VISL Division 1 Listings and Previews, Week 14

The upcoming weekend will be the last weekend of VISL top flight Division 1 amateur soccer for 2019.
Wrapping up 2019 should be exciting as it sets the table with what teams need to do as 2020 gets underway.
Here are the games on tap for the upcoming week 14.

The upcoming weekend will confirm some of the questions that have been asked – and where teams can or cannot finish.
Magic numbers will become more of a reality with less probability of expecting help from other teams.

-Out of the shoot Friday will be Cowichan hosting Vic West at Sherman Rd Turf.
Dropping of points will not be acceptable by either team should they want to finish high in the standings…..especially for Cowichan and their outside chance of capturing their 6th straight Garrison Cup.
Vic West will want the points should the want to finish in the top 4.

-Hampton park be be where the 2nd game of the night takes place as Gorge host Juan de Fuca.
Both teams are coming off lack lustrous weekends, and will want to finish 2019 with a bang.
Gorge, just ending their undefeated streak, will need to earn the 3 points to stay in the top 4, while JDf need the points to separate from the relegation zone discussion.

-The final game of the night will be at UVic Turf field #3 as Bays Utd hosts Westcastle.
Bays is coming off a strange game in Powell River, while Westcastle seem to be firing nicely after a big win over previously undefeated Gorge.
Both teams will want the 3 points if they want to be able to catch Lakehill, with the hopes of claiming the Garrison Cup.

-Saturday afternoon will be a big test for travelling team Powell River as they face division leader Lakehill at Braefoot Park.
No doubt Powell River remember the thrashing that took place the last time these 2 teams met.
A must win for Lakehill to stay on course for their first ever Division 1 Championship.

-Saturday, and the weekend wraps up with the battle of the 2 teams in the relegation zone in Ladysmith.
This will be a much better game than one might expect as both teams seem to finally be putting some better games together as of late.
Both teams will be looking for all 3 points to say the least.

As a reminder, here are the standings going into the final week of play of the 2019 season:

While all weekends are very important here on out, no doubt this will be on the top of every-bodies mind and will play a factor into a pleasant or not so pleasant Xmas holiday.
The naughty and nice list will definitely have some definition after the weekend is complete.
Hope to see you at the pitch, supporting community players and grass roots soccer.
Vince Greco
VISL Executive Director
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