Irish-born backs face off as Canada and U.S. bid for Rugby World Cup berth
Rugby took fly half Shane O'Leary from his native Ireland to France. Thanks to his mother's New Brunswick roots, it has brought him to Canada.
P.E.I. FC members keeper Brandon Eagle, left, and Jared Murphy get in some work around the net in Stratford in this file photo.
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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - It’s an all-P.E.I. affair in New Brunswick Premier Men’s Soccer League action when the P.E.I. F.C. tangles with the P.E.I. Canada Games team Wednesday in Charlottetown.
Game time is 9 p.m. at UPEI.
P.E.I. F.C. (2-1-3) is coming off a 1-1 tie last week versus Zodiac First Touch, while the Canada Games team suffered a 3-0 defeat against the N.B. Canada Games squad 10 days ago at UPEI.
Jared Murphy leads P.E.I. F.C. in scoring with five goals. Cameron O’Hanley, Sam Smiley, Nacho Sanchez and Jimmie Mayaleh each have chipped in two goals on the season.
Donovan Bears has a team-high two goals for the Canada Games squad, while Elias Bitar, Jensen Gauthier and Roan Saengmeng each have one marker.
Keeper Brandon Lund notched Canada Games lone win. Brandon Eagle and Brett Strba each recorded a win in the P.E.I. F.C. nets.
Wednesday is the first of two meetings this season. The squads play again Thursday, July 27, at 8 p.m., at UPEI.