Impact wins before the break

The Impact head into the Christmas break feeling a lot better about their game after unwrapping a 2-0 win in the cold at QB Rec Fields.

Oceanside's Hailey Robinson steams in and gets a shot on the Nanaimo net during Sunday’s U18 Girls soccer game at QB Rec Fields.

The Impact head into the Christmas break feeling a lot better about their game after unwrapping a 2-0 win in the cold at QB Rec Fields Sunday morning.

The lone game of the day in these parts was called at the break and the win awarded to Oceanside, as the visiting Nanaimo #4 side, who had just enough players to start the game, had a player injured in the opening half so they had to forfeit.

It was “a much needed boost” for the old confidence and lifts the Impact to 3-1-2 behind Nanaimo who sits middle of the pack in the eight team league.

All Oceanside from the opening whistle, the locals carried the play and led 2-nil at the half off goals from Rebecca Edge and Joy Carson-Austin.

“Even though the other team was short-sided it was pretty much an all-round team effort. That was the plan,” said assistant coach Kevin Spicer, who was filling in for head coach Dan MacKay, adding “my instruction was to pass the ball around, practice the angles and plays we’ve been working on. It was nice to help them with their positioning. It was a good effort — they were keen to play,” he said, adding “any colder and it would have been unplayable, the ground was very hard and really tough on the keepers.”

Earning props from her coach was Impact keeper Emma Orrick who made a dandy diving punch-save about 25 minutes in off a penalty kick that, had it gone in, would have tied the game 1-1.


The Impact are off for the Christmas break and return to action Jan. 13 on the road against league-leading Ladysmith.

Just Posted

Touring exhibit from Royal B.C. Museum highlights First Nations languages

Qualicum Beach Museum will be home to a variety of interactive stations

‘Dirty Money’ in Nanoose Bay: Dr. Peter German to speak at ElderCollege

‘This is an evolving study’: presenting up-to-date information on B.C. organized crime

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to campaign in Port Alberni

Singh joins Courtenay-Alberni candidate for rally to kick off final weekend before election

Winter preparation underway for mid-Island highways

Drivers reminded to ready vehicles for changing conditions

Qualicum Beach council discusses helping out Orca Place residents

Town considers offer of temporary jobs in the future

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

Everything you need to know before getting the flu shot

Island pharmacist shares concerns, recommendations before flu season hits

‘Sky didn’t fall:’ Police, lawyers still adjusting after pot legalization

Statistics Canada says 541 people were charged under the federal Cannabis Act between Oct. 17, 2018 and the end of the year

Fewer people prescribed opioids in B.C., but other provinces lack data: doctors

Patients who began taking opioids were prescribed smaller doses for shorter duration

Electric cello, stolen from vehicle in Williams Lake, returned to U.S. owner

Rita Rice of Texas said she and her husband had given up hope of ever seeing it again

Vancouver Island’s West Coast going wild about cycling

Ongoing project will tie Tofino and Ucluelet together with a paved cycling trail

Drop, cover and hold on: Thousands of British Columbians to take part in earthquake drill

This year’s drill comes as scientists announce discovery of ‘stormquakes,’ an earthquake and hurricane

Woman, 24, faces life-altering injuries after being dragged 4 blocks by vehicle in Vancouver

A gofundme account says the woman will have to undergo multiple complex surgeries

Most Read