS FTS FPI Streak CPG PTS Last 5 (newest left)
GS United +6  5.00  Won-3  0.00   
Mystix (BDB) +1  5.00  Unbeaten-2  0.00   
Windies -3  5.00  Winless-2  0.00   
Rebels -4  5.00  Lost-3  0.00   
DIVISION: 2011 BDB Women D
Rank Team GP W L D GF GA +/- CS FTS FPI Streak CPG PTS Last 5 (newest left)
Markham Lightning +6  5.00  Won-3  0.00   
Lady Lynx +1  5.00  Won-1  0.00   
WSFC (women) -3  5.00  Winless-3  0.00   
Woodbridge Strikers -4  5.00  Winless-3  0.00   

DIVISION: 2011 BDB Men A
Rank Team GP W L D GF GA +/- CS FTS FPI Streak CPG PTS Last 5 (newest left)
Argentina +5  5.00  Unbeaten-3  0.00   
Azadi +4  5.00  Unbeaten-3  0.00   
Scorpions E  5.00  Lost-2  0.00   
WSFC (men) -9  5.00  Lost-3  0.00   
DIVISION: 2011 BDB Men B
Rank Team GP W L D GF GA +/- CS FTS FPI Streak CPG PTS Last 5 (newest left)
Internazionale FC +3  5.00  Unbeaten-3  0.00   
Fuego +4  5.00  Won-2  0.00   
Armada -1  5.00  Winless-2  0.00   
Red Star -6  5.00  Lost-3  0.00   
DIVISION: 2011 BDB Men C
Rank Team GP W L D GF GA +/- CS FTS FPI Streak CPG PTS Last 5 (newest left)
Heavens Eleven +2  5.00  Unbeaten-3  0.00   
Punjab United +1  5.00  Unbeaten-3  0.00   
Lynx Utd E  5.00  Won-1  0.00   
Uncle Sams Army -3  5.00  Lost-3  0.00   
DIVISION: 2011 BDB Men D
Rank Team GP W L D GF GA +/- CS FTS FPI Streak CPG PTS Last 5 (newest left)
United +6  5.00  Won-3  0.00   
Hustler Dinero -1  5.00  Lost-1  0.00   
X Buka -1  5.00  Won-1  0.00   
The Internationals -4  5.00  Lost-3  0.00   

SCHEDULES:
Round Robin Matches
Time Venue Home Score Visitor Match ID
08:00 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Punjab United 2 2 Lynx United 1001
08:00 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Hustler Dinero 1 0 X-Buka 1002
08:25 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Heaven's Eleven 1 0 Uncle Sam's Army 1003
08:25 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr D United 1 0 Internationals 1004
08:50 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr C WFSC (Men) 0 2 Scorpions 1005
08:50 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Armada 2 0 Red Star 1006
09:15 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Argentina 0 0 Azadi 1007
09:15 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Internazionale FC 2 1 Fuego 1008
09:40 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr C GS United 1 0 Mystix (BDB) 1009
09:40 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Lady Lynx 2 1 WSFC (Women) 1010
10:05 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Rebels 0 1 Windies 1011
10:05 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Markham Lightning 2 0 Woodbridge Strikers 1012
10:40 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Lynx United 1 2 Heaven's Eleven 1013
0:00 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr D X-Buka 0 1 United 1014
11:05 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Uncle Sam's Army 0 1 Punjab United 1015
11:05 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr D The Internationals 0 2 Hustler Dinero 1016
11:30 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Scorpions 0 1 Argentina 1017
11:30 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Fuego 3 0 Armada 1018
11:55 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Azadi 3 0 WSFC (Men) 1019
11:55 am Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Internazionale FC 2 0 Red Star 1020
12:20 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Mystix (BDB) 3 1 Rebels 1021
12:20 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Woodbridge Strikers 0 0 WSFC (Women) 1022
12:45 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Windies 0 4 GS United 1023
12:45 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Markham Lightning 3 1 Lady Lynx 1024
1:20 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Heaven's Eleven 0 0 Punjab United 1025
1:20 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Hustler Dinero 0 4 United 1026
1:45 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Uncle Sam's Army 1 2 Lynx United 1027
1:45 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D The Internationals 0 (forfeit) 1 X-Buka 1028
2:10 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Argentina 4 1 WSFC (Men) 1029
2:10 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Armada 1 1 Internazionale FC 1030
2:35 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Azadi 1 0 Scorpions 1031
2:35 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Red Star 0 2 Fuego 1032
3:00 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr C GS United 1 0 Rebels 1033
3:00 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Woodbridge Strikers 0 2 Lady Lynx 1034
3:25 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Windies 1 1 Mystix (BDB) 1035
3:25 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D WSFC (Women) 0 2 Markham Lightning 1036
Quarter Finals (Men Only)
Time Venue Home Score Visitor Match ID
04:00 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Heaven's Eleven 0 0 Hustler Dinero 1037
04:00 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D United 0 (5) 0 (3) Punjab United 1038
04:30 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Argentina 2 0 Fuego 1039
04:30 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Internazionale FC 3 (4) 3 (5) Azadi 1040
Semi Finals
Time Venue Home Score Visitor Match ID
05:00 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr C GS United 0 1 Lady Lynx 1041
05:00 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Markham Lightning - - Mystix 1042
05:30 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr C Hustler Dinero 2 (DQ) 2 United 1043
05:30 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Argentina 3 0 Azadi 1044
Finals
Time Venue Home Score Visitor Match ID
06:00 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D Lady Lynx 3 0 Markham Lightning 1045
06:40 pm Bramp. Soccer Cntr D United 1 2 Argentina 1046