After a break in VISL tournament action while attending San Diego Surf Cup action, the Highlanders’ Prospect men’s teams were back in action over the past week, playing to a draw and clean sheet victory against Fusion and Lakehill squads.
The Division 2 Prospect Men Highlanders FC U-21 played to a 3-3 draw in their Dec. 3 matchup against Saanich Fusion at the Pacific Sports Institute for Sports Excellence. The draw moves the Highlanders record to 7-3-2, good for third spot in the league table.
Highlander goals in the match came by way of Charlie Miller, Cody Gysbers and a Fusion own goal, while the game MVP was awarded to Hamish Walde. For Fusion, Paul Contimelias earned a brace, while Aidan Elkin chipped in the third goal of the match for his squad, who sit at eighth place overall.
The U21 Prospect men faced Lakehill United, the league leading Highlanders U-21 squad posted an impressive 4-0 win, Dec. 6 at Goudy Turf. Jack Hill led the Highlanders on the scoresheet with a brace, while Charlie Miller and Jonah Smith chipped in a goal apiece to round out scoring in the game. Simon Norgrove was perfect between the woodwork, earning the clean sheet.
The victory is the Highlanders seventh of the season and is the second clean sheet win in the last three matches. Overall the young squad has won four of their last five matches dating back to late October.
Up next for the Division 2 squad is second-place Nanaimo United FC. Nanaimo sit three points up on the Highlanders, but have played two more matches up to this point of the season. Kick-off is set for 8:00 p.m. Saturday Dec. 13 at Finlayson Turf. The U-21’s will host Gorge FC at 2:15 at Hampton Park. Admission to both matches is free.
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