CHESTERVILLE – Ed Irvine had the magic touch Fri., July 19 as the North Dundas United OT6 squad continued their winning ways with a 5-2 win over the Nepean Hotspurs Phoenix.
Irvine had two in the first half before captain Jason Eitzen made it 3-0. Nepean answered with one before the break, but Irvine and Rodney Mackilligan added his fifth of the year to put it out of reach.
The win kept the United (6-1-0) one point up on the West Ottawa Shiraz, this week’s opponent, for first place. North Dundas will travel to Ottawa Fri., July 26 for the showdown. West Ottawa (6-0-0) presents a formidable challenge as they are the only squad that can match the United on offence or defence with a plus 21 goal differential.
Ladies keep winning
Although head coach Garth Elliott admitted “we were pretty flat most of the game,” the North Dundas United WR3 kept on the winning track with another 4-1 victory over the winless OISC Untamed.
The hot weather didn’t have much of an effect on the United as they had five subs; however, the frequent substitutions, necessary because of the heat, disrupted their rhythm.
As a result, North Dundas had a sloppy half and managed to take only a 1-1 tie into the half against an Untamed squad that had managed a single point so far this season.
“We finally got it together at halftime,” said Elliott. “We refocused our team play, used the wings, crossed the ball in, stretched their defense and punched up the middle only when it [was] open.
The result was three second-half goals and another victory to stay on top of the standings.
The United will now hit the road to take on a very capable Carleton Place Tornado (5-1-3) squad Thurs., July 25.