Comox Valley United's Adam Amiani received a rude reception from Bays United's Kylev Finner and goalkeeper Gabe Luger on this play.

Comox Valley United's Adam Amiani received a rude reception from Bays United's Kylev Finner and goalkeeper Gabe Luger on this play.

United pursuing first VISL Div. 1 win

Comox Valley men's soccer side hosts Castaways this Sunday at Valley View

Comox Valley United’s pursuit of their first Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 victory resumes this Sunday when the local men’s side hosts Castaways FC in a 2:15 p.m. start at Valley View.

The newly promoted, Berawn Energy Services-sponsored United squad is 0-3 so far, but their early-season results show they are far from out of place in the  VISL’s top tier.

After opening with a 2-1 loss to fifth-place Gorge, they fell 3-0 to first-place Cowichan and this past weekend were edged 2-1 by third-place Bays United Liquor Plus.

Kyle Bate gave United a 1-0 lead early in the second half when he broke in on goalkeeper Gabe Luger, deked him to the turf, then slotted the ball into a wide open net with a sharp-angle shot from the left side.

Shortly after that, Kelsey Louie equalized for the visitors on a penalty kick, and just minutes later Paul Vandenboomen put Bays United ahead to stay with a close-range shot.

United will be out to earn their first Div. 1 point (or points) this Sunday when Castaways comes to Courtenay.

Castaways (0-2-1) are one of two other winless Div. 1 squads. They have lost 2-0 to Lakehill and 5-0 to Saanich Fusion FC while drawing 2-2 with Gorge.

THROW INS The VISL website gave Sept. 21 game MVP honours to Dakota Garrett of Comox Valley United and Vandenboomen of Bays United …


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