Young Masters blanked in Cup play

Campbell River's Division 4 men's soccer club loses its first match of the year against Division 3 squad

Campbell River’s Mainstream Canada Young Masters have clinched the Division 4 league title of the Vancouver Island Soccer League.

With still two league games remaining, the Young Masters remain undefeated with an incredible 15-0-1 record.

The club faced its toughest challenge of the season last Saturday in Victoria, against  SFFC (Div. 3) in the Pearkes Challenge Cup.

This Cup mixes all Division 3 teams with the top Division 4 teams in a single knockout playoff format.

Back-up goalkeeper Aidan Anderson was tested early and often, as the Young Masters were beaten to most loose balls and struggled to maintain any level of ball possession.

At the 25 minute mark, Mainstream gave up a free kick from 30 yards out and it proved to be costly as the ball sailed with the wind directly into the far top corner of the goal. That was all the home side needed in a 3-0 victory.

The Young Masters’ next home game is Saturday, March 15, 2 p.m. at Willow Point Park.