27, 2004: Toronto Supra - Durham Storm 1-0
Durham Storm showed good courage in holding
an aggressive Supra squad for most of the game until forward
and team captain Danny Amaral headed home his 14th goal of
the season at the 76th minute mark.
The win gives Supra a 14-1-4 WLT record for
an impressive 46 points, having already secured the Eastern
Conference. Their final league game will be played on Thursday
against Metro Lions.
Durham Storm completed their inaugural season
in the CPSL with a flurry despite the narrow 1-0 loss, having
won their only two games and tied one during the past 10 days,
finishing with a 2-17-1 record for seven points.
24, 2004: Durham Storm - St. Catharines Roma Wolves 3-2
Durham Storm continued its late-season surge
with a 3-2 win over St. Catharines Wolves and pulled off its
second win of the season and a three-game unbeaten string.
St. Catharines veteran midfielder Lucio Ianeiro
opened the scoring at the 15 minute mark for his team at the
Civic Stadium in Oshawa but Storms Edson Bersedan tied
the game for a 1-1 score at the break.
Domico Coddington put Durham ahead, Paul Rayment
made it 3-1 and St. Catharines Tony Carbonara cut the
lead to 3-2 in the closing minutes for the final score.
Durham improves to 2-16-1 for 7 points and
with one game remaining will end the season at the foot of
the Eastern Conference and St. Catharines are in a similar
position in the west, they have a 3-11-5 record for 14 points
with one game to go.
19, 2004: Metro Lions - Durham Storm 1-3
Durham Storm were full value for their first
win of the season against a team celebrating a popular 1-0
win over visiting Jamaican side Portmore United on Sunday.
Domico Coddington struck twice for Durham, at 21 and 71 minutes
and his third goal in two games, while Edson Berseda accounted
for the third at the 36th minute mark.
Darryl Gomez scored the Lions' goal at the
45th minute mark.
17, 2004: Durham Storm - London City 1-1
Durham Storm picked up their first point of
the season at the Civic Stadium and took the lead with a goal
at the 11th minute mark by Domico Coddington, but Fred Nunziata
tied the score for London City almost on half-time for a 1-1
tie at the break and which held up to the end.
London City remain in the playoff picture
with a 6-8-3 record for 21 points, with games against Brampton
Hitmen, Toronto Supra and Toronto Croatia remaining.
12, 2004: Brampton Hitmen - Durham Storm 8-0
Brampton Hitmen, led by three goals from forward
Paul Daccobert and two by midfielder Bayete Smith, overwhelmed
Durham Storm 8-0 at Victoria Park in Brampton Sunday afternoon,
the only game played in the Canadian Professional Soccer League.
It was the second 8-0 loss by the Durham Region team in three
days after losing by the same score to Toronto Croatia on
Brampton captain Phil Ionadi opened the scoring
against Durham Storm on Sunday with a goal at 6 minutes, Bayete
Smith added a second five minutes later and forward Kurt Mella
struck a third at 41 minutes for a 3-0 score at the break.
Paul Daccobert scored his first of three for
4-0 at 61 minutes, defender Milodrag Akmadzic hit the fifth
Brampton goal four minutes later, Daccobert scored his second
for 6-0 at 70 minutes, Smith struck his second for 7-0 one
minute later and Daccobert completed his hat-trick at 78 minutes
for the 8-0 final score.
10, 2004: Durham Storm - Toronto Croatia 0-8
Durham Storm failed to cope with the much
superior Toronto Croatia Friday night and with four goals
in each half the Mississauga-based outplayed the home opposition
Croatia forward Leo Laurito scored twice at
nine and 40 minutes, and Halburto Harris also scored two (11
and 48 minutes), while singles went to Ante Pavlovic (43 minutes),
Edin Kalic, his sixth of the season at 58 minutes, Antonijo
Zupan (67 minutes) and Zyjen Kresic at 70 minutes.
1, 2004: St. Cathrines Roma Wolves - Durham Storm 2-1
Carlo Arghittu opened the scoring at the 32nd
minute mark for a 1-0 half-time St. Catharines lead on Wednesday,
but Storm's Domico Coddington tied the game 1-1 20 minutes
into the second half.
Arghittu headed in the winner at 84 minutes
when he took a cross from Anthony Strangers on the right wing
to score well out of the reach of Durham goalkeeper Devon
It was St. Catharines' third win of the season
for a 3-9-5 WLT record for 14 points, while Durham Storm lose
their 14th game of the season.
27 , 2004: Durham Storm - Hamilton Thunder 0-3
Hamilton Thunder forward Stalin Cardenas led
his team with two goals to a 3-0 shutout of Durham Storm at
the Civic Stadium in Oshawa, one of two games played in the
Canadian Professional Soccer League Friday.
worsens to 13 league defeats in their inaugural CPSL year
and will finish at the foot of the Eastern Conference when
they finish the season late September.
