Mus­tangs stam­pede over Wan­der­ers

Monc­ton wins first MFL ti­tle on over half a decade

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The Monc­ton Mus­tangs achieved what seemed im­pos­si­ble by de­feat­ing the Saint John Wan­der­ers 43-23 in the re­cent Mar­itime Foot­ball League cham­pi­onship game in Saint John, N.B.

Saint John was 7-0 com­ing into the con­test, had a 36-game win­ning streak and was aim­ing for a league-record fifth straight McIn­tyre Cup, but Monc­ton had other ideas in win­ning its first ti­tle since 2010.

Monc­ton had a 10-7 lead at half­time then racked up three straight third quar­ter touch­downs which gave it a 30-7 edge Saint John couldn’t counter.

Steve Cormier ran for one score and quar­ter­back Dan Com­fort tossed TD passes to Akeem White and Cormier. Eu­gene McMinns and Neil Cun­ning­ham of the Is­land Mariners were named most out­stand­ing re­ceiver and most out­stand­ing spe­cial team player, re­spec­tively, at the league’s re­cent awards.

All-star nods went to Mariners of­fen­sively line­man Chris Murphy, McMinns, de­fen­sive line­man Jasper Thomp­son and de­fen­sive back Cam Walsh.

Seven Wan­der­ers and seven Mus­tangs were also win­ners at the re­cent awards. Alex Cameron was the lone win­ner from the Nova Sco­tia Buc­ca­neers.

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