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Ontario Cup Soccer
Ottawa Gloucester Celtic men's team heading to national championships
Story courtesy of the Ontario Soccer Association

For 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 last weekend.

Celtic, 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. 

Celtic 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. 

Lifted by the play of their keeper, Celtic continued to press forward and were finally rewarded for their efforts just before halftime.

Alex 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 Caledon’s keeper wrong-footed. 

The second half was much of the same with Gloucester controlling the play and Caledon getting sporadic chances around the Celtic net.

Caledon’s Gerald Watt had perhaps the closest chance for his squad as his 30-yard free kick rang off the crossbar. 

In 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. 

Joey Kewin's second yellow card of the game earned him an ejection, leaving the Caledon a man down in the final minutes of the match.

Despite 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. 

Celtic 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.

The 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

(Posted 8 a.m., Sept. 17)

 

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