Honda United finishes weekend with questionable draw

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Nick Wolfe (Cumberland Honda United) boots the ball to opposite field for a header attempt. 

AMHERST – Cumberland Honda United and the St-Hubert Express of Riverview finished in a 1-1 draw during Codiac Senior Action play Sunday night at the Amherst Regional High School soccer field.

The Express took advantage in what appeared to be an out of bounds ball. Instead of playing to the whistle, Cumberland stopped playing, as Riverview marched through the defense scoring the equalizer.

“We thought it was out of bounds and it wasn’t. They got a chance, took advantage of it and just buried it,” said United’s Lucas Hayes.

Cumberland controlled most of the game despite the lone blemish.

“It’s a game we deserved to win, I mean we controlled the whole game,” Hayes said.

Dylan Kennedy was the lone goal scorer for Cumberland.

In Friday’s action Cumberland was defeated 6-1 by the Moncton Old Boys. Cumberland was shorthanded as they dressed 12 players, including an under-16 call-up.

Despite a short bench, Cumberland played tough as they held on to a 1-0 lead for 30 minutes.

The lack of depth played a huge factor on the blistering hot evening as the Old Boys scored six unanswered goals in the lopsided affair.

“The factors got to us not having enough players that’s why we lost,” Hayes said.

Dwayne Ripley scored the only goal for Cumberland.

Twitter: @ADNthomas

Organizations: St-Hubert Express, Amherst Regional High School, Moncton Old Boys

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