NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Forsey shares the US U-20 New England Division goal scoring lead

Tyler Forsey

Forsey tied for first.
The Atlantic SC tied their game in Albany,New York today,1-1 and Tyler scored again.He is now tied for first in scoring in the New England division with 4 goals in 6 games.

Congratulations to my nephew, Shayne Dunphy on making U-16 Team Atlantic. I can't wait for to see you playing Challenge Cup - Good Luck !

Ryan and Shayne
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Friday, June 29, 2012

All Challenge Cup Teams See Action On Canada Day Weekend

The Laurentias Play Host To The St. John's  U-18's :

Sat - June 30, 2012  - 6 PM - Centennial Field

Sun. July 1, 2012  - 2 PM - Centennial Field

Mon. July 2, 2012  - 1 PM - Centennial Field

While on the Avalon Peninsula :
Sat - June 30, 2012  - 6 PM   -----  Holy Cross visits Mount Pearl
Sun. July 1, 2012  - 2 PM ---------- Feildians play host to CBS at KGV

Monday, June 25, 2012

Big Blue upsets Big Red in Old Style Fashion --- Click below on the Telegram to read John Browne's article.

Chris Pope (3) of Holy Cross and Paul Slaney (right) of the St. Lawrence Laurentians fall over Holy Cross goalkeeper Brandon Noseworthy (1) while chasing a loose ball in front of the Holy Cross goal during their Challenge Cup soccer game at the KGV 
 Photo by Joe Gibbons/ The Telegram

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Laurentians visit the city this weekend. They play Holy Cross on Saturday and CBS on Sunday.

Laurentians   vs   Holy Cross 

Saturday at 6 PM 


Holy Cross


The Laurentians play

CBS on  Sunday

at 2:PM   in Topsail

Assist. Coach - Damien Masterson  &  Head Coach - Gary Forsyt 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Southern Gazette" - June 19, 2012

Coach’s Corner
Gord Dunphy


Soccer Tidbits

St. Lawrence Laurentians : The Laurentians may have had to overcome some adversity in 2011 when they had to deal with the loss of some of their key players but in 2012 things look a little different. With the return of all-stars Rudy Norman, John Douglas and Jon Grant the Laurentians should be able to push other contenders when the silverware is on display come Labour Day Weekend. The addition of Tyler Forsey in mid -July should help out the team immensely .

Holy Cross: New additions Steve DeLong, Pat Reddick, and Brandon Noseworthy add even greater strength to a star studded team. This club can once again be called “ the Big Red Machine” and they will be very hard to beat. However, the beauty of soccer is sometimes all it takes is one game.

Mount Pearl: It has to be very hard for coach, Walt Mavin this season. At the start of the season Mount Pearl lost Rudy Norman, Jon Grant, Tyler Forsey, and Kevin Oram from last years squad. To add insult to injury, Mount Pearl’s All -Star Jon Kelly fractured his foot in just the second game of the season.

Feildians : Youth, fitness, and believing in themselves is the key to the success of this team. The addition of Blaise Peters certainly strengthens the offence of the Feildians.

CBS: Coaches Gary Forsyt and Damien Masters believe in themselves and have done a remarkable job in recruiting and assembling a team. Combined with the organization skills of the senior committee responsible for the CBS Challenge Cup team, Gerard Kenny, Calvin Randell, and Bruce Miller and we now have another club that is a legitimate contender.

Future Challenge Cup Stars: The best young soccer stars who I feel have great potential for the future are Jordi Slaney - St. Lawrence, Ryan Thistle – Mount Pearl, and Thomas Pieroway - CBS. All three of these players are minor age ( U-18 )and are currently seeing action with their parent clubs.

A Richard Kelly Comeback: I love to see Richard make a comeback but only if he truly has the time to commit. For me to see Richard in uniform and be only a shadow of the player he was when he was on top of his game would be a shame. There is no doubt in my mind that Richard was one of the best players that I’ve ever seen and that’s the way I like to remember him.

Top Challenge Cup Goalie : Hands down my number one is John Douglas. Douglas is capable of winning a game by himself.

Sport Newfoundland and Labrador: It’s great to see that George “Bo” Collier has been inducted into the Sport NL Hall of Fame. Personally, I feel “Bo” was one of the greatest soccer players to ever play soccer in Newfoundland and he is by far the best ever Fortune Apollo. Congratulations Bo !

Canadian Soccer Association Soccer Hall of Fame: It’s also nice to see Angus Barrett has been inducted in to the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame where the most elite soccer personalities in the country are showcased. The thing I like about Angus is he is every bit as much as a gentleman as he is great soccer person . Congratulations Angus !

