LMG’s Tanner Dobson moves the ball into the offensive end during his team’s 4-1 win over Lakehill last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Plan comes together as Cowichan LMG beats Lakehill

Soccer team holds on to second place, a point back of first

A few changes on the pitch helped Cowichan LMG to a 4-1 win over Lakehill at the Sherman Road turf last Friday evening.

“We shuffled the players around and went with a 4-4-2 formation to exploit their back line,” Cowichan head coach Glen Martin said. “The game plan worked.”

Martin put his most productive scorers, Paddy Nelson and Craig Gorman, up front, and they accounted for three of the four goals, Nelson with his league-leading seventh and eighth of the season, and Gorman with his third, good enough to tie him for sixth in the Vancouver Island Soccer League’s top division.

“Everybody got shuffled around a bit except Paddy just to stir it up a bit,” said Martin, whose team was coming off its first loss of the season against Comox. “The boys reacted well; we had a stronger game.”

Tanner Dobson also scored for Cowichan, part of a strong outing for the Div. 1 rookie.

“He scored his first goal, and the [Lakehill] goalie made a good save on him in the second half,” Martin said of Dobson. “It was his best game so far.”

Anton Bucher also had a good outing and was named LMG’s game MVP. Former Cowichan standout Ryan Andre scored Lakehill’s lone goal, making it 3-1 at the time.

The win puts Cowichan in second place in Div. 1 with a 3-1 record, just one point back of first-place Gorge FC. The team will hit the road this weekend, visiting Vantreights in Victoria on Sunday.

Vantreights sits last in Div. 1 and hasn’t won a game this year, but Martin knows every team in Div. 1 is dangerous.

“They lost to Comox 3-2 in Comox,” he pointed out. “They’re one of those teams, if you take them lightly, it’ll cost you.”


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The Cowichan Fury’s Conor Williams steals the ball from a JDF Kings player during Saturday’s Div. 3 match at the Sherman Road turf. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Fury play to another tie on the road

Tolfo and Smith each score two for Div. 3 team

Halloween will be different this year but the CVRD and volunteers are working hard to make it special. (CVRD photo)
Youbou Halloween festivities a go, but digitally

Swing by the Hall to add to your haul

The Cowichan Bulldogs’ Ben Wilson runs the 40-yard dash during the Vancouver Island football combine at McAdam Park on Oct. 24. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Island football players meet in Cowichan for combine

48 players test their skills in bid for provincial programs

‘Gran’pa grew it, says young Stephen Nahirnick as he maintains a tight grip on one of Steve Nahirnick’s Hallowe’en pumpkins. Stephen is son of Jack and Joan Nahirnick and he took the opportunity last week to enjoy splendid autumn weather while perched on grandfather’s knee while the elder Nahirnick was harvesting luxuriant and large garden.’ (Lake News/Oct. 22, 1980)
Flashback: Halloween night full of activities, crime

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old… Continue reading

FILE – Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides the latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the province during a press conference in the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, October 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. shatters COVID-19 records with 817 weekend cases; masks now expected indoors

Three people have died over the past three reporting periods

RCMP have released more details regarding what led up to an arrest caught on video in Williams Lake Sunday, Oct. 26. (Facebook video screenshot)
Review launched after ‘high-risk, multi-jurisdictional’ chase, arrest in Williams Lake

RCMP launching a full review and code of conduct investigation

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. limits events in private homes to household, plus ‘safe six’ amid COVID-19 surge

Henry issued a public health order limiting private gatherings to one household, plus a group of ‘safe six’ only

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson speaks during a drive-in car rally campaign stop at a tour bus operator, in Delta, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Andrew Wilkinson stepping down as B.C. Liberal leader

Will stay on until the next party leader is chosen

Campbell River's new hospital, July 2018
Nurse diverts opiates and falsifies records at Campbell River Hospital

Nurse facing disciplinary action for moving opiates out of the hospital

VicPD and B.C. Conservation Officer Service teamed up to free two bucks who were entangled in a fishing net and dragging a wheelbarrow sized piece of driftwood behind them. (VicPD)
VIDEO: Police, B.C. Conservation help two bucks caught in one fishing net

Bucks were also dragging a wheelbarrow sized piece of driftwood behind them

A heavy police presence was spotted in Lumby, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Facebook)
Police situation leads to ‘hold and secure’ at North Okanagan school

Police call for social media blackout in ongoing incident

Most Read