Special To The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: It has been a few years since a team representing the NDUFC has won a major trophy, but congratulations to the U14 Girls team, for winning the Cup Championship last Saturday.
The team had to win all their Cup matches throughout the season, so they could reach the finals against Peterborough, but the hard work paid off, in a hard fought 4-1 victory. The girls played an excellent all-round game with skill and determination to get the result, and started as strong as they finished the game, exhibiting their trademark team play, to perfection. Two first half goals were equaled by two more in the final half, to go along with a dominant midfield, stifling defense, and a penalty stopped by the North Durham keeper. Coach Rob and all the coaching staff, along with the parents and everyone involved with North Durham United soccer, are very proud of the whole team.
Another successful week was had by the U13 Girls, as they handled the Oak Ridges club by a score of 3-0. Briar Gerard, Ashley Adams, and Nikki Stewart had the goals for North Durham, a clean sheet was earned by the entire team.
The U16 Girls also earned a victory last week, with a 1-0 shutout against Collingwood. Kate Scott was the lone goalscorer, as the team continued their recent improved play, including a fine showing recently, at a tournament in Niagara Falls.
A reminder; the end of season soccer festival, being hosted by NDUFC, is coming up on the weekend of Sept. 10th & 11th, in Port Perry and Uxbridge. There will be teams from all over Ontario going up against the local gold and black, North Durham U8-U12 squads. Some of the highlights will be a barbecue, games/prizes, ball jugglers, magicians, and a Tim Horton's coffee trailer.
You can check out the flyer on the club's website, at www.northdurhamunited.com and feel free to email any questions about the festival, upcoming tryouts for the 2017 outdoor season, or anything else Club related.