-submitted by Vince Greco
Division 1 still has several things to get sorted out.
First place is confirmed, but there is relegation to finalize and determining who is the 2nd team to fall in the relegation zone.
There are final placements to figure out – determining who will qualify for BC Soccer Provincial A Cup.
Here is what there is on tap specifically:
|Friday, February 2nd, 2018|
|07:00 PM||Gorge FC – (D1) @ Cowichan FC – (D1)||Sherman Road|
|08:00 PM||Vantreights – (D1) @ Bays United Liquor Plus – (D1)||Oak Bay High School|
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
|12:00 PM||Westcastle United – (D1) @ VI Wave – (D1)||PISE|
|06:00 PM||Comox Valley United – (D1) @ Lakehill FC – (D1)||Braefoot Park|
|07:00 PM||Vic West FC – (D1) @ Nanaimo United FC – (D1)||Merle Logan Turf|
-With Cowichan clinching, it will be interesting what lineup gets used vs Gorge…….and Gorge is in desperate need of 3 points to remain near the top of the standings.
-Vantreights will look to go out with a bang and keep Bays from safety. Bays will need the win to guarantee another year in the top flight.
-Westcastle vs Wave – this could be a beauty of a game between 2 pretty young squads. Wave need the points to get out of the relegation zone, and Westcastle can still clinch a top 3 finish by winning out.
-Comox will look to get out of the relatively close to relegation zone status. They will be in tough as they face a hungry Lakehill team that can still finish top 4 themselves.
-Vic West vs Nanaimo – wish I was in Nanaimo over the weekend as this could be a potential preview of what the Jackson Cup Final would look like. Vic West will look to sew up 2nd place, while Nanaimo will fight to be in 2nd place.
Many questions will be answered over the weekend.
Hope to see you at the park where you will see players from your own community competing in the Islands top division.
Support them and local soccer.
Standings going into the weekend:
|1||Cowichan FC – (D1)||16||13||2||1||42||13||29||40|
|2||Vic West FC – (D1)||16||10||3||3||47||25||22||33|
|3||Nanaimo United FC – (D1)||15||8||4||3||37||20||17||27|
|4||Gorge FC – (D1)||16||8||5||3||36||27||9||27|
|5||Westcastle United – (D1)||15||8||5||2||37||27||10||26|
|6||Lakehill FC – (D1)||16||8||8||0||33||37||-4||24|
|7||Bays United Liquor Plus – (D1)||16||5||9||2||31||48||-17||17|
|8||Comox Valley United – (D1)||16||4||9||3||23||39||-16||15|
|9||VI Wave – (D1)||16||4||10||2||25||28||-3||14|
|10||Vantreights – (D1)||16||1||14||1||16||63||-47||4|