Rematch Sunday for CR United

Campbell River's U13 boys soccer team to host Mid Island following 2-2 draw

Campbell River United U13 boys soccer club visited Ladysmith Feb. 2, looking to make it three wins in a row to start the new year, but settled for a 2-2 draw.

The Mid Island Highlanders dominated the opening half and led 2-0.

A nice piece of goalkeeping from United’s Cam Younger kept Mid Island from going up by three as he was able safely knock away a well-struck ball from about 20 yards out.

With eight minutes remaining, United striker Joe Dirom eluded two defenders and scored on a partial breakaway.

Then, with less than two minutes to play, Corson Arbour would find a bouncing ball and volley home a high rocket shot from 25 yards out to tie the game 2-2.

It was a character comeback for United that probably felt like a victory of sorts. The two teams are scheduled to square off again this Sunday in Campbell River. Game time is 2 p.m. at Willow Point Park.