VISL Division 1 Results and Standings, Week 14

The last weekend of 2019 in the top flight on amateur soccer is complete, and it delivered with more surprising results.
Division 1 continues to be a division of parity – divided in two halves.

Here is how it all breaks down, with all the scorers – and there was a plenty.

-Friday started with Cowichan blanking Vic West by score of 5-0.
Scoring for Cowichan was Craig Gorman, Blaze Roberts, Steven Scott, and Kevan Brown with 2.
Sharing the shutout honors were Keepers Darian Achurch and Taylor Joe.

-Friday also saw a top contenders match as Bays Utd and Westcastle battled to a 2-2 draw.
Scoring for Westcastle was Kadin Martin-Pereux and Keenen Colley.
Scoring both goals for bays was Ian Whibley.

-Fridays last game of the night had Gorge slip past Juan de Fuca by score of 2-1.
Gorge goals were scored by Brennen McCleary and Zakaria Bougraine.
The loan marker for JDF was scored as a result of a Gorge own goal.

-Saturday saw Powell River come to town and they were rudely welcomed by Lakehill who blew them out 9-2.
Powell River goals were both scored by Jake Kenmuir.
Lakehill goals were had by Gareth Langdon, Evan Libke, Jon Shah with 3, and Blair Sturrock with 4.

-The final game on Saturday and of the weekend had Nanaimo defeating Mid Isle by score of 3-1.
Nanaimo had goals from Andres Algarin, and 2 from Caleb Nwameme.
The Mid Isle goal was scored as a result of a Nanaimo own goal.

After all the information was entered into the league vault, here is how the table looks.

The Lakehill win, along with the Bays/Westcastle draw, allows the Reds to extend their lead at the top of the table.
A very big draw there – especially as Westcastle has a match in hand vs Mid Isle.
The results of the weekend mean Gorge, Cowichan, and Bays will have a much tougher time in their quest for the division 1 championship – the Garrison Cup.

The Nanaimo win on the weekend has also made the bottom of the table a much more of a messy situation as there are 3 teams that are directly battling to stay away from the 9th spot – which would mean relegation.
Mid Isle still has a mathematical chance of getting out of relegation, but divine intervention would be required.
The result of the weekend – Lakehill moving that much closer to earning their first ever Division 1 Championship !

With all the goals scored on the weekend, here is how the goal scoring leader-board looks:

****As noted, Blaze Roberts also part of the leader-board with his 10 goals.

The Clean Sheet Chart had a little change as leader Darian Achurch sits alone now after his work on the weekend.
On a side note, his partner on the day; Taylor Joe, earned what might be his first shutout in 7 years as a Cowichan Keeper.

Another entertaining weekend of top flight Division 1 soccer on the Island.
The Xmas break has now started, a welcomed break for some to say the least as they will have some time to allow for injuries to heal.
For others, they will look forward to the return in January and hope that Santa Clause is extra nice to them early in 2020.
Thanks for supporting local people in the community and local grass roots soccer.
Vince Greco
VISL Executive Director
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