Bar Flies bag GSL tro­phy

The Glengarry News - - Sports Iin The Glens - The News. To reach the cham­pi­onship best-of-three se­ries, McCrim­mon edged Alexan­dria FC, while the Flies topped Pine Grove.

BY SEAN BRAY Sports Ed­i­tor For the sec­ond straight sea­son, the Bar Flies are the se­nior men’s in­door cham­pi­ons in the Glen­garry Soc­cer League. The Flies, who fin­ished the reg­u­lar sea­son atop the stand­ings, al­beit by way of a tie-breaker, swept McCrim­mon in the fi­nal se­ries, which was capped off last week with a 5-0 romp.

Cam Mac­Don­ald started the scor­ing early. The Bar Flies dou­bled their ad­van­tage, off a play that saw Kenny MacMil­lan feed Jared MacLeod, who in turn set up Liam Mac­Don­ald for his first of three mark­ers in the match.

The Flies kept buzzing, as Lo­gan Keuren­t­jes drove one off the goal­post. Mo­ments later, MacMil­lan booted one firmly off McCrim­mon goal­keeper Neil Wenger’s paws and into the net.

Wenger was un­der siege for long stretches of the game, mak­ing nu­mer­ous stel­lar stops.

At the the other end the pitch, Tyler Hay, who af­fec­tion­ately goes by the nick­name ‘Tank,’ was tested with reg­u­lar­ity as well.

His de­fence, par­tic­u­larly Cameron Poirier, also were key in keep­ing McCrim­mon at bay. Poirier had two im­por­tant blocks back-to-back on blis­ter­ing shots , as Team White fought to get back in the match, trail­ing 3-0 early in the sec­ond half.

The open­ing game of the se­ries was much closer, fin­ish­ing up 5-3 in favour of the Bar Flies, as we re­ported last week in

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VIC­TORS: The Bar Flies are 2019 champs of the GSL’s in­door men’s divi­sion. Stand­ing, from left, are Lo­gan Keuren­t­jes, Jared MacLeod, Kenny MacMil­lan, Liam Fil­ion, Lach­lan Mac­Don­ald, Cameron Poirier, Bren­nan Nadeau, Cam Mac­Don­ald, Liam Mac­Don­ald, and Hamish MacLeod. In front are Aaron Keuren­t­jes, Tyler ‘Tank’ Hay, and Bai­ley Pid­geon.

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FLY IN FOR­MA­TION: Bai­ley Pid­geon, of the Bar Flies, eyes a loose ball, un­der the chal­lenge of McCrim­mon’s Andy Brit­tle, in game two of the Glen­garry Soc­cer League’s se­nior men’s cham­pi­onship se­ries, at Alexan­dria’s dome. The Flies flew 5-0.

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