The Nelson FC squad that came back champs from Crawford Bay included: (back L-R) Orang Momtazian

Nelson crowned kings on East Shore

Nelson FC returned home from Crawford Bay earlier this month as the 2013 King of the Balls tournament.

Nelson FC returned home from Crawford Bay earlier this month as the 2013 King of the Balls tournament.

“Nelson FC consists mostly of players from all three Nelson City Soccer Leagues and it is great to see this combination of players succeed at the tournament,” said team organizer Sveta Tisma.

“Parker Shaw-Lintz is a Nelson rep player and is only 14-years-old. He was incredible on our net. Everyone else fought hard despite four-games scheduled in one day. We played six games total with five wins and one tie and were the only team at the tournament without a loss.”

Nelson opened the tournament with a 5-2 win on Saturday against Slocan. Nelson then pulled out a squeaker against the host East Shore club 1-0.

Sunday started with the team’s only blemish, a 1-1 tie against Rossland. Nelson bounced back with a pair of wins over Trail (3-0) and Creston (3-2) to earn a spot in the final. In a rematch against Rossland, Nelson prevailed in penalty kicks 2-1 to win the tournament title.

 

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