For the second week in a row, Cowichan Red Arrow played to a scoreless tie, drawing even with FC Sagres at the Sherman Road turf last Saturday.
Coach Levi Delahunt thought his Div. 3A soccer team could have had a better result.
“We let Sagres off the hook in this game,” he said. “We should have taken the three points.”
Red Arrow showed up at the turf ready to battle one of the top teams in the division, despite missing a pair of impact players. Tyson Black, who played Div. 3 last year, was called up from the U21 team to bolster the back line.
“The first half could have gone the way of either team, but the final product was lacking,” Delahunt said. “Both teams were lucky to escape tied at zero. A very frustrating half as the teams looked lazy and lacklustre.”
Red Arrow started to create a little more energy in the second half, which led to better scoring chances, although the team couldn’t quite put anything away.
“Newly signed Aidan Millar seemed to spark the D line and it showed as everyone stepped up the action,” Delahunt said. “Jed August was unlucky to score on a few occasions, and Jonas Golf-Myers was stopped off of a header which then hit the bar and fell into the keeper’s arms.”
With help from Walter Werner, who battled all game long from his defensive position, keeper Tim den Hartigh was able to preserve a second straight shutout in league play.
Red Arrow will visit Powell River Villa this Sunday.