Stratford BMO U-10 Boys soccer team played a solid game, beating a stubborn Woolwich team 2-0 on a muggy Saturday afternoon.
Both teams battled hard, but the BMO back-field of Kobe Robinson, Mac Starkebaum, Kolton Debus and Caelen Eveleigh were the difference as they frustrated the Woolwich team all game long.
Goalkeeper Brett Maguire was there when called upon and challenged the Woolwich strikers with his aggressive play.
Strikers opened the scoring late in the first half when John Zeineddine and Scotty Martin pinned the ball deep in the penalty area with relentless attacking. Martin sent a pass to the right wing and Ethan Eckstein converted a tremendous right-footer into the top left corner of the net.
Stratford forwards Jacob Wunder, Dominic Boon, Shawn Barnett and Joshua Phongsavath used their
speed to win many challenges throughout the match.
Early in the second half, Strikers pushed for the insurance marker. Midfielder Braeden Burdett was awarded a free kick and sent an accurate 20-yarder to striker Austin Taylor. Taylor got enough of the ball to punch it through the keeper’s legs to give the BMO squad a two-goal final.
MITCHELL - The BMO Under-10 boys soccer team travelled here last Wednesday evening and came away with an explosive offensive display in a lopsided 10-0 win.
Strikers scored early and often as Mitchell could not contain the speed of the visitors. Austin Taylor, Jacob Wunder and Shawn Barnett clicked for two goals apiece for BMO. Singles came from the toes of Dominic Boon, Scotty Martin, Ethan Eckstein and Kolton Debus.
Brett Maguire and Joshua Zelek shared the shutout, but saw minimal action as the defensive wall of Kobe Robinson, Mac Starkebaum and Caelen Eveleigh pressured the Mitchell offence into many turnovers in the centre-field area.
Powerful midfielders Braeden Burdett and Zelek were reduced to a defensive role on the evening as the Stratford team had the Mitchell defence on their heels the entire match.
John Zeineddine had a tremendous game feeding the strikers with some nice crosses from his right wing. Even BMO goalkeeper Maguire entertained the crowd as he was given the opportunity to play striker in the second half and made some nice passes to help set up his teammates.