North London back to Jubilee Trophy final
Posted on 7 October 2012 in Jubilee Trophy
A two-goal performance by Rebecca Jefferson has sent North London Galaxy back to the Jubilee Trophy national championship. Jefferson scored a pair of goals in a 2:0 victory over Holy Cross to clinch first place in Group 2 and clinch a spot in the Monday 8 October 2012 senior women's championship final.
North London Galaxy will face Surrey United in the Jubilee Trophy final, winner of Group 1. Unlike North London that played its fourth and final group on Sunday, Surrey United had a day of rest on Sunday after completed its group schedule on Saturday. Surrey United is the defending Jubilee Trophy champion.
London and Surrey will meet in the Monday 8 October 2012 championship final at 09.30 local (10.30 ET / 07.30 PT) at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex in Winnipeg, MB. The match will be broadcast live via canadasoccer.com.
"It is very difficult to find their weaknesses," said North London manager Geoff Painter of his upcoming opponent Surrey United. "They are very solid, mature, composed on the ball and (appear to be) difficult to break down."
North London finished first in Group 2 with 10 points, ahead of last years finalist Royal Sélect Beauport (eight points), Halifax's Suburban FC (five points), St. John's Holy Cross (four points), and Winnipeg's Action FC (no points).
In the North London victory, Jefferson scored on either side of the break, with the second goal in particular lauded by team manager Geoff Painter. "Her second goal was incredible." In the other group match of the day, Suburban FC won 6:0 over Action FC.
In Group 1 with Surrey United on a days rest, Winnipeg's WSA North Stars won 2:1 over Saskatoon's Hollandia Impact while Edmonton Angels won 5:0 over Yellowknife FC.
With three teams tied on six points (Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Edmonton), second place in the group was decided by goal difference in matches between the three teams. As such, Hollandia Impact advanced to the bronze-medal match based on +1 in matches against WSA North Stars and Angels. Hollandia Impact will face Royal Sélect Beauport in the match for third place.
With Winnipeg and Edmonton still tied, the next tie breaker was goals scored: Winnipeg finished third in the group thanks to three goals scored against Saskatoon and Edmonton while Edmonton finished fourth with just two goals scored against Winnipeg and Saskatoon.
2012 JUBILEE TROPHY CHAMPIONSHIP:
9th or 10th place - Yellowknife FC v Winnipeg's Action FC
7th or 8th place - Edmonton Angels v St. John's Holy Cross
5th or 6th place - Winnipeg's WSA North Stars v Halifax's Suburban FC
3rd or 4th place - Saskatoon's Hollandia Impact v Royal Sélect Beauport
Championship final - Surrey United v North London Galaxy