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Banks named to PDL Team of the Week

Sicklerville native scored GW goal vs. Richmond

For his game-winning goal last week against the Richmond Kickers Future and his solid defensive play, the Ocean City Barons’ Joe Banks (Drexel / Sicklerville, NJ) was named to the Premier Development League (PDL) Team of the Week. This marks the third straight week that Ocean City has had a player on the league’s weekly honor roll.

Joe Banks wins a header against the Richmond Kickers Future.

Banks, playing in his fifth season with the Barons, headed home the team’s second goal in the 55th minute of last weekend’s 3-1 win over Richmond. Adam Williamson’s corner kick would find the head of John Fletcher, who nodded the ball into the box where Banks would score his first goal since the 2006 season.

The Drexel graduate now has three career goals, and remains in fifth place on the Barons’ all-time minutes played list with 3,940.

2008 Barons on the PDL Team of the Week

Week 4 - John Fletcher
Week 5 - Steve Miller (PDL Player of the Week)
Week 6 - Joe Banks

For the Barons next action, they will spend this weekend on the road. On Saturday night they will be in Cape Cod to take on the Crusaders at 7:00 p.m. The next day, they will make their way to the Rhode Island to take on the Stingrays at 5:00 p.m. The club enters the weekend with a 2-0-2 record and are tied for second place in the Northeast Division.

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