November 7, 2012, Victoria, BC – The Lambrick park Lions are participating this week in the Senior Boys AA Island Soccer Championships and after a win and tie on Tuesday, were scheduled to play in the consolation final on Wednesday afternoon for a shot at Provincials. Results were not available at press time, but here is a summary of Games 1 and 2 on Tuesday.
The Lambrick Park Lions began the Senior Boys AA Island Soccer Championships with their first game of the day battling Shawnigan Lake School, one of four teams in their pool. The game opener came shortly after the start from a shot from Lambrick’s Spencer Scotney when a rebound came off the Shawnigan Lake goalie in perfect placement for Scotney to score. Shawnigan’s defence was weak at times allowing Lambrick’s offence to take advantage of the situation. Lambrick’s dominance prevailed before the end of the first half of the game with 2 more goals from Lambrick’s Chris Fougner. The second half saw some of Lambrick’s top players resting for the following game and a lack-lustre offence once again from Shawnigan Lake. Lambrick Park easily won the game with a score of 3-0.
Lambrick’s second game came face-to-face with the same team that kept them out of the Provincial tournament last year, 6th-ranked North Island Mark Isfeld Secondary School. After losing their game in the morning to one of the top-ranked North Island team, Carihi Secondary from Campbell River, Mark Isfeld came on strong to the Lions scoring the first goal early in the half by beating Lambrick’s defence in a break away. Lambrick equalized the game with a goal from Spencer Scotney who had been fouled in the penalty box on his way to scoring, the whistle blew but they allowed the goal, realizing Lambrick had play of the ball. The second half saw the Lions dominate the field in the Mark Isfeld end with at least a dozen or more shots being hammered. Several break-aways, a line-drive at a goal post, breakaways and even an in-the-box penalty prevented the Lambrick Park Lions from nailing the winning goal. The final outcome was a tie 1-1, leaving tomorrow morning’s games a deciding factor in who goes to Provincials.
Wednesday will see both sides of the competing pools completed in the morning with the final game for Island Champion determined in the afternoon. Three teams advance to the Provincial Championships in Burnaby next week.