Vince Greco, Executive Director

Just when you thought things were starting to make some sort of sense, a couple soccer games were played and the outcomes maybe didn’t go the way they “should” have or how people thought they may; there is a cloudy view of how division 1 is shaping up so far this year.

Here were the results this past weekend:

 

Friday started out with a bang at Hampton Park. Bays jumped out to a first-half lead after Patrick Nelson earned himself a PK. The 2nd half was all Gorge scoring though.
Dominic Colantonio got the equalizer, then super sub Arbnor Jusufi scored one of the nicer goals this year.  After being on the field for maybe one minute, he hit a left footed strike that went bar down – and it was the game winner at 80′.
Saturday’s game went as predicted, and while Comox showed up to battle, the home team Nanaimo United had no issues in defeating them 3-1. Kyle Bate had the lone marker for the North Island boys. Nanaimo goals were scored by Taylor Arbour, Matt Mehrassa, and Daragh Fitzgerald.
A big battle on Saturday night had Lakehill travel to Finlayson turf to take on Vic West.
The reds walk away with a 1-0 win with a goal from Wesley Barrett. Hardeep Gahunia earned the clean sheet for Lakehill.
The Saturday tilt at Westhills did not disappoint. The stars of tomorrow in Westcastle, took down division leaders Mid Isle by the score of 3-1. Dan Citra had the only marker for Mid Isle. Scoring for the young kids was Joshua Walter, Kalen Park, and Simon Stacey right at 90′.
The last game of the weekend was at Blanshard Park where Fernwood had their hands full with Cowichan. The bumblebees came to Victoria and defeated Fernwood 3-0.
Darian Achurch provided the clean sheet, while Craig Gorman scored in his first game back, and Kevan Brown netted a pair.
Here is how this affects the standings as they now look like this:

 

And of course, the goal scoring race. Both guys at the top got goals in losing efforts over the weekend. And we welcome a new member into the top 5!

 

 

A very entertaining weekend in local soccer !!

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