Hard-luck PCSL men deserve a better fate

The Chilliwack FC Pacific Coast Soccer League men's reserve team played well, but got just one point out of two weekend games.

A hard-luck weekend saw Chilliwack’s Pacific Coast Soccer League men collect one point when they probably deserved a whole lot more.

Chilliwack hosted the Mid Isle Highlanders Saturday at Townsend Park, battling the visitors to a 2-2 draw.

Though they were the better team, controlling much of the play, this one came perilously close to being a 2-1 loss.

Connor McMillan tied the match on the very last play of the game, scoring off a free kick.

Dawson Lindahl had the other Chilliwack strike, pouncing on a loose ball in the 18-yard box and deflecting his shot off a Mid Isle defender and in.

Chilliwack played another home game Sunday, hosting Victoria United in a rematch of last year’s PCSL championship.

Chilliwack lost three times to Victoria last year.

Determined to turn it around, they were clearly the better team. But they were lacking in luck.

Chilliwack controlled play and had three or four glorious, but unsuccessful, chances around the Victoria net.

United put one in the Chilliwack net with seven minutes remaining and held on for a 1-0 win.

“We deserved four or six points from this weekend, not one,” said team manager Mike McMillan. “But coach (Gary Moffett) feels that if they can keep playing like this, they still have a chance to finish top four and make playoffs.”

Chilliwack has just one win against four losses and a draw as they head into a Sunday showdown with the Abbotsford Mariners. That game will be played at Bateman Park in Abbotsford.

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