GOALS:- CITY: FERNANDO 7th; DE BRUYNE 12th; AGUERO 19th; KOLAROV 90th.Kevin de Bruyne marked his return from injury to kick-start Manchester City’s title hopes. Three of City’s goals came in the opening 18 minutes, with Fernando converting Jesus Navas’ corner after seven minutes. de Bruyne added a second before Sergio Aguero headed a third. Aleksandar Kolarov claimed City’s fourth with the last kick of the game.ASTON VILLA 0 CHELSEA 4 GOALS:-STOKE: AFELLAY 13; BOJAN 53. SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 68; PALOSCHI 79.Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alberto Paloschi struck as Swansea came from two goals down to damage Stoke’s European hopes. Ibrahim Afellay marked his 30th birthday by giving Mark Hughes’ side a half-time lead as he headed in Marko Arnautovic’s cross. Bojan Krkic doubled the lead early in the second half with a fine solo goal. But Sigurdsson pulled one back with a shot on the turn that wrong-footed keeper Jakob Haugaard, and Paloschi’s deflected strike earned a point.SUNDERLAND 0 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0Sunderland remain in the relegation zone after they failed to turn their dominance into goals against West Brom. Despite a first clean sheet in 17 league games, the Black Cats took only a point, wasting two excellent chances to win the game in the closing minutes. First, Fabio Borini forced a sprawling save from Ben Foster, before the keeper denied Jermain Defoe from five yards. Then the hosts had a goal disallowed in injury time when Dame N’Doye netted, but was correctly adjudged offside.WEST HAM UNITED 2 CRYSTAL PALACE 2 GOALS:- CHELSEA: LOFTUS-CHEEK 26th; PATO PEN 45th; PEDRO 46th, 59th.Aston Villa could be relegated as early as next weekend after another embarrassing performance. Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s deflected shot and Alexandre Pato’s precise penalty had given the visitors a healthy half-time lead. Pedro scored twice, slotting in Oscar’s pass and hammering home a loose ball, before Alan Hutton was sent off to compound Villa’s misery.ARSENAL 4 WATFORD 0 GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: COUTINHO 51st. spurs: KANE 63rd.Tottenham dropped two valuable points at Anfield and with Leicester beating Southampton a day later they are a massive seven points adrift of the Barclays Premier League leaders with just six games to go. Liverpool took the lead through Philippe Coutinho soon after half-time, but a tremendous reply from Harry Kane earned Spurs a point.NORWICH CITY 3 NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 GOALS:-ARSENAL: SANCHEZ 4th; IWOBI 38th; BELLERIN 48th; WALCOTT 90th.Arsenal maintained their faint hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League title with an easy victory. Alexis Sanchez gave the Gunners a fourth-minute lead, then Alex Iwobi doubled their lead from 12 yards. Hector Bellerin’s shot deflected in for Arsenal’s third, while substitute Theo Walcott completed the rout in added time.LIVERPOOL 1 spurs 1 GOALS:- NORWICH: KLOSE 45th; MBOKANI 74th; OLSSON 90th. NEWCASTLE: MITROVIC 71st, PEN 86th.Norwich City moved a step closer to safety in the Barclays Premier League after Martin Olsson stole a late winner against increasingly troubled Newcastle United. Timm Klose gave Norwich the lead with a first-half header before Aleksandar Mitrovic replied. Mitrovic levelled again, from the spot, after Dieumerci Mbokani’s superb strike had made it 2-1. But Olsson drove the winner.STOKE CITY 2 SWANSEA CITY 2 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0 MANCHESTER CITY 4 GOALS:- WEST HAM: LANZINI 18th; PAYET 41st. PALACE: DELANEY 15th; GAYLE 75th.West Ham’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League suffered with a draw against Crystal Palace. The Eagles went in front when Damien Delaney headed his side ahead. The Hammers equalised soon after through Manuel Lanzini before Dimitri Payet’s stunning 20-yard free kick put the hosts ahead. West Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyate was sent off for fouling Dwight Gayle, who then equalised.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School’s Cross Country team was in action yesterday in Dawson Creek.Athletes took part in the Escape from Fish Creek Cross Country Run and placed very well. Dustin Bowes placed 3rd for the Senior Boys with a time of 43:47. In the girls division, NPSS students swept the podium as Jordynn McPherson had a time of 27:36, narrowly edging Kenzie Chilcott’s time of 27:37. Emma Lang wasn’t far behind with a time of 28:11.The Senior Boys and Girls Volleyball teams are off to Grande Prairie for the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Pow Wow Tournament this weekend. The Boys Soccer team is off till next week when they head to Williams Lake.- Advertisement –
