2019 BC Mens Provincial A Cup - Draw, Predictions, Results & Banter

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Draw goes tonight live on Facebook. Live stream starts at 7pm...Men's A I believe will be last draw so judge the timing accordingly.
 
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Cowichan (VISL)
Bays Utd. (VISL)

Lakehill (VISL)
Coastal (FVSL)

Port Moody (FVSL)
Westcastle (VISL)

Mid-Isle (VISL)
CCB (VMSL)

Croatia (VMSL)
Langley Utd. (FVSL)

Rino's Tigers (VMSL)
Coquitlam Metro Ford (VMSL)

West Van (VMSL)
Rovers Tigers (VMSL)

Abbotsford Utd. (FVSL)
Surrey Utd (FVSL)
 
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CCB the only VMSL side in the top half facing a trip to Nanaimo and then either a return to the Island or a match up with FVSL #1 Port Moody.

Great draw for the VISL who have three teams at the top of the draw and the best chance possible of getting a team into the final in Nanaimo.

Bottom half is a bloodbath with VMSL winners Croatia taking on FVSL runners-up, and last season's finalists, Langley. Followed by a pair of all VMSL matches with Rino's against Metro Ford and and Imperial Cup final rematch between West Van and Rovers Tigers.

Then a fun one at the very bottom for the two lowest seeds from the FVSL as Abby host Surrey.
 

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Why can B.C. Soccer not get some common sense
And have VMSL hat 1 fvsl in hat 2 visl in hat 3
Draw out of each one so nearly all teams first game would be vs a different league
The would be fair to everyone in cup
 

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Why can B.C. Soccer not get some common sense
And have VMSL hat 1 fvsl in hat 2 visl in hat 3
Draw out of each one so nearly all teams first game would be vs a different league
The would be fair to everyone in cup
Or, an easier path to the finals for the Mercenary League. Whatever way you want to look at it.

If you think about it, CCB has the best draw. Even if Pomo make it through, and even though they won the FVSL, I don't know if they- or any squad- is a match for the top couple of VMSL squads. Langley will have to be giant killers. They've done it before, but I don't think Connor will be coming back in time or at all to boost the squad. I suspect he'll want to stay in Europe trying to make a go of it as long as his Visa allows.

You are mad about your draw, I get it, but that's the way Cup draws go sometimes, and there is inevitably going to be some interleague matches, especially where (obviously) the VMSL is concerned.

What you suggest does not make it fairer for everyone, just makes it fairer for you.
 

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What you suggest does not make it fairer for everyone, just makes it fairer for you.
I am inclined to agree. That is the luck of the draw and you will have to (presumably) play the best teams eventually if you want to lift the trophy.

That being said, currently this cup is the most balanced in terms of entrants with 5/5/6 so perhaps it would make sense to prevent domestic match-ups in the first round? Literally half the draw is teams playing each other from their own league and the argument could be made to say that is not really the point of this competition. Something for the competition committee to consider perhaps.

Have to think Port Moody love this draw as they certainly have the best chance to make it three years in a row with an FVSL team in the final. CCB will be a tricky proposition and a helluva a game between the FVSL's best and the team that, arguably, represents everything that league reviles in terms of (allegedly) paying players in amateur football. Not a slam dunk to come to pass, however, because Westcastle are young upstarts and Jackson Cup champions, while who knows what sort of travelling side CCB will take to Mid-Isle.

Cowichan, though, must also be on cloud nine as they will not have to leave the island at all to lift the trophy after coming out of the hat first. That means three potential home games and then the final in Nanaimo. Plus domestic competition in potentially the first two rounds, depending on how Coastal gets on away to Lakehill. With 5 VISL teams in the same half, the league has a great chance to avoid the embarrassment from 2016, the last time the Island hosted, when 8 VMSL teams came over to Victoria to play in the four men's finals.

As mentioned earlier, the bottom half is a bloodbath and with five VMSL teams you would expect one of them in the final. Certainly if Langley repeat as finalists they will be full value for it, having, more than likely, had to knock of three VMSL sides to get there. Can't think there is too much hope for the bottom two teams Surrey and Abby given they are the lowest FVSL seeds in the competition. However, whoever wins between them will be just one upset away from a semi final spot.
 

