Game 12. NL Canada Games: 2 vs Mount Pearl : 0
Goal scorers (NLCG): Harry Carter 3’, Parker Doyle 87 ‘
Shutout : (NLCG): : Sam Hawco
Harry Carter (1Goal) - Sam Hawco (shut-out) - Parker Doyle (1 goal)
Big Win for the NLSA Canada Games
Well what's got to be a huge moral victory for the NLSA Canada Games team has to be a demoralizing lost for the Mount Pearl Challenge Cup team.The NLSA Canada Games were playing their first of twelve exhibition games this season in the Molson Challenge Cup League. This Games team is made up of 16 & 17 year old kids. Mount Pearl opened the season, showing lot's of promise, with a 1 -0 shut-out victory over a very good St. Lawrence Laurentians squad. Although, early in the season Mount Pearl entered the game tied for second place with the Laurentians with 6 points and the general consensus among the soccer populace was both Mount Pearl and St. Lawrence will battle right to the bitter end this year for 2nd place. This could certainly change, now, after their early season lost to NL Canada Games team. Mount Pearl started the game, much like the weather on Wednesday evening and the weather was terrible. Before the game was 5 minutes old the kids went up 1-0 on a goal by Harry Carter. For the remainder of the first half both teams exchanged several good scoring opportunities but failed to dent the twine. Mount Pearl looked much better in the second but their lack of cohesiveness and determination stopped them from getting the all important equalizer. With time pressing at the end of the match, it was Mount Pearl's keeper, Brandon Noseworthy, and his entire back-line were caught drifting in no man's land. This free roaming and lack of defense allowed Games player, St. Lawrence native, Parker Doyle to out run the entire Mount Pearl team to score on an empty net for a 2-0 victory for the NL Games Team.