20 , 2004: Durham Storm - Toronto Supra 2-7
Toronto Supra disposed of Durham Storm by
a 7-2 score in the game at the Civic Stadium and the game
was never in doubt following Domagoj Sains opening goal
after two minutes. Adam Pacheco increased the lead to 2-0
at 25 minutes and Pedro Dias made it 3-0 for Supra at 32 minutes,
the half-time score.
Danny Amaral struck his fifth goal of the
season for Supra to make it 4-0 three minutes into the second
half, before Jahmo Welch found the net for Durham to make
it 4-1 at the 54th minute mark.
Just one minute later, the Toronto team increased
the lead to 5-1 on a goal by Frank Cardona at 55 minutes and
Cardona scored again at the 85th minute mark to make it 6-1
In a player shuffle, Durham goalkeeper Zane
Henderickson was moved into an attacking role and scored Storms
second goal at 87 minutes and Supras Fabio Silva closed
the scoring 90 minutes for a 7-2 score at the final whistle.
6 , 2004: Durham Storm - North York Astros 1-3
In the North York Astros 3-1 victory over
Durham Storm at the Civic Stadium in Oshawa, Alen Majstorovic
Raffy Der Bedrossian and Sergio Gutierrdz scored for the Astros
while Richard Gayle struck the lone goal for Durham.
23, 2004: Toronto Croatia - Durham Storm 4-0
Toronto Croatia was impressive in its game
with the struggling Durham Storm and registered a 4-0 victory
over the team from Durham Region at Memorial Park in the Streetsville
community of Mississauga.
Zvjezdan Kresic, first goal of the season
was the fourth at 87 minutes for Toronto Croatia in the 4-0
19, 2004: Hamilton Thunder - Durham Storm 7-0
Hamilton Thunder were superior in every department
to romp 7-0 over winless Durham Storm at Brian Timmis Stadium,
the only game played in the Canadian Professional Soccer League
Hamilton's Ian Bennett (11 and 41 minutes)
scored twice in the 7-0 blitz of Durham Storm, while singles
were struck by Matthew O'Connor at 15 minutes, Sasa Milaimovic
at 21 minutes, Edmilson De Carvalho at 38 minutes, Alex Arbelo
at 47 minutes and Miles O'Connor scored the seventh at 64
16, 2004: Durham Storm - Metro Lions 0-6
Metro Lions continued on their winning way
with a resounding 6-0 defeat of Durham Storm in one of three
gamed played in the Canadian Professional Soccer League Friday.
The victory, at the Civic Stadium in Oshawa, gives the Lions
a 7-game winning streak in league and open Canada Cup competition
since June 8 and maintains the Scarborough-based teams
position on top of the Eastern Conference. It is the second
6-0 loss for Durham Storm following a similar loss against
Border Stars on July 10 and its the Durham Region teams
eighth loss in as many games in league competition.
Hayden Fitzwilliams scored twice for Metro
Lions in the 6-0 win, at 6 and 19 minutes after Lions
forward Craig Patton opened the scoring five minutes after
the kickoff, his fifth goal of the season.
The 3-0 half-time score was increased to 4-0 by Aaron Benjamin
at 52 minutes, Caswain Mason made it 5-0 at the 68th minute
mark and Justin Phillips at 85 minutes completed the scoring
for a 6-0 final.
10, 2004: Border Stars - Durham Storm 6-0
Three goals in each half gave Border Stars
an overwhelming 6-0 victory over Durham Storm to delight soccer
fans in Pontiac, Michigan Saturday night, the only game played
in the Canadian Professional Soccer League.
It was Border Stars' second win in as many
days, having defeated London City by a 2-0 score at Cove Road
in London 24 hours earlier.
Border Stars' midfielder Tati Errelde opened
the scoring with a goal from the penalty spot at 19 minutes
in the game against Durham Storm on Saturday night, Aaron
Byrd struck the second 10 minutes later and Chris King made
it 3-0 at the 35th minute mark.
Josh Back scored twice in the second half
for Border Stars, at 54 and 85 minutes and former Windsor
Croatia player Dan Kolic found the net at 75 minutes, a 6-0
1, 2004: AEK London - Durham Storm 2-0
AEK London won 2-0 over the Storm in a game
in the Open Canada Cup tonight.
29, 2004: North York Astros - Durham Storm 3-2
North York Astros were tenacious in their
first victory of the season, a 3-2 cliffhanger over Durham
Storm at The Soccer Centre in Vaughan in the only game played
in the Canadian Professional Soccer League Tuesday.
The Astros took the lead on a strike by forward
Daniel Jaroch after 34 minutes at a time when Durham Storm
missed several opportunities, particularly an open goal miscue
by midfielder Andrew Vickers.
Following the 1-0 half-time deficit, Durham
tied the game on a goal by the prolific Jahmo Welch, his 4th
of the season just two minutes after the interval. Welch was
prominent last season with Durham Flames, ending the 2003
campaign with 13 goals.
It was an attractive end-to-end struggle by
both teams with constant pressure by the Astros until Israeli-born
Boris broke the game wide open with two goals in seven minutes,
at 54 and 61 minutes.
