Offence non-existent in clash between Tactics, Under-18s

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Investors Group Under-18s’ Matthew Thomson, right, and Sorrento Tactics FC’s Patrick Brake challenge each other to knock down the head ball during men’s soccer league play Monday at the Wellington Street Sports Complex.
— Star photo by Geraldine Brophy

The mesh remained undisturbed during a Monday night encounter between the Sorrento Tactics FC and Investors Group Under-18s.

The two Corner Brook Molson Senior Men’s Soccer League clubs fought to a 0-0 draw at Wellington Street Sports Complex.

Still, Tactics goalkeeper Evan Fequet was able to draw a few positives from the game for his side.

“It’s our first point of the season,” he said. “That’s definitely a good thing.”

Fequet acknowledged he was a little busier than his counterpart, Tyler Kelloway, with much of the action taking place in the Tactics end.

“That’s something we’ve got to work on as a team,” he said. “We’re coming a long way though, we’re starting to see some improvements in players and we’re starting to work better and communicate better as a team.”

Kelloway said it was a long game from his perspective, as his team’s stifling defence kept scoring chances against him to a minimum.

“We were pretty solid back there,” he said.

The clean sheet might have meant more if his team was able to bury any of their chances. Kelloway estimated they had 10 or 15 opportunities to score.

“We just couldn’t capitalize,” he said.

He is liking the looks of the team so far this season, he said, particularly the energy level.

He would just like to see a little more consistency in that regard, which may come as the season goes on.

“Some games we don’t show up and other games we show up all forces,” he said.

“Our fitness isn’t where we want it to be yet, but that’s the way it goes at the beginning of the year, I guess.”

The following is a look at Sunday’s senior men’s soccer contest:

Hawks 0, Rangers 0

The Health & Performance Hawks battled the Steers Insurance Curling Rangers to a scoreless tie Sunday night at Wellington Street Sports Complex.

Zack Taylor earned the shutout for the Rangers, while Ryan Vaters stopped all shots fired his way to get the goose egg for the Hawks.

At 2-0-1, the Hawks are the early frontrunners in the standings, followed by the Rangers at 1-0-2. The Under-18s record moved to 1-1-2, while the West Side Monarchs are 0-2-0. The Tactics are now 0-2-1, ahead of the 0-1-0 Stephenville club.

 

 

Organizations: Group Under, Soccer League, Rangers

Geographic location: Wellington Street

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