Chilliwack FC’s Pacific Coast Soccer League men kept the playoff hopes alive, earning a win and a tie in weekend action.
Jaye Amberg had the lone goal for the locals, who used the game as a springboard to a Sunday afternoon showdown with a tough West Van FC squad. The game was played at Ambleside Park, home to the PCSL’s second place team.
The game was scoreless at halftime, and stayed that way until midway through the second half. Chilliwack striker Jason Staiger checked in at the 25-minute mark and immediately made his presence felt.
Staiger took a feed from winger Jordie Leib and rifled it past the West Van keeper.
Minutes later, Staiger moved into the six-yard box and volleyed a Leib cross into the net for the insurance goal.
Chilliwack native Jon Vugteveen made some big stops in goal, earning his second clean sheet of the year.
At 3-3-4, the locals have moved up to sixth in the nine-team reserve men’s circuit.
The top four make the playoffs.
Chilliwack trails the fourth place Penticton Pinnacles by four points with four games remaining.