Crusaders, Feildians split at KGV in Challenge Cup play

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The Fieldians’ Carter Mackey challenges Holy Cross’ Andre Le during the team’s Challenge Cup senior men’s soccer match at King George V Park in St. John’s on Saturday. The Double Blues took the game 4-2, with the Crusaders taking Sunday’s rematch 2-1. 

Mount Pearl blanks Laurentians in St. Lawrence

Holy Cross Kirby Group Crusaders and Feildians Ernst & Young split a pair of games in Molson Coors Challenge Cup soccer during the weekend.
Feildians handed the front-running Crusaders only their second loss of the season with a 4-2 win Saturday. It was a crucial three points for the Double Blues who are attempting to pull themselves out of the cellar and into a playoff position. The top team gets a bye to the final, with the next two teams meeting in the semifinal.

Holy Cross rebounded with a 2-1 win Sunday at King George V Park.

In only other game played Saturday, third-place Mount Pearl First choice Molson blanked second-place St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians 2-0 at Centennial Field in St. Lawrence.

Brian Reddy, at 37 minutes, and Matt Breen, 10 minutes later, had the goals for Holy Cross Sunday. Tyler Forsey scored at 21 minutes for Feildians.

Hassan Kamara scored twice for Feildians Saturday (30, 47 minutes). Kevin Connolly (34 minutes) and Forsey (45 minutes) each had one goal for the winners.

Crusaders’ Jake Warren opened the scoring at three minutes and Steve Delong competed the scoring at 90 minutes.

Ryan Caines (16 minutes) and Justin Pickford (81 minutes) had the goals for Mount Pearl. Michael Delong posted the shutout.

The key match-up next weekend is a double-header between Mount Pearl and Feildians, the teams fighting for the last playoff berth. The teams play 6 p.m. Saturday at King George V Park and 1 p.m. Sunday at Smallwood Park in Mount Pearl.

The other game features the Crusaders against the Laurentians, 4 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Field.

Standings (As of Aug. 3)

Team    GP    W    L    T    Pts

Holy Cross    14    10    2    2    33

St. Lawrence    15    5    6    4    19

Mount Pearl    14    5    8    1    16

Feildians    14    4    8    2    14    


Leading scorers

Player, team    Goals

Jake Warren, Holy Cross    10

Tyler Forsey, Feildians    9

Justin Pickford, Mount Pearl 5

Organizations: Molson

Geographic location: Mount Pearl, Laurentians, Smallwood Park

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