Windsor Plywood’s Basil Robbins (left) and WLFC’s Justin Hansen during action from the Williams Lake Men’s Soccer League.

Windsor Plywood’s Basil Robbins (left) and WLFC’s Justin Hansen during action from the Williams Lake Men’s Soccer League.

Soccer action heating up as playoffs draw near

The Williams Lake Men’s Soccer League featured a pair of great games last Tuesday night.

The Williams Lake Men’s Soccer League featured a pair of great games last Tuesday night as Williams Lake FC put its unblemished 10-0-0 record (win, loss, draw) on the line against Windsor Plywood at the Esler Soccer Complex.

Three times WLFC had to come from behind but in the end were able to salvage a 3-3 tie, keeping them undefeated but no longer perfect.

Windsor took the lead on a header from Brad Thiessen off a corner kick to take a 1-0 lead. WLFC answered before half-time on a goal from Justin Hansen.

In the second half Windsor re-took the lead on a goal from Colby Hendrickson to make it 2-1.

Moments later Luke Moger scored on a long distance blast to the top corner for WLFC to knot things up at 2-2.

Windsor thought they’d scored the eventual game winner through Nathan Zurak to go up 3-2, however, the league’s top scorer, Kolby Taylor, scored to tie the game at 3-3 about five minutes from time.

On Wednesday night it was United Floors battling Storm.

Storm took a 1-0 lead on an own goal but United took over with three goals before the half including a pair by Matt McMath and one from Sean Glanville.

In the second half Curt Levens neatly picked the corner from 20 yards out to push United’s lead to 4-1. Storm would make a game of it as David Stamenov scored two quick goals to pull them to 4-3. Levens would eventually seal things with his second of the game to make the final 5-3.

As of last Thursday the standings has WLFC with 31 points (10-0-1) and already clinching the league title.

Windsor sits second place at 14 points (3-3-5) and United are third with 13 points (3-5-1) followed by Celtic Engineering in fourth with 11 points (3-6-2) and Storm in fifth with seven points at (2-8-1).

With only three games left in the regular season which wraps up July 16, the battle for second to fourth place in the standings could see some movement before the end of the regular season.

The playoffs begin on Tuesday, July 21 followed by games Wednesday and Thursday evening.

The top two teams will advance to the championship final on Saturday, July 25.

The ladies league final will follow and the league will finish with their year end awards and dance at the Overlander Pub.

Tickets to the dinner will be available at Esler during the final.

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