Huskies lose 6-4 to North Peace Navigators

first_img Listen to this Highlights Package: [asset|aid=1054|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9b1a1e5b82c575b2b00f2f0494dc54be-Huskies loose 4-6 to North Peace Navigators_1_Pub.mp3]With the best-of-seven series now tied 1-1, the series now shifts back to FSJ, with game 3 set for Saturday night at 8pm.In the other NWJHL semi-final series, Whitecourt beat Grande Prairie 12-3, to take a 3-0 lead in that series, with the chance to wrap it up in game four on Sunday.Advertisement Huskies lose 4-6 to North Peace NavigatorsAfter a 9-2 loss in game one, the North Peace Navigators headed into game two needing a win.  The first 20 minutes was fairly evenly split, with the first half of the period controlled by the Navs, and the second half dominated by the Huskies.  But, it was Fort St. John that would come out ahead, after goals from Dan Pappin and Cody Kalb. In the second, Peace River would strike back.  11 minutes in, a Lance Rapson point shot would bounce to Kyle Richardson, who finished it off to get North Peace on the board.  Less than 2 minutes later, Richardson’s second and a Chase Bagan point shot would both find thier way home 11 seconds apart, and just like that, the Navigators had the lead.  With just 53 seconds remaining in the second, Steven Fast took a feed from Kole Norris and deposited his first of the playoffs, to send the teams into the rooms tied 3-3.- Advertisement -The third period would be big, and the decisive moment came 4 minutes in.  After getting involved with goaltender Zack Blain, Gerry Young was accosted by Payden Wongtedt.  Wongstedt would drop the gloves and throw a couple of punches, earning a 5 minute major and game misconduct, compared to Young’s 2 minute minor.  Just 7 seconds into the 4-on-4, Kyle Richardson jumped on a loose puck, and raced into the Huskies zone, beating Blain, to give the Navs the lead.  Peace River would cash again on the powerplay, when Richardson kicked a loose puck to an open Gerry Young, to make it 5-3 Navs. The Huskies would fight back.  Fort St. John got back to the forecheck, and forced North Peace back on their heels.  It would result in a goal, scored by Cam MacKinnon, on a drop pass from Kole Norris.  But, while the pups would continue to press, North Peace would get the insurance they needed, when Gerry Young converted a 2-on-1 chance, set up by Selleck Bunn, with 6 minutes remaining.  Young’s second of the game would seal the deal, as North Peace held on for a 6-4 win.Kyle Richardson led the way for Peace River, with 3 goals and 2 assists, while Gerry Young contributed 2 goals. Advertisementlast_img read more

