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1st Round McKenzie Cup: Kendall Wanderers C: 0 BCS XI: 2 [April 14, 2012]


The League Cup was named after Ucal McKenzie a BSSL player who, like Fabrice Muamba of Bolton Wanderers in the EPL, had a heart attack during a game, but sadly this great man didn't make it. Learn more about him and the foundation started in his honor here. Ucal Breakaway 


For the second year in a row BCS XI drew Kendall Wanderers C in the league cup draw at the beginning of the season. Despite a few different players and a different score line, the result was the same.


The Eleven continued their unbeaten start to the 2012 campaign without giving up a single goal. Fran Taylor scored both goals, on either side of half time, the first coming from the penalty spot and the second a clever shot up and over the keeper from the right side of the box.

According to player and President of the club Logan Wangsgard, "Something was just a bit off today, it wasn't quite clicking like it has the past 2 games. But, despite it not being quite as pretty we still had more possession, created more chances and held the Wanderers to very little in their attack."

It's true, keeper Dave Doucette only had to make one save all game, and only touched the ball a handful of times beyond that. It also seemed true that things were not quite on for the team as the aforementioned Logan squandered a sitter late in the second half. Taylor gave up his chance at a hat-trick with a perfectly weighted, square pass to the on rushing winger who only had to put a foot on the ball and send it into the open net, yet somehow sent it over the bar from about 7 yards out. 

The other veteran winger, Tim Fleck also found himself in scoring positions multiple times, along with the strikers, but the Kendall keeper was on his game, and BSSL President Brendan Bartley did an excellent job sweeping up at the back of their defense.

Once again a strong showing by 2 time Defender of the Year Brad Rawson, who again captained the side in Johnson's absence, earns him Man of the Match honors, well done Brad! Taylor continues his scoring form with 5 in 3 games to keep him firmly atop the race for the Golden Boot, looking to repeat his win from the 2011 season. Despite a strong, at times aggressive, showing from Kendall the Eleven advance to Round 2 to face off against Analog of Division 2. 


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