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My point of no team plays in first round a team from there league this is the Provincial cup
Not league cup
The idea is to play teams from others leagues
After a long tough season it is not fair to draw teams your own league
 

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Predictions Round 1

Cowichan (VISL) v Bays Utd. (VISL)

Lakehill (VISL) v Coastal (FVSL)

Port Moody (FVSL) v Westcastle (VISL)

Mid-Isle (VISL) v CCB (VMSL)

Croatia (VMSL) v Langley Utd. (FVSL)

Rino's Tigers (VMSL) v Coquitlam Metro Ford (VMSL)

West Van (VMSL) v Rovers Tigers (VMSL)

Abbotsford Utd. (FVSL) v Surrey Utd (FVSL)
 
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Predictions Round 1

Cowichan (VISL) v Bays Utd. (VISL)

Lakehill (VISL) v Coastal (FVSL)

Port Moody (FVSL) v Westcastle (VISL)

Mid-Isle (VISL) v CCB (VMSL)

Croatia (VMSL) v Langley Utd. (FVSL) upset of the week

Rino's Tigers (VMSL) v Coquitlam Metro Ford (VMSL)

West Van (VMSL) v Rovers Tigers (VMSL)

Abbotsford Utd. (FVSL) v Surrey Utd (FVSL)
 

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I'm gonna limb it here and say the old delta squad (coastal) finally hit a stride and play the way they can and get to finals. Just don't play 2 in middle or well, from weekend we know how that went. In a day of everybody playing with a holder rolling 2 in middle just makes for too much work .I'm not shite talking here just a keen eye and I hope a few of them do well .

Put the kettle on.
 

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It is time for the big tournament to get underway as we begin the process of crowning a Men's Open Provincial Champion. This year's winner will have big shoes to fill after Rovers Tigers finally brought the National Championship back to BC this past October. Of course Rovers themselves will have plans on simply retaining their title, but being drawn into arguably the more challenging half of the draw, they will need to be at their best. This year's final will be held in Nanaimo, which will give the five Island sides, who were all drawn together into the top half of the draw, some extra motivation to try and reach the showpiece event. For the Mainland teams, they might as well get used to travelling anyway as this season's champion is off to St. John's, Newfoundland to represent the Province in October.

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For those not familiar with my column, I am largely just pulling this stuff out of thin air. I try to find whatever information is readily available online, but ultimately I am just trying to generate some interest in local soccer in BC. If I have omitted or overlooked facts that you consider relevant to your team or league, it's not done intentionally...get over it...;)

Completely Baseless Predictions
Men’s A Provincial Cup
First Round:


Cowichan FC (VISL)
v Bays United Liquor Plus (VISL) - Saturday 2:00pm @ Sherman Road Turf, Duncan
As the top seed from the Vancouver Island Soccer League, and with the Provincial final being held in nearby Nanaimo, being the first name out of the hat is a dream draw for Cowichan. Despite being pushed at times this season, Cowichan ultimately won their fifth straight VISL title by seven points over their nearest challengers. Their opening round opponent, Bays, finished in fourth, 12 points back. While the underdogs will be confident of upsetting their domestic rivals, the league meetings were decidedly titled towards Cowichan as the up-islanders took all six points with 3-1 and 2-0 victories. Bays were to have their revenge in the Jackson Cup quarter finals though, running out 4-2 winners en route to an appearance in the final where they would ultimately be runners up to Westcastle. For Bays to have any chance of repeating that feat in this match, they will surely need a top performance from VISL Golden Boot winner Patrick Nelson; he had 15 league goals this season and 19 in all competitions. This helped Bays to the second best offensive record in the league, however, Cowichan had the best defensive record in the league by some margin, allowing six fewer goals than their nearest competitors. Notwithstanding their commitment to the defensive side of things, Cowichan still possess a goal threat in the form of 12 goal man Craig Gorman. Cowichan have been seemingly waiting for their time to bring the Provincial title back to the island to finally come and with home games throughout the tournament and the final in Nanaimo, they must be thinking the stars have finally aligned. They had a similar draw, however, last season and were upended in the semi finals by eventual winners Rovers Tigers, thanks in large part to a hat trick from former TFC man Nick Soolsma. In fact, Cowichan have lost at home in each of the last three Provincial Cup tournaments, not having had to leave the Island since 2015 when they lost in the semi finals to EDC who would also go on to become champions. Bays United return to the Province's marquee competition after a one year hiatus, however, they have failed to progress beyond the first round since 2015 when they beat Port Moody on the mainland before losing to another FVSL side in North Delta. A win this time around would allow them to assume Cowichan's top seed and play at home through until the final up-island, which is a tasty carrot dangling in front of them. While they will surely give their fellow VISL side a solid run out, the league champions have to be favourites here.

