Comox Valley United is the first team to wrest a point away from Cowichan FC in the Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 this season.
They almost made it three points, but had to settle for a 2-2 draw.
Playing Saturday night in Courtenay, United led 2-0 at the half. The visitors scored with 12 minutes left, then salvaged the draw with a late goal.
Cowichan is now 10-0-1 on the season while United improves to 3-5-3 and is now tied with Gorge FC for seventh place in the 10-team division.
Kyle Bate scored both United goals while Brad Thorne and Tyler Hughes replied for the visitors. Bate was Comox Valley’s MVP while Craig Robertson was MVP for the Duncan side.
Bate now has five goals on the season, good enough for a three-way tie for sixth place in Div. 1 scoring.
“It was a great game,” a United spokesperson said. “It was a chilly night but we still had a crowd out to cheers us on. We definitely notice them and appreciate it.”
United plays its next two games on the road: Nov. 22 at Bays United Liquor Plus and Nov. 29 at Castaways FC. They then return home to play Nanaimo United on Dec. 6 and Lakehill McLaren Lighting on Dec. 13.
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