BC, ON lead the way at Challenge Trophy in St. John’s

British Columbia’s Surrey Central City Breakers and Ontario’s Ottawa St. Anthony sit atop their respective groups with nine points from three straight victories after day three at the 2019 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy competition. Surrey play their final game on day four while Ottawa will wait until Sunday. Both teams will qualify for the Gold Medal Match on Teck Finals Day with victories.

Group A - Surrey Central City Breakers (BC) 4:0 (NB) Fredericton Picaroons

British Columbia got goals from Milad Mehrabi (35’) Caleb Carter (48’) Milad Rahmati (88’) and a New Brunswick own goal by Ryan MacKinnon (90’ +3) to earn their third straight win at the Challenge Trophy competition. Surrey’s Luke O’Shea earned the shutout for BC who lead Group A with nine points.

Group A Holy Cross (NL) 1:1 (MB) FC Winnipeg Lions

Newfoundland & Labrador’s Isaac Bonisteel (27’), and Manitoba’s Hugo Figueiredo (31’) traded first half goals in an even battle to split the points and give both Holy Cross and FC Winnipeg Lions their first points of the competition.

Group B - Ottawa St. Anthony (ON) 4:0 (NT) Yellowknife Galaxy FC

Ottawa lead the way in Group B after defeating Yellowknife on day three with goals from Saviero Panuccio (8’) Trevor Turner (42’) Marco Natoli (52’) Shamir Lubenga (87’). Ottawa’s Colin Gibson and Felice Fornieri shared the shutout for the Ontario champions who have a perfect nine points from three games thus far.

Group B - United DFC (NS) 2:0 (SK) Saskatoon Revolution

United DFC bounced back after an opening day loss with a 2:0 victory over Saskatchewan. Andrew Serieys (54’) and Adam Miller (80’) got the goals for Dartmouth while Jenson Brown earned the shutout registering a PK save in the effort.

Toyota National Championships
Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships serves as our nation’s premier amateur competition and provide a meaningful soccer experience for participating teams and their players, coaches, support staff, as well as for officials and volunteers. Other National Championships owned and operated by Canada Soccer include the Canadian Championship and the Futsal Canadian Championship.