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Second-place Feildians eyeing top spot

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Big game Wednesday with Double Blues and first-place Holy Cross set to tangle at KGV

Feildians were held to a tie Sunday in Johnson’s provincial Challenge Cup soccer, but the valuable point solidified the Double Blues’ lock on second place in the five-team provincial circuit.

At King George V Park Sunday, Stavanger Drive Dental Feildians and third-place C.B.S. Strikers played to a 1-1 draw, giving the Double Blues 28 points on the year, five behind Holy Cross but an eight-point lead on the Strikers.

C.B.S. could have closed the gap Saturday, but fell short, losing 2-0 to the Laurentians in St. Lawrence.

Sunday, Ryan Thistle opened scoring for C.B.S. three minutes in. Felly Elonda scored for Feildians at 53 minutes.

Saturday, Brent Hennebury scored at 54 minutes and Brent Kelly at 71 for the homestanding Laurentians, who received shutout goaltending from Ryan Turpin.

At King George V Saturday, Holy Cross improved to 11-2 with a 4-0 win over lowly Paradise. Jacob Grant (8 and 37 minutes) and Owen Sheppard (13 and 52 minutes) both enjoyed two-goal games, and Sam Hawco posted the shutout.

Challenge Cup play resumes Wednesday evening with a possible preview of the league final when the top two teams, Holy Cross and Feildians, clash 7 p.m. at King George V Park.

Standings

Team                          GP       W        L          E          Pts      GF       GA

Holy Cross                  13       11       2          0          33       34       12      

Feildians                     12       9          2          1          28       37       14

C.B.S. Strikers             14       6          6          2          20       19       14      

St. Lawrence              14       4          8          2          14       23       33

Paradise                     13       0          12       1          1          10       50

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