Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse battles in Great White North Playoffs

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse was in Prince George last weekend for the Great White North Playoffs.The Bantam team came out strong winning two games against Williams Lake which allowed the team to lock up third place.The Peewee black and Peewee white teams didn’t see the same success as the bantam did. The teams finished a combined 3-1 and finished seventh and fifth respectively.- Advertisement -The Novice teams came 2nd and 3rd after hard-fought wins against Williams Lake, but tough losses versus Prince George.last_img

Will 49ers pursue Le’Veon Bell? Don’t count on it

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device SANTA CLARA — This time last year, the 49ers won a bidding war to sign dual-threat running back Jerick McKinnon. A year later, the 49ers don’t figure to break the bank for another running back.Instead, the 49ers will exercise more patience rather than rush McKinnon back in spring drills, after he spent all last season recovering from knee reconstruction.So when free agency begins on March 13, don’t expect a …last_img

Indian Football Way Ahead of Us: Bangladesh Coach Weighs Up ‘Tough Tie’

first_imgKolkata: Bangladesh football team coach Jamie Day feels India are “a long way ahead” in terms of domestic structure and facilities and that will help them start as overwhelming favorites when the two sides meet in a World Cup qualifier at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on October 15.Bangladesh, who are ranked 187 in the world, lost 0-1 to Afghanistan in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in their World Cup qualifying opener on September 10, the same day India held reigning Asian champions Qatar to a famous 0-0 draw in Doha. “It will be a very tough challenge as India are ranked 83 place above us, and a long way ahead of us with domestic football and facilities available,” Day told IANS from Dhaka.Bangladesh take on Qatar at home on October 10 before locking horns with neighbours India five days later. They are at the foot of the five-team Group E at present. India find themselves in fourth position with one point from two matches. They lost 1-2 to Oman at home.The eight group winners and four best runners-up will advance to the third round of Asian qualifying for Qatar 2022.”We are preparing now with the players and have started our camp last week,” said the 40-year old Brit, who played for Arsenal briefly.Asked about the Indian players they are wary of, unsurprisingly Day said captain and record goalscorer Sunil Chhetri is Bangladesh’s main threat.”There is a few players we need to be aware of but Chhetri is the main goal-scoring threat.”Bangladesh can expect to find support in Kolkata owing to the proximity between the two states, West Bengal and Dhaka, and familiarity in terms of language and culture.”I am hoping we can take a huge Bangladesh following to help the boys in this tough fixture,” Day said.On Bangladesh football, he added: “Most of our squad is under 23, so going forward this World Cup this will give them a fantastic experience to use.”We need to improve our professional league and structure of our clubs to get the young players developing and into national team.”Abahani Limited Dhaka performed brilliantly in the AFC Cup recently.As far as the 104-ranked Indian team under Croatian coach Igor Stimac is concerned, all players are currently in pre-season training with the clubs ahead of the Indian Super League which starts from October 20. 2022 FIFA World Cup QualifiersAfghanistanbangladeshFIFA world cup First Published: September 29, 2019, 9:55 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more