‘We are the champions’
AMHERST – The Fundy United claimed the Soccer Nova Scotia Tier 2B Under-14 provincial title with a 3-1 win over Northern Inverness.
The Fundy Under-14 United claimed the Soccer Nova Scotia Tier 2B provincial championship last weekend in Bridgewater, defeating Northern Inverness 3-1 in overtime in the final. Members of the team include: (front, from left) William Adams, Nick Cheverie, Adam Blair, Landen Clarke, Dustin Pipes, Kansas Hart, Brenden McCallum, (back, from left) co-coach Laoghan Hendra, Sam Wade, Ryan Pye, Patrick Liebmann, Matthew Kearley, Alex Lamb, Jordan Dyck, Max Hoar, Reuben MacKenzie, Liam Starratt, Tristan MacEachern, Zack Crowder and co-coach Doug Hart.
AMHERST – The Fundy Robins Donuts/Amherst Pharmasave United saved their best soccer til the last, nipping Northern Inverness 3-1 in Bridgewater on Sunday to win the Soccer Nova Scotia Tier 2B provincial title.
“We played some of our best soccer as a group in the last two games,” co-coach Doug Hart said. “In the final, we had a lot of shots on net but couldn’t score. It just took that one goal to get us started.”
Despite dominating play in the final, Fundy trailed 1-0 after the first half. It wasn’t until first-year player Reuben MacKenzie scored 10 minutes into the second half that the Amherst squad was able to tie the game.
With the game in extra time, both MacKenzie and Sam Wade scored early to give Fundy the lead it would never relinquish.
Hart said keeper Jordan Dyck made several big stops in the game to give the Fundy team a chance to win.
Fundy moved into the final with a 0-0 tie with Upper County from the South Shore region. Hart said the game was one of the best he’d seen all season and was like the tournament final.
MacKenzie and Landen Clarke each scored twice in the opener as Fundy United defeated Porter’s Lake 5-0.
Dyck recorded the shutout and Nic Cheverie also scored.
Cheverie continued his hot feet scoring three times in a 13-0 win over Scotia.
MacKenzie, Clarke and Wade each scored twice and Kansas Hart, Zack Crowder and Brenden McCallum each scored once.
Dyke picked up his second consecutive shutout.