Vic West FC

D1 United Women Beat Bays
Sunny afternoon at Brodeur saw D1 United women take on the high flying Bays team who were sitting in first place.

Both teams were hurting for numbers on the day, but the home team started brightly & opened the scoring within ten minutes. Great forward checking by Michelle saw the ball break free to Kaitlin who made no mistake with her first goal of the season.

Hungry for more, United kept the momentum going, working hard to break up attacks & create chances of their own. There was a great shot from Sydney that beat the Bays keeper, cannoned off the inside of one post, across to the other (fans cheering thinking surely it was in) but it bounced out... luckily, team captain Becca was on hand to tap home & made it 2-0 at half time.

Things got tougher & more physical in the second half with the ref siding with Bays on most calls. Unfortunately for Bays they picked up an injury that left them a player short. This seem to spur them on to create some half decent chances.

About 25 minutes into the second half Bays got a break into the box where Chloe came out to challenge. From the sidelines it looked like she made contact with the ball & then the striker. This is not how the ref saw it & he blew for a pk. Meanwhile Chloe was down hurt as the ref loomed over her with a card. At this point the AR called the ref over to make sure the card was going to be yellow & not red.

This was the lifeline Bays were praying for. But not today, as Chloe had other plans & made a great save on the spot kick.

Bays did manage to pull one back with about 10 minutes to go which started to make for a nervy few minutes until Michelle bagged a third as she lobbed the keeper from a tight angle to end any hopes of a come back for Bays.

Well deserved victory for United as they demonstrated a greater hunger for the three points.

D3 Women Nip Salt Spring
A road trip and top of the table clash to salt spring island was on the agenda for the Div 3 ladies on Sunday.

Salt spring came hard for the first 15 minutes forcing our goalie Tanya to be at her seasons best.

Slowly but surely the Westers found their game and for the better part of an hour the game went back and forth.

The tide finally balky started to turn in the last 15 minutes. Jen Bailey rattled the crossbar with a shot from the edge of the area and Nancy turned a great cross from Lorraine over the bar.

With 5 minutes left Vic West were awarded a free kick just outside the area. For the second game in a row Sarah Shaw stepped up and dispatched the ball into the bottom corner.

A hard fought victory for Vic west.

Salt spring 0 Vic West 1

City of Victoria Field Conditions
Here is the link to the City of Victoria's webpage for field status/closures:

The Township of Esquimalt(Victor Brodeur) lists their field conditions here:

A Parking Warning to ALL Members
This is a reminder and a 'warning' to ALL Club members, when parking in the Clubhouse neighbourhood. Do not park on the yellow curbs, do get off the road and up on the dirt when parking directly across the street from the Clubhouse.

Some business parking lots do not mind your 'after hours' use(and don't ask me which ones) BUT and most importantly....

You can NEVER park in our immediate neighbour's parking lot next to Complete Residential Management, 3267 & 3273 Tennyson.This is strictly verbotten. And it doesn't matter what day or time of day; it is 24/7.

The owner of that lot has warned us before and now he is threatening to TOW any unauthorized vehicle away, anywhere in that lot. Signs will be posted at the Clubhouse as a reminder to members, but please ensure all of your team and your guests, who are not regular visitors to the Clubhouse, are made aware of this.

Please & thank you