NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Holy Cross and Feildians win

Holy Cross: 1 vs St. Lawrence :0

Tomas Pieroway, Kyle Williams, Scott Woodfine

Holy Cross Move Into 1st Place
 When two teams go head to head with undefeated records you know that both coaches want to get to this match up just to get a good read on his club. That's exactly what we had on Saturday at KGV. Both Holy Cross and St. Lawrence had played 7 games and both were undefeated. St. Lawrence had 6 wins and 1 tie for 19 points . Holy Cross had played 7 games with 5 wins and 2 ties which was good for 17 points. 
Holy Cross are very fit
Holy Cross have won five out of the past six years and again on Saturday they demonstrated that they are going to be very hard to beat in 2015. The team has enormous amount of talent and above all they have a superior level of fitness.  The team as a whole are a skillful team and move the ball lateral very well. While St. Lawrence are relatively strong down the middle and can boost the best defensive unit, Clinton Edwards, Marc Pittman, in the province. The Laurentians also have a superior goalie in, John Douglas. On Saturday, despite only losing by a 1-0 margin to Holy Cross, Cross totally controlled the possession of the ball and consequently, they dominated the  game. The difference in the match was John Douglas, the man virtually stood on his head and was very poised in doing so. Goal scoring leader, Kyle Williams of Holy Cross notched his fifth of the season at the 53 minute mark and Holy Cross's, Scott Woodfine had another called back for off-sides on what one would say, it was a very close play. Throughout the contest Holy Cross had eight quality chances while the Holy Cross keeper, Thomas Pieroway, had a minimal amount of work to do in net as he recorded the shutout.


 Feildians 3 vs Corner Brook : 1

Feildians move four points up on Corner Brook

While Holy Cross and the Laurentians were battling it out on Saturday . so were the Feildians and Corner Brook fighting. However, these two clubs may very well have been fighting for their play-off lives. Prior to this match Feildians had seven points and Corner Brook had six points. While, the idle Mount Pearl team has a fairly good strangle hold on 3rd place with 14 points. 
The first half of the contest was fairly even and the game was scoreless at the end of 45 minutes. When the second half opened Corner Brook caught an early break and opening the scoring on a shot which deflected of a Feildian player giving the mill-town boys a 1-0 lead. However, for the rest of the half it was all Feildians. Feildians were winning every battle and it resulted in three unanswered goals. Scoring for the Feildians were; Kevin Connolly, Sean Fardy and Aaron Buckingham. Both of these two clubs meet again next weekend in Corner Brook.  Should be interesting !

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