2019 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy competition kicks off in St. John’s

The 2019 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy competition kicked off in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador with a pair of former champions earning victories. Ontario’s 2006 Challenge Trophy winners earned a 2:0 victory over Nova Scotia with Alberta’s 2016 winners Edmonton Scottish defeating host Newfoundland 5:2.

Edmonton Scottish (AB) 5:2 (NL) Holy Cross

Holy Cross got two first half goals from Kyle Williams (30’, 41’) to go into halftime tied at 2:2. However, Alberta scored two quick goals in the opening ten minutes and 2016 Challenge Trophy winners Edmonton Scottish won after a late rally, scoring at 80', 87' and again in 90’+3 on a penalty kick. Paul Hamilton (13, 90’ +3), Anoop Sahote (80’), and Oshane Hylton (88’) scored for Alberta.

Central City Breakers FC (BC) 2:1 (MB) FC Winnipeg Lions.

Manitoba went ahead early in the second half on a goal by Krystof Szulc (55'), before Surrey went ahead on goals from Milad Merahbi (64') and Caleb Clarke (89').

Kodiac Charlesbourg (QC) 1:1 (SK) Saskatoon Revolution

Quebec opened the scoring with a 37’ goal from Jan Gael Le Roy. Saskatchewan earned a point on a goal by Sam Whiting in the 82’.

Ottawa St. Anthony (ON) 2:0 (NS) United DFC (Dartmouth)

A shutout for Ontario’s Colin Gibson and a Zach Bauld own goal (81') was punctuated by a Zhamir Lubenga effort in the 90' for Ottawa St. Anthony.