Western wins bronze on provincial U14 boys soccer scene

Dave Kearsey
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 CORNER BROOK  Western had to settle for bronze with a 1-0 victory over Feildians at the final tournament of the provincial Under-14 boys soccer league.

Brent Eason scored the game’s only goal and Adam Canning posted the shutout Sunday at King George V Pitch in St. John’s.

Ryan Lamswood won the Hard Hat Award for Western in the bronze-medal showdown, while Canning got the nod as MVP and Andrew Antle picked up the Most Spirited Player honour for the boys from western Newfoundland.

St. John’s earned the right to represent Newfoundland at the 2014 U14 Club Nationals Oct. 8-13 in Prince Edward Island by downing Mount Pearl 2-1 in the battle for gold.

Jacob Grant and Liam Chislett scored for the winners.

Aaron Greenham scored for Mount Pearl.

Western lost 2-1 to St. John’s in one of two semifinal matches played Saturday, while Mount Pearl earned a berth in the final as a result of a 9-0 shellacking of Feildians.

Evan Gallant scored on a penalty shot for Western’s only goal with a  berth in the final on the line.

Western U16 finish out of medals

Meanwhile, Western finished in fourth place overall in provincial U16 boys soccer league play after a 2-0 loss to Mount Pearl in the bronze-medal showdown Sunday morning.

Jonathan Joyce and Paul Holley dented the mesh for the winners.

Ethan Allen got the nod as Western’s Most Valuable Player, while Evan Rouzes earned the Most Spirited Player honour for his team.

Western lost 6-0 to St. John’s in one of two semifinal matchups used to determine the finalists, while Feildians shaded Mount Pearl 2-0 in the other matchup Saturday of the top four.

St. John’s downed Feildians by a 3-1 spread in the final to earn the right to represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the 2014 U16 Club Nationals being hosted staged Oct. 8-13 in Mount Pearl.

Organizations: U14 Club Nationals, Ethan Allen, U16 Club Nationals

Geographic location: Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, CORNER BROOK Western Newfoundland.St. John Prince Edward Island

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