Archive for January 12th, 2013

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Hume scores for Doncaster in win over Haber’s Stevenage side

Iain Hume

In a battle between Canadian strikers, veteran Iain Hume got the better of Marcus Haber.

Haber’s Stevenage side hosted Hume and his Doncaster Rovers mates Saturday in English League One action. And not only did Hume score, but Rovers took the match 2-1 thanks to a stoppage-time headed goal from Robert Jones.

Hume drew Rovers’ level in the 79th minute.
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Canada’s Yongchuan Cup win over China ain’t pretty, it just looks that way

Adriana Leon

National women’s-team coach John Herdman warned that the bronze-medal-winning program would take some steps back as new blood needed to be worked into the system.

For 74 minutes into the opening match of the Yongchuan cup, his warnings looked to be bang on. Canada and the hosts were locked at 0-0. But Canada hadn’t threatened the Chinese goal — and the hosts had a couple of golden chances to take the full three points. China dominated possession, while the Canadian struggled to get across half.

But then a moment of individual brilliance from Adriana Leon gave Canada a 1-0 lead — and an eventual victory by that same scoreline. Leon, who scored a hat trick against Argentina at last year’s U-20 Women’s World Cup, walked to the top of the Chinese penalty area, was able to shuffle the ball to get past a defender and then hit a low drive inside the far post to give Canada the goal that no one saw coming.
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