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Ball possession and solid defence wins

United moves toward cup

A trip to Victoria was on the cards this weekend for Powell River United O35 Soccer club, as a start to its bid for the Tony Grover Cup with a game against Cordova Bay Bobcats.

The game started with United moving the ball well and creating lots of chances on net. Lee Illing got the ball rolling when he slotted the first goal of the game. United was also very solid when playing defence and gave the Bobcats no time on the ball. Hard work paid off again and Ross Simpson buried United’s second goal. The half ended 2-0.

Play evened out a bit at the beginning of the second half with Cordova Bay getting some good chances on net. Simpson gave United a bit more of a lead when he put his second of the game into the back of the net resulting in a 3-0 cushion.

Bobcats pushed back and sent a ball past goalie Rick Bombardir bringing it to 3-1. United kept pushing and again was rewarded with a nice goal by Mark Greatbatch which was quickly followed by another goal for the Bobcats.

The game ended with a 4-2 United win moving the team into the third round of cup play. United’s next cup game is at home against Vantreights at 1:30 pm on Sunday, February 26, at Sunset Park, lower field.