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Sarnia FC U11 Premier Team Settle for Tie vs London Marconi

wednesday june 19, 2013

The Sarnia FC U11 Boys Premier team recently travelled to London for a rare Sunday morning game. Under rainy skies, the boys were anxious to proceed and try to keep their win streak alive.

As the ensuing kick-off took place, Sarnia showed great promise in maintaining possession dominating most of the play in the London end. Some strong scoring opportunities arose however Sarnia could not convert. As in most previous league games, Sarnia would find themselves playing catch-up as Marconi would open the scoring. The London striker would fire a shot which skipped on the wet grass and eluded the Sarnia netminder. Marconi would take a two goal lead as they would pounce on a loose ball and blast the rebound into the Sarnia net. The Sarnia boys would not falter however as they continued to pressure and knew eventually that they would be rewarded for their efforts. In the dying minutes of the first half, Sarnia FC would be rewarded a free kick from about 20 yards out. The kick would be situated on the left side of the goal and left mid-fielder Nathan Hawkes would be called upon to take it. With "Ronaldo - like" accuracy he placed the perfect lob ball over the outstretched hands of the Marconi keeper to put Sarnia on the board. The goal seemed to inspire the Sarnia team even more as they would continue pressuring and force play deep in the London end. Once again, Sarnia would be rewarded for their efforts. What seemed like an eternity, in a short time span Sarnia would fire numerous shots on net but would either be denied by the keeper or the goal post. With the half whistle ready to be blown by the referee a loose ball found its way to Sarnia striker Isaiah Edlington who would hammer a blast into the left corner of the Marconi goal to tie the score at twos.

The next half would start much like the first with Sarnia controlling the tempo. London however, would regain the lead when their speedy right mid-fielder would fly down the right side of the pitch and fire a rocket in the Sarnia goal to regain the lead. Sarnia would tie it once again when striker Ryan Janssens would demonstrate some strong dribbling skills showing patience as he deked his way around the Marconi keeper and placed the perfect shot into the London goal. Marconi would not let up and once more regain the lead on a loose goal mouth scramble. Showing their strong resilience, Sarnia FC would mount yet another comeback. As the clock winded down to the final whistle, the Sarnia boys continued to force play inside the 25 yard area. Like charging lions, the boys simply would not give up and finally would deadlock the game once again! Sarnia striker, Mateo Troiani would blast the ball from 20 yards out which drifted over the London goalie's hands to send a bolt of jubilation along the Sarnia sidelines. The game would end in a thrilling 4 - 4 draw.

Sarnia coaches were very impressed with the effort and fortitude of the boys. Strong mid-field play was evident from: Nathan Hawkes, Dominic Krasinkiewicz, Kyle Flamminio, James Brown and Carter Barron. The back 5 defenders looked solid the entire game. Great play from defenders: Dean Palimaka, Christian D'Agostini, Alex Newall, Quinn Beauregard and Cameron Hoek . Finally all strikers had outstanding performances and could have easily popped in 6 - 8 goals! Strong showing from: Michael Howe, Ryan Janssens, Mateo Troiani and Isaiah Edlington!!

Next game for Sarnia - On home field June 24th vs. North London Gold @ Dante Club!




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