Win loss weekend for Highlanders

Highlanders FC men’s Prospects squads split last weekend’s soccer matches

Highlanders FC men’s Prospects squads split last weekend’s matches, Nov. 15-16, with the Division 2 squad capturing their first win of November, while the U-21’s fell to a Mid Isle Highlanders squad that featured several returning members fresh off a second-place CCAA Nationals finish.

The Highlanders Division 2 Prospect men took to the pitch, Sunday, Nov. 16 against PLSC Lakers Black 2, grinding out a 2-1 victory at Finlayson Turf off of goals from Bilal Mohomad and Brian Im. Andrew Dunn scored for Lakers Black in a losing cause as the Highlanders earned their first victory in November.

Victoria opened scoring in the match, with Earthy Find rounding his marker before sending a low cross across goal to a sliding Mohomad, who sent the ball to the back of the net to go up 1-0 in the match.

Prospect Lake answered back with a goal of their own before Im scored the eventual game-winner goal before halftime. The second half of play featured a missed pair of opportunities from the Highlanders, who focused their efforts in the latter half of the game on preserving their lead.

“We played well against a mature, good team,” explained head coach Steve Simonson.

The Highlanders U-21 squad conceded a 6-2 defeat to affiliate club Mid Isle Highlanders FC on Nov. 15, receiving goals from Mitch Lefebvre and Andre Earthy Find. Mid Isle found their scoring from a variety of sources that included Blaze Roberts, Darien Atkinson, Russell Lederer. Victor Blasco Llorens registered a hat-trick for the visiting squad.

“It was a good game to be honest,” said Simonson.  “It was enjoyable for our young players, who got the opportunity to play against some very good college players.”

Next up, the Highlanders’ Division 2 squad head to Sooke to face the Loggers 2,  tFriday November 21 at 8pm, while the U-21 squad match against Gorge FC on Nov. 22 at 6pm is postponed due to player commitments at the AAA High School Provincial championships. For more information, please visit www.highlandersfc.ca.

 

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