Week 11 of Division 1 soccer is fast approaching, and here is the 11th edition detailing what the top flight of amateur soccer has in store for the weekend.
It will really be an Island affair as games are littered up and down the entire Island and Powell River…….only missing Saltspring!
-Friday gets going with a couple top teams facing eachother at Braefoot Park in Saanich as Lakehill hosts Cowichan.
Cowichan will look to pay back the Reds from earlier in the season where the game in Cowichan ended up being a 3-2 win for Lakehill.
Both teams are coming off decent results from the past weekend. A result either way will pay dividends for the winning club, while a draw would make the other teams pretty happy.
-Saturday is a busy day, and it starts with Powell River hosting Vic West.
A Vic West win gets them back into the thick of things, and a Powell River win gets them that little bit further from the relegation zone.
The road trip to Powell River, always an entertaining one that can make or break a team.
-Merle Logan turf fields will host a tough match as Nanaimo will look to get out of the relegation zone, and take down the undefeated Gorge squad.
These 2 teams typically match up well, so this will be an interesting one.
-Mid Isle will host Bays United in Ladysmith on Saturday as well.
The Mid Islanders will look to get a step out of the basement and try to feast on a struggling Bays Utd team.
-The final game of the weekend is considered a Westshore battle as Westcastle hosts Juan de Fuca at Westhills.
The same home field for both teams, so no advantage there, but the young kids will look to get a step closer into 1st place with a win over a scrappy JDF team.
The standings – well who knows what will happen after this weekend, but there will be movement.
Here is how they look going into the weekend:
Looking forward to what the weekend brings, and what news I will be sharing on Sunday night.
Thanks for supporting your local community members and grass roots soccer.
VISL Executive Director