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Niagara Regional win U-13 Boys Ontario Cup in penalty thriller

By Staff, 09/13/18, 2:00AM EDT


Darius Des Vignes, Niagara's keeper, led his team to victory with two saves in the penalty shootout

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The U-13 Boys Ontario Final saw the Bolton Wanderers SC taking on the Niagara Regional side in a game played at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

In the semi-finals, Bolton edged Glen Shields, defeating them 4-2 in penalty kicks while Niagara downed Ottawa St. Anthony 5-3 in their semi to advance.

Bolton looked like they had taken the lead in the 10th minute when Niagara’s keeper Darius Des Vignes spilled a tricky shot to the foot of a Bolton player. Des Vignes stood tall however and made a huge save to keep the game knotted at 0-0 early.

The two sides would trade chances for the remainder of the half but neither could find a way through and they went in to the half tied 0-0.

es Vignes would have to be alive to some threats after the restart as Bolton took several long shots on net that he easily steered to safety.

Both sides would again threaten but weren’t able to find a way through and the game headed to penalties.

In penalties, the goalies would once again been the focus.

Des Vignes would once again stand tall and make saves on the first two shots for his team in penalties.

Meanwhile, Niagara would was perfect through four and would go on to win the U-13 Boys Ontario Cup finals, 4-2 on penalties.  

Highlight of the Match

Ontario Cup Highlights

Championship Photo

Visit the Ontario Soccer Facebook page for all the photos from the final