With the summer/fall season wrapping up, the YUFC and its Parkland Mall Mens League has upped the amount of weekly games in order to finish the summer season and make way for the indoor calendar. With sunlight being a problem, Thursday’s games still went by successfully and wrapped up with a thrilling 5-5 draw between M&M Water Supplies White-caps and Yorkshire & Parkland Albion that saw a comeback from the Albion led by Nathan Ruff and Brandon McCallum on the score sheet before Daniel Mandziuk tied the game with less than five minutes left in the waning hours of daylight on Thursday evening.
Sunday saw a return to the afternoon/early evening schedule as three more games were played. Celtic continued their winning ways over the Yorkshire & Parkland Albion in game one with a 5-1 victory. Game two saw team Black throttle the Whitecaps 12-4 with goals by Dillon Ferridge and Preston Liebrecht leading the way. The day’s final fixture saw Reds beating the Albion 4-2 in a match that featured three players from England who are in town running a soccer camp for youth.
With the season winding down, M&M White-caps and Celtic sit tied at the top of the table with 25 points apiece while Yorkshire & Albion continue to drop out of the race after a impressive start with 19 points, Black sits in fourth with 17 points and Reds sit at 10 points after a third straight win over the Albion. Leading goalscorers are Luc Digout with 25 goals, Dillon Ferridge with 24 Shelby Mclelland with 22 and Preston Liebrecht with 19 goals respectively.
Also on the YUFC Men’s agenda is plans to join the Regina Indoor League for the winter season, a meeting on the topic between the club and its players is scheduled to take place sometime this week.
The YUFC men did not take part in league play over the summer despite keeping busy with action in Manitoba by way of tournaments and friendlies with Dauphin FC.