Highlanders open up 2015 with victory over Gordon Head, Peninsula rivals
VICTORIA – The Highlanders Prospect men returned to action this past weekend, with the U-21’s facing off against Peninsula U-21, Jan. 17 at Goudy Turf, while the Division 2 squad registered their eighth win of the 2014-15 campaign, Jan.
18 at Finlayson Turf against Gordon Head Blazers.
U-21 Prospect Men
The U-21’s showed no rust despite over a month between VISL matches, cruising to a 5-1 win—their ninth victory of the season. The division leading Highlanders were led on offence by Andre Earthy-Find, who recorded a brace in the match. Teammates Mitch Lefebvre, Sam Fletcher and Kwasun Cook Thomas each potted a goal as well, while Adam Donald registered the lone tally for Peninsula.
Earth-Find and Parker Phillips earned game MVP honours for the Highlanders and Peninsula, respectively. The U-21’s currently sit at the top of the table with a 9-1-2 record, and have won four of the past five matches dating back to Nov. 9.
Division 2 Prospect Men
The Division 2 Highlanders also claimed victory over the weekend, with Highlander Brian Im leading his squad with a brace in the game, while Earthy-Find and Liam McManaman each tallied goals of their own. Paulo Almeida earned a brace of his own for the Blazers, with teammate Darren Saunders notching the third goal for his side.
Im and Almeida would earn eventual game MVP honours for their performances. The Division 2 squad currently sit at 8-3-3 and have gone undefeated in their past five matches dating back to Nov. 9.
The top two teams in Division 2 face off this Friday, Jan 23, as first-place Lakehill United host the Highlanders at Braefoot Park at 8:00 p.m. Lakehill’s nine wins and 29 points puts them four points up on the Highlanders, who sit in second-place with 24 points. With a Bye week on hand, the U-21’s will next see action, Jan. 31 against Nanaimo United FC. For more information, please visit www.highlandersfc.ca.