Keeper Wilson preserves Cowichan LMG’s win over Gorge

A strong start and a spectacular goalkeeping effort in the second half propelled Cowichan LMG to a 2-0 victory over Gorge last Friday, keeping the team’s perfect record intact.

Cowichan started the game well, getting their first goal, the eventual game-winner, from Tyler Hughes on a free kick at eight minutes, and adding some insurance at 28 minutes when Paddy Nelson scored his league-leading 10th goal of the season on a breakaway.

"We were doing really well," head coach Glen Martin commented.

So well, in fact, that Martin made just one change at halftime, opting to keep things consistent after the strong first-half performance.

All the momentum from the opening 45 minutes was lost, however, and Cowichan struggled to hold on to the lead.

"I don’t know what happened, but we let them off the game," Martin said.

The only saving grace was goalkeeper Joel Wilson, who didn’t miss a beat in his return after serving a one-game suspension the week earlier.

"Joel was great in the second half," Martin said. "If it wasn’t for him, things would have been different. He earned the shutout."

Now 8-0, Cowichan leads second-place Saanich Fusion 24 points to 17. The club will play host to third-place Bays United in Ladysmith this Friday at 7:30 p.m. "We have to be better," Martin said. "We have to play a complete game against Bays."

Just Posted

North Cowichan hires new manager of fires and bylaw services

Martin Drakeley brings 35 years of fire experience to the role

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Shimmy Mob lights up Duncan City Square

VIDEO: Annual Cowichan Shimmy Mob event brings bellydancers out in force

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning for several day, but grew substantially Sunday

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Most Read