Dan Cato scored twice, once in the 33rd minute and again in extra time, but a last-second defensive lapse forced Cowichan to settle for a tie with Vic West in Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 play at Ladysmith last Friday.
"When [Vic West] tied it up, they were pretty excited," Cowichan head coach Glen Martin admitted. "We felt like we’d just lost the game, but they felt like they had won it."
Cowichan FC will visit eighthplace Gorge at Hampton Park Friday night.
In Div. 2, a Cowichan United squad missing several starters lost 3-0 to Nanaimo. The team is now hoping to get healthy enough for the Jackson Cup tournament.
"We’ve got the best Jackson Cup draw of our life," injured player/coach Neall Rowlings noted. "Now we just need a horse to take us there."