5 p.m., Julyt 16)
help Fury win pair of Robbie Tournament titles
By Fred Sherwin
Fury recently returned from the prestgious Robbie International Soccer Tournament
in Toronto with not one but two championship titles thanks in large part
to the conribution of several players from the far east end.
Chad Bush allowed
just two goals in five games for the U15 squad to earn tournament MVP honours.
Among his four shutouts was a 2-0 win over the Cumberland Cobras in the
semi-final and a thrilling 1-0 double overtime win over the Ajax Strikers
in the final. Fellow
eastenders Alex Martel and Angus McLean also contributed to the big win.
The U11 team
benefitted from the presence of five local youngsters on their roster including
keeper Aidan Aylward who allowed five goals in six games and posted two
shutouts in the team's championship run.
and Ismail Sow each scored a goal in the Fury's 4-1 win over Rafales Ste.
Julie in the final, while Dante Vita was a force on the back line. The team
also included midfielder Michael Eiblmeier and defender Benjamin Metick
who are boith from the Blair Road area.
in first place in their division with a 2-0-1 record, the U11 team completely
overwhelmed the Mississauga Falcons in the quarterfinals, winning 8-1. They
then downed the Wexford Gunners 5-2 in the semi-finals thanks to three unanswered
goals in the second half to earn a berth in the championship game.
The Robbie is
billed as the largest charity soccer tournament in the world with proceeds
going to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Last year organizers managed
to raise over $50,000.
of the Ottawa Fury U11 team celebrate after winning the Robbie International
Soccer Tournament last
weekend. Photo supplied
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local
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