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Challenge Cup playoff matches all set


The final playoff order for the 2017 Molson Challenge Cup provincial senior soccer playoffs has been decided.

The defending champion St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians (16-4-3) clinched first place over the weekend with a pair of wins — 4-0 Sunday and 2-1 Saturday — over the visiting C.B.S. That Pro Look Strikers, while the Holy Cross Kirby Group Crusaders (12-5-5) will finish second after playing to a 1-1 tie with the Mount Pearl First Choice Haircutters Sunday.

If Mount Pearl (11-5-6) had won, it would have moved into second place and forced Holy Cross to win the last remaining game on the regular-season schedule, which comes  Wednesday at King George V Park, where the Crusaders takes on Feildians Ernst and Young.

But Sunday’s draws mean Holy Cross remains a point ahead of Mount Pearl, which has completed its 23-game schedule and will finish in third place.

Feildians (9-8-6) secured the fourth and final playoff berth by blanking visiting Corner Brook Steers Insurance United 4-0 Sunday. That and C.B.S.’s losses knocked the Strikers (7-12-4) out of the picture for the playoffs, which will be held over the Labour Day weekend.

A Page playoff format will be used, with the Laurentians taking on Holy Cross and the winner advancing directly to the final. The loser of that 1-2 game will get a second chance in the semifinal, where it will face the winner of the 3-4 game between Mount Pearl and Feildians.

The Laurentians defeated Mount Pearl in last year’s championship final.

 

Weekend Results

Sunday

At KGV Park

Feildians 4, Corner Brook 0

GS: Ian Gamba 3, Bobby Gamba; Shutout Braedon Sheppard

At Centennial Field

St. Lawrence 5, Corner Brook 0

GS: Brent Hennebury, Stefan Slaney (4); Shutout John Douglas

At Gushue Complex

Holy Cross 1, Mount Pearl 1

GSL: HC — Tyler Kirby; MP — Tyler Forsey

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Saturday

At Gushue Complex

Mount Pearl 3, Corner Brook 0

GS: Tyler Forsey (2), Matthew Lahey;  Shutout::Brandon Noseworthy

At Centennial Field

St. Lawrence 2, C.B.S. 1

GS: SL — Sean Drew, Adam Kelly; C.B.S. — Nate Jones

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