2012 All Stars: Ontario tops group in U-16 Boys action
Posted on 17 July 2012 in All Stars - Boys
Ontario sits in first place in the U-16 Boys division at the 2012 All Stars, narrowly ahead of British Columbia by virtue of goal difference. Both sides picked up wins on the 17 July opening day of the competition in Mount Pearl and St. John's, NL.
British Columbia earned a hard-fought 1:0 victory over Québec to open play in the U-16 Boys division at the 2012 All Star in St. John’s, NL.
Substitute Connor Hildebrant scored the only goal of the match in the 60th minute after entering play at half-time.
British Columbia goalkeeper William Diaz kept a clean sheet to help his team get off to a winning start.
In the second U-16 match of the day — in Mount Pearl, NL —it was Ontario who claimed top spot in the group with a 2:0 win over Alberta.
Bayley Winkel opened the scoring for Ontario with a strike in the 19th minute before Michael Marcantognini doubled the lead with a goal in the 46th minute.
Daniel Milton kept the clean sheet for Ontario.
“It was a slow start to the game as Alberta was very organized. Once we scored, our performance was much better.” said Patrick Tobo, Head Coach of the Ontario U-16 team.
Despite losing the match 2:0 Alberta coach Christopher Spaidal was proud of the challenge his Albertan boys posed to the Ontario team.
“It was a pretty even match overall. I was proud of the way the boys tried to play their football,” said Spaidal. “We need to make better choices at the important times of the game and credit to Ontario who executed better when they needed to.”
The cross-over match saw Team Atlantic face off against Team Manitoba/Saskatchewan, resulting in a 3:0 win for Team Atlantic.