VISL Division 1 Results, Week 3

It was another expect the unexpected type weekend in the Island Soccer League top flight, here is how it all went down.

-The opening game of the weekend saw Lakehill go into Powell River and destroy the Villa squad 9-1.
Jon Shah had 4 goals, Matthew Olaka (last weeks Footballer of the Week) continued his goal scoring frenzy by adding 2, Nick Moore, Jagdev Grewal, and Aldo Francky also added singles for the Reds.
The lone goal scorer for Powell River was Russell Pielle.

-Westhills was a busy venue on Saturday. The 6 pm game saw host Juan de Fuca battle Gorge to a 1-1 draw.
Scoring for JDF was Austin Larratt, and scoring for Gorge was Zakaria Bougraine.

-Finlayson Turf on Saturday saw visiting Cowichan come into town, and getting their first win by defeating Vic West 2-1.
Craig Gorman and Ayden Lamont had the goals for Cowichan.
The single for Vic West was Adam Almeida.

-The Game of the Week was at Westhills at 8 pm, and it did not disappoint.A fast paced game that had plenty of offensive opportunities for goals, but it was solid defensive play and goal keeping that ended up being the story. Westcastle and Bays Utd fought to a 1-1 draw.

Opening goal by Keenen Colley of Westcastle, while the Bays equalizer was scored by Patrick Nelson.
The game featured one of the most exciting offensive players in the League in Goteh Ntignee. An exciting 1st half creating many chances and opportunities.

The 2nd half was a different story as the Bays defense were outstanding and held him to nothing.
The result of clinical defensive work earned Man of the Match honours to Bays Center Back, Ryan Ashlee.
Excellent performances all around, just a great game to take in.
(Photos by Kelly Wallace posted on VISL Facebook website)

-The final match of the weekend saw cross town rivals Nanaimo and Mid Isle face off.
It was a no contest as Nanaimo defeated the struggling Mid Islanders by score of 6-0.
Andres Algarin had 4 goals for Nanimo, while Caled Nwameme and Matthew Brown chipped in with 1 each.
Earning the shutout and clean sheet for Nanaimo was Geoff Hackett.

So after this weekend’s results were posted, here is how the standings look:

While it is early in the season, one cannot help but see what is happening. Most surprising is seeing Mid Isle in the cellar. They will need to pick up their socks to turn things around.

One thing for sure – there has been a lot of goals so far this year ! Here is the goal scoring leader-board – individual players on track to score 30+ goals at this pace.

That is the story for this week, always the potential for a crazy story line, as proven once again. Thanks for supporting local soccer and people in your community!
Vince Greco
VISL Executive Director
Posted in BC Soccer News.