VMSL Masters Premier
Castilians 4 Romanian 2
Castilians faced a fluid Romanian team this weekend at the Shire. Homay received the start in net and played very well. Back up keeper was ready and willing but coaching staff did not give him a sniff.
Overall a mediocre performance from the Castilians against a very suspect team that really didn't belong on the same pitch. Goals came from TK (2), Eggy, and Robinho.
Westside next week and the Castilians will be in for it if they don't improve.
CASTILIANS WIN 3-1!
This week our group of warriors welcomed a team from West Vancouver to the Shire. From the opening whistle the Castilians looked poised and confident, knocking the ball around from side to side. Our dedication to to play attack minded football payed off and it didn't take long for us to score an opener. With precise passing a window opened up for Rylee who unleashed a powerful blast that the goalie couldn't handle and Hayley came in to clean up the spill. Our second came within a few minutes, again the passing proved to open up the scoring window. Mackenzie with a delightful little through ball for an on rushing Hayley would confidently struck the ball to the bottom corner. The second half brought with it more of the same dominance in keeping the ball at our feet. Our persistence brought us a third goal, this time Rylee was rewarded; she was sniffing for rebounds and one was presented to her, which she calmly 'tummied' into the net. The girls then went to sleep for a bit leading to a West Van goal, which was a disappointing way to finish the match. We will need to learn from that mistake!! Every member of the squad was great on the day. Next up is a journey to the 'Wack.
U13 Division 1
JUNIORS TIE 1-1 IN THE AMAZON
Poco's most promising youth team entered the Amazon today to play an away fixture vs Surrey FC. With an average height of 5'10 from Surrey this looked like a daunting task. The Juniors were off to a typical slow start and were under pressure for the first 10 minutes. They weathered the storm and were rewarded with a free kick in the 15th minute as Stewie was viciously chopped down on a breakaway. This was a blatant foul and should have been a penalty kick and a red card. However, the "Homer" of a referee awarded a free kick just outside the box and issued a poultry yellow card. Well Stewie made no mistake with the free kick as she bent a Brazilian Dipper over the wall past the opposing keeper. 5 minutes later the opposition equalized against the run of play.
After inspiring words from Coach Ken, the Juniors came out flying in the second half and peppered the opposing keeper. Chance after chance came for the Juniors but they could not solve the strong keeper.
Vanessa, Adrien and Jules were outstanding in the back line and Bella "The Gladiator" controlled the center of the park. Jade and Stewie were very strong up front and caused nightmares for the opposition.
Juniors will get back to their winning ways next week!
CASTILIANS TIE 6-6
Well unfortunately I think many of the youngest Castilians stuffed themselves at Thanksgiving and were still in a serotonin coma. After 5 minutes the Castilians found themselves down 4-0. Unprecedented. Many Castilians simply did not show up on the day. I think French toast, bacon, sausages and pancakes were on the menu for breakfast this morning.
Well after a few substitutes and some strong words from Coach Slater, the Castilians battled back and found themselves with a 6-4 lead with limited time left on the game. Unfortunately after two defensive blunders, the opposition came back and managed to tie the game up. Strong performances by Ashtyn with four goals and Mayce with 2 goals. Claire was also dangerous going forward and Paige was full marks for her defensive efforts.
Post game speech was intense and from the heart. Time for many of the young girls to reflect and they will reflect and they will be ready next week when we play r