Members from Ashcroft’s Haver and Boeker team and the Lytton Cruisers got together for a picture after their game in Lytton on April 29. Photo: Lee Hand

Many communities help make soccer league great

Friendships are formed as teams travel to different locations to play the game

By Tyrone Laskey

The South Cariboo Minor Soccer Association’s (SCMSA) fourth week wrapped up with plenty of action in all four divisions.It was a busy week: not only were there games played on Monday, April 29 and Wednesday, May 1 but teams also had to be at the fields for team pictures on Tuesday, April 30. This was also a final tune-up for all the U10 and U13 teams prior to their invitational tournament May 3–5.

As we went into week four it was different to see fields at the Ashcroft Pool Park sitting empty on game nights. The reason for this is that more games are now being played in Lillooet, Lytton, Clinton, and Logan Lake, with teams starting to travel to each other’s fields a little more now.

One of the unique things about SCMSA is that there are so many different communities in one league, and not just from one town. Even though the majority of the games do take place in Ashcroft (including the invitational and year-end tournaments), all five communities are needed to make this great association work. Players and parents learn who’s who on the other teams, and in many cases friendships are formed even though they wear a different team jersey and live in different places. The same could be said about the league executives, as they all work together to make sure the league is run the best it can for everyone.

The newest addition to SCMSA is the community of Lytton. The parents there have worked very hard with their registration, and have gone from one U13 team last season to one team in each of the four divisions this year. The Lytton Little Big Giants play in the U7 division, the Lytton Cruisers in U10, Lytton Heat in U13, and the Lytton Guardians in U16. When teams travel there they are greeted by some great people and great hospitality. The rest of the league benefits from this, because who doesn’t love a road trip down the Thompson corridor to the community where two great rivers meet?

Here are the game results from week four action.

Monday, April 29

U10

Haver and Boeker (Ashcroft) vs. Lytton Cruisers (played in Lytton): 5–0

Kal Tire (Ashcroft) vs. Lillooet Lions: 2–2

Cayuse Flats (Lillooet) vs. Bri Stone (Lillooet): 0–1

U16

River Inn (Ashcroft) vs. Sage Hills (Ashcroft): 3–3

Logan Lake vs. Lytton Guardians: 5–0

Wednesday, May 1

U7 (scores not recorded)

Daka Ventures (Ashcroft) vs. Lillooet

Driver Take Home (Ashcroft) vs. Lytton Little Big Giants

Bear’s Claw Lodge (Ashcroft) vs. Logan Lake

U13

Blake Bolster Realty (Clinton) vs. Interior Savings (Ashcroft) (played in Clinton): 0–3

Lytton Heat vs. Quality Glass (Ashcroft) (played in Lytton): 3–1

Winner’s Edge (Lillooet) vs. A&W (Lillooet): 4–0



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