Welcome to the Richmond United Metro u16 new boys website.
Ready for another season boys? Here we go. This year, unlike last year, the u16 league is divided into two divisions with Richmonds division including Whalley, Vancouver, Metro-Ford, North Shore Metro, Victoria, Langley and Alouette. This should be an exciting year for our boys as they compete in the highly respected Metro league and fight for a consecutive Coastal Cup birth under the guidance and support of head coach Doug Long. We'd also like to make our 3 new additions to the team as welcome as possible. AJ Grewal, Ryan Moron and Tallon Donald. Let's have a great year boys.
After a hard faught season, Richmond Utd finish in a strong 3rd place in the standings seeding them in the Coastal Cup. The boys went 2-2 with a loss to Burnaby and Whalley and wins against the interior team Kelowna. Richmond won 11 out of 14 games played allowing only 13 goals against and scoring a convincing 36 contributed by hard work, dedication, discipline and most of all, team chemistry. These boys support each other through thick and thin, win or loss, these boys stick together making them a tough squad to beat and a wonderful one to watch every game.
91 Project T's must be worn at practice's at all times. Shin Guards & Cleats are mandatory.
White jersey's, blue shorts and White Socks are mandatory for every game.
Backdoor game Coastal cup
After losing a hard faught game vs Whalley Celtics in the semi-finals of the coastal cup, Richmond had a second life as they were to face Abby Mariners (who also lost their semi-final) in the Backdoor game in the Coastal Cup for the final spot in the Provincial Cup. On a rainy day in Richmond, the boys came off to a quick start with an early goal to take a 1-0 lead to shock the Abby players. After starting off the game on the right foot, Richmond Utd drew a free kick approximately 20 yards outside the 18 yard box. The Richmond kicker made no mistake with a cross right to the striker who did his job running in the box with speed and bagging another one. Just like that it was 2-0 with the game not even 20 minutes old. The slippery and windy weather was quite a factor in this ganme, but the home team faught off all the odds by playing disciplined soccer through out the match to maintain their early 2 goal lead. Abby scored a very late goal to make things interesting, but the Richmond defense was to strong for the opposing squad as they held on to their lead to make the final elimination in the Coastal Cup and pocket the final spot in the Provincial Cup. Richmond will now take a well deserved break and will get back at it in the near future. After all the hard work, all the goals, all the saves, all the stress, all the pressure and all the work rate, effective immediately, Richmond Utd is finally on the road to the Provincial Cup in Kamloops,BC. See you then.
Round Robin Coastal Cup
As game one vs Surrey Utd finally came upon us, the boys were ready to show the opposing squad that they were to be no competition in this round robin game of the Coastal Cup. Surrey also knowing that this is a single elimination game, came in looking for a victory. Richmond started off strong scoring in the early period of the game, contributed by a solid team effort. Until the end of the first half, Richmond did not look like themselves by playing sloppy, giving the ball away and not going hard into challenges. After the feeling of a first round knockout had finally melted into the boys mind's, they stepped it up a notch in the second half showing Surrey why they were league cup champions. Richmond caught Surrey Utd by surprise, scoring in the third minute of the second half and never turned back scoring another goal in the half. Surrey tried to make things exciting by scoring one of their own on a defensive miscommunication by Richmond, but any kind of momentum was quickly shut down by another Richmond goal to seal the deal. Richmond Utd marched to a 4-1 victory over Surrey Utd, ending the oppositions season early. Richmond will look to keep their playoff sucess alive next Saturday vs a tough North Delta squad in the quarter-finals of the Coastal Cup.
On Saturday April 1st, Richmond will play their round robin game of the Coastal Cup against a struggling Surrey Utd club. Richmond is 2-0 vs the oppsosition and is outscoring them 7-1 this season. Richmond has been working for the past 27 days, and looking forward to this game. The boys have been working to their limits every practice of the month, and is confident to come out with a strong victory. Richmond is not looking ahead of their game this saturday and has only one thing on their mind. Win game 1 of the Coastal Cup round robin vs Surrey Utd.
League Cup notes
Richmond Utd was challenged with a tough first round being matched with North Delta Selects, North Shore Selects, Surrey Utd and Alouette Utd. Richmond got by Surrey Utd with a convincing 4-0 defeat. The boys started off slow in the first half scoring a single goal but then turned it up a notch in the second half dominating the opposition from start to finish scoring 3 goals and allowing none.
Richmond faced a tough task having to deal with a strong North Delta squad in game 2 tying them 1-1. Richmond dominated the opposing team from start to finish but did not get the result they were hoping for. The boys were disappointed, but put the game behind them and looked forward to the game 3 match vs Alouette Utd.
Game 3 scheduled a home game against Alouette Utd. Alouette having already lost a game did not want to get behind in the competition. The away team put up quite the battle to Richmond but was still overwhelmed by the team chemistry, speed, scoring, physical and defending ability by the home squad falling to Richmond Utd 3-0
Richmond was challenged by an overall strong North Shore Selects team in game 4 of the round robin. Richmond having already been beaten by Selects in a close 1-0 match was looking forward to another tight one. Richmond opened the scoring with an early goal putting them ahead of the other team. North Shore quickly responded with a goal of their own shortly after, tying the score at one all. Just as the match seemed to end in a draw, Richmond's fitness, pressure and teamwork payed off scoring a late goal in stoppage time putting them ahead once again, this time for good. The match ended 2-1 in favor of Richmond. Determination payed off moving Richmond Utd into the semi-finals of the League Cup.
Due to goal differential, Richmond was once again paired up with a North Shore Selects team hungry for a win. North Shore came out strong scoring early in the match. Assuming that this was the stimuli Richmond needed, spectators watched as the boys kicked it up a notch scoring two goals as they fought off and walked all over an undisciplined North Shore squad. Just as the previous week, Richmond Utd defeated North Shore Selects 2-1, this time eliminating them from the League Cup.
Richmond getting this far did not want to lose to a battling Guildford Rangers club in this League Cup final played in Richmond. Both teams came out strong battling, shooting and defending in a physical and mental match. The first half ended with Richmond Utd on top of Guildford 1-0. For half of the second half, Richmond showed off their defensive ability blocking shots, tackling hard and not allowing an opposing player to have an easy run with the ball, pressuring every player on an overwhelmed Guildford Rangers team. The rest of the half Richmond moved the ball well, took shots and finally scored, draining the oppositions hopes. Richmond guaranteed the win with a late game goal putting the oppositions hopes of winning out of reach. The match finished Richmond Utd defeating Guildford Rangers 3-0 for the League Cup title.
After a challenging series of games, Richmond proved their determination outscoring the opposition 15-3 in the League Cup showing to every team in the league that they will come out hard and charging in the Coastal Cup due to start April 1st.