The craziness of the Superbowl is over, and the white flakes are just beginning today – we are fortunate to have played all our fixtures over the weekend.
Here is the breakdown from this past weekend, and how it affects the overall landscape of Division 1 soccer on the Island.
-On Friday night, Gorge had little problem defeating Fernwood.
Goal scorers for Gorge were Mike Dunham, Mike Moon, Zakaria Bougraine, Dominic Colantonio, and Jon Shah.
Replying for Fernwood was Nick Graham, and Ydrisa Da Silva.
-The Saturday night Game Of The Week was a good one with Cowichan beating Lakehill by score of 3-1.
Cowichan goals by Colin Knight, Craig Gorman, and Jose Muro.
The lone Lakehill goal was score by Blair Sturrock.
Game MVP was Darian Achurch, Keeper of Cowichan.
-Next up was Merle Logan Turf where visiting Westcastle defeated Nanaimo by score of 6-2.
Westcastle’s goals by Joshua Walter, Simon Stacey, Goteh Ntignee, Jonathan Walter, and Boland Lekeaka with a pair.
Nanaimo answered by goals from Daragh Fitzgerald & Taylor Arbour.
-Saturday night at Oak Bay High had Bays Utd slip past Comox by score of 1-0.
Bays lone goal scorer was Chris Peereboom.
Recording the shutout for Bays was Keeper Andrew Flello.
-The final game of the weekend was a thriller at Finlayson turf where visiting Mid Isle defeated Vic West 4-3.
Vic West goals were courtesy of Riley O’Neil and Nicolas Budisa who had 2.
Mid Isle goals were compliments of Miguel Banting, Fraser Rideout, and Ryan Andre with a pair.
After all 5 games completed – here is how the standings look:
There is a separation at the top with Cowichan & Westcastle leading the pack……and of course they have 2 games against eachother which will have a lot to say about the finals standings.
However, Nanaimo will have something to say about it next week as they face the division leaders and can upset the apple cart some.
Mid Isle is still in the mix, but will need more than just their own results to get them to the top. They will need some help from other teams if they look to win the Garrison Cup.
Nanaimo and Lakehill have been eliminated from a first place finish, but will still look to finish in the top 4.
The bottom of the table is not totally set either. We know Fernwood will stay in the relegation zone, but where Comox will finish is still TBD.
This all equates to a couple more weeks worth of soccer where plenty is on the line.
With all the goals on the weekend, we welcome another Westcastle player into the top 5.
Looks like they are still chasing Patrick Nelson of Oak Bay.
Here is how that leaderboard is shaping up:
A great week of soccer behind us, looking forward to the next……if the white stuff can stay away.
Thanks for supporting local soccer.