The U13 Boys Premier team coached by our newest full time staff member Andrew Pelletier is our latest team to be highlighted. After a very successful Spring, they played their way into the prestigious NPL bracket of the New England Premiership. This bracket features many of the top teams from clubs all over New England.
The adjustment took a few matches for the boys. They found that the speed of play increased, team organization was superb and teams overall were much stronger. The boys battled hard through their first three matches but came up short. In their fourth match they overcame giving up an early goal and produced four unanswered goals to earn their first win over Scorpions Elite. It was the clubs first boys NPL victory.
This past weekend they had two matches. They traveled to Massachusetts to play CFC on Saturday. In the second half they scored off a fantastic string of passes to record a 1-0 victory. On Sunday they played at home against a highly ranked GPS-New Hampshire. After allowing the first goal of the match they equalized late in the second half and were able to score off a rocket with only a couple minutes into the second half. They were very sound defensively and preserved the 2-1 victory.
"Its been a very pleasant experience for our team. We knew it would be a transition from the league we played in last season. Every match we have played the boys have played good soccer and created a number of scoring chances. A huge positive for me has been observing the boys learn from their mistakes and defeats to make them stronger and better players. It's been fun to see them matched up with some of the best teams across New England and find success" says Coach Pelletier of his squad.
The roster includes Benjamin Adey (Falmouth), Joey Ansel-Mullen (Portland), Myles Culley (Falmouth), Joe Dye (Falmouth), Ryan Farr (Gorham), Matt Kramlich (Cumberland), Everett Horch (Brunswick), Austin LaLiberty (Gray), Alex McAlary (Saco), Alex Millones (Waterville), Connel O'Brien (Rochester, NH), Sam Pausman (Falmouth), Max Spelke (Topsham), Sam Waggoner (Gorham), and Griffin Wedge (Scarborough).