Lakehill FC (VISL) v Coastal FC (FVSL) - Saturday 4:00pm @ Braefoot Turf, Victoria
This match is a classic case of the travel handicap that crops up every year during this competition. Reverse the home draw here and Coastal are likely favourites. After chasing success in this tournament for half a decade, last season was finally supposed to be the year for Coastal. Back in 2015 they Fraser Valley Soccer League champions as North Delta and reached the semi finals where they cruelly lost on penalties to Inter from the VMSL. Believing that the competition in the FVSL did not prepare them adequately for the rigors of competing against the VMSL sides for the Province's top prize, they backed up their kit and joined the VMSL. Unable to find a dance partner to surrender their place in the VMSL's top flight, North Delta instead took over the place of a relegated side and assumed with their Premier level squad they would be able to cruise to promotion and possibly still make the Provincials through Imperial Cup qualification. Instead that was not to be at all. Former Premier level sides Westside and Columbus had other plans, while upstarts Guildford also meddled with North Delta's ideal scenario. In the end with Westside beating Columbus on the final day to secure their own promotion and leave Columbus twisting in the wind, North Delta simply needed to beat Guildford to earn the promotion they coveted and keep their goal on track. Instead the match finished 0-0, resigning North Delta to another season in Division 1. Before they could determine where that left their program fate intervened. Surrey United were headed back to the FVSL to rebuild their own program opening up a vacancy in Premier in the VMSL that North Delta had the right to fill after finishing in third place in Division 1. The dream was alive once more, but it quickly turned to a nightmare. Despite not being the worst team in the division, Delta simply could not get the results when it mattered and were relegated in last place. After a two year absence from the Provincial Cup the powers that be decided it was time to head back to the FVSL where a bargain was struck with Coastal to assume their place in the top flight. Would North Delta, now Coastal, be the same powerhouse that left the FVSL two years earlier though? That was the question. To that end, Coastal quickly silenced any doubters by reclaiming their place atop the FVSL and returning to the Provincial cup as the league's champion and seeded representative. The next task was for them to exorcise their VMSL demons, which they promptly did, putting Croatia to the sword in the first round. Next up though was a familiar foe, Inter. After losing in the final the year they beat North Delta on penalties, Inter had now reached the summit and came into this match as defending Provincial Champions. It was a nip and tuck affair but a rash challenge by Isaac Kyei saw Coastal reduced to 10 men and Inter would find the only goal of the match in extra time. So the dream ended for another year. This season Coastal look to be lacking something. Port Moody won the league, showing the desire that Coastal once had to prove their doubters wrong and also relieved them of the SC Cup in a final that was decidedly one-sided until a late Coastal push made things interesting. Coastal always have the ability, especially with players like FVSL Golden Boot runner-up and 17 goal scorer Jake Starheim among their ranks, but you wonder now if they have the belief. Now with a trip to the Island on deck, is there the spark they need to travel over there and come back with a win knowing that a victory means another trip back to the Island? Their opponents, Lakehill, had a similar season as also-rans. They finished third, did not win any silverware, had a good year, but not a great one and relied heavily on Blair Sturrock who scored 13 goals. The difference for Lakehill is that they are at home, with a chance to stay on the Island for the entire tournament. Coastal are a good side, no doubt, but they simply were not able to deliver the goods on the big occasions this season. After everything they have been through as a group, you can't help but wonder if the motivation is there any longer.

