Thunderbirds soar past West Van

Staff writer
January 31, 2014 01:00 AM

The U14 Thunderbirds spent the past week working on finishing and the practice paid off in record fashion with an impressive 3-0 win over the West Vancouver Spuraways.

In just thefirst minute of playCole Schutz ran on to a cleared ball and smashed it in over the keeper from 25 yards for a 1-0 lead.

That goal shocked the home team into action and they started to assert themselves, passing around the Coast boys in a spell of dominance that lasted to the half.

The fantastic work ethic and determination of Elliot Wadge in midfield and Will Magnussen in centre defence was enough to deny West Van an equalizer until their teammates got up to speed.

The visiting Thunderbirds responded well to their coaches' halftime talk and came out flying with chances coming fast and furious.

Striker Kai Hansen made a few dangerous runs and came close to scoring a couple before sending a perfect through ball in for a blazing Casey Baines to smash in to make it 2-0.

With the visitorspinned in their box,Cole finished off the matchwhen he powered his way to aloose ball andslotted a third under the keeper.

Issac Oka made a number of key saves in a strong performance, but faced a final test to earn his shutout when a late penalty was given againstthe Thunderbirds. Isaac's cool look of confidence seemed to work again as the shooter hit the ball over the net and the boys sailed home happy with the win.

House league

Highlighters beat Red 5-3 at Connor Park on Saturday in U15 boys as House League action resumed on the Coast.

It was a great game with lots of hustle on both sides. Goals were scored by Cam Longman, Sam Knight, Kaden Sauer and Kai Moore. Outstanding mention goes to Marvin Via for great goalkeeping and Christopher Collie for stopping the giant.

In U15 girls play Navy Seals played a tough game and tied with Teal 0-0.


© Copyright 2015 Coast Reporter


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Coast Reporter welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus
Coast Reporter

Email to a Friend



Should BC Ferries be returned to a Crown corporation?

or  view results

click here to read the editorial

Popular Coast Reporter

Community Event Calendar

Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.