KEM CEHAJIC Special to The Standard
NDUFC Annual Soccer Tournament Provides Fun and Smiles throughout the Weekend.
North Durham United Football Club held their Annual Soccer Festival last weekend, and it was a rousing success all around. The fields were in great shape, the weather was perfect, the games were competitive, and the fun was enjoyed by hundreds of visiting players, coaches, and parents. The Scugog Soccer Field grounds were abound with laughs and smiles, as the kids enjoyed getting their shots recorded on radar, kicking for accuracy, enjoying the bbq, and watching the mind-boggling ball juggler who demonstrated skills that left parents and youngsters in awe.
A great job was done by Andrew, Lisa, Brian, Shannan, and all the other volunteers who helped make this the most talked about festival of the soccer season, throughout Durham region. A big thanks goes to all the student volunteers who helped run things over the two days, they worked hard, were polite and helpful, without any complaints. The parents should be proud of all of them, they represented our community in the best light possible.
The U15 girls team won a high scoring affair in Oshawa last week, with a 5-4 result.
Sophie Pritt led the way with a hat-trick, while singles were provided by Catriona Deacetis and Erika Robertson. The three points moves the team into third overall with games in hand.
The team was also busy on the weekend before, as they competed in the Ambassador Cup Tournament, held in Kingston. The squad beat GFC Phoenix 1-0 and the Cumberland Cobras 3-2, before dropping a close 2-0 game to powerhouse Newmarket.
Coach Rob and all the parents were very proud of how the girls performed on and off the field, with a special mention to keeper Emmalise Mahoney who was outstanding in all three matches.
The second from the top U13 boys won big in Darlington, with a 9-0 final.
Ethan Cannon led the way with five goals, which gives the young man 9 for the season and has him as the top goal-getter in the league.
The U14G drew in Cobourg 2-2, as they solidified their second place spot in the league.
Talia S and Isabel B provided the markers for the group.
Coach Cole's U17B dropped a close 4-2 game to Whitby, despite out-chancing their opponents on the night.
Carter Cannon, trying to replicate his younger brother's scoring prowess, and Relentless Ryan Cole, found the back of the net on the night for the NDUFC team. The squad then hosted Peterborough and earned a 2-2 draw. The boys were down 2-0 late in the 2nd half when they turned the tables on their opponents.
Ethan Fehr potted his first of the season and with minutes to go, Liam Wilks found the corner of the net to even the game, as the Utica resident continues his torrid scoring streak.
The boys and parents finished the week with some "friendly" team bonding, as they get together for some paintball action in Georgina.
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