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Holy Cross blows Corner Brook United FC away in Challenge Cup play


Published on July 16, 2017

Steers Insurance Corner Brook United FC’s Berk Warren takes to the air in a ball battle with Holy Cross’s Owen McAleese during Challenge Cup provincial soccer action Sunday at Wellington Street Sports Complex, while Corner Brook’s Daniel Whitten, right, and John St. Croix look on.

©Dave Kearsey/The Western Star

Not a lot went right for Steers Insurance Corner Brook United FC over the weekend — but a lot went horribly wrong.

Hoping to build off their first win of the Molson Challenge Cup senior men’s provincial soccer league season two weeks ago, Corner Brook were instead blown off the field by Holy Cross, particularly on Sunday when they fell by a 10-0 score.

Mike Dunne and Tyler Kirby both scored hat tricks in the lopsided victory, while Jake Warren buried two. Fomba Fombulleh and Sean Henderson also found the back of the net.

Thomas Pieroway kept the clean sheet in goal for Holy Cross.

On Saturday, it was a little closer but Corner Brook was still held off the board in a 4-0 defeat.

Kirby was unstoppable again in another three-goal effort, while Conor Simmonds added the other marker.

Pieroway was again flawless in the win.