Mixed results for Valley Tier 1 soccer teams at year’s end

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By John DeCoste



Valley United teams had a mixed bag of results in the Nova Scotia Soccer League as 2013 turned to 2014.

The Valley Kings Arms senior men’s team stood first in the Premier Men’s division with a 5-1 record for 15 points. Kings Arms had scored 55 goals and allowed 17.

In their most recent match, Kings Arms, led by three goals from Devin Tetlow, scored an 11-0 win over Dartmouth Dec. 28 in Kentville.

Adam Sabes, Sean Langille and Calum MacRae had two goals each, and Liam Dutton and Zach Shaffelburg one goal apiece. Andrew MacRae recorded the shutout.

The Valley senior women were tied for second in the Premier Women’s division with a 4-2-1 record for13 points.

In their most recent action, the senior women played Dartmouth to a 5-5 draw Dec. 28. Paige Bagnell and Emma Young had two goals each and Robyn McNeill one.

The Valley U-16 girls were third in their division with a 4-2 record for 12 points. In their most recent game, played Dec. 14, Valley edged Halifax City2-1, with Madeline Laurence scoring both Valley goals.

The U-16 boys were tied for fourth in their division with a 3-2-2 record for 11 points. In their most recent game, also Dec. 14, the boys blankedSouth Shore 7-0.

Riley White and Tristan Connors had two goals each and Braxton Guptell, Brandon Ward and Jacob Shaffelburg one goal apiece. Sam Roberts, Darian Wade and Jaden Christopher shared the shutout.

The U-14A girls were also tied for fourth with a 4-4-1 record for 13 points. In their most recent game Dec. 28, Valley tied Halifax City 2-2, with Tiffany Hill and Mae Batherson scoring the Valley goals.

The U-14B girls were also tied for fourth with a 3-5-1 record for 10 points. In their most recent game, played Dec. 28, Valley lost 7-2 to Halifax City, with Hannah Stoddart scoring both her team’s goals.

Things weren’t as successful for the remainder of the Valley Tier 1 teams. The U-18 boys were sixth and last in their division with a 1-6-3 record. In their most recent game, the boys absorbed a 12-3 drubbing Dec. 29 at the hands of Halifax City 18s. Adam McCluskey, John Zimmermann and Bryden Dunphy had the Valley goals.

The U-18 girls, fifth and last at 0-8, the U-14A boys, sixth and last at 0-7-2, and the U-14B boys, fifth and last, also at 0-8, were all still looking for their first win of the season.

In their most recent action, the U-18 girls lost 9-2 to Suburban Dec. 21, with Keely Carey and Mackenzie Pardy scoring their team’s goals.

The U-14A boys lost 7-4 to Dartmouth Dec. 29, with Clay Pelton-Kelly scoring twice and Jesse Fuller and Adrian Bent adding one goal each.

The U-14B boys were embarrassed 22-3 by Suburban Dec. 29. Noah Schurman was a bright spot for Valley, scoring all three of his team’s goals.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Soccer League, The Valley Kings Arms

Geographic location: The Valley, Kentville, Halifax

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