Kevin Shelswell drives the ball into the net for the Mainstream Canada Young Masters during soccer action on Saturday.

Young Masters take it to Juan de Fuca

Campbell River team showed their competition and a good number of local soccer enthusiasts why they are the team to beat in their division

This past Saturday at Willow Point Park, Mainstream Canada Young Masters played Juan de Fuca F.C. in a division 4 matchup of the Vancouver Island Soccer League.

The Young Masters showed their competition and a good number of local soccer enthusiasts why they are the team to beat in their division.  The first 30 minutes of the game was tight and scoreless, but the Campbell River side immediately controlled the majority of ball possession in central midfield through the talents of Jason Fawkes, Peter McWilliams and Jake Blanchard.  As the game settled, Mainstream Canada created several chances and were able to score two goals before halftime, courtesy of Evan Farmer and Kevin Shelswell.

Mainstream Canada continued their fine play in the second half with quick, smart passing throughout the entire pitch and great penetrating runs from outside midfielders John Jepson and Zach Tillapaugh.  Campbell River went on to tally six second half goals, including three from Shelswell to give him a total of four on the day, and singles from Cody Dodge, Shane Berry and Tillapaugh.

When the visiting team were able to get the ball and attempt an attack, they found it difficult to penetrate a strong and smart defense which included centre backs Aidan Anderson and Shane Berry and outside fullbacks Cody Dodge, Colton Reesor and Tyler Kelly.

Had the visiting team been able to get a chance on goal, they would have faced a formidable goalkeeper in Shane Dumanoir.

The final score was 8-0 in favour of the division leading Mainstream Canada Young Masters. Come out and support the Young Masters as they take on Prospect Lake F.C. on Saturday at 2 p.m., at Willow Point Park.