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1978 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season

Tampa Bay Rowdies
1978 indoor season
Owner George Strawbridge, Jr.
General Manager Chas Serednesky, Jr
Manager Gordon Jago
StadiumBayfront Center
Top goalscorerLeague:
All:
Derek Smethurst (14 goals)
Highest home attendance6,410
(Feb. 3 vs. Diplomats) &
(March 10 vs. Kicks)
Lowest home attendance2,600
(May 3 vs. Norwich City)
Average home league attendance5,641

The 1978 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season was the fourth indoor season of the club's existence.

1978 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season Intro articles: 2

Overview

Though it had appeared, after the success of an international friendly between Tampa Bay and Zenit Leningrad in 1977,[1] that the North American Soccer League was finally poised to sanction a full indoor season for 1978,[2] the owners ultimately pulled the plug on the idea for the second straight year with a majority "no" vote.[3][4][5] The NASL however did not restrict teams from scheduling matches on their own.

Tampa Bay scheduled nine indoor games for 1978, eight of which were played. The Rowdies first match on January 28 against the Washington Diplomats also marked Gordon Jago's debut as Rowdies head coach.[6] [7] This was followed by two more matches with Washington. What would have been the fourth match of the season was canceled because the roof of the Hartford Civic Center Coliseum, where the Rowdies were scheduled to take on the Rochester Lancers, collapsed under the weight of a heavy snowfall in the early morning hours of January 18.[8][9] The next two matches, both against the Tulsa Roughnecks, marked the Roughnecks' first ever match and first ever match in Tulsa, played on February 11 and 14 respectively.[10] This was followed by matches against the Dallas Tornado and Minnesota Kicks. The Rowdies' final match was nearly two months later, an international friendly against Norwich City on May 3. All home games were played at the Bayfront Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

1978 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season Overview articles: 13

Club

Roster

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Paul Hammond  England
2 Defender Farrukh Quraishi  England
4 Defender Arsène Auguste  Haiti
5 Forward David Robb  Scotland
6 Defender Mike Connell  South Africa
7 Midfielder Steve Wegerle  South Africa
8 Midfielder Wes McLeod  Canada
9 Forward Adrian Alston  Australia
10 Forward Rodney Marsh (capt.)  England
11 Midfielder Graham Paddon  England
12 Forward Derek Smethurst  South Africa
14 Forward Joey Fink  United States
15 Midfielder Mark Lindsay  England
15 Midfielder Luis Papandrea  Argentina
16 Defender Guy Newman  United States
17 Forward Kevin Eagan  United States
18 Goalkeeper Winston DuBose  United States
19 Defender Frantz St. Lot  Haiti
20 Forward Boris Bandov  United States
23 Defender Tony Crudo  United States

