Previous encounter was a 2-0 loss for the Wests, so you know they were looking to make amends this time round as they started brightly.
Both teams looked to get their passing game going early & it settled into a very good encounter with the lion's share of possession & chances coming via the Wests.
Completely against the run of play & on a counter attack from a Wests' corner, Fernwood latched on to a clearance at the halfway line. With a quick turn the Fernwood striker skinned her defender & it was a 2 on nothing going in on the Wests' keeper Rielly. She advanced, but nothing she could really do to stop Fernwood from slotting home calmly to make it 1-0.
The Wests were unlucky to go into the break down by 1 after they hit the cross bar & also had a goal ruled out for a dubious offside call.
Second half again started brightly for the away side as they pressed & turned over the ball which resulted in a shot from Kai which the Fernwood keeper just managed to reach & hang on to.
More corners, more chances & more possession for the Wests as they pushed for the equalizer. Which finally came on a great run down the right by Mandy, followed with a byline cross that was attacked by Leigh coming in from the far post. She out muscled her defender to fire home from close range. GAME ON!
The game opened up quite a bit with plenty of end-to-end action & captain Becca peppered their keeper with more shots.
Unfortunately the breakthrough came for Fernwood as they hit a speculative strike from the left side of the box that looped in over the Wests' keeper to make the final score 2-1.
Fantastic effort & never-say-die attitude throughout the game from the Wests, but the football gods were not with us today.
The Township of Esquimalt(Victor Brodeur) lists their field conditions here:
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