Vince Greco, Executive Director

We thought Division 1 might end the 2018 year with a bang, and that is exactly what happened. To put it mildly, the standings changed over the weekend. Here is a breakdown from the weekend:

Fri 12/7/2018
Schedule Type Date Division Home Team Result Visiting Team Field
Winter League Fri 12/7/2018 8:00PM Division 1 Bays United Liquor Plus 0 – 2 Cowichan FC Oak Bay High School
Winter League Fri 12/7/2018 8:00PM Division 1 Gorge FC (1) 1 – 1 Nanaimo United FC Hampton Park – Kulai- Turf
Sat 12/8/2018
Schedule Type Date Division Home Team Result Visiting Team Field
Winter League Sat 12/8/2018 6:00PM Division 1 Westcastle United 6 – 0 Comox Valley United Goudy Turf
Winter League Sat 12/8/2018 7:00PM Division 1 Mid Isle Mariners 0 – 2 Lakehill FC Ladysmith Turf
Sun 12/9/2018
Schedule Type Date Division Home Team Result Visiting Team Field
Winter League Sun 12/9/2018 2:15PM Division 1 Fernwood Town ET Soccer 1 – 4 Vic West FC Blanshard
Friday started with that bang as Cowichan came down Island and defeated their friends from Bays United. Colin Knight and Kevan Brown scored the Cowichan goals.
Earning another clean sheet for Cowichan was Keeper Darian Achurch.
Late drama was the story at Hampton Turf as Gorge snuck in a draw vs Nanaimo.
Nanaimo goal was scored by Daragh Fitzgerald. Gorge got the equalizing goal via a penalty kick, scored by Tony Litke at 90 minutes.
Saturday started off with Westcastle hosting Comox at Westhills and they did so by defeating them 6-0. Scoring for Westcastle was Jonathan Walter, Keenan Colley, Goteh Ntignee, Spencer Schrader, and Simon Stacey with 2. Earning the shutout for Westcastle was Sachdev Grewal.
The feature game on Saturday night was the VISL Game Of The Week in Ladysmith.
It had division leader Mid Isle hosting #2 Lakehill. The game did not disappoint and Lakehill came out with a 2-0 win to take over top spot in the division. Lakehill goals were scored by Keegan Lang and Thomas Mallette. Earning the shutout and having a busy night was Keeper Hardeep Gahunia. Game Man Of The Match honours went to Lakehill’s Tarnvir Bhandal.
The last game of the weekend today had Fernwood hosting Vic West, and Vic West came out with a 4-1 win. Scoring for Vic West and Fernwood were unavailable at release time.
So as we head into the Christmas break, here is how the chase for the Garrison Cup and Division 1 Championship goes:
The big story is Lakehill jumping into 1st place. Not to be discounted are both Cowichan and Westcastle who have two games in hand. 2019 should prove to have some interesting games.

 

Standings

Division 1 – Pool: A

Team GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Lakehill FC 13 9 1 3 28 16 12 28
Mid Isle Mariners 13 8 2 3 34 17 17 26
Cowichan FC 11 7 3 1 20 9 11 24
Westcastle United 11 7 1 3 26 13 13 22
Nanaimo United FC 13 6 4 3 25 17 8 22
Bays United Liquor Plus 13 6 1 6 36 21 15 19
Vic West FC 13 4 3 6 20 18 2 15
Gorge FC (1) 12 3 3 6 14 22 -8 12
Fernwood Town ET Soccer 13 1 2 10 10 50 -40 5
Comox Valley United 12 0 2 10 8 38 -30 2
Thanks for supporting local community soccer and players within your community.
We look forward to sharing the team lists for the two All-star teams that are heading to the Mainland to take on the Fraser Valley Soccer League and their top-tiered team as well as Masters.