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)

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.”



kevin.rothbauer@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

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