U-16 Boys: returning champion Erin Mills Eagles to face Surrey United in final
Posted on 7 October 2012 in U-16 Cup
The Ontario champion Erin Mills Eagles will look for their second consecutive national U-16 championship Monday at UPEI. The only team standing in the Eagles' way is British Columbia's Surrey United SC, who have won every game they've played to date. Meanwhile, Nova Scotia's Halifax City SC will take on Quebec's Braves d'Ahuntsic for the bronze medal in Cornwall.
Surrey United cruises over Unidad in final tuneup for championship game
Five goals in the second half allowed BC's Surrey United SC to roll over Saskatchewan's Unidad SC 7:0 in their final game before Monday's gold-medal match at the U-16 Cup of the Canadian Soccer Association National Club Championships 2012 in Charlottetown, PE.
Dilpreet Brar got things started for Surrey United in the 10th minute, beating Chad Taylor to give British Columbia a one-goal lead.
They would add another before the end of the first half, as Bhavraj Saran struck in the 39th minute to create a two-goal spread for British Columbia at halftime.
Midfielder Bavi Dhaliwal (63') and forwards Manveer Dhillon (67') and Kyle Sohi (71') would give Surrey United three goals in an eight-minute stretch midway through the second half to put the game out of reach.
For Sohi, it's the fourth consecutive game in which he's recorded a goal.
Amritpal Jagdeo scored two quick goals at the end of the match (87', 90+1') to complete British Columbia's scoring.
Robert Goodey had a solid game in goal for British Columbia to post a clean sheet. Surrey United has an ongoing shutout streak of 191 minutes, dating back to the 79th minute of their second round-robin game against Quebec's Braves d'Ahuntsic.
With the victory, Surrey United finishes the round-robin portion on 12 points with a perfect 4-0 record. They will play for gold Monday at UPEI against Ontario's Erin Mills Eagles at 12.00 local time.
At the other end, Saskatchewan finishes the round-robin with a 0-4 record, and they will play in Stratford at 9.00 local time.
Halifax City SC draws with RC United; Ontario through to championship match
Coming into Sunday, Nova Scotia's Halifax City SC needed to win by at least nine goals to advance to Monday's championship match outright.
They were unable to muster a single goal, as they played P.E.I.'s RC United to a goalless draw.
The result was welcome news for Ontario's Erin Mills Eagles, who will get the chance to play for the club's second consecutive national U-16 championship at UPEI on Monday.
One of Nova Scotia's best chances came in the 40th minute, but a solid slide tackle in the 18-yard box from RC United's Willis vanWiechen separated the Halifax City SC attacker from the ball, foiling any further opportunity.
Apart from that, RC United matched every move Nova Scotia made, causing problems for Halifax City SC all afternoon in their pursuit of nine goals.
The result means Halifax City SC finishes on eight points with a 2-0-2 record, good for second in Group A. They will play Quebec's Braves d'Ahuntsic for the bronze medal Monday morning in Cornwall at 11.30 local time.
RC United finishes third in Group A with a 1-2-1 record, and they will play Alberta champions Calgary SWU 96 for fifth place at 9.00 local time in Cornwall.
Calgary SWU defeats St. John's SC
Two goals late in the first half held up as Alberta's Calgary SWU defeated Newfoundland and Labrador's St. John's SC 3:1 at UPEI in Charlottetown.
Alberta's attack woke up in the 30th minute, as Kaamil Kareemi provided the opening strike to put Calgary SWU up 1-0.
Mazen Bamatraf then continued his clutch scoring, following up his winning goal from yesterday with a goal in the 44th minute to give Alberta a crucial two-goal advantage going into halftime.
Daniel Agbesse got one back for St. John's SC in the 52nd minute, but that was all they'd get past Kody Thomson.
Calgary iced it in the 90th minute as Darel Ejikeme added an insurance marker for Alberta.
The win puts Alberta on six points as they finish with a 2-2 round-robin record. The result puts Alberta in third place in Group B, meaning they will play New Brunswick Monday in Cornwall at 9.00 local time, with the winner finishing fifth overall.
Newfoundland and Labrador's loss puts them at 1-3 to finish in fourth in Group B, meaning they will play Manitoba’s FC Northwest Dominate for seventh place at 11.30 local time in Stratford.
Three late goals give Manitoba its first win, defeating New Brunswick
Manitoba's FC Northwest Dominate saved their best for last, scoring three goals in the final 12 minutes to beat New Brunswick's Fundy United 4:0 at UPEI to grab their first win of the U-16 Cup.
Manitoba connected in the 13th minute, as Dylan Felgueiras scored his second of the tournament to give FC Northwest Dominate a 1-0 lead, which would stay intact through halftime.
Neither team was able to cash in on an opportunity again until late in the second half, when the flood gates opened.
Lucas Taylor scored in the 78th minute, which was followed up by Jordan Young in the 84th minute to give Manitoba a comfortable three-goal margin.
Taylor then put an exclamation point on the game with his second in the 87th minute to seal it for FC Northwest Dominate.
Manitoba keeper Austin Benevides did the rest, putting forth a solid effort to complete his first clean sheet of the week.
By virtue of a tiebreaker, Manitoba finishes fourth in Group A with a 1-3 record, and they will play Newfoundland and Labrador champions St. John’s SC for seventh place at 11.00 local time in Stratford.
Meanwhile, New Brunswick will face Saskatchewan in the ninth-place game at 9.00 local time in Stratford.