Port Moody Gunners (FVSL) v Westcastle United (VISL) - Saturday 4:00pm @ Trasolini Turf, Port Moody
In contrast to Coastal, this seasons great hope from the noisy neighbours out in the FVSL is Port Moody. The Gunners were the best the FVSL had to offer this years as they won the Premier title as well as the SC Cup. The team is loaded with talent from back to front starting in goal with former SFU shot stopper Richard Meister, who had four clean sheets this season, to the front end of the pitch where runaway UPL Golden Boot winner Graeme Meers plies his trade, having scored 25 league goals throughout the campaign. However, it is in the engine room where their MVP, and the FVSL's overall MVP, Mark Talisuna makes everything tick for this group. On the touch line, FVSL league administrator Thomas Mills pulls the strings, meaning this side has no shortage of enemies. That is no deterrent for this lot though, as they boldly soldier on in their quest to bring a first Provincial title to the FVSL and to do so in a way that validates and upholds what they feel are the ideals of amateur soccer. The FVSL has not been shy about shining the light on teams, specifically those in the VMSL, who they feel are not playing on a level field. They potential of a second roung match against one of the top targets of their animosity, CCB, is a tantalizing prospect for local football neutrals. However, to get there the Gunners will have to get past a team that has no ill-feeling towards them whatsoever, the young VISL upstarts and Jackson Cup champions, Westcastle United. The runners up from the VISL were rather unheralded this season, but they are classic young, fearless team and that youthful bravado would see them storm all the way to a Jackson Cup title. They will surely carry their unmitigated sense of confidence into their clash on the Mainland, however, rumours are swirling that Westcastle may not be at full strength for this clash. Whispers that there coach has headed to Germany with eight players for trials, not sure how many of those eight would feature in this match if they were available, but if the Island side are at less than full force then it is certainly advantage Gunners. Also not helping Westcastle is the VISL's woeful record over the past five seasons in this competition. VISL teams have a record of 9-18 in this tournament, dating back to 2015, with four of those wins coming against fellow VISL competition. That means VISL teams have only beaten a team from the Mainland five times since 2015 and only one of those wins came away from the Island, when Bays beat Port Moody back in 2015. So either that makes it long odds for Westcastle in this or or you would say the VISL is due.

Mid-Isle Mariners (VISL) v CCB LFC United (VMSL) - Saturday 2:00pm @ Forrest Field, Ladysmith
A very interesting contest here with the lowest ranked side from the VISL hosting the VMSL runners up. CCB looked to have the title in the grasp, but a poor final few weeks to close out the campaign saw them once again finish without a trophy. After their well publicized summer recruitment drive, CCB seemed to struggle to get their first choice eleven available when they needed them most. One would assume that a trip to Ladysmith is not likely to help with availability. A player that they may have available for selection is the oft maligned Milad Rahmati. His suspension with BC Soccer for an incident at the 2018 VMSL Imperial Cup semi final finished back in October, however, the VMSL refused to let him participate for the entire league season. Given that this is a BC Soccer competition however, Rahmati is eligible to participate. Whether or not his fits into CCB's plans though remains to be seen. Despite having lost Victor Blasco to the professional rank of Pacific FC, the still have Rahmati's namesake, leading scorer Milad Mehrabi, as well as the likes of Yassin Essa, for Whitecap Caleb Clarke and for UBC standout Victory Shumbuso to choose from. To say Mid-Isle are limping into this competition would be an understatement. As mentioned, they are the lowest ranked VISL in the tournament and they have not won a game since February 2. Not to mention that they cannot keep the ball out of their net at all, allowing five goals against in each of their last three matches. While they do have a goal threat going forward in 12 goal man Dan Ctira, he is hardly to be expected to come up with six each week in order to give Mid-Isle a chance. On paper this one is no contest as the power CCB should have a field day with their Island opponents. However, given their own recent struggles and the fact that they have to travel, there is always a chance things go horribly wrong for the VMSL side. Evidently it is why we don't play games on paper.
 

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Part 2:

