NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mount Pearl : 6 vs CBS : 0

Mount Pearl: 6 vs CBS: 0

It was a beautiful day here on the Avalon on Saturday and it was absolutely gorgeous in CBS. What added to this day was a game of soccer and the condition of Nugent's Field. The field was in fantastic shape.  After watching nearly 90% of our league games on turf fields, players are starting to get an appreciation for to play on real grass fields. These comments were sure relayed to me yesterday evening at Nugent's. Well guys you all need to do some practicing and have yourselves prepared for the real grass fields because that's what the playoffs are going to be played on, on Labor Day Weekend, when St. Lawrence hosts the 2016 Provincial Playoffs.
Well lets get back to the game. The score definitely indicates that it was all Mount Pearl on the score-sheet, Tyler Forsey booted three, Ronaldo Morris who is having a breakout year dented the twine twice and Scott Woodfine  scored his third of the season. However, play-wise, CBS had their moments. In the first half the boys from the shore had three glorious opportunities but failed to capitalize. Once CBS's Tony Pomroy learns the game, he is full of vim nand vinegar for sure, he could be a scoring threat.  CBS definitely made Brandon Noseworthy earn his shutout, he mad a few great saves.   Both teams played the ball nice, both teams were attempting to work the ball and distribute it rather than just forcing it. I must add the grass pitch allows this skill much better than turf does Myself, I much prefer a grass pitch over turf. However, it's imperative in Newfoundland we have a great number of  turf fields because of the shortness of our summer. Actually, every region of the province should have one.  After chatting with CBS Coach Gary Forsyt, at the match, he did say he thinks it may be a 5 -10 year plan to make CBS competitive. His main objective, at this point, is to expose the region to Challenge Cup soccer and learn how to play the game at the Premium Level while developing their young players. 

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