Storm midfielder Ryan Dummett cut the lead
to 3-2 at the 80th minute mark to continue the back and forth
play, but Astros held on to their lead and first win of the
The Astros win gives the north Toronto team
a 1-4-1 WLT record for four points, while Durham Storm are
still searching for the first victory in their inaugural CPSL
Both teams enter Open Canada Cup competition
during the next few days, Durham Storm take on a tough AEK
London at Cove Road in London on Canada Day, an 8.38 p.m.
kickoff, while the Astros can also expect tough opposition
from the defending CPSL champs Brampton Hitmen at Cove Road
on Friday, a 5 p.m. start.
25, 2004: Durham Storm - Brampton Hitmen 1-2
The Hitmen scored a narrow 2-1 win over Durham
Storm at the Civic Stadium in Oshawa. Kurt Mella gave Brampton
a 1-0 lead after 34 minutes for a 1-0 half-time lead but three
minutes after the interval Jahmo Welch tied the score for
Durham. Brampton Hitmen captain Phil Ionadi struck the winner
with a free kick at the 57th minute to put the Hitmen top
of the standings.
18, 2004: Durham Storm - Border Stars 1-2
The Durham Storm home game with Border Stars was heading for
a 1-1 deadlock until Durham midfielder Richard Lissone took
a second yellow card just outside the penalty box and in the
resulting free kick Border Stars defender Phil Rocca deflected
Neil McGills free kick into the net for a 2-1 last second
John Roma had put Border Stars one-up after
24 minutes and Domico Coddington, recently arrived from Bermuda,
made it 1-1 for Durham at the 49th minute mark.
11, 2004: Durham Storm - Vaughan Shooters 1-2
Sean Myers opened the scoring for the Shooters Friday night
with a goal at the 19th minute mark and the 1-0 deficit was
made more difficult for Durham Storm when defender Anthony
Jean-Paul was red-carded for serious foul play.
Durham who scored the next goal, however, when Jahmo Welch
tied the game at the 58th minute, but three minutes later
Marco Casalinuovo of Vaughan Shooters struck the winner in
a defensive slip-up by Durham goalkeeper Zane Hendrickson.
8, 2004: Unveiling of the new Durham Storm Uniform!
new Durham Storm Uniforms unveiled Tuesday June 8 at Winchester
Arms in Oshawa.
4, 2004: London City - Durham Storm 4-1
Midfielders Atila Salamon (21 and 50 minutes) and Gentjan
Dervishi (34 and 89 minutes) each scored twice to lead London
City to victory in the season home opener over Durham Storm
Friday night, the second heavy defeat for the Storm following
a 5-0 loss to Vaughan Shooters on May 30.
Durham goal was scored by striker Jahmo Welch who is quick
off the mark again this season following an impressive 2003
when he struck 13 times and ended the season fourth in the
30, 2004: Vaughan Shooters - Durham Storm 5-0
Mathew Palleschi led Vaughan Shooters with two goals (17
and 57 minutes), after Sean Myers had opened the scoring
at the 9 minute mark to put the Shooters on the road to
their 5-0 victory over a Durham Storm side finding its feet
in CPSL competition. Fabian Pagani also scored for Vaughan,
at the 51st minute mark and Joey Todaro rounded out the
scoring at 5-0 to give the team from York Region four points
from two games. It was Todaros third goal in just
February 2, 2004: Start Up Press Conference of Durham
John ONeill and his associates have a master plan
of which a professional soccer team in Durham Region is
an integral and important part. This was revealed at a press
conference held in Oshawa on February 2.
Together, with association president Chris Graham and other
policymakers in this vast area to the east of Toronto, there
are plans afoot to do much more than just grow the game
by increasing the number of participants. Player development
is also very much on the agenda for maximum enjoyment and
equally important, to make sure those precious few players
with real talent have the opportunity to play at a higher
Successful players will tell you a stepping stone like the
CPSL is necessary for any player with a chance at the big
time. If you press him hard enough, the Scottish-born ONeill,
who speaks of soccer like its his favourite subject,
will reveal the many areas of the game he has been involved
inplayer, coach, referee, discipline chair and administration
including district president. But nothing can match
the sensation of seeing good players develop, he explained
recently.In fact, that is the part of soccer I really
enjoy the most.
ONeill and others saw the opportunity to acquire an
existing team to fit nicely into the pyramid that is soccer
in Durham Region. It didnt take long to replace Durham
Flames professional soccer team in the Canadian Professional
Soccer League with a another team that came up for sale
in Canadas only complete professional soccer loop.
ONeill struck a deal with Mississauga Olympians, formerly
Toronto Olympians. Principal owner David Gee launched Olympians
in 1998 with Coffee Time president Tom Michalopoulos. The
team dominated the CPSL in its first two seasons and while
John ONeill is not looking for the same early success
on the field, he sees success in accelerating Durham Regions
development to continue a reputation and image as one of
the more progressive districts in Ontario.
Ultimately, the players and the community will benefit.