Chilliwack’s U-12 Silver Striker boys are three for three in Group E Cup play after a 2-1 weekend win over the Surrey Hawks.
Surrey had the upper hand throughout the first half, but great defending by Luke Zandberg and Jordan Grahn, and solid goal-keeping by Jackson Gardner, kept the Hawks at bay.
Chilliwack’s fortunes changed midway through the second half.
Midfielder Nathan Brodie set up Jacob Bockhodt, who picked the top corner with a rocket shot. Bockhodt added another goal minutes later.
The Strikers relaxed for a moment, allowing Surrey to cut their lead in half.
That set up a nervy final 10 minutes in which both teams hit cross-bars.
But Chilliwack settled down and closed out the game, led by the stingy defending of Braiden Kervel, Harrison Channing and Konrad Roche.
A win against the Central City Strikers this weekend could land Chilliwack in the Group E Cup final.