Digby U16 boys into Valley soccer playdown final against Bridgetown

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier jriley@digbycourier.ca
Published on August 19, 2014
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<p>Brandon Sullivan controls the ball along the wing in Digby’s 1-0 playoff win over East Kings at the DRHS field on Monday, Aug. 18.</p>

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<p>Digby’s Owen Titus slips in on a tackle.</p>

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<p>Digby had another half dozen decent chances to score but good goal keeping from East Kings kept the score 1-0.</p>

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<p>Digby’s Brandon Sullivan pulls the ball back and cuts to the centre where he found room to launch a hard shot – the East Kings goalie tipped that one over the bar.</p>

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<p>Digby’s Paco Fernandez defends in midfield.</p>

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<p>Digby’s Nathan Janson chased a long ball into the East Kings keeper’s hands.</p>

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<p>The East Kings keeper clears the ball as Digby’s Owen Titus looks to get a head in.</p>

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<p>Digby’s Brandon Sullivan tucks the ball behind to avoid a tackle from an East Kings player.</p>

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<p>Nathan Janson scored the winning goal early in the first half and here he fights for possession late in the second.</p>

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<p>Nathan Janson easily outpaces the East Kings defender but lets the ball get a little too far away from his feet enabling the goalie to stop the breakaway.</p>

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Digby’s U16 boys are one win away from soccer provincials.

They won their first playdown game against East Kings 1-0 in Digby on Monday night Aug. 18.

Nathan Janson got the only goal of the game, converting a nice pass into a clever chip over the East Kings keeper early in the first.

Digby had another half dozen decent chances on goal – they hit several posts, put a couple just wide and the East Kings keeper made a series of acrobatic saves to keep it close.

Digby had no subs for the 90-minute game but showed great fitness in maintaining the pace and owning midfield.

Brandon Sullivan and Adam Peck played solid soccer for the Tigers.

Dawson Acker earned the shut out; though rarely tested, he was quick off the line to stop several dangerous rushes and crosses before they could develop.

Digby now advances to the final Valley Soccer playdown game against Bridgetown, who also won Monday night, 4-0 over Kings West.

The final playdown goes Wednesday night in Bridgetown at 6:30 p.m., with the winner moving on to provincials hosted by Suburban (East Hants, Sackville, Bedford) on August 30 and 31.

jriley@digbycourier.ca