Croatia SC (VMSL) v Langley United (FVSL) - Saturday 6:00pm @ Burnaby Lake West #2, Burnaby
Last year's Provincial Cup runners up, Langley, were handed a tough draw away to VMSL champions Croatia. After losing the title last season in the most heartbreaking of fashions, United now have it all to do in order to make it back to that stage as they are in what looks to be the Murders Row that is the bottom half of this year's draw. Not to mention that Langley are without their MVP from last seasons Provincial final, Elie Gindo, who jumped ship for Rino's, a potential second round opponent for Langely, in the off season. It has been a rather banal second half of the season for Langley as their record since the calendar has turned to 2019 leaves much to be desired. The FVSL's third place side went 1-2-2 in league play in 2019 before last place Temple forfeited their final match of the season. Of more concern than the results themselves, though, is their offense output over those five games, as they scored only five goals while allowing eleven. Leading scorer Connor Hildebrant left for trials in Europe some time ago and is not thought to be headed back to this hemisphere anytime soon. Langley were ousted as the first hurdle of the SC Cup by Port Moody and, while they did reach the Packenham Cup final, the draw was kind to them, handing them dates with three Division 1 sides before a semi-final against relegation threatened Chilliwack. Replacement goal threat Brent Wiens was pieced back together and had some success scoring against lower league competition, but he and his teammates looked all too average in the Pakenham final loss to Abbotsford United. Additionally, they went without a win this season against the top two sides in the FVSL, posting a combined 0-4-3 record against Coastal and Port Moody. It would seem that while Langley are able to stay in games with top teams, no doubt thanks in large part to the goalkeeping of FVSL All-Star and former TSS Rovers man Andrew Hicks, they do not seem to be able to find the extra gear needed this season to get over the hump and actually win these games. The will have their experience from last season to rely upon, but, unless they can flip a switch all of a sudden, it is looking like being a rather tough row to hoe this year for the Valley boys. Enter Croatia who, as VMSL Champions, will surely be considering themselves title contenders. They fell at the first hurdle last year to FVSL opposition and will be seeking some measure of revenge this time around. While their title came about thanks in large part to CCB's collapse, the Europeans were full value for their first place finish, especially after their crucial injury time winner against Rino's in their final game of the season. While he was unable to repeat as VMSL Golden Boot winner this season, David Malamura still leads the line for Croatia, having notched 10 goals this year. He is supported by brother Mark Malamura who had eight goals while summer signing Daniel Davidison, who was the Golden Boot winner in the FVSL last year, chipped in with five tallies of his own. He will certainly be hoping that a return to facing FVSL opposition will rekindle his Midas touch in front of goal. Expect this one to be close with Langley turning in a dogged team performance, but, a mentioned, they just do not seem to have the lightning in a bottle this season, so look for Croatia to advance.

Rino's Tigers (VMSL) v Coquitlam Metro Ford Wolves (VMSL) - Saturday 4:05pm @ Point Grey Turf, Vancouver
Neither of these two VMSL sides will be please with this draw as not only is their first round match a domestic encounter, but there is a high probability that they will need to go through two additional VMSL sides if they are to reach the final. For Coquitlam it is a welcome relief to return to the Province's marquee tournament after a dreadful start to the season a year ago left them with too much to do to pull qualification out of the fire. After a season's absence, they return to continue their pursuit of the title that has long eluded them, even when they were consistently winning VMSL Premier and Imperial Cup titles a few seasons ago. Rino's, of course, had a unique Provincial Cup experience last season. They won their first round match again the finalists from the previous season, Aldergrove, by an emphatic 6-0 margin. However, this is where the calamity was to begin as there was a protest surrounding the eligibility of one of Rino's players. This brought us all into the realm of the ITC or International Transfer Certificate. Evidently, Rino's leading scorer, Declan Rodriguez, had been playing in the USA and Rino's had not filed the proper paperwork for him to be eligible to play in BC. The VMSL side were disqualified from the tournament, but not before filing a counter protest that unearthed an Aldergrove player who had been playing in Germany and also did not have the proper paperwork to be competing in BC. It was case of live by the sowrd, die by the sword for the FVSL team, as they too were thrown out of the competition. This led to a bye for Langely and a waive of further protests regarding ITC's as well as plenty of shade being thrown and mud being slung across the Lower Mainland soccer community. A year on, and with proper paperwork in tow, Rino's and Rodriguez, who once more led them with 17 goals, are back and they have some unfinished business. Coquitlam though, could care less what happened to Rino's last year while they were forced to watch on from the crowd and have their own agenda for this year's competition. One of the hottest teams in the VMSL through the second half of the season, Metro Ford will be looking to carry that form all the way to a Provincial title. Should they manage it, the success would be a long time coming for several members of the squad, including talisman and leading scorer Carlo Basso. Basso saw his offensive load lightened somewhat with the addition of Adam Jones in mid-season, as the diminutive midfield chipped in with seven goals and his addition coincided with the Tri-Cities boys uptick in form. This one has the all the elements of a pick 'em, with two motivated sides, both of who could be favourites. Rino's were comfortable winners in the first pair of meetings between these two sides, but both of those took place before the winter break and a reinvigorated Coquitlam side were narrow 1-0 winners in Imperial Cup play. I would think this encounter is set to be must closer to that encounter compared to their earlier clashes. However, with CPL side Pacific FC having made cuts ahead of their pre-season trip to the Dominican Republic, Rino's could well be set for a boost to their lineup, particularly if centreback Elie Gindo is available for this one. With a full squad at their disposal, Rino's are a challenge for any side in the Province and that could just well tilt the scales in their favour.

