Under-18 soccer league makes debut
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.