MRA Notes from Tony Z.
Once again our MRA team faced an MR1 team but no where near the caliber of last week’s opponent. They were beatable. And once again, we couldn’t get our offense going though our play improved as the game went on.We were missing key players, injured and unable to play, and others carrying on with some painful knocks. We expected some inconsistencies. There was no shortage of effort.Our sideline was like an infirmary of injured players and I’d like thank those who came out to support their team. Interesting observation, when I first arrived at the field, I saw a gentleman with a pandemic beard and even longer hair….I thought, we’ve been blessed. Turns out it was one of our players, Kyle Saunders who most of us haven’t seen since 2019. Unfortunately there was no divine intervention. Our ‘Players of the Match’ were Diego ‘one shoe’ Gartner. He hustled all game, despite being consistently fouled. But the most memorable was his run, with the ball, almost half-way up the field, without one of his cleats. The other team was crying foul but I don’t think there’s a call for that.And Michael ‘Spider-Man ‘ Maguire. He made some timely, acrobatic saves. To keep us in this game.
MRA Final Gloucester Hooligan 4 Wolves 0
On Friday it was a beautiful evening for Two of our Men’s OT were playing games, side to side and there were plenty of goals to celebrate in OCSL League play. Our OT2 team potted a beauty within 3 mins of the opening whistle and our OT6 scored early and often.
This game report from OT2 team manager, Lloyd Fernandes.
It was a back and forth contest fought between 2 battle hardened teams with a rookie referee thrown in the mix for good measure.Wolves were up 2-0 within the 1st quarter with 2 amazing long range goals from Mike ‘the assassin’ Owens.The opponent scored 4 unanswered goals and appeared to be running away with the game.But wait, Billy aka ‘I don’t take kindly to yellow cards’ McIntyre turned on the Wolfpack jets and had an assist and a goal in the last 15 mins of the game.He took a beautiful corner kick which was steered in near post by Timon Garneau. Followwd 5 minutes later headed home an equalizer to secure a point for the Wolves.For those that like entertaining games, get your front row seats for next Friday Wolves home game at Lions Park 2. It gonna be a beauty! We try not to disappoint our fans.
OT2 Final Wolves 4 Ottawa Hellenic 4
Our OT4 team also saw late action in Richmond. As described by keeper, Amedeo Melone
The boys played a full 90, no subs, no complaining, just straight up busier than a one-legged man in a butt -kickin’ contest!
They also won their match on goals scored by Rob Lafleur, Adam Black, and Jason Leclair.
Well done lads.
OT4 Final Wolves 3 Kemptviile 1
These game summary from OT6 manager Frank Maiorino.
Slowly but surely, Wolves OT6 is starting to look like a well-organized, cohesive unit capable of giving any OT6 challenger a run for their money. Our team played a thoughtful passing game from start to finish resulting in a convincing 4-0 victory over Gloucester 73.Q. Vunici scored his first of two midway through the first half after Gloucester’s keeper made numerous saves to keep them in the game.
The first half ended with the Wolves in control leading 1-0. A quick position change for the second half unlocked the Wolve’s scoring potential and locked the door defensively. Ada Kennedy moved up from center-midfield to center-forward to score a beauty on a solo effort. Q. then followed with his second with a powerful shot that the keeper couldn’t handle giving the good guys a 3-0 lead. Vince Weineke wrapped up the scoring with a confident chip in from a beautiful free kick cross by Kevin Judd who was sailing beautiful crosses all night.
The Wolves limited Gloucester’s scoring opportunities the rest of the way, due to strong defensive play, to earn the shutout.Player of the game was Kevin Wirvin who was relentless throughout the game dominating possession and consistently distributing the ball to his teammates.
They say ‘1’ is the loneliest number but ‘4’ had company last Friday night and it was prominent as our OT2 team tied 4-4 and our OT6 team won 4-0. Again… well done boyz!