NORTH DURHAM: The U17B team, representing North Durham United Football Club, competed in the ultra-difficult Frank Sobil Tournament in Oshawa this past weekend, and did their usual thing in providing entertaining and physical soccer, in all three of their games. The boys, coached by veteran Mark Cole, earned a tough tie against Pickering, while making things difficult for their two final opponents, both from Toronto centres.
Julian F. led the defense with some great challenges and timely tackles, and the offense created chances and goals all weekend.
Liam W. and Gibson B. were powerhouses in all the games, to go along with Alistair S., who played all over the field while celebrating his 16th birthday on Saturday.
The club's longest running and successful teams, sponsored by Trading Post Quality Foods, solidified their reputation as being the team nobody wants to play, due to their tenacity and team unity. The boys are all friends and get along great, which shows on the field, as they stick up for each other and share a win or loss as a group, not falling on individual shoulders. The regular season kicks off in the next couple of weeks, for all the NDUFC teams, along with house league play in Brock, Scugog, and Uxbridge.
TFC do nothing but win, as they won their 6th straight, last Saturday. Depth and home-grown Canadian talent is providing for different players coming up big each game.
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