Mount Pearl - A Conteder
In a contest that was to determine Mount Pearl status this season, they showed up really, willing and able. For most part this season the emphasis has been focused on the two top seeded teams, St.Lawrence and Holy Cross. But today, Mount Pearl, playing on Laurentian soil, came to show they there are going to be a contender for this year's Provincial Challenge Cup Championship.
A Convincing Win
The victory for Mount Pearl was very decisive and convincing. It wasn't only a win, it was 3-0 shellacking of the Laurentians in St.Lawrence. This accomplishment by Mount Pearl is something that not a lot of clubs can attach to their resume in the history of soccer in St.Lawrence. For most part the first half was sort of an even affair. The play generally was concentrated in the mid-field but towards the end of the half Mount Pearl seemed to be more determined. This determination was very evident in the second half as Mount Pearl, out ran, out hustled, out scored the Laurentians for a very deserving victory.
Should be interesting !!
Today at 12 noon both teams will be back on the field in St.Lawrence for a rematch. A win in this contest by the Laurentians will basically nullify Mount Pearl victory on Saturday. But should Mount Pearl win they will be only one point behind the Laurentians for second place in the overall standings. Should be interesting !!
In two other Molson Challenge Cup Games on Saturday, Holy Cross defeated the Canada games team by a 2-0 score. While on the West Coast of NL in Corner Brook, Western United FC defeated Feildians by a 3-2 score. With this victory, Western United now moves 7 points ahead of the Feildians team for 4th and final play-off position.
Challenge Cup - Saturday Wrap-Up
August 8. 2009
Mt. Pearl/That Pro Look/Molson VS St.Lawrence Labatt Laurentians
Location: at St. Lawrence
Final Score : St. Lawrence : 0 Mount Pearl :3
Half-time Score: St. Lawrence : 0 Mount Pearl :0
Shut out – Tyler Putt
St. Lawrence : No Scoring
Mount Pearl : Team Goal- 56 min, Shawn Drew -60 min, Justin Pickford – 85 min
Referee: Mike Edmunds
St. Lawrence : Marc Pittman – Y , Adam Loder - Y
Mount Pearl : Jon Kelly - Y
Holy Cross/ The Dock vs NL Canada Games
Location : Feildian Grounds
Final Score : Holy Cross: 2 vs NL Canada Games - 0
Half-time Score: Holy Cross: 0 vs NL Canada Games 0
Shut out – Grant Abbott
Holy Cross : Zack Wade -64 min, 90 min
NL Canada Games : No Scoring
Referee: Unavailable at this time
Holy Cross : Unavailable at this time
NL Canada Games : Unavailable at this time
Feildians vs Western United FC
Location- Wellington St. Complex
Final Score: Feildians: 2 vs Western United FC : 3
Half Time Score: Feildians: 1 vs Western United FC : 0
Feildians: Zack Hynes (77 min), Colin Browne (87 min.)
Western United FC : Kevin Oram (30 min), Greg Keats (49 min), Todd Warren – (57 min)
Referee : Rob Ash.
Feildians: Ryan Sheppard (Y), Steve Howell (Y), Chris Roche (Y)
Western United FC : Pat Fewer (Y) , Pat Christopher (Y), Kevin Oram (Y)