Boys U-16 Cup: Surrey United SC capture elusive National Championship
Posted on 13 October 2015 in ↳ U-17 Cup
In what was two years in the making, Surrey United SC finally claimed the Gold Medal at the Sport Chek National Club Championships after defeating Woodbridge Strikers 3-0 in front of a boisterous home-town crowd, who despite the wet conditions came out in droves to support their home club.
“We’ve waited almost two years for this. We have been building and building and it’s absolutely massive for these kids who have been dreaming about this for a long-time” said Surrey United SC head coach Rob Wilson who was clearly enthused at the final whistle.
As he has done throughout the entire tournament, Noah Dasilva led the way offensively for Surrey United SC, scoring two goals on either side of half-time. With a brace in the National Championship Final and with a total of 6 goals on the tournament, Dasilva terrorized opposition defences all week long.
“Dasilva has been an absolute handful for any fullback and again he showed today that he is one of the best dribblers in the nation right now. Two clinical finishes and an outstanding performance” added Wilson.
With the rain falling steadily at kick-off, the opening moments of the match were played in the middle of the park as both teams struggled to maintain possession.
Under the less than ideal conditions, defender Darashpreet Sandu opened the scoring for the home club as the was the first to get his foot on a ball that ping-ponged around the Woodbrige box before making its way to the back of the net.
The opening goal appeared to shellshock the Ontario champions as less than a minute later Dasliva dribbled through several Woodbrige defenders before slotting the ball to the bottom left corner.
With a two-goal advantage heading into the second half, Surrey United SC appeared content to protect their lead and retreated defensively at the start of the second frame. With the change in tactics, Woodbridge came close to pulling a goal back as they had a free-kick from 25-yards strike the crossbar.
While Woodbridge were valiant in their come back attempt, the quality of Surrey United SC simply shone through. Once again it was Dasilva making another one of his trademark runs before adding and insurance marker in the 65th minute.
With the time ticking down and with a three goal lead, the celebrations began in full swing on the side-line as the home-town crowd were clearly relishing their team’s championship performance.
Teck Finals Day results:
Prince Edward Island (PE) 1-4 Codiac First Touch (NB)
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) 2-3 QC United (SK)
Nova Scotia (NS) 3-1 Winnipeg Phoenix FC (MB)
Calgary Foothills 99 (AB) 0-1 Panellinios(QC)
Surrey United (BC) 3-0 Woodbridge Strikers (ON)