KEM CEHAJIC The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: One of the unique aspects of soccer is that the match goes on, regardless of what kind of weather is occurring, with exception of lightning or an unplayable field.
Our North Durham United Football Club teams endured wet fields, rain, wind, and plenty of mosquitoes, as the players continued the high level of skill and effort evident since the opening game of the season.
The U14G had another solid game, against the always strong Oshawa Turul, and came away with a well deserved 1-1 draw. The team is sponsored by Kromer Property Maintenance, and has shown to be one of the top teams in their DRSL division.
Maya K had the goal that gave the girls a big point, as they continue to battle for top spot in the league.
The U13B had a difficult match up last week, up against Oshawa. It was a wide-open game with five goals created, as the NDUFC team dropped their first game of the season by a 3-2 count.
Evan G and Tanner S provided the goals for the boys in gold, with every player coming up with a strong effort.
The, Trading Post Quality Foods sponsored, U17B made the trip to Peterborough for a game against one of their long standing rivals, who proved once again to be a tough opponent to beat. The game was played on the field turf at the Trent University stadium, and the final result was a fair 1-1 draw. Coach Cole's squad adapted to the quick surface, the absence of a couple of key players, and the season debut of two others, as the boys held a high backline and poured constant pressure on the older Peterborough team.
Strong performances were led by Julian Fadalti on the back line and, the hard working and always entertaining, Ryan Cole in the mid-field. This group remains undefeated in the season, as they battle against teams with players one and two years older.
Canada's strong Women's National Team played a friendly game against Costa Rica at BMO field last week. Canada came away with a convincing 6-0 victory in front of over 20,000 fans in Toronto. The team is gearing up for the next Olympics, as they try to find the right combination of youth and experience.
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