The Nova Scotia Canada Games Men program is currently in Leicester, UK for a number of games against local amateur and academy clubs.
Nova Scotia vs St Andrews – March 12th, 2017
Nova Scotia started their tour with a well earned victory against local Leicester side St Andrews winning 3-1.
After a full day of adjusting to the four hour time zone, Nova Scotia were able to demonstrate their quality in periods of the game against a very physical St Andrews team.
It started with both teams starting very scrappy, but a goal from Blake Fenton early on, allowed Nova Scotia to settle the quickest and control the majority of the first half where they led 1-0.
After a number of changes to both sides, it was a similar scenario with the game taking a while to settle down before Enrico Rodriguez getting on the score sheet. It only took five minutes before Tyrone Munian picked out Enrico Rodriguez again to put Nova Scotia ahead 3-0.
St Andrews reacted well to the third goal, answering back almost immediately to make it 3-1. St Andrews were unlucky to make it 3-2 but for a fantastic save from Kieran Baskett late into the second half.
Final Score 3-1
Nova Scotia vs Brookhouse College – 13th March, 2017
With less then a day to recover, Nova Scotia turned around a performance they could build on and against St Andrews with a dominant display against their opponents Brookhouse College winning comfortably 6-2.
This game could have been very different as Nova Scotia started sluggish and had a number of moments where they could of found themselves behind. Lady Luck was obviously shinning on Nova Scotia, as the first time the ball entered the final 1/3 Coleman Hooper got on the end of a Enrico Rodriguez cross to make it 1-0.
Minutes later, Coleman Hooper found himself adding his second after great work from Ahmed Abokar.
A third, fourth & fifth soon followed without reply with Enrico Rodriguez adding to his brace the day before getting a hat-trick and killing off the competition.
Tyrone Munian got on the score sheet in the second half and Coleman Hooper missed out on joining Enrico Rodriguez with a hat-trick as Nova Scotia was awarded a last minute penalty which was saved by the Brookhouse College goalkeeper.
Final Score 6-2