Vic West FC

SSI & REF Rubs Salt in the Wound for D3 Women
A second trip to saltspring island for the Div 3 ladies was another tough day at the office.

It was our second game of the weekend but our team was up for it. A muddy field made footing a challenge, but it was the same for both teams.

Add in a referee who spent the game complementing every saltspring pass and you get a flavour of how the game went. A penalty to saltspring with 2 minutes left settled the affair but the result was not justice for our hard working team

Saltspring 2 Vic West 1

O48 Men Tough It Out In Duncan
Hard-fought win at Chilli Mill Bay earlier today. The dogpatch upper Rugby field at Frances Kelsey grass/mud.

First half started out right from the first 5 seconds an old Vicwest player (now on Duncan) SMITTY clobberized MIKEY. Dalfy the ref reset and battleship stations everyone. CHIPPY game at TIMES what are these DUNCAN guys going for ? GOLD ? BLOOD ?

END of first half MIKEY AND TIMMY A ( Another old Vicwest player )almost came to blows. With fisticuffs averted game on. That was sort of game until the end of the first half. ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽ Second half VWFC came out we STRONGER

VWFC had probably 75% of the chances against their goalie finally MIKE B rifled a nice shot from the top of the 18 the guest up 1 nothing until the finish

Bravo to all the Vic West 48 guys that made the trip over the malahat that was cold to start at 10am.

SNOW on the lower field that's why we put on the Rugby field with but after the game everybody was hot from the effort and the beer was cold and the sun came out life is good in soccer 48 at VICWEST

RUNNER UP Peter Wharton
Andy, Mike(s), Rene, Stuart ... and walking wounded Ken and Jay

If's, And's and But's for D1 United Women
Saturday night affair out at PISE where D1 United women looked to keep their unbeaten streak going against a very capable Castaways team.

Having not kicked a ball in two weeks, it certainly showed for United in the first half.

Second half was much more like it & although we crafted the better chances on the night, the game, the goals & the 3 points went to the home team.

Next up is a make up game on Tuesday night on the grass at Topaz against Gorge.

Masters C Open Grover Cup With a Win
Masters C opened Grover Cup play on Saturday night with a 2-1 win over division leaders Bays FC.

Vic West dominated from the opening whistle and led 2-0 at halftime with goals by Adam Cornett and George Horne. An own goal against the flow of play gave Bays some life and they pressed for the tying goal only to be denied by Alec Morse with some fine saves.

Great team effort and well deserved result.

D3 Women's Coach Liked These Bagels
Friday night saw the top of the table Div 3 clash between Fernwood and Vic West

It was always going to be a tight game with only a total of 9 goals conceded by both teams all season. And that is how it played out.

Vic West went into the match with a game plan that worked to perfection holding the team that had scored over 50 goals to a donut.

After the game I cannot count how many players said they did not feel like they contributed, but it was exactly the opposite. A total team game and in this coach's opinion the best game of the season.

On now to saltspring on Sunday in a second V third place tilt. We are without a doubt at the business end of the season.

Fernwood 0 Vic West 0

D2 Casuals Casually Over 1st Jackson Cup Hurdle
The Vic West Casuals strolled onto Finlayson Thursday night with the pressure of cancelled practices on them to win vs. Lakehill.

Lakehill had won 2-1 in both the teams previous meetings this year in tight, contested matches.

In their first Jackson Cup match, the Casuals thought they had the 1-0 lead in the first 5 minutes off a rebound from a Steve Williams rocket of a shot that Declan O'Callaghan, tapped in, but the linesman decided he was offside. Pity.

Vic West dominated the play throughout the half, with Declan, getting some chances and finally knocking one in with his nugget off a beautiful corner kick service from Joshua Zapf.

Keeper Tyler Laing, kept the game 1-0 with a brilliant fingertip save off Lakehill's top striker from the 18. The only chance they had all half.

Injuries started taking their toll on the Casuals with Jayson Postle, valiantly playing the final five of the first half on a badly pulled hammy.

Second half started with fresh wingers and more pressure from the Casuals, but in classic Cazzy style, we decided to make it hard on ourselves by hitting 2 posts and missing a few more sitters.

Winger Karanjit (Cager the Rager) Hundal, got into a tough tackle and headed to the hospital and Josh Joshua Zapf was called on to take extra duty.

A frantic final 5 minutes ensued but stalwart defensemen led CB's by Andrew Galewitz and Josh Ray and flanked by Kyle Kuebler and Lyle Eggen kept the ball away from anywhere dangerous. 1-0 win for de boys!

Casuals head to Nanaimo to face Nanaimo Div 1 this Saturday.

O40's Hand Out a Thumping
The Over 40's got back to business now that the snow is all melted. They took on Ferncove on Wednesday night and expected to have a tight game like usual. But it sure didn't turn out that way. Vic West took it to the visitors hard and scored with almost willful abandon.

Scorers were MVP Darby Cameron with four sweet goals, and honorable mentions go to Troy Bourassa, Tim Elwell and Russell Wilson for potting singles. The hosts conceded one lonely goal in the second half.

Final score 7-1 Vic West. Well done lads.

Beavers Come First & Earn Promotion
A cloudy Sunday afternoon tilt between the Beavers and a very game Sagers side saw the Beavers clinch 1st place and Promotion to Div 3 with two games left in the regular season. In a game filled with choice actions and words from the Sagres side, the Beavers managed to keep their composure and completely outclass Sagres en route to a 4-0 victory. Goals came from Drew Evans, David Mwalima, Daniel Mallet, and Simon Brazier. Laid Sander earns the clean sheet.

Well done Beavers!!!! Promotion and 1st place earned with 2 games left in the regular season!

Now time for a solid cup run!

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