New soc­cer league on a roll

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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!

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