Valley Kings Arms continues to lead the pack in NSSL Men’s Premiership

John Decoste jdecoste@kingscountynews.ca
Published on July 18, 2014

The Valley Kings Arms senior men’s soccer team continued to top the standings in the NSSL Men’s Premiership division through July 14. 

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Valley Kings Arms continued to top the standings in the Nova Scotia Soccer League’s Men’s Premiership Division with a 6-1-2 season record.

Kings Arms scored 22 goals in their nine games, tied for second-best in their league, and allowed six goals, good for a three-way tie for lowest in the league as of July 14.

Over the seven days ending July 12, Kings Arms saw action three times, ending up with a win, a loss and a draw.

On July 6 in Wolfville, Kings Arms topped Suburban FC by a 4-1 score.  Jeremie Shabani, Devin Tetlow, Benjamin Gravel and Calum MacRae had the Valley goals.

Then, on July 9 in Dartmouth, Kings Arms played to a 1-1 draw with Dartmouth United. Mike Wilkinson had the Valley goal. Their loss came July 12 at Dalhousie University as Halifax City blanked Kings Arms 4-0.

 

Other levels of play

A number of other Valley United Tier 1 teams continued to compete well in their respective NSSL divisions. The U-14 B girls were tied for second as of July 14 with a 4-2-1 record.

Most NSSL girls’ teams had the July 12-13 weekend off because of the Gunn Baldursson tournament, but on July 9, the U-14 B girls played to a 1-1 draw with Halifax City. Kaylee Keegan had the lone Valley goal.

The Valley U-16 girls were also second in their division with a 4-2 record through July 14. In their July 6 game, the U-16 girls topped XFC 4-1 in Wolfville. Taylor Kehoe, Jilisa Tempro, Serena Dolan and Kennedy Curry had the Valley goals.

The Valley United premier women were third in their division with a record of three wins, three losses and three draws.

On July 12, the Valley women edged Halifax City 1-0, with U-18 call-up Jessica Shaffelburg scoring the goal and Emma Connell recording the shutout.

The U-14A girls were fourth in their division with a 3-3 record. The team had not yet played a regular season game in July; their last league game was June 28.

The other four Valley United teams weren’t faring as well in their divisions. The U-16 boys were sixth (out of eight teams) with a 2-3 record, although they were only five points out of first place. The U-16 boys had also not played a league game in July; their last action was June 29.

The U-18 girls were sixth and last in their division with a 1-7 record. However, in their most recent game July 9, the U-18 girls dropped a close 2-1 decision to the U-16 provincial team. Shaffelburg had the lone goal for Valley, and Dolan had one of the goals for the U-16 team.

The U-14 B boys were seventh and last in their division with a 2-8 record. In their most recent game July 13, the boys lost 6-1 to XFC, with Jesse Fuller scoring the Valley goal.

The U-14A boys were sixth and last in their division with five losses and three draws in eight games. The boys dropped a 9-1 decision to Halifax City July 12, with Owen Kidston scoring the lone Valley goal.