Management and technical staff

Competitions

Results summaries

Match reports

January 28, 1978 1Washington Diplomats7–6 (OT)Tampa Bay RowdiesWashington, D.C.
8:00 PM Welch  0:52' (Garber)
Welch  3:57' (Pringle)
Welch  4:16'
Garber  20:18' (Steele)
Garber  22:24' (Steele)
Garber  55:30' (Steele, Demkowski)
Askew  63:04'  (Demkowski)
Report Smethurst  2:11' (Bandov)
Smethurst  20:36' (Marsh)
Alston  25:15' (Fink)
Smethurst  28:14'
Smethurst  40:19' (Quaraishi)
Fink  41:23' (Smethurst, Wegerle)
Stadium: D.C. Armory
Attendance: 3,662[11]
January 29, 1978 2Washington Diplomats3–11Tampa Bay RowdiesWashington, D.C.
3:00 PM Welch  42:52'
Garber  55:47' (Darrell)
Steele  57:24' (Welch)
Report Crudo  10:48' (Marsh)
Fink  14:32' (Smethurst)
Wegerle  20:25'
Fink  21:25' (Quaraishi)
Quraishi  30:39' (Crudo)
St. Lot  31:26' (Wegerle)
Quraishi  36:23'
Fink  37:57'
Quraishi  40:46'
Marsh  46:27'
Marsh  59:09' (Eagan)
Stadium: D.C. Armory
Attendance: 3,111
February 3, 1978 3Tampa Bay Rowdies6–5Washington DiplomatsSt. Petersburg, Florida
8:00 PM Smethurst  20:08' (Marsh)
Lindsay  25:10' (Quraishi)
Lindsay  28:36' (Marsh)
Auguste  53:31' (Marsh, Smethurst)
Smethurst  54:24'
Crudo  57:10' (Alston)
Report Welch  3:13'
Askew  37:20' (Welch)
Steele  43:00'
Darrell  44:13' (Garber)
Welch  48:38' (Fink)
Stadium: Bayfront Center
Attendance: 6,410
Referee: Fred Usher
February 5, 1978 4Rochester LancersCanceledTampa Bay RowdiesHartford, Connecticut
Cancelled due to roof collapse Report Stadium: Hartford Civic Center Coliseum
Note: Cancelled due to roof collapse.
February 11, 1978 5Tampa Bay Rowdies7–3Tulsa RoughnecksSt. Petersburg, Florida
8:00 PM Smethurst  4:29' (Lindsay)
McLeod  13:58'
Fink  26:15'
Quraishi  29:59' (St. Lot)
Fink  30:29' (Eagan)
Wegerle  41:05'
McLeod  49:38' (Eagan)
Report A
Report B
Dovedon  7:01'
García  8:34' (Stamenkovic)
Ferrel  11:26' (Molnar)
Stadium: Bayfront Center
Attendance: 6,384
February 14, 1978 6Tulsa Roughnecks6–11Tampa Bay RowdiesTulsa, Oklahoma
8:00 PM (CST) Stamenkovic  2:27'
Molnár  16:25'
Ferrel  25:23' (Stamenkovic)
Molnár  46:04' (Dovedan)
McKeown  52:25' (Dovedan)
Molnár  58:53'
Report McLeod  7:54' (Crudo)
Wegerle  5:17' (Eagan)
Smethurst  7:02'
Fink  9:05' (Wegerle)
Lindsay  13:11' (Wegerle)
Smethurst  33:07' (Marsh)
Smethurst  34:22' (Connell)
Smethurst  41:29' (Bandov)
St. Lot  53:34' (Bandov)
Marsh  54:51' (Smethurst)
Smethurst  56:37' (Lindsay)
Stadium: Tulsa Assembly Center
Attendance: 3,250
February 18, 1978 7Tampa Bay Rowdies7–3Dallas TornadoSt. Petersburg, Florida
8:00 PM Fink  15:56' (Bandov)
Smethurst  29:45' (Marsh)
Marsh  42:50' (Eagan)
Marsh  43:37'
McLeod  45:49' (Bandov)
Smethurst  51:49' (Marsh)
McLeod  53:14' (Eagan)
Report Newman  19:37' (Ryan)
Newman  23:50' (Ryan)
Stahl  41:04'
Stadium: Bayfront Center
Attendance: 6,399
March 10, 1978 8Tampa Bay Rowdies11–2Minnesota KicksSt. Petersburg, Florida
8:00 PM McLeod  3:49' (Marsh)
Eagan  4:25' (Fink)
Marsh  11:22'
Eagan  12:46' (Alston)
Alston  14:18'
Alston  20:40' (Marsh)
Eagan  45:00' (Alston)
Marsh  52:10' (Fink)
Wegerle  56:39' (Quraishi)
Wegerle  58:51' (Marsh)
Fink  59:57'
Report Willey  8:10' (Hamilton)
Vujkovic  23:46'
Stadium: Bayfront Center
Attendance: 6,410
May 3, 1978 9 Int’l friendlyTampa Bay Rowdies10–11 (OT)Norwich CitySt. Petersburg, Florida
8:00 PM Paddon  11:20'
Fink  18:56' (Marsh)
McLeod  19:23' (Papandrea)
Wegerle  24:45'
Bandov  27:40' (Fink)
McLeod  39:57' (Fink)
Marsh  50:05' (Eagan)
Connell  53:48' (Marsh)
Marsh  54:07' (Connell)
Robb  59:44'
Report 1
Report 2
Sainty  17:55' (Suggett)
Sainty  24:16' (Bond)
Ryan  25:18' (Sainty)
Peters  26:21'
Peters  30:45' (Nightengale)
Ryan  33:58'
Suggett  34:58'
Sainty  41:28'
Peters  53:14' (Sainty)
Suggett  59:32' (Ryan)
Peters  63:43'  (Suggett)
Stadium: Bayfront Center
Attendance: 2,384[12]
Referee: Sam Homich

