NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Holy Cross: 1 vs CB Auto Strikers FC : 1

CBS stuns Holy Cross

Wow! Wasn't that a shocker in Provincial Challenge Cup play, CB Auto Strikers tying the " Big Red Machine." To date, this season Holy Cross pretty well have controlled their opponents and only have lost one game in the process. For most part, when Cross went to Nugent Field most would think, how many goals are Cross going pump in on this young team this evening? How many goals is Zack Wade going to score? Well the answer is one and I mean one, twice. Cross scored one goal and Zack Wade scored once. He was their lone marksman.
Hayes and Foote - star
The difference in this match turned out to be CBS goalkeeper,Cris Hayes and their star striker, Matthew Foote. I feel it would also be fair to say CBS also outworked Cross. There is no doubt that Cross controlled the match territorially and had enough chances to bury CBS but really Cross finishers didn't appear focused. They were just cruising along and in some cases they were mere idling . Their opponents worked very hard, were backed by some remarkable goal-tending and it was his stop making that did make the difference. While at the other end of the field, practically every-time CBS got with in striking distance of Scott Edwards, Matthew Foote was generating trouble for all of the Holy Cross fullbacks and having chances.
It was Zack Wade, scoring his 14th of the year to open the scoring at the 35 minute mark and it wasn't until the dying seconds of the match, the 90 minuted mark, that Matthew Foote scored the tying goal. Foote's goal was his 7th of the year.
Tie or a victory
In the books this game will be written up as tie, each team will receive one point but there is no doubt that CBS walked away the victories team in this contest.

Photo : Matt Foote

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