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SoccerStop P.E.I. F.C. and Codiac First Touch play each other tonight after beating up on the rest of the McCain New Brunswick Premier Soccer League all season.
P.E.I. leads the league with a 9-1-0 record followed by Codiac (5-0-1). They are the only teams with winning records in the five-team circuit.
“It’s definitely going to be a true test,” said P.E.I. F.C.'s Jared Murphy. “I think it’s really down to us and Codiac to see who is going to win the league.”
Game time is 7:30 p.m. at UPEI while the teams meet again Saturday at 2 p.m. at UPEI.
P.E.I. F.C. has six games remaining in the schedule. They finish the season with two games in Moncton against Codiac in a month’s time. Earning points this week, Murphy said, will help P.E.I. F.C. towards its goal of winning this year’s championship.
“These games are huge especially because we’re playing them at home,” he said.
But the squad knows it will not be easy. Codiac, comprised of a number of Universite de Moncton players, is undefeated and won the Maritime champions league tournament at the beginning of the year.
“It will be competitive,” Murphy said. “It’s going to be excellent soccer to watch. It’s going to be excellent games to play in.”
P.E.I. F.C. has a full roster for this weekend’s games and keeper Dave Feener is expected to start tonight.
Murphy leads the league with 11 goals followed by Adam Lowther at seven and Codiac’s Connor McCumber with six.
P.E.I. F.C. has averaged 4.3 goals per game this season.
“We’ve had a lot of players score a lot of goals,” Murphy said. “When that happens . . . every position is effecting the play.”
The following are SoccerStop P.E.I. F.C. remaining games.
Codiac at P.E.I. F.C., 7:30 p.m.
Codiac at P.E.I. F.C., 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 12
Fredericton Reds at P.E.I. F.C., 2 p.m.
Sunday, July 13
Fredericton Reds at P.E.I. F.C., 1 p.m.
Friday, July 18
P.E.I. F.C. at Codiac, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 26
P.E.I. F.C. at Codiac, 1 p.m.