Chilliwack’s U-14 Striker boys won their Cup final on Saturday, invading hostile territory to take a 2-1 decision over Langley.
Scoring chances were few and far between in a tightly played first half.Chilliwack midfielder Brayden Collie had his shot from just outside the penalty area sail inches wide of the Langley net.
Forwards Dayo Ogunrinola and Mark Lindsey had several scoring chances of their own, and Lindsey got Chilliwack on the board just before half time.
Samir Rehmtulla scored 10 minutes into the second half to give Chilliwack a 2–0 lead, and the defence took over from there.
Midfielders Rehmtulla, Paramon Kourtorjevski, Ryan Smith, Dylan Leavesley and Bryce Hooker controlled play much of the time, backed up by the stout defence of Bailey Howlett, Jonathan Rempel, Christopher Vandergugten, Caleb Peters and Tony Byers.
Goalie Caleb Bloch made some great saves to keep Langley off the board, until the home side broke up his shutout bid in the final minute.
The local boys went 5-0 in round-robin Cup games, out-scoring their opponents 19-0 over that stretch.
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