Comox Valley United wrapped up their first season in Div. 1 of the Vancouver Island Soccer League in style on Saturday, defeating Castaways FC 2-1 in Victoria.
Going into the match, the local men’s soccer side was assured of a sixth-place finish in the 10-team division whether they won, lost or tied. But they decided to do it in style.
Nick Marinus and Zack Stinson scored for United with Stinson named game MVP for his team.
United enjoyed a remarkable second half to their season, going 7-1-1, with their only loss a 2-1 defeat (on a late goal) to third-place Saanich Fusion. They won six of their final seven games, including three of their last four games – all played on the road.
They’re back on the road this Saturday as they travel to Ladysmith to take on Div. 1 champion Cowichan FC in a first-round Jackson Cup match. Game time is 6 p.m. at the Turf Field.
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