New soccer league on a roll
Soccer Round Up
Greetings soccer fans! There were four games played in CBN Lightning Recreation Soccer in Week 1.
In Game 1, the Royal Canadian Legion Apolos defeated the Beachview Flowers Shamrocks by a score of 5-3.
Adam Oates and William Hayes netted a pair for the RCL squad, while Zach Noseworthy added a single. Michael Power added a pair and Kyle Taylor scored a goal for the Shamrocks.
In Game 2, Cal Legrow Mortgage defeated Images in Slate Gee Bees by a score of 2-0. Brady Power opened the scoring at the 25minute mark and the brilliant English striker Peter Wilkins sealed the victory with a beautiful goal.
In Week 2, Royal Canadian Legion Apolos were defeated by Images in Slate Gee Bees by a score of 5-3.
Michael Power scored four goals for the Gee Bees, while Brent Kenny added a single. Adam Oates scored two goals and Neil Hillier booted a single in a losing cause.
In Game 2, The Beachview Flower Shamrocks and Cal Legrow United played to a 4-4 draw. Nick Winter scored two goals for the Shamrocks while Kyle Vokey and Alyssa Laing added singles.
Vince Hearn and Ryan Dawson added two goals each for the United team.
Action will resume Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilbur Sparkes Sports Complex.
Tip of the week
Many parents wonder if they should register their child in soccer camps. Parents should always check with NLSA to see if the individual conducting the soccer camp has been sanctioned by the provincial association.
Camps run by trained professionals are extremely useful to the development of young soccer players.
Harbour Grace enters St. John’s league
This season Harbour Grace has a team competing in the St. John’s intermediate league. This a very high level of soccer and would be the equivalent of what used to be the old second division in the Newfoundland senior league from years ago.
Many players in this league go on to play Challenge Cup soccer, which is the highest level of soccer played in Newfoundland. Will some of these players form the nucleus of a new Challenge Cup team for Harbour Grace? If so, when will this happen?
Access to facilities
In order for any sport to grow and prosper the athletes need access to world-class facilities. The completing of the new soccer pitch at the Wilbur Sparkes Sports Complex in Bay Roberts certainly provides soccer players in this region with such a facility.
The international class dimensions of the field provides access to one large field or two regulation size fields side by side. This increases the capacity of the facility.
Once the lights have been installed and bleachers installed it will be one of the best natural grass fields in the province. The addition of the field in Bay Roberts — in addition to those in Harbour Grace and Carbonear — gives the region the capacity to host any size minor or senior provincial tournament.
That’s great news for diehard soccer fans!