Sarnia FC U11 Remain Undefeated in Indoor Soccer League
The Sarnia FC U11 Indoor Boy's team travelled to London over the weekend to play their second double header of the season. After a lengthy lay-off the boys were very anxious to get back to league action. Their first opponents of the day were the unbeaten Oxford FC. This team had not allowed a goal in their previous two games. Sarnia was up for the challenge. The game would start with high intensity and pace as both teams came out strong. Mid-way through the first half, Oxford would open the scoring as their mid-fielder would send in a volley from 25 yards out which eluded the outstretched hands of Sarnia keeper Andrew Harron. Minutes later, Sarnia would quickly counter and even the match when Striker Josh Allen would deflect the corner kick into the upper right hand portion of the goal. Half would close with both teams tied at ones.
The second half began with the same intensity as the first. Some strong defending by Sarnia FC held Oxford in check. Strong defensive performances were evident by: Dean Palimaka, Christian D'Agostini, Alex Newall, Cameron Hoek and Nathan Ingles! Oxford would later re-gain the lead on another lucky ball when their defender sent one in from 25 yards out which found the back of the net. Sarnia would poise themselves and fight hard to equalize. In the dying minutes of the game, Sarnia FC striker Mateo Troiani would dribble around the Oxford defender and blast the perfect shot into the left corner of the goal. Sarnia FC kept pressing from there but time ran out and had to settle for the tie.
Final Score: Sarnia FC 2 - Oxford FC 2 .
In their second match of the day, Sarnia FC faced the St. Thomas Strikers. St. Thomas would fire out of the gate quickly scoring two goals in under 3 minutes of play. Sarnia would eventually settle things down and re-group. They began to pressure, pinning St. Thomas in their own end of the pitch. Sarnia mid-fielder Jack Hutchinson would put Sarnia within one goal as he deflected the crossing shot behind a surprised keeper. From that point on, Sarnia never looked back and continued to dominate with endless attacks. Seven more Sarnia goals were scored by: James Brown(2) , Isaiah Edlington(2) , Alex Newall, Mateo Troiani and Nathan Hawkes. Strong performances were also visible from: midfielders Josh Gulamadeen and striker Michael Howe. After the first two quick St. Thomas goals, the Sarnia defense stood strong denying any further opportunities. Great effort from keeper Andrew Harron who had another solid performance in goal!
Final Score: Sarnia FC 8 - St. Thomas 3 .