Gord Dunphy is a former Challenge Cup 1990’s All-Star coach of the St. Lawrence Laurentians and National Bronze Medalist. He can be reached by e-mail at ‘’.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mitchell King

CB Auto Striker FC player, Mitchell King
with his dad - Minister Darin King

Mitchell King
Mitchell King, who currently plays with the CBS U-18 minor soccer club, recently was called up and dressed with the CBS Challenge team - CB Auto Strikers FC.  Mitchell  recently graduated from high school where he was crowned " Male Athlete of the Year". 

Congratulations Mitchell - Good Luck with your soccer career.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Holy Cross keeps rolling along

Holy Cross : 5 vs Feildians  : 0

Goalscorers : Holy Cross
Steve DeLong  ( 3 ) : 62, 73 & 74 minute
Chris Pope : 43 minute
Zack Wade : 44 minute 

Goalscorers : Feildians
Blaise Peters : PK - 89 minute


Note: DeLong now has 11 goals in six games 


Next Molson Challenge Cup Action
Wednesday - June 20 
Holy Cross at CBS - Topsail Field


Happy Father's Day to my late dad - Gord Dunphy Sr.

(L) Gord Dunphy Jr.  & ( R) Gord Dunphy Sr.

Todays Molson Challenge Cup Action

Sunday at 2 PM

Feildians will battle Holy Cross




Saturday, June 16, 2012

CBS shut -out Mount Pearl in Molson Challenge Cup

CBS - 1 vs Mount Pearl - 0


CBS - Goalscorer:  Chris Mallard


CBS Shut -out :Thomas Pieroway


Tyler Forsey Update

 Tyler Forsey

Tyler Forsey - Atlantic SC
Atlantic SC is a brand new independent soccer club formed in 2011 and based in Southern New Brunswick, working closely with existing national and international clubs and coaches, alwaylooking for the most talented players to give them the opportunity to reach their goals.

Atlantic SC uses the world renowned Dutch football philosophy of coaching, which is based on developing the player’s technical ball control and tactical knowledge. 
Atlantic SCalso follow the Canadian Soccer Associations Long Term Player Development program; they believe that these systems together will create the ideal environment for players who want to take soccer to a professional level. Players will be constantly challenged to achieve individual and team goals, with the intention of developing into becoming top class soccer players.
In 2012 Atlantic SC currently has a  U-20 men’s team playing in the New England division of the  Super 20 USL League . The USL is the largest organization of elite-level soccer leagues in North America.
Playing in the USL has introduces a high quality league to the Maritimes. Their future goal is to provide a home base for the club, eventually having their own professional facilities so that we can provide year round training, which is an absolute must to compete at this level.

 Atlantic FC -  Current Record

New England U20M Pts GP W L T GF GA GDy
Pts: Points; GP: Games Played; W: Wins; L: Losses; T: Draws; GF: Goals For; GA: Goals Against; GD

01. Atlantic S.C. 63210734
02. Black Watch SC Midlothians 62200413
03. Ottawa Fury 32110321
04. Western Mass Pioneers 31100211
05. Black Watch SC Highlanders 32110330
06. Western United F.C. 04040211-9

Molson Challenge Cup Weekend Action

Saturday at 6 PM

CBS will play host to Mount Pearl


Topsail Field 


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Holy Cross blanks Feildians while recording their 5th consective shut-out

Jon Hawco scoring on a PK against Feildians

Holy Cross: 5 vs Feildians:0 

It was all Holy Cross as Holy Cross dominated the Feildians from the opening whistle to the 90th minute mark. League leading goal-scorer Steve Delong added a couple of goals, putting him at eight on the season. Jon Hawco put one in the back of the net on a PK. While former Halifax native Pat Reddick and defender Jeff Slaney both dented the twine once. Slaney also missed on a PK. Young Brandon Noseworthy, Holy Cross first year goalkeeper, who left the Mount Pearl organization to be Cross's #1 keeper must feel like he has died and went to heaven after having recorded his fifth consective shut-out in just five games.  

Monday, June 11, 2012

Where are they now? ------- Phil Greene

Panche Panthers
Tokyo Metro League Division One Champs

Panche Panthers
Back row: Charles Issey Maizieres, Tom Thurman, Mark Ralph, Ben Cordier, K. Kiyooka, T.Umemoto
Front row (L-R) : Phil Greene, Kei Tamura, Ken Tsurumi, Romen Barua (C), Peter Swinney, Sho Itay

Phil Greene

It's great to see another one of our NLSA home grown players Phil Greene,  who moved to Japan some years ago, still participating in the great game of soccer. Greene is presently a member of the Tokyo Panthers Football Club that recently won the  Tokyo Metro League Division One Championship. The Panthers squad has a good blend of Brits, Japanese, German, Danish, American, Russian, Kiwi, Canadian and Irish players.

