As we roll into Week 2, hopefully we can get the majority of our games in and the weather cooperates.
Here is what we have on tap for week 2 in our top flight:
-Friday gets started with Gorge hosting Nanaimo at Hampton Turf.
Gorge is coming off a thumping of Mid Isle, and will look to do the same in their home opener.
Nanaimo is coming off a tight loss vs Vic West and will want to get their first points of the season.
-Cowichan is hosting Lakehill on Friday night, and will try to slow them down by playing them on Kesserich grass.
It is located right beside Sherman Rd Turf, and was last used in a Div 1 game maybe 3 years ago. The hosts will look to get their record setting 6th Garrison Cup (Div 1 Champion) after earning a draw vs the Westcastle team. Lakehill will look to bounce back after taking a lopsided loss to Bays in their home opener.
-Bays Utd host Mid Isle on Friday as well.
They will want to keep their hot start going and Mid Isle will look to rebound from a disappointing start at home last week. The game at Oak Bay High School should have some goals.
-Saturday has the divisions oldest team, Vic West, hosting Powell River who have been absent from the division for the better part of 10 years.
Vic West will look to keep their good start going while Powell River are coming off an opening weekend draw.
It will be very interesting to see how the freshly promoted Powell River team fair on their first road trip of the year.
-Sunday has the weekend wrap up with newcomers Juan de Fuca Allflows hosting defending Jackson Cup & Cup Winners Cup champions – Westcastle.
JDF will be in tough playing the fast squad that is largely made up of academy players who are young and talented.
Both teams are coming off draws, and will look to earn 3 valuable points early in the season.
The game will be held at JDF fields across from the Q Center in coordination with Youth Days happening with the Westshore based club.
Thanks for supporting the people in your community and local amateur soccer.
VISL Executive Director