Questions linger over Stima duo promotion

first_imgArticle 20 of the FIFA Statutes states; “Every member association shall ensure that its affiliated clubs can take all decisions on any matters regarding membership independently of any external body. This obligation applies regardless of an affiliated club’s corporate structure.”“In any case, the member association shall ensure that neither a natural nor a legal person (including holding companies and subsidiaries) exercises control in any manner whatsoever (in particular through a majority shareholding, a majority of voting rights, a majority of seats on the board of directors or any other form of economic dependence or control, etc.) over more than one club whenever the integrity of any match or competition could be jeopardized.”With this statute, it would be impossible to have the two teams playing in the same league if at all it is proved that both share a similar shareholding or economic dependence on one entity.Nairobi Stima’s Joseph Shikokoti in action against an FC Talanta player during a previous National Super League match. PHOTO/FKF“It was the same case sometimes back when Mathare United and Mathare Youth played in the KPL. They had to prove beyond doubt that the two were separate entities. According to that FIFA Statute, Western, Nairobi and Coast Stima should not even be playing in the NSL together. Probably if there is a proof that the two are not sharing the same sponsorship structure then that’s okay,” KPL CEO Jack Oguda told Capital Sport.Meanwhile, Football Kenya federation who run the second tier NSL say they have referred the matter to the legal department which should be giving them a response soon.“We are aware of the issue and we have the legal team handling that. They should be getting back to us on the position. I cannot pre-empt on anything at this point until further advised by the legal team,” FKF Head of Communications Barry Otieno noted.Currently, Western Stima who were relegated from the top tier at the close of last season sit at the apex of the standings with 70 points, seven ahead of second placed KCB who have played a match less. Nairobi Stima are third with 62.KCB midfielder Samuel Mwangi controls the ball under pressure from his St Joseph Youth marker during a past FKF National Super League match. PHOTO/FKFWestern Stima and KCB made the most of slip ups from their fellow promotion chasers over the weekend, the power-men winning by a solitary goal against Nairobi City Stars at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday.KCB who are seeking a return to top flight after two seasons in the lower cadre picked a priceless 2-1 win over Kenya Police at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds with head coach Elvis Ayanya confident they can rack up promotion.“It was a tough match but getting three points was a huge reprieve for us. We need to take a match at a time and give our all and I am certain we will earn that promotion slot,” Ayany, a former Ulinzi Stars midfielder said.Meanwhile, Nairobi Stima slipped to third after being held to a barren draw away to Bidco United. Ushuru failed to take advantage of the slip up playing to a similar score-line against Kangemi All Stars on Sunday.The top two finishers in the league earn automatic slots in next season’s Premier League while the third placed team will face the 16th placed team from the KPL in a play-off.NSL Weekend ResultsFridayAdministration Police 1-2 Green Commandos (Camp Toyoyo)SaturdayBidco United 0-0 Nairobi Stima (Thika Stadium)Kisumu All-Stars 0-0 Migori Youth (Moi Stadium)KCB 2-1 Kenya Police (Camp Toyoyo)SundayWestern Stima 1-0 City Stars (Moi Stadium)Modern Coast Rangers 2-1 Kibera Black Stars (Mbaraki Sports Club)Nakuru All-Stars 0-1 Coast Stima (Afraha Stadium)Talanta 2-2 GFE 105 (Camp Toyoyo)Ushuru 0-0 Kangemi All-Stars (Camp Toyoyo)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Western Stima players line up for a group photo before a previous National Super League match. PHOTO/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17 – If both finish within the top three National Super League (NSL) promotion slots, whoever finishes lower than the other between Western Stima and Nairobi Stima faces the possibility of missing out on ascending to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).According to FIFA statutes, the two, both sponsored by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) cannot play in the top tier at the same time.last_img read more

ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE 1986 ALL-IRELAND SOCCER CHAMPS RE-UNITED THIS WEEKEND

first_imgThe St Eunan’s College All-Ireland soccer champions 1986ST. EUNAN’S COLLEGE 1986 All-Ireland soccer champs are having a 30-year reunion this weekend.St. Eunan’s College won Senior School’s All-Ireland Soccer titles back-to-back in 1985 and 1986 after first winning the coveted trophy in 1979.The 1986 squad are holding a Reunion tomorrow Saturday, May 28th and they’d be delighted to see any of their old school friends on the day. They are playing a select team + guests from the College’s first All-Ireland Senior Soccer squad to win the All-Ireland in 1979, a team that included Eunan MacIntyre (Donegal All-Ireland U21 Medal winner & owner of Mac’s Mace), Colm McGonigle (Fanad Utd. & Finn Harps), Charlie Mulgrew (Donegal U21 & Senior All-Ireland winner) and Paul Carr (Donegal U21 & Senior All-Ireland winner).The game will take place at 3pm with a meal to follow in the Brewery Bar afterwards at 6pm followed by the Champions League Final at 7:45pm.They defeated Ard Scoil Rís from Limerick on May 11th in the 1986 final played at Belfield, UCD on penalties after the game finished 0-0 after extra time. The penalties were taken by Paul McGovern, Sean Reilly, Mickey McCarron and Joe O’Boyle. CJ McGinley was lined up for the fifth penalty that didn’t have to be taken after Ard Scoil Rís missed two of their four attempts.The team was captained by Packie Dunnion and included Andrew McGovern, Charlie McGinley and Sean Reilly who were all starters on the 1985 team as well. The rest of the starting 11 was: Danny Cunningham, Mickey McCarron, Enda O’Donnell, Joe Cannon, Paul McGovern, Joe O’Boyle and Gerard McBride. Other members of the panel were Ciaran “Duck” O’Donnell, Brian McGeehin, Declan O’Donnell, Benny Carr (RIP), Dessie Carroll, Kieran Blaney, Danny Quinn and Seamus Patton.The team was managed by Fanad native John Friel assisted by Eddie Harvey. Members of the 1985 squad are also welcome to come along and play. Players can contact Packie Dunnion on 087-770 2046 to confirm if they can make it.Below – Paul McGovern buries his penalty – while Packie Dunnion receives the winning trophy. ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE 1986 ALL-IRELAND SOCCER CHAMPS RE-UNITED THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 27th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:1986REUNIONsoccerSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more