Quw’utsun FC players celebrate a goal in a recent home game at the Si’em Lelum fields. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Heat rises as Quw’utsun draws with Matadors

Red and yellow cards handed out in tight battle

Blood boiled on both sides late in Quw’utsun FC’s 1-1 draw with the Saanich Fusion Matadors at Lochside Turf last Sunday.

“As we all know, sports carries a lot of passion from athletes and fans alike,” Quw’utsun coach Peter Moses noted.

Things started to heat up in the 69th minute when Cliff Thorne was handed a yellow card. In the 86th minute, a physical battle erupted between Quw’utsun captain Brad Thorne and the Saanich captain after a hard challenge on the Quw’utsun keeper. When the dust settled, Thorne and two Matadors players had red cards, and Quw’utsun’s Mikael Seymour was issued a red card.

“The game finished with a 1-1 tie, but there were definitely losses on both sides,” Moses commented. “We live, we learn, we grow. Time to reflect and advance onto the next.”

The game started slow for Quw’utsun and fast for the Matadors, although it took 42 minutes for Saanich to score the opening goal.

“They put the pressure on right away, and we were on our heels for most of the first half,” Moses said.

U21 call-up Devin Jack provided some spark for Quw’utsun when he arrived at halftime, and Jason George buried the rebound off one of Jack’s shots early in the second half to tie the score. The rest of the match was a stalemate.

“Both teams had chances but could not capitalize on them,” Moses said.

Now sixth in Div. 3B, Quw’utsun will play seventh-place Lakehill Hooligans Sunday at 2 p.m. on the Si’em Lelum fields.

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