Vic West FC

D1 Men Qualify For Provincials
Quoting coach Stef... "It was an incredible game Cowichan scored first ( own goal )

We equalized with a great team goal scored by Leo Falzon. Then we went ahead with a wonderful chip the keeper goal by Cata Lichioiu. Cowichan equalized with a class goal from Paddy Nelson.

Then we got the winner from Sean Prizeman on another chip the keeper goal and it was a dog fight to the end We are in second spot and should secure home field for the first round of the BC".

Great achievement for the D1 men this year.

Vic West Blazers vs Prospect Lake
The Blazers rookie season has been a roller coaster of up's and downs and a few moments upside down with full diapers. Looking to finish the season at .500 they took to Topaz on Sunday afternoon to face Prospect Lake.

The Blazers started off blazing with newcomer Greg Garner bossing down the left wing, outclassing both PL's mid and defender and throwing in dangerous crosses like a mad Capuchin in a cage. Leading scorer Liam Leece found one and popped it into the net to take the lead.

Five minutes later, Sean Coupar raced down the right wing, showing the Blazers were in fact, ambi-attackers and slotted a ball into the short side.

Prospect responded by getting one, beating star keeper and master beardsman Peter Kayal on a weird bounce on the always interesting Topaz 'grass'.

A substitution was made and normal defender, but all around good guy Lucas Russell was given a shot to play striker for the aging and tired Tony Drolet. Despite suffering from the mother of all Man-colds, it took only minutes and Lucas off a beautiful throw into the 18 from Sean Coupar took the ball, cut tight around a stunned PL defender and unselfishly made the pass to his partner Liam Leece, giving him his second of the day.

3-1 at half.

The second half was all Vic West. Early in the second half Tony Drolet, finding a little bit of youthful exuberance, fired a left-foot screamer into the net to make it 4-1. The crowd murmured their approval.

The fifth tally came after Greg Garner decided he'd had enough fun dominating on the left and general most liked guy on the team Lucas Russell was called upon to play again. Being the end of the year, unsung heroes David 'fancy' Ferguson and Kyle 'the mouth' McMorran were pushed to striker from their posts at center back.

It took a little time for the legion of boom from the backline to show that getting goals is the easy part of soccer. A through ball from Lucas to Kyle was heroically given the dummy treatment by Kyle as he didn't want to dishearten the strikers and played off to Liam Leece to give him his hat trick for the day.

The final tally came from possible year MVP and probably best-looking player Lucas Russell finally found the back of the net. When asked how he pulled it off he responded with 'i'm not sure, I blacked out'.

Final, a blazing 6-1 victory for the Blazers.

Vic West Casuals vs Westcastle
Vic West Casuals faced Westcastle for their final match of the year on Finlayson Saturday night. Not wanting to finish with 12 men and Coach Lucas called up from div 4 braved low numbers for a battle.

The game started well, with Kalvin Levirs and Brenden Nyhof bossing around the midfield and controlling play when the unfortunate happened. A miscommunication between Keeper Tyler Liang and Center Back Josh Ray let to an early Westcastle goal against the flow of play.

The casuals were confident, though and continued to casually dominate the game, 10 minutes later, on a beautiful run down the right side the ball met Josh Zapf's feet and was quickly crossed into the box. A volley from Adam Nyhof which looked like it was good struck the post and the rebound trickled along the line to rookie striker Devin Spark. Sparky made no mistake and the game was tied.

Vic West nearly took the lead when veteran striker Shaun Gurney nearly had the goal of the year with a bicycle kick that missed the net by inches.

The second half saw VW carry most of the play, and the Westcastle keeper make some unbelievable saves. One that resulted in him sitting on the ball sprawled out like a hot lemur in the Madagascarian sun. But unfortunately 1 goal each was all she wrote.

Casuals then decided like dirty lettuce, it was time to get rinsed and headed to the clubby for year end jubilation.

VW finishes middle of the table in 5th on their first year up in Div 2. Having defeated the best teams in the league and not losing both tests to any teams they are pleased with their performance on their rookie year.

Lost & Found
If anyone has lost a grey FFC jacket at the field the other Wednesday evening please contact Andy Melia
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