City Soccer teams ready for post season play
The Nelson Daily Sports Staff
The Nelson City Soccer League has moved to a new time, but at the same place.
Due to a loss of daylight hours league organizers moved evening game to Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Fields.
Taking advantage of the extra light in the Men’s Over-35 League were Red Dog and Jackson’s Hole. Both teams, although taking different roads, advanced to the league semi finals with quarterfinal round wins.
Red Dog had the easier road to the semi finals after Club Inter failed to field enough players and was forced to forfeit the contest.
Meanwhile, Jackson’s Hole, winless in the second half of the season, twice rallied from two-goal deficits to edge Real Nelson 5-4.
Mike Gerun netted the winning goal in the final minutes of the second half to power Jackson’s Hole to the win. Bill Clark, Pat Perkins, Bruce Fuhr and Clive Jackson scored for Jackson’s Hole. Darren Peloso, Scott Swetlikoe, Mark Packham and Iain Harvey scored for Real Nelson.
Jackson’s Hole now meets Bia Boro while Red Dog goes up against Ted Allen’s. Both games are set for 1:45 p.m. Sunday.
In the Men’s Open League, Nelson Innkeepers and Kootenay Co-op tuned up for the playoff round by scoring wins during the final games of the regulation round.
A late arriving Chris Richards scored three times sparking the Innkeepers to a 5-3 victory over the U18 Reps.Greg Kinnear and Mark Dodsworth added singles. Erik Norberg scored twice for U18 Rep.
Meanwhile, the Co-op got past a short-staffed Vikings squad 8-0.
The Innkeepers, winners of the second half regular season, meet U18 Rep while Vikings tangle with Kootenay Co-op.
In the Women’s Over 30 League, Dirty Dozen edged out 4-Play 3-2 in the first-place showdown while Finley’s Jiggers got past Red Dog 6-0.
The Dirty Dozen win gives the club the regular season title for the second half of the league. Playoff action has Dirty Dozen battling Red Dog while Finley Jiggers go up against 4-Play.
The semi final winners in each league advance to play for their respective championship October 3.