The Glengarry News


Drillers end season with win, McCrimmon moves on to playoffs

sean Jul 27, 2017 - 9:25pm

In a game that meant nothing for the standings, the Drillers scored a victory last night, prevailing over McCrimmon, but it will be Team White that will move on to the playoffs, joining the squads from Greenfield, Vankleek Hill, and Glen Sandfield.

This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes details on more recent league action, and next week we will have your playoff preview.

Photos from the July 26 Drillers-McCrimmon match can be seen here.

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Drillers goalkeeper Nic Vaillancourt makes a save off a McCrimmon header. (Sean Bray photo)

New photos: senior men's GSL action, Drillers vs Greenfield

sean Jul 18, 2017 - 10:49am

The News dropped by Sunday night's rainy Glengarry Soccer League senior men's match between the Drillers and Greenfield. We have a story in the July 19 edition of the newspaper. Check out the photo gallery here.

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The Drillers and Greenfield in action on a rainy Sunday night, in Dunvegan. (Sean Bray photo)

Yes, the Drillers are playing Greenfield twice this weekend

sean Jul 14, 2017 - 9:19pm

As we reported in The Glengarry News, a quirk in the GSL schedule has the Drillers and Greenfield senior men's soccer teams playing each other twice this weekend.

Game one of the double bill is on tonight, with the second match Sunday night. Both are considered home games for Greenfield, though the action has been moved to Dunvegan. Start times are 8:30pm.

For all your Glengarry Soccer League news, be sure to pick up The Glengarry News.

Collision of cellar-dwellers in in GSL senior men's soccer tonight

sean Jul 7, 2017 - 3:50pm

On the pitch at Lochiel, a pair of teams holding down the last two spots in the standings – McCrimmon and the Alexandria-based Drillers – will meet in Glengarry Soccer League senior men's action. The squads enter the contest with just two wins in seven and six contests, respectively, so far this season. Game time is set for 8:30pm.

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The Drillers and McCrimmon in action from a game earlier this season. (Sean Bray photo)

Drillers live to play another day: game on Friday night

sean Jun 8, 2017 - 11:20am

The Drillers senior men's soccer team will be back in action Friday (June 9) night on the pitch at the Glengarry Sports Palace, in Alexandria, where the men will entertain Team McCrimmon. Game time is set for 8:30pm.

This will be just the second time the Drillers hit the field, though officially it will be game three, as the team has a 3-2 loss and a forfeit on its record thus far. The squad has struggled with putting together a sufficient roster of players in the early stage of the GSLseasonn.

There's also a senior men's match in Dunvegan, where Greenfield will take on Glen Sandfield, at 8:30pm.

Drillers GSL senior men's team in limbo

sean Jun 6, 2017 - 1:30pm

The Glengarry Soccer League is working to salvage the Alexandria-based Drillers senior men's soccer team for the 2017 season.

The squad's first game of the season was to be played May 26 in Greenfield, but was postponed due to bad field conditions.

On May 31, the men saw action in Alexandria, where they fell 3-2 to Glen Sandfield. Names of goal scorers were not available.

Then the wheels fell off. The squad has faced a numbers crunch this year since the outset and was forced to forfeit a scheduled June 2 match with Vankleek Hill. Brennan Filion, one of the Drillers' organizers this year, is done for the season, having suffered a knee injury during a training session.

Future Drillers games are listed as pending, including the June 9 match in Alexandria, versus McCrimmon.

In other scheduled matches this week, Vankleek Hill and Glen Sandfield are slated to play June 7 on the VCI pitch, and on the 9th, Greenfield is scheduled to host Glen Sandfield.

McCrimmon remains unbeaten entering play this week, having dispatched Greenfield 2-1 in a game on June 2. Vankleek Hill is also without a loss thus far.

GSL soccer playoff schedule for Sept. 1

sean Aug 31, 2016 - 12:39pm

There will be a pair of men's soccer matches on Thursday night, as series continue in both the senior and tier 2 divisions.

Senior men

The Drillers will take on Greenfield, in Greenfield, at 8:30pm in a match that will decide the Glengarry Soccer League championship. Greenfield won game one of the best-of-three series, played on its home pitch, while the Drillers prevailed Tuesday evening in Alexandria to tie the series.

Tier 2 men

Sept. 1 will see McCrimmon and Greenfield's tier 2 squads battle in game three of their semifinal series. The match had originally been slated to be played in Greenfield but has since been bumped to the Dunvegan pitch, kicking off at 8:30pm.

The Glen Sandfield Celtic await the winner of this game. The finals, a best-of-three, will open next week.