On a blustery Sunday afternoon at Willow Pt. Park, the CR Mainstream Canada Young Masters played in their third league game of the season against SFFC Originals from Saanich.
The Campbell River side went into the game tied at the top of the standings with a record of 1 win and 1 draw.
From the opening kickoff, it was clear the Young Masters were the more skillful team on the pitch, as they moved the ball smartly through an experienced and composed midfield consisting of player/coach John Jepson, Mark Ross, Colan Grootenboer, Jake Blanchard and Zach Tillapaugh.
A number of good scoring chances were created and Mainstream Canada took a comfortable 4-0 lead at halftime.
Goal scorers in the first half included Jepson, Grootenboer, Kevin Shelswell and Patrick Cullen.
In the second half, Campbell River continued to assert their dominance with Shelswell and Cullen leading the attack. Shane Berry and Cody Dodge provided some great overlapping runs and they each found the back of the net.
Blanchard also scored in the second half and Shelswell converted another chance for his second goal of the game.
Colton Reesor and Aidan Anderson anchored the defense and met all challenges that came their way.
Shane Dumanoir had few shots to stop in the Campbell River goal but was adept in handling and distributing the ball from the back.
Overall it was a very convincing win for Mainstream Canada with a final score of 8-0. They look forward to playing their next game in Victoria on October 13th against Vic West Causuals.