Local teams take aim at First on Turf semifinals
GUELPH – Six local teams are in the running to advance to Sunday’s semifinals in their age groups following the second day of the three-day Guelph Soccer First on the Turf boys’ tournament at the University of Guelph.
Guelph Junior Gryphons Red made it two wins in two outings in the under-14 class with a 1-0 edging of the London Youth Whitecaps Blue Saturday. They had defeated Cambridge United 5-0 Friday night.
Other local teams with a chance of advancing to their division’s semifinals are Junior Gryphons Red and Rockwood FC in under-13, Junior Gryphons Red in under-15 and Junior Gryphons Red and Junior Gryphons Black in under-17.
Both Junior Gryphons Red and Rockwood FC have a win and a tie in under-13. Junior Gryphons Red tied Oakville 2-2 Saturday after beating FEDS 5-1 Friday night. Rockwood defeated Junior Gryphons Black 5-0 Saturday after tying Cambridge United 1-1 Friday.
In under-15, Junior Gryphons Red battled Saltfleet Stoney Creek SC to a scoreless draw Saturday after they tied Burlington Bayhawks 1-1 Friday.
Junior Gryphons Red defeated Oakville A 2-0 and lost 4-0 to Markham Lightning in under-17 Saturday. Junior Gryphons Black lost 5-0 to Aurora Saturday after edging Oakville A 1-0 Friday.
Other local teams in the older age groups will not advance. For the under-9, under-10, under-11 and under-12 categories, their tournament was a single-day affair designed to get game action before the start of their league play. Scores and standings were not kept.
Junior Gryphons Black and FEDS won’t advance in under-13 as both suffered their second losses of the tournament Saturday. Junior Gryphons Black lost to Rockwood Saturday and 5-0 to Burlington Friday. FEDS lost to Junior Gryphons Red Friday and 5-0 to Niagara Regional Saturday.
In under-14, Junior Gryphons Black suffered two 5-0 losses Saturday as they were downed by London Youth Whitecaps White and Milton Magic.
Under-16 semifinalists were set after Saturday’s games and Junior Gryphons Red and Junior Gryphons Black missed out. After beating Kitchener Spirit 3-0 Friday, Junior Gryphons Red lost 2-0 to North Mississauga Panthers A and 3-0 to Whitby Iroquois Saturday. Junior Gryphons Black had lost 5-0 to Milton Magic Friday. Saturday they lost 5-0 to London Youth Whitecaps and 1-0 to Owen Sound.
The tournament is to wrap up with Sunday’s finals at the Gryphons Soccer Complex. The under-13 final is to go on the East field starting at 3:45 p.m. and is to be followed by the under-14 final at 5 p.m. and the under-15 final at 6:15 p.m. On the West field, the under-16 final is to start at 4 p.m. and the under-17 final is to go at 5:15 p.m.
Cambridge United 1 Burlington 0
Niagara Regional 3 Oakville 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 2 Oakville 2
Niagara Regional 5 FEDS 0
Rockwood FC 5 Guelph Junior Gryphons Black 0
Niagara Regional 3 London Youth Whitecaps White 0
Oakville 1 London Youth Whitecaps Blue 0
London Youth Whitecaps White 5 Guelph Junior Gryphons Black 0
Niagara Regional 2 Milton Magic 1
Oakville 4 Cambridge United 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 1 London Youth Whitecaps Blue 0
Milton Magic 5 Guelph Junior Gryphons Black 0
Milton Magic 1 Oakville A 0
Kitchener Spirit 3 Mount Hamilton 1
Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 0 Saltfleet Stoney Creek SC 0
Niagara Regional 0 Burlington Bayhawks 0
Oakville A 5 Mount Hamilton 0
Niagara Regional 2 Saltfleet Stoney Creek SC 1
London Youth Whitecaps 3 Owen Sound 1
North Mississauga Panthers A 2 Whitby Iroquois 0
London Youth Whitecaps 5 Guelph Junior Gryphons Black 0
North Mississauga Panthers A 2 Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 0
Whitby Iroquois 4 Kitchener Spirit 0
Milton Magic 4 Owen Sound 1
North Mississauga Panthers A 3 Kitchener Spirit 0
Milton Magic 1 London Youth Whitecaps 0
Owen Sound 1 Guelph Junior Gryphons Black 0
Whitby Iroquois 3 Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 0
Markham Lightning 4 Toronto Youth CAF 0
Aurora 5 Guelph Junior Gryphons Black 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 2 Oakville A 0
Markham Lightning 4 Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 0
Toronto Youth CAF 1 Aurora 0
Niagara Regional vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons Red at Alumni Stadium, 8 a.m.
Rockwood FC vs. Burlington at East Field, 8 a.m.
Oakville vs. FEDS at Varsity Field, 8 a.m.
Cambridge United vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons Black at West Field, 8 a.m.
Semifinal 1 at Varsity Field, 11 a.m.
Semifinal 2 at Varsity Field, 12:15 p.m.
Final at East Field, 3:45 p.m.
Niagara Regional vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons Black at Alumni Stadium, 9 a.m.
London Youth Whitecaps Blue vs. Cambridge United at East Field, 9 a.m.
London Youth Whitecaps White vs. Milton Magic at Varsity Field, 9 a.m.
Oakville vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons Red at West Field, 9 a.m.
Semifinal 1 at Alumni Stadium, 12 p.m.
Semifinal 2 at Alumni Stadium, 1:15 p.m.
Final at East Field, 5 p.m.
Milton Magic vs. Mount Hamilton at Varsity Field, 10 a.m.
Burlington Bayhawks vs. Saltfleet Stoney Creek SC at Alumni Stadium, 11 a.m.
Kitchener Spirit vs. Oakville A at East Field, 11 a.m.
Niagara Regional vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons Red at West Field, 11 a.m.
Semifinal 1 at West Field, 2:30 p.m.
Semifinal 2 at East Field, 2:30 p.m.
Final at East Field, 6:15 p.m.
Semifinal 1: North Mississauga Panthers A vs. London Youth Whitecaps at East Field, 12 p.m.
Semifinal 2: Milton Magic vs. Whitby Iroquois at West Field, 12 p.m.
Final at West Field, 4 p.m.
Oakville A vs. Toronto Youth CAF at Alumni Stadium, 10 a.m.
Markham Lightning vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons Black at East Field, 10 a.m.
Guelph Junior Gryphons Red vs. Aurora at West Field, 10 a.m.
Semifinal 1 at East Field, 1:15 p.m.
Semifinal 2 at West Field, 1:15 p.m.
Final at West Field, 5:15 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal