8:30 a.m., Aug. 31)
Six east end teams advance to ERSL Cup finals
year's Eastern Regional Soccer League Cup finals will
be have a definte east end flavour this year with a locally-based
team competing six of the eight final games taking place
on Sept. 15.
Gloucester Hornets will lead the way on to the soccer
pich at the South Gower Fields in Kemptville with teams
competing in four of the eight finals. The Cumberland
Cobras, meanwhile, will have two teams competing for an
Hornets U16 Level 3 girls team will be looking to add
an ERSL Cup to the league championship they wrapped up
on Aug. 27 with an impressive 7-2 win over Carleton Place
to finish the season with a 13-0-1 record.
Hornets lone blemish came at the hands of Ottawa South
United on Aug. 18, but they would avenge that loss a week
later by downing the Force 2-1 in the ERSL Cup semi-finals
to advance to the championship in two weeks time.
U13 L3 team is the only local squad that will be going
into the Cup finals as favourites. The five other teams
are all underdogs.
Cumberland Cobras girls under-15 L3 squad will be putting
their 4-6-5 record up against Seaway Valley which only
lost two games in league play on their way to finishing
in second place.
Cobras got to the finals by beating two Level 4 teams,
while Valley beat West Ottawa and Capital United which
occupy the bottom two spots in the Level 3 standings.
most competitve final on paper will see the Gloucester
Hornets under-15 Level 3 boys team go up against the Ottawa
Internationals L3 squad. The two teams finished fourth
and fifth respectively in the ERSL regular season standings
with only a point separating them.
Hornets advanced to the final with a 2-0 win over Kingston
United, while the Internationals needed to go to penalty
kicks to get past West Ottawa.
Hornets have had Ottawa's number so far this season, beating
them 4-1 on June 23 and 5-0 on Aug. 28 in their regular
the other ERSL Cup finals with teams from the east end,
the Gloucester Hornets under-13 Level 3 boys team will
be in tough against Ottawa South United who ran the table
during the regular season going a perfect 14-0-0.
Cumberland Cobras under-14 Level 3 boys team faces a similar
task in needing to defeat a so far undefeated West Ottawa
squad in the U14 Cup final.
same scenario faces the Cobras under-15 Level 3 girls
team which must take on the monumental challenge of trying
to beat Seaway Valley in the Cup final. The fith place
Cobars finished 18 points behind second place Valley who
beat them 5-2 and 1-0 in league play.
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