U14 Boys are Provincial Champs!
Our Fraser Valley Premier U14 Boys recently captured the BC Soccer Premier League’s (BCSPL) Provincial Premier Cup and have been crowned best in BC. They will now go on to represent the province at the National Club Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick.
On Saturday June 25th, the Fraser Valley Premier U14 Boys of Preston GM Langley FC took to the field in sunny Kelowna to compete for the BCSPL Provincial Premier Cup against Mountain United FC of Burnaby. The stakes were high, as the winner of this game would go on to represent British Columbia at the National Club Championships being held in Moncton, New Brunswick this fall.
The two excellent teams engaged in a competitive and hard fought match, but at the final whistle the Preston GM Langley FC Fraser Valley Premier Boys emerged as the Provincial Champions, winning 1-0. The cup winning goal was scored by Jehmrode Kahlon very early in the second half from a Fraser Valley corner kick taken by Tommy Millar. After a goal mouth scramble the ball found the foot of Kahlon, who calmly dribbled by one defender and slotted the ball into the corner of the net from 10 yards out.
The game definitely lived up to expectations and came down to wire, as the Fraser Valley Premier Boys were forced to play the final ten minutes a man down due to a red card for a hand ball in the penalty area. Goalkeeper Nolan Premack saved the ensuing penalty shot to preserve the shutout, and the boys desperately defended their lead in the last ten minutes including a last minute goal line clearance by Brandon Cambridge.
Head Coach and club Technical Director Steve Millar is very proud of the boys’ character and their will to succeed. Says Millar “The BCSPL is a league in which we are focusing on development first and foremost, and I have no doubt in my mind that these players are some of the most technical players I have seen. I have been lucky to play with and coach many gifted players, but to see what these boys can do in training and week to week, they really are quite special!” He continued, “In the final, as a coach, you could see these boys just wanted to win; they wanted the Cup!”
The boys will now move on to represent BC at the National Club Championships being held in Moncton New Brunswick October 5th to 10th where they hope to lay claim as the best team in the country. We’ll all be cheering for you, boys!