Sooke Celtic goalie Blake Ridley kicks the ball down field during the March 23 game at Fred Milne Park against Cowichan FC.

Sooke Celtic finish sixth in league

The Sooke Celtic tied 1-1 with Cowichan FC in their final league game

The Sooke Celtic ended their season, sixth in the First Division of the Vancouver Island Soccer League after a tied game of 1-1 with Cowichan FC at Fred Milne Park on March 23.

According to Sooke Celtic coach Steve Scott, the tied game knocked the home team out of the BC Provincials.

“We tied them 1-1, and unfortunately that meant we didn’t get into provincials because we needed to win,” he said, adding the tie game also meant Cowichan didn’t win the league.

“It was too bad no team came out with anything for that game,” he said.

Cowichan scored in the first 15 minutes of the game. Sooke’s Mike Moon tied the game,  scoring a penalty shot during the first half. The game remained steady throughout the second half.

“In the second half we pressured, and pressured, and pressured — we should’ve scored one or two goals,” Scott said. “Their goalie made some big saves.”

He said one of the strongest assets of the game, was the return of Daniel Bergerud.

The two teams have developed a friendly rivalry over the season, after a few big games, according to Scott.

“There was definitely some rivalry with Cowichan. We’ve had some big games over the years, we’ve had some controversy in some areas.”

The Celtic lost their semi-final Jackson cup game 4-0 against Cowichan at Bear Mountain on March 19.

“Well, hopefully we’ll get revenge on them. That’s what my hopes are,” Scott said after the cup-defining match.

All in all, Scott said the Celtic had a good season, playing their best during the second portion of the year.

 

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