Powell River Villa lost its last game of the first half of the Vancouver Island Soccer League season, leaving the team in eighth place in Division 2. Villa lost 4-0 on Sunday, November 13, versus Cowichan United, the top team in its division.
According to Villa coach Mario Paul, Cowichan has scoring power and a stingy defence, with 26 goals for and two against. Villa, by comparison, has six goals for and 15 against to go along with its record of one win, six losses and one tie.
Paul said the score did not reflect how close the game was and it was unfortunate that Villa did not score at least once.
“We had at least 10 solid scoring opportunities,” said Paul.
Villa goalkeeper Corey McCracken travelled for the second game while battling flu-type symptoms.
“He managed to stick it out and did well under the circumstances,” said Paul. “The game was fast-paced and very physical.”
Villa’s next game is at 1:30 pm on Sunday, November 20, when they host Fred Milne Park Rangers at Timberlane Park.