Statistics

Scoring

GP = Games Played, G = Goals (worth 2 points), A = Assists (worth 1 point), Pts = Points

Player GP G A Pts
Derek Smethurst 6 14 4 32
Rodney Marsh 8 9 13 31
Joey Fink 8 10 6 26
Wes McLeod 5 8 0 16
Steve Wegerle 7 6 4 16
Kevin Eagan 7 3 7 13
Farrukh Quraishi 7 4 4 12
Adrian Alston 4 3 3 9
Mark Lindsay 7 3 2 8
Boris Bandov 6 1 5 7
Tony Crudo 7 2 2 6
Frantz St. Lot 7 2 1 5
Mike Connell 8 1 2 4
Arsène Auguste 7 1 0 2
David Robb 1 1 0 2
Graham Paddon 1 1 0 2
Luis Papandrea 1 0 1 1
Guy Newman 1 0 0 0

Goalkeeping

Note: GP = Games played; Min = Minutes; SV = Saves; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; W = Wins; L = Losses

Player GP Min SV GA GAA W L
Winston DuBose 7 428 111 35 4.91 5 2
Paul Hammond 1 60 11 5 5.00 1 0

1978 Tampa Bay Rowdies indoor season Club articles: 20

Player movement

See also

References

  1. ^ Martz, Ron (March 11, 1977). "NASL considering adoption of indoor season". St. Petersburg Times. p. 1C. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Martz, Ron (March 12, 1977). "Indoor soccer season approved". St. Petersburg Times. p. 1C. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Chick, Bob (March 29, 1976). "Indoor Kicks May Go Awry". Evening Independent. p. 1-C. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  4. ^ Tierney, Mike (April 3, 1978). "NASL approves official indoor league in 1979". St. Petersburg Times. p. 1C. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Tierney, Mike (January 20, 1979). "Rowdies want to come indoors". St. Petersburg Times. p. 3C. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  6. ^ Meyer, John (January 28, 1978). "Diplomatic Debut For Jago". Evening Independent. p. 1-C. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  7. ^ Meyer, John (January 30, 1978). "Rowdies' Jago Proves Point". Evening Independent. p. 1-C. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  8. ^ "Tons of snow and ice cave in roof of Hartford Civic Center". The Deseret News. January 18, 1978. p. 1A. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  9. ^ Schneider, Dick (February 1, 1978). "Express Coming To Lakeland May Bring Exhibition Games". Lakeland Ledger. p. 7D. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  10. ^ Tierney, Mike (February 11, 1978). "Rowdies expected to rough up Roughnecks". St. Petersburg Times. p. 1C. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  11. ^ Marcia Schallert, editor. (1979). 1979 Indoor Tournament match program. Tampa, FL. Tampa Bay Rowdies. p 32
  12. ^ Chick, Bob (February 2, 1979). "Bayfront's Cooking, NASL Is Smelling". Evening Independent. p. 1-C. Retrieved December 30, 2016.