Gloucester Celtic men's team heading to national championships
Story courtesy of the Ontario
the second time in four years the Ottawa Gloucester Celtic
senior men's soccer team is heading to the Canadian senior's
men's championships after winning the provincial title
who last won the Ontario Cup and Sport Chek National Club
Championship in 2013, defeated London Marconi, the two
time defending provincial and national champion,in the
semi-finals to earn a spot in the final against FC Caledaon.
dominated the possession for most of the first half, but
it was Caledon who had the bulk of the chances as they
had two clear breaks in on net. If not for the good play
of Celtic keeper Matt Gagnon, it could have easily been
Caledon leading early on.
by the play of their keeper, Celtic continued to press
forward and were finally rewarded for their efforts just
Decouvreur made an inspired solo run, beating several
Caledon defenders down the right flank. After shaking
his mark, Decouvreur curled a beautiful left footed shot
into the top corner, leaving Caledons keeper wrong-footed.
second half was much of the same with Gloucester controlling
the play and Caledon getting sporadic chances around the
Gerald Watt had perhaps the closest chance for his squad
as his 30-yard free kick rang off the crossbar.
a game that saw eight yellow cards handed out, Caledon
through everything forward in the final minutes seeking
the tying goal including a few collisions with the Celtic
keepers, which served to only further inflame tempers.
Kewin's second yellow card of the game earned him an ejection,
leaving the Caledon a man down in the final minutes of
being a man short, Caledon was still not out f it as Jamie
Parkes found himself in all alone on the Celtic net but
for the second time in the half, they found the crossbar
and were denied the tying goal.
held on the rest of the way, claiming their second provincial
championship and laying the path on their Journey to St.
John's for next month's Sport Chek Club National Championships.
Gloucester Celtic are heading to the Sport
Chek Senior Men's Club Championship in St.
John's Newfoundland next month after winning
the Ontario provincial club championship last
weekend.. OSA Photo
8 a.m., Sept. 17)
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