Scoreless draw for Huron United

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A bizarre scoreless draw on the road Sunday ended a very strange week for Huron United.

Kincardine's Southwest Men's Premier Soccer League club started the week with a default win last Monday when Orangeville Athletic B was unable to put a team on the field. Friday, Huron United travelled to Kitchener to play the Predators in Forsyth Cup action and was losing 2-1 after 40 minutes when the game was called due to lightning. That game will be replayed at a future date.

Then Sunday, Huron United completely dominated the Madmen in Shelburne but just couldn't find the back of the net. The visitors had 20 or more opportunities to score but failed to capitalize. Time after time, free headers from six yards out sailed high or wide, 1-on-1's with the keeper were hit straight at the goalie and assorted individual efforts were placed off target or directly at the Shelburne keeper.

Andreas Derksen was voted man of the match for Huron United. Keeper Aidan Calcutt recorded his second clean sheet of the season.

Coach Malcolm Godard said it is difficult to know how his team could have played any better - apart from the goal scoring department. He said the team's passing, control and energy was of the highest order. He called the 0-0 tie a "very frustrating result" for Huron United.

Huron United must now secure wins in each of their remaining matches to ensure they retain the SWRSA Premier League title.

As it stands today, Huron United has a narrow lead in the standings. The team has a 4-1-1 record and 13 points, one point up on second place Listowel, who has 12 points and a 4-0 record but a couple of games in hand.

Huron United will be in action again July 16 at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. The club will take on the Orangeville Storm in SWRSA League Cup action. The next scheduled league match for Huron United won't be until July 30. That one is in Fergus against the Feds.