The Farm Store Fury’s Ole Mackay chases the ball during his team’s win in George Pearkes Challenge Cup play last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fury and Quw’utsun peaking in Pearkes play

Both Cowichan Valley teams advance to quarter-finals

Two Cowichan Valley teams are moving on in the George Pearkes Challenge Cup soccer tournament after wins in the round of 16 last weekend.

The Cowichan Farm Store Fury defeated the Vic West Wanderers at the Sherman Road turf on Saturday afternoon, while Quw’utsun FC eliminated FC Sagres with a 4-0 victory at Ladysmith’s Forrest Field.

The Fury showed plenty of determination right from the opening kickoff, and needed just six minutes to take the lead on a goal by Brandon Tolfo. Cowichan continued to control the game after that, leading to another goal at 23 minutes when Tolfo buried a rebound.

The Wanderers did mount a bit of a comeback after that and scored their lone goal at the 32-minute mark. Goalkeeper Tim den Hartigh was able to turn aside any other scoring attempts.

“Tim was active but not busy,” Cowichan coach Will Chaster said. “What this indicates to me and was evidenced by the numbers of players coming back to get behind the ball on those occasions that we did not control play. [Despite the final score], we did generate the most high quality scoring chances I have seen this year outside of practice. These two facts are very promising for our cup run to extend past two rounds.”

The Fury will attempt to lengthen their cup run when they visit Vantreights at Finlayson Park on March 7.

Quw’utsun FC had a strong showing from beginning to end as they blanked FC Sagres. Ryan Sampson scored twice on flying headers at 53 and 64 minutes, Jedson August scored at 76 minutes and Devin Jack wrapped it up six minutes after that.

Quw’utsun will host Gorge FC in Ladysmith on March 7 in the cup quarter-finals.

Quw’utsun’s league season has come to an end with SFFC Matadors’ forfeit of the scheduled game this coming weekend. The team finished tied with SFFC for fifth in Div. 3B in their first season of league play.

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