After squeaking into the Edmonton Minor Soccer Association City Finals, the Fort Arsenal U11 Tier 3 boys came home with some hardware.
The Arsenal clawed their way into the playoffs with a couple of late wins in the season.
In the semifinal game against the Warriors, the Fort put up a fight, keeping things tied 0-0 at the half. Down the home stretch, the Warriors proved to be too much as they broke a 1-1 tie late to take home a 2-1 win.
In the bronze medal game against Battle River, the Arsenal dominated early and often. In the second half, Aidan LaRue put the game out of reach with his late goal in a 4-2 victory.
"Toward the end it was getting a bit nerve racking. It was 3-2 and they rang two balls off the post and they were awarded a penalty shot that they missed on," said head coach Steve Ricketts.
Keeper Omar Martinez, who started both games had an outstanding weekend, getting high praise from Ricketts.
"Literally he stood on his head and made some great saves. It was really good to see the smile on his face and also his teammates who realized they could depend on him to hold the fort back there," added Ricketts.
The bronze medal win was the cherry on top of an exciting season.
07092018Arsenal2Photo courtesy of Steve Ricketts.

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