The final week of Howe Sound Menís Soccer League (HSMSL) action this year is in the books and B&B Excavating remained on top with a 3-1 win over Galileo on Sunday (Nov. 18).
The rivalry between the two clubs is always heated and Sundayís game was no exception. A total of four yellow cards were handed out in the game but it was league-leading scorer Jeremy Galley who opened the scoring early. Richard Collins gave B&B the 2-0 lead at around the 25-minute mark after a nice set-up by Jared Bir.
Galileo got on the board at the 40-minute mark when Robbie Nahanee found some open field and made it a 2-1 game. But just before the end of the first half, Galley scored on a rebound play to give B&B its two-goal lead back.
The second half saw Galileo goalie Allan Carson come up with several big saves and when the final whistle blew it was a 3-1 win for B&B.
The defending champs improved to eight wins, zero losses and one tie on the season and moved four points up on second-place Galileo, who slipped to seven wins and two losses.
The other early game saw the Ellis Moving Eagles edge Automind 3-2. Chris Golaiy, Nathan Ward and Mike Peters scored for the Eagles, with Griffin Dare and Charlie Robinson replying for Automind.
The Eagles are tied with Galileo with 21 points but have played one more game and their record sits at seven wins and three losses. Automind fell to four wins and six losses on the year and dropped to fifth place.
Late-game action saw Sikh Temple defeat Lilwat FC 8-0. Gurj Thani scored twice, with Devon Cheema, Adam Bir, Sunny Sangara, Avi Rai, Donny Weire and Jeeves also adding goals. Temple jumped into sole possession of fourth place with the win and head into the break with four wins, five losses and one tie. Lilwatís record moved to one win and nine losses and they remained in sixth place.
League action will halt during the winter break, with teams back in action starting on Feb. 10. For more information on the league, visit www.howesoundmens.snappages.com.