-submitted by Vince Greco
Here is what we have going on in local top flight Division 1 soccer this weekend:
|Friday, December 8th, 2017|
|07:00 PM||Vantreights – (D1) @ Cowichan FC – (D1)||Sherman Road|
|08:00 PM||Lakehill FC – (D1) @ Bays United Liquor Plus – (D1)||Oak Bay High School|
Saturday, December 9th, 2017
|04:00 PM||Nanaimo United FC – (D1) @ VI Wave – (D1)||PISE|
|06:00 PM||Gorge FC – (D1) @ Comox Valley United – (D1)||Comox Club Field|
|08:00 PM||Vic West FC – (D1) @ Westcastle United – (D1)||Westhills Stadium|
In looking at the standings and future matches, some of the games this weekend would be considered must win for some teams – and potentially their last opportunity to make a move in the division.
-While the Vantreights future may be sealed, the team will look to finish strong and nip some points from the division leaders Cowichan. A tough task indeed as they are facing personnel issues because of injuries.
-Lakehill will look to get into a top 4 finish and will need a resuly from their game vs Bays. Bays will need the 3 points to stay clear of the relegation zone and will want to finish strong.
-Nanaimo will need a result this weekend if they want any hope of finishing near the top. A hungry VI Wave team will look to get out of the relegation zone. **** This will be our Game Of The Week. ****
-Gorge will look to keep pace with Vic West & Cowichan and will face a determined Comox team as they will also be looking to clear themselves from the relegation zone.
-What might be also considered a Game Of The Week – Vic West are looking to keep pace with Cowichan and will need to have a concentrated effort vs Westcastle in order to do so.
Should be an interesting weekend. Here are the standings going into Week 14.
|1||Cowichan FC – (D1)||13||10||2||1||31||11||20||31|
|2||Vic West FC – (D1)||13||8||2||3||37||20||17||27|
|3||Gorge FC – (D1)||13||8||4||1||31||21||10||25|
|4||Nanaimo United FC – (D1)||12||6||4||2||30||18||12||20|
|5||Westcastle United – (D1)||12||6||4||2||31||22||9||20|
|6||Lakehill FC – (D1)||12||6||6||0||24||26||-2||18|
|7||Bays United Liquor Plus – (D1)||13||4||7||2||23||37||-14||14|
|8||Comox Valley United – (D1)||13||3||7||3||19||31||-12||12|
|9||VI Wave – (D1)||12||3||7||2||18||20||-2||11|
|10||Vantreights – (D1)||13||1||12||0||13||51||-38||3|
See you at the park. Support local soccer.