Congratulations Phil.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Laurentians save a six pack for Sunday and defeat CB Auto Strikers : 6 -1

Photo - Courtesy of Kristopher Slaney

St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians : 6 vs C B Auto Strikers: 1

Goalscorers : 
Goalscorers : 
St. Lawrence 
C B Auto Strikers 
Sean Edwards (3)
Ayuba Kamara 
Clinton Edwards(2)

Brent Kelly (1) 

Mount Pearl Wins A Very Close One

                    Mount Pearl : 2  at Feildians : 1 

Goalscorers : Mount Pearl
Goalscorers : Feildians
Hassan Kamara - 54 minute
Zack Haynes - 51 minute
Matt Hamyln - 55 minute

CBS and the Laurentians Battle to a Draw

CBS: 1 (GS - C.Mallard ) vs St. Lawrence: 1 (GS -P. Slaney)

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Laurentians play CBS in their home opener this week-end

The blue boys are back in town !

L-R : Richard Kelly, Rudy Norman, John Douglas & Clinton Edwards

Home Opener !
St. Lawrence will play their home-opener against the CBS representatives this coming week-end. St. Lawrence will be led by the return of Richard Kelly, Rudy Norman , Jon Grant and John Douglas . The Laurentians  had earlier opened the 2012 season, with a visit to the Avalon Peninsula, recording a 2-1 loss to Feildians and a 1-1 tie to Mount Pearl. Although, I feel the Laurentians will be a much stronger squad this season but it may take some time for the team to gel. The team is currently working on a new system of play that may take some time before the teams chemistry is at a comfortable level. 
However, the CBS representatives - CB Auto Strikers FC team have the makings of being the,  "Most Improved Team" this season. Coach, Gary Forsyt has done a superb job with this young team in just three short season. I like his technical approach and the emphasis he has placed on physical fitness. His assistant, Damien Masteron has been a very good compliment since signing on with the FC Team . On the field CBS  are led by their all-star keeper, Chris Hayes. While Ryan Sheppard, Trevory Ivany and Allan Dalton are solid players. Up front Chris White and Ayuba Kamara provide adequate offense. Could be an interesting week-end. 

Week- end Molson Challenge Cup Schedule;

Saturday at 6:00 PM - CBS at St. Lawrence  and the U-18's play Holy Cross -KGV

Sunday  at 2: 00 PM - CBS at St. Lawrence and Mount Pearl vs Feildians - KGV.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Today's Challenge Cup Action

Mount Pearl : 3  vs U-18's : 0


Justin Pickford - MP

Sean Drew - MP

Mark Reddy - MP

Shut-out : Luke Olmstead - MP

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A NLSA Official Mark Hayward Won the CHCM 10K Road Race

It was one of the NLSA young officials, Mark Hayward of St. John's, who led all runners, crossing the finish line in 34 minutes, 36 seconds to win the annual Burin Peninsula CHCM Road Race. Kate Bazeley  of St. John's won the women's category  in 36:28.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Holy Cross registered their third consecutive shut -out

Holy Cross : 3  vs Mount Pearl: 0

Goalscorers :
Pat Reddick (2) : 65 & 67 minute
Jake Warren : 21 minute

Shut-out : Brandon Noseworthy

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Molson Challenge Cup Action

Saturday - June 2 :   Feildians : 4 vs U-18's: 0  

Goalscorers : 
Chris Bury - 38 minute
Richard Hickey - 51 minute
Sean Fardy - 64 minute
Blaise Peters - 78 minute

Shut -out : David Hickey 

Sunday - June 3:  Mount Pearl vs Holy Cross - 2 PM - KGV

June 2, 2012 - CSA Hall of Fame - Induction Day : Angus Barrett

Congratulations Angus !
 CSA - Hall of Fame

Angus Barrett

  Induction Day  - June 2, 2012

Today marks a special day for Angus Barrett and the NLSA. Angus Barrett will be inducted into the Canadian Soccer Association, Hall of Fame.The induction ceremony will take place in Toronto at the Concert Hall in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.                                                                                           

Builder, Angus Barrett, has been involved in soccer for nearly five decades, serving both at the provincial level for Newfoundland and Labrador and at the national level with the Canadian Soccer Association.

Congratulations Angus !