West Van FC (VMSL) v BCT Rovers Tigers United (VMSL) - Saturday 4:00pm @ Ambleside Turf D, West Vancouver
Down in the bottom quarter we find the Match of the Round and a rematch of the Imperial Cup final played just two weeks ago. On that day West Van would prevail 3-1, however, Rovers were missing talisman and VMSL Golden Boot winner Nick Soolsma from their ranks. Soolsma had a record setting goal output in the VMSL this year, scoring 32 times, including putting up 14 in one game alone during a 17-1 demolition of last place Campo Atletico. Of course, with a full squad, Rovers have a plethora of quality on the park, particularly in forward areas with Soolsma joined by Ryan and Pavi Dhillon and supported by Cam Hundal from midfield. These two sides seem to bring the best out in each other with all three of their clashes producing great contests. They met on opening day where West Van took a 2-0 lead, only for Rovers to find their form and come storming back to tie things at 2-2. West Van would retake the lead but, once again, Rovers would level thing before winning it late via an incredibly harsh own goal. The North Shore side would have their revenge though at Ambleside at the end of November, winning 3-2 in a match that leading scorer Keith Jackson register a hat trick for three of his eight goals on the year. Indeed, offense is not necessarily the former Trollers strong suit, they only scored 42 goals as a team on the season which is as many as Soolsma and Pavi Dhillion combined for alone, but, for whatever reason, Rovers seem to bring the best out in them. Again, this was on display in the aforementioned 3-1 Imperial Cup final win where they fought back from falling a goal behind. Combine this with their second best league defensive record and it seems to be a recipe for success for West Van. There is no doubt that Rovers, as defending Provincial and National Champions, are a formidable adversary and they proved in their Imperial Cup semi final thrashing of then league leaders CCB that when they have their full squad available, they are every bit the team that was the best in BC last season. The problem is that, be it because of injuries or work commitments, etc., they simply have not had their best team available enough this season. Rovers looked very human down the stretch of the league campaign, posting just a single league win in 2019, which came on January 5, the first match back from the break. If that is the team that makes the trek out to the North Shore on Saturday, then Imperial Cup champions West Van are definitely favourites in this one.

Abbotsford United (FVSL) v Surrey United Firefighters (FVSL) - Saturday 6:00pm @ Matsqui Turf #3, Abbotsford
The final match out of the hat serves up a domestic FVSL affair. It was a similar story last season for Surrey, who, in their return to the Provincial Cup after a years absence during their return to the FVSL to rebuild their program, drew fellow FVSL side Langley in their opening match. That one would require penalties to separate the domestic rivals, before Langley ultimately prevailed and would reach the Provincial Cup final. Just like in that match, in this one you feel both sides will fancy their chances. These teams finished fourth and fifth in the FVSL Premier table, with Surrey edging Abby by just three points. Abbotsford would get the last laugh, so to speak, though, as they would go on to win the Pakenham Cup to close out their campaign. The Valley side will hope to ride a wave of momentum from that win into this tournament, especially given the tough draw whoever wins this match will face the rest of the way. Surrey had the head to head edge between these side this season, winning 2-1 on Opening day before splitting the points in a 2-2 draw and then emerging as 3-2 winners in their latest encounter. Any success Abbotsford are to have seems likely to come down the the play of Pakenham Cup MVP and FVSL Golden Glove winner, goalkeeper Mike Haladin. His six clean sheets in league play, in addition to the four more he had in the various cups, including their win in the Pakenham final, laid the foundation for Abby strong campaign. His opposite number in this one, Nuno Jesus, is no slouch though, posting four shutouts of his own during league play and having the experience factor of having reached a Provincial Cup final with Aldergrove two years ago. Up front Reece Branion from Abbotsford and Ethan Clayborne-Collins from Surrey lead the line, having scored 15 and 9 goal respectively this season, while, in the middle of the park, team MVPs Tyson Hunter from Abbotsford and Dave Adams from Surrey will lock horns. This one looks to be incredibly well matched, but I will tip the cup winner, Abbotsford, as they have shown that they seem to have what it takes to get the results in big games this year.
 
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