Niners out of McGavin Cup tournament

Both Cowichan masters teams back in action this weekend

The Craig Street 49ers mounted a late comeback in their McGavin Cup quarterfinal match against Vic West’s Div. 2 team on Tuesday evening, but fell short.

Cowichan’s Masters A soccer team trailed Vic West 3-0, but goals by Tim Harris and Sebastian Titone got them back within one. The Niners came close to tying the score late in the game, but couldn’t pull it out.

Short-staffed to begin with, the Niners had to play the last 14 minutes with just 10 men on the pitch after Stu Barker was handed a red card.

“The guys didn’t quit,” 49ers head coach Kevin James said. “I was happy with the effort in the second half. It showed character after being down 3-0 to not fold our tents.”

Cowichan will return to league play this Saturday with a home game against Nanaimo, getting underway at 6 p.m.

Steelheads fall to 0-3

The Cowichan Steelheads lost 4-0 to Vic West H2X in a Masters B soccer game at Victoria’s Central Park last Sunday.

Bill Keserich Jr. was named Player of the Game for the Steelheads, whose record on the season dropped to 0-3.

The Steelheads will continue to look for their first win of the season this Saturday when they host Peninsula on the Sherman Road turf at 8p.m.