Green­field looks to up­set top-ranked Van­kleek Hill

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens -

The Glen­garry Soccer League’s se­nior men’s cham­pi­onship fi­nals, a best-of-three se­ries, kicks off tonight, Aug. 22, in Green­field, where the hosts will bat­tle the top-ranked men from Van­kleek Hill.

Best dur­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son, Van­kleek Hill dropped just two of their 12 matches, while Green­field fin­ished third in the five-team di­vi­sion.

In the semi­fi­nals, Van­kleek Hill clob­bered Dun­ve­gan, outscor­ing them 13 to 1 in a two-game sweep.

Green­field had a tougher go of it, but man­aged to get past McCrim­mon in two hard-fought con­tests, the sec­ond of which went into ex­tra time to de­cide mat­ters.

Game two of the fi­nal se­ries will be played in Van­kleek Hill, on the VCI pitch, on Fri­day, Aug. 24, with di­vi­sion awards pre­sented at the con­clu­sion of the match.

Should a third game be needed, it will go Aug. 29 in Van­kleek Hill.

Re­cent years have been good

to the Green­field men, with the team hav­ing made each of the last 10 fi­nal se­ries, un­der coach James McIn­tosh. The squad has won 6 of the last 9 GSL cham­pi­onships, an im­pres­sive achieve­ment.

McIn­tosh says he will be step­ping aside at the end of this sea­son, adding that a num­ber of the Green­field play­ers are also ex­pected to re­tire from play­ing at the se­nior level.

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