Un­der-18 soc­cer league makes de­but

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - PHO­TOS AND TEXT BY NICHOLAS MERCER

The CBN Light­ning team had a rough start dur­ing its first two games in the new Avalon league, los­ing by scores of 6-1 an 5-3 to a team from Por­tu­gal Cove-St. Phillips in a pair of games played at Car­bon­ear on June 1.

The Avalon Un­der-18 Soc­cer League kicked off at the Car­bon­ear Recre­ation Com­plex on June 1 . T he CBN Light­ning boys team got off to a rough start in the fourteam league, drop­ping its first two games to Por­tu­gal Cove-St. Phillips 6-1 and 5-3. Light­ning st r iker Adam Oates scored the first goal for the Light­ning in com­pe­ti­tion at the eight minute mark of the first game. The Light­ning will play again on June 22 in Por­tu­gal Cove. The Com­pass was there to take in all of the ac­tion.

Adam Oates di­rects the ball up­field us­ing his head.

In a unique twist to an open­ing cer­e­mony, young play­ers with the CBN Light­ning club joined their un­der-18 coun­ter­parts to kick off the start of the new league. Young foot­ballers (l-r) Shane Ryan, Joshua Daw­son, Ryan Far­rell and Kyle Youden stand in front of un­der-18 ath­letes (l-r) Wily Hayes, Ryan Daw­son, Brent Kenny and Pa­trick Tar­rant.

Light­ning player Ryan Daw­son (left) looks to slip team­mate Adam Oates (back) the ball as an op­pos­ing player closes in.

Div­ing CBN Light­ning mid­fielder Kyle Cronin tries to make a play on the ball.

Light­ning keeper Josh Bar­rett throws the ball out to a team­mate in Game 1.

It was not only the un­der-18 play­ers who had a game to get ready for. Here, CBN Light­ning un­der-10 play­ers Jared Ed­munds (left) of North River and Kyle Youden of Ge­orge­town kick the ball around prior to their half­time scrim­mage.

Wily Hayes launches a ball at the Por­tu­gal Cove-St. Phillips goal in the first half of the open­ing game of the Avalon Un­der-18 Soc­cer League.

CBN Light­ning Un­der-10 play­ers (l-r) Shane Ryan, Jared Ed­munds, Kyle Youden, Ryan Far­rell and Max Per­rault fight for the ball dur­ing a half­time scrim­mage.

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