All Blacks and Comox Valley Battle For Position on Vanier Field

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Comox Valley United Soccer

Story and Photos by Jim Hockley (ISN)

April 29, 2013, Courtenay, BC (ISN) –  The Senior Mens, Division 3 Provincial Qualifying game between Comox Valley United Soccer Club, and the Richmond All Blacks played Saturday at Vanier Field in Courtenay.

Both teams were scoreless by the end of regulation time, it was a tight defensive match between the two clubs. The teams were required to play two 15 minute halves in order to determine who will go to the Provincials in Victoria in May.

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Justin Hebner leaps for a header – Photo by Jim Hockley (ISN)

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All Black’s John Chou keeping “Turko” from the ballPhoto by Jim Hockley (ISN)

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Air born Comox Valley’s Nick Marinus – Photo by Jim Hockley (ISN)

Richmond’s Steve Mathisen scored in the first to give the All Blacks a one nothing lead, then managed to hold off a torrid onslaught by the Comox Valley Club in the final minutes of the second half.

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Tight sideline battle between Dan Tait (black) and CV’s Brian GagePhoto by Jim Hockley (ISN)

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Determanation by L-R Phil Ludwig Adam Tait and Aman Dhaliwal – Photo by Jim Hockley (ISN)

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Juggling for position on the field – Photo by Jim Hockley (ISN)

The Provincials to be held May 11, 2013 in Victoria will feature teams (men & women) from many adult divisions vying for Provincial bragging rights.

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