Congratulations to the VAFC Xpress 01 Boys Green who won the championship at the Commonwealth Tournament in Richmond on November 24th.
The Valley AFC Xpress 01 Boys Green won the championship by defeating four teams in very cold weather. The Xpress first played their first game and breezed through that game winning 11-1, the second game on Saturday was much more challenging with a hard fought 2-1 win. On Sunday the weather turned terrible with an average temperature around 25 degrees after the severe wind chill factor. However, the Xpress took advantage of the wind to their backs and scored four goals in the first half and then had to hold on for a crazy second half that saw their opponents scoring three goals in ten minutes before they were able to seal a victory winning 5-3. The last game was for the championship and the Xpress faced the Yorktown FC Gunners who had yet to be scored upon in their three victories at the tournament. Xpress got off to a great start with a goal in the first five minutes and followed it up with another one and then a penalty kick to finish the first half 3-0, the second half the Xpress dropped back to a defensive game limiting Yorktown’s ability to penetrate thus sealing a victory. In all, the Xpress scored 21 goals to 5 goals scored on them.
Submitted by Jena Holt