Here is how Thanksgiving weekend played out in VISL Division 1 League play.
The Game Of The Week was Lakehill hosting Mid Isle. A first half dominated by Lakehill, a second half dominated by Mid Isle, and a late goal by former Lakehill player now a Mid Isle player Dan Citra resulted in a Mid Isle one-goal win, by the score of 2-1.
It was an entertaining game to take in. Both teams showing that they will be contenders as the season unfolds.
Lakehill’s goal was scored by Diego Villavicencio, while Chris Merriman added in a gorgeously converted free kick for Nanaimo’s marker that tied the match.
Citra’s goal coming at 87′ and allowed Mid Isle to take all 3 points.
Gorge travelled up to Nanaimo to take on the undefeated United squad.
A Gorge own goal was the only goal of the game and allowed the Nanaimo lads to stay atop the division with a 1-0 win.
It was yet another shutout for the Nanaimo team – this time Rob Cochrane earned it.
In the biggest shocker of the weekend, Cowichan hosted Bays United and defeated the Oak Bay squad by the score of 3-1.
Cowichan, in a big rebuild year after losing players to other teams, had an extraordinary effort to defeat a team that some considered to be one of the tops of the division.
Cowichan goals by Jordan Korven, Colin Knight, and Govinda Innes. Bays goal was by Cooper Barry.
The final matchup of the weekend was Fernwood vs Vic West, and the greens shut out the cross catchment rivals by the score of 3-0.
Vic West goals by Dylan Kirk, Derek deGroot, and youth call-up Salem Almardy
Nolan Wirth had the clean sheet for Vic West team.
Here are the standings after 4 weeks of play. Nanaimo & Cowichan remain undefeated.