Craig George (7) chips the ball ahead during the Cowichan Steelheads’ home game against Lakehill on Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Steelheads win, 49ers tie

Big win for Steelheads while 49ers struggle against Vic West

After struggling to score in their previous game, the Cowichan Steelheads opened the floodgates against Lakehill at the Sherman Road turf on Saturday night.

The Steelheads were shut out 4-0 by UVic Alumni, who lead the masters A men’s soccer standings, on Nov. 29. They responded this past weekend by defeating Lakehill Monkey Tree 6-0.

Kevin Smith wasted no time, scoring the first of his two goals and the eventual game-winner just two minutes into the match. Cheko Soto also scored twice, Curtis Flynn and Jim Noon had one each, and Preston Johnny earned the clean sheet.

The Steelheads will visit Juan de Fuca at Westhills this Saturday, while Cowichan’s other masters men’s team, the 49ers, have a big game coming up after a rough one this past weekend.

The 49ers always seem to struggle against Vic West, and the teams’ game this past Sunday continued that trend.

Vic West showed up at the Glasgow Park pitch shorthanded, and the 49ers dominated play, but the goals just didn’t come. Vic West went up 1-0 when they scored against the play in the 32nd minute.

“We just couldn’t finish until late,” Cowichan player/manager Neall Rowlings reported. “Shake and Bake [Stu Barker] scored on an individual effort. We were not happy with the result but that happens.”

Cowichan will host masters A division-leading UVic Alumni on the Sherman Road turf this Saturday, and the 49ers know they will have to be at the top of their game. With former 49ers goalkeeper Rob McIntyre as their backbone, UVic has allowed just three goals in 12 games this season.

“We are a serious underdog against our hardest adversary,” Rowlings said. “But I assure you, we will give them a game.

“We are hopeful a lot of Cowichan fans will come out and spur us on to success we can’t seem to achieve on our own.”

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