Huron United falls to second place

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Huron United suffered their first home defeat of the season to second place Guelph IST and in doing so gave up top spot in the SWRSA Premier League.

The game was very tight and neither team was allowed any time on the ball, this made for a high intensity but ultimately scrappy affair. The home team had the bulk of the play in the first half and IST were prevented from going a goal down after 22 minutes only by a brilliant full stretch save from their goalkeeper after a crisp shot from Ivo Ferreira.

There were not many goal scoring chances to be had, but the visitors struck right at half-time, when a shot from 18 yards out was well saved by Huron keeper Aidan Calcutt, but an IST forward got to the rebound first and tapped in from close range. The second half was pretty much the same story, a shot from TerronHyre was cleared off the line and Peter Stoeckli, Derrick Bernath and Brad Walden all had headers drift wide of the goal.

IST scored again after 25 minutes of the second half from a direct free kick 20 yards from goal. The free kick was headed for the left hand corner of the net and Calcutt got a hand to it, but couldn’t prevent the ball from creeping over the line. Huron United continued to press but a very well-organized IST defence frustrated all their efforts.

Calcutt was named Huron United player of the game for a number of very good saves and the loss leaves Huron United in second place in the SWRSA Premier League.

Huron United’s next home game is against Orangeville at the Davidson Centre field on Aug. 7 at 3:30p.m.