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Oceanside team rallies for frosty win

Oceanside’s Aidan Canil, above blocking an attempted clearing kick, played up front in the first half of Sunday’s game, then moved back to keeper for the second half. - James Clarke photo
Oceanside’s Aidan Canil, above blocking an attempted clearing kick, played up front in the first half of Sunday’s game, then moved back to keeper for the second half.
— image credit: James Clarke photo

The lads in the yellow strip were tested Sunday, as Oceanside had to come from a goal down in the biting cold to beat Nanaimo #2 3-1 in U16-U18 Boys soccer action at the Qualicum Beach Rec Fields.

The two teams played to a scoreless opening half, and Nanaimo opened the scoring 30 seconds into the second, but Oceanside answered the bell with Eric Wiersma scoring two goals, and Adam Soer, who played goal in the opening half, the third.

“It was freezing out there,” Oceanside co-coach Kirk Campbell confirmed after the match, “and they were a scrappy team. Nanaimo played a lot better this time and they gave us a good game. We thrashed them last time we played them.”

The win lifts Oceanside to 9-2-1 and has them tied with Nanaimo #4 for top spot in their six-team mid-Island league.

 

GAME ON

Oceanside is back in action on Sunday against the Screaming Eagles in Ladysmith.

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