SAINTS made the long trip over the Pennines to Hull aiming not only to continue their unbeaten run but to continue the development process of the next raft of players for the Club, writes Graham Henthorne.The first ten minutes were nip and tuck until the black and whites made an error on the Saints line. Tommi Hughes picked up the loose ball and raced 80 metres only to be caught from behind. But a quick play the ball saw Lewis Charnock power his way over and convert his own try.Two minutes later and Hughes got his name on the score sheet as he finished a fine right to left move racing into the corner. This was to be his final act of the game as he limped off just as Charnock’s fine touchline conversion put the Saints into a twelve point lead.His ready-made replacement, Dave Eccleston, played a big part in the Saints third try. Shannon McDonnell returned an FC kick with interest snaking across the field before putting Eccleston away. He showed great composure in committing the full back before returning the pass to put McDonnell under the posts.The Saints were playing with momentum by now and Charnock scored the fourth with a great individual effort.As ever, however, momentum changes and the hosts got their chance to put the Saints under pressure as the half came to a close. Three sets on the Saints line culminated in a converted try.The hosts took heart from this starting the second period well but another fine solo effort from McDonnell took the wind from their sails.Ricky Bailey scored the Saints next try as good hands moved the ball wide after Ollie Davies had been held up over the line.Four minutes later and a similar move saw the ball again moved wide right and this time Matty Fleming took advantage of the overlap to stroll in for another unconverted try.A great inside pass from Andre Savelio put Davies into the clear and his pass put Lewis Furlong away to stroll over for the seventh Saints try.A borderline call from a short kick off gifted Hull possession and they took advantage to score two quick fire tries through Zeus Silk and Callum Lancaster to make the score 16-42.The Reserves responded with short kick off of their own and the ball fell to McDonnell who completed his hat trick.A great individual try on the hooter from loose forward Jansin Turgit was the last score of the match.The three late Hull FC tries gave the final score a degree of respectability it didn’t deserve and wasn’t a true reflection of how dominant the Saints truly were.Savelio, Davies and Tony Suffolk were instrumental in laying the platform for Charnock to orchestrate a fine team performance in hot, humid conditions.I’m indebted to successful Coach Ian Talbot for the information from which this report has been constructed.Match Summary:Hull FC Reserves:Tries: Jordan Lane (40), Zeus Silk (74), Callum Lancaster (76), Jansen Turgit (80).Goals: TBCSaints Reserves:Tries: Lewis Charnock (10 & 32), Tommi Hughes (12), Shannon McDonnell (24, 44 & 78), Ricky Bailey (51), Matty Fleming (55), Lewis Furlong (65).Goals: Lewis Charnock 6Half Time: 24-6Full Time: 48-20Teams:Hull FC:1. Reece Dean; 2. Mike Adlard, 3. Connor Bower, 4. Jack Sanderson, 5. Callum Lancaster; 6. Jordan Abdull, 7. Harry Tyson-Wilson; 8. Masi Matongo, 9. Jez Litten, 10. Brad Clavering, 11. Jordan Lane, 12. Jack Downs, 13. Jansin Turgit. Subs: 14. Zeus Silk, 15. Ash Bastiman, 16. Ross Osbourne, 17. Alex Gilbey.Saints:1. Shannon McDonnell; 2. Ricky Bailey, 3. Calvin Wellington, 4. Matty Fleming, 5. Tommi Hughes; 6. Lewis Charnock, 7. Tom Connick; 8. Tony Suffolk, 9. Jonah Cunningham, 10. Tom Whittle, 11. Olly Davies, 12. Dave Llewellyn, 13. Andre Savelio.Subs: 14. Brad Pinder, 15. Owen Smith, 16. Ben Morris, 17. Liam Cooper, 18. Levy Nzoungou, 19. Dave Eccleston, 20. Lewis Furlong.