Positive results for U12 boys

Impressive teamwork and skills of the Nelson U12 Selects boys side were on display in Rutland over the Canada Day weekend as the squad competed in their second tournament of the year.

Impressive teamwork and skills of the Nelson U12 Selects boys side were on display in Rutland over the Canada Day weekend as the squad competed in their second tournament of the year.

The locals came home with two wins and two losses, but more importantly strengthened a sense of their potential as a team.

“The boys came up against some very strong competition and never gave up,” said coach Andy Simmonds.

“They showed how much they have learned over the past three months and they represented Nelson very well.”

Central Okanagan proved to be the toughest team the Selects came up against, beating Nelson 4-0.

Okanagan-Mission were even more competitive, but Nelson held them off impressively, keeping the game scoreless until the last few minutes when the opponents found the net twice.

The team’s third game against Airdrie FC was perhaps the most exciting. First to score for Nelson was Kody Pearce, with a swift volley coming off a cross by Spencer Pearson-Atkinson. Nelson went ahead 2-0 on a goal by Marco Falcone, but it was matched.

At the end of regulation and overtime the score was 2-2 which sent the game to a penalty shoot-out. Falcone and Sam Howard both scored for Nelson and the Selects bagged their first win.

Nelson won their fourth game of the tournament handily by a score of 3-0 on goals from Aaron Abrosimoff and Marco Falcone.

“The boys showed solid playing in all positions and demonstrated their understanding of the possession game,” said Simmonds. “Kudos were widely shared with strikers, midfielders, defenders and goalies variously getting the nod as player-of-the-game from one team or the other.”

Falcone was named team MVP of the tournament for his very capable playing both up front and in back, with Quinn Barron named runner-up for his rock-solid defending as sweeper.

The U12 boys head to Revelstoke for one last tournament September 10-11.


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