- Published on Friday, 22 June 2012 12:14
- Written by © DrumhellerMail.com
The Drumheller Raptors and the FC Drumheller Slayers teams came head to head for the last league game on Monday, June 18.
The teams came to a spirited 2-2 draw at the end of the battle.
“I’ve been really pleased with the progress our players have made throughout the season. While they may have finished just out of the playoffs, they showed they represent a strong offensive threat,” said Paul Salvatore, Coach of the FC Drumheller Slayers.
Salvatore said the game featured many scoring chances for the Slayers and many offensive threats that were stopped by a good, strong defensive core from the Raptors.
“It was an exciting game, really a nail biter right down to the end,” said Mark Olbrich, Coach of the Drumheller Raptors.
Salvatore said this was the last U-12 game for many players, as they will move up to the next age category in the next season, but a promising group of new recruits are moving up. He also said that the addition of indoor soccer programs in Drumheller helps players raise their level of game play in the fall and winter months. Salvatore said indoor play is a great preparation to when the game is taken to the outdoor fields.
“Our players should feel proud of what they’ve managed to accomplish,” said Salvatore.