Sean Drew - Richard Kelly - Patrick Slaney
Laurentians' earn 6 points
The St. Lawrence Laurentians' defeated the NL Canada Games in their two home matches played in St. Lawrence this week-end. In the first contest St. Lawrence won the contest by a 3-1 score. The Laurentian' goal-scorers were Sean Drew and Clinton Edwards . While the Laurentians' were also credited with a Own Goal , when the NL Canada Games team put the ball in their goal. Carter Mackey scored the Game Teams lone goal.The Games team played well in the first half, missing three glorious chances. Patrick Slaney looked sharp in net.The Laurentians' took control of the second half by being very physical and winning all 50/50 balls.
In their second match on Sunday, St. Lawrence took the play to the young U-18 team and controlled most of the game winning the contest by a 2-0 score. Sean Drew, who has been a stand-out for the Laurentians' all season, opened the scoring at the 34 minute mark. He out-muscled and did a fine job of shielding the ball as he went around the Games full-backs. Then in the second half, Richard Kelly struck a beauty at the 51 minute mark. The strike left Thomas Pieroway with no chance at all. For the remainder of the match it was St. Lawrence pressing for a third goal. Later on Drew was denied his second of the game as a scored on a header but a team-mate was called for off-sides.Both Marc Pittman and Richard continued on hitting for a home run strike but despite several good chances they missed the net. All they did was further damage to the shingles on the Rec Center.
Next Saturday at 3 PM Mount Pearl
will play the Laurentians' in St. Lawrence
There is no doubt that Mount Pearl is the surprise team of 2013. After several of their players defected and switched clubs prior to the season things looked rather bleak for the black and gold. But one must admit that
It amazing to see these young Laurentian kids
taking in the senior match.
I guess - It's in their blood !
Hyacinth Brake Brisson - Ray Beck - Cliff Thorne
Tony Loder & Ernie Lundrigan
THE GAME OFFICIALS
Scott Bishop - Shane Dunphy - Mike Howlett
St. Lawrence Mayor Rowsell greets Osvaldo Croci
Who is Osvaldo Croci ?
Mr. Osvaldo Croci is a Political Science Professor at M.U.N.
Osvaldo lives in St. John's and hails from Italy.
He is currently in the process of writing an article on
Newfoundland soccer. For the past twoyears he has
spent a considerable amount of time in St. Lawrence
doing research and meeting some well know soccer personalities.
The man is in awe of the Laurentians
past record and just how St. Lawrence can continue to compete
with Holy Cross, Feildiuans and Mount Pearl.
Des Slaney - Home on holidays
Dessy was an excellent minor soccer player.
Played a bit of senior soccer but as with many
Laurentian players heleft home at a very
young age for work. He currently lives
in Houston B.C.