Participants in a U7 match between Bear’s Claw Lodge and Driver Take Home on April 17. Photo: Tyrone Laskey

Soccer week 2: League play gets underway

Warm-up time is over as the teams get down to work

By Tyrone Laskey

The second week of minor soccer took place on April 15 and 17, marking the start of league play. This is where wins and losses count for where teams finish in the standings, which is tallied up at the end of the season in late June. These wins and losses are only tracked in the U10, U13, and U16 divisions.

The U7 division is a little different from the others. It’s where our youngest soccer players are introduced to the game, and it’s sometimes known as beehive soccer because of having 10 little players bunched together chasing the ball at the same time. That surely does not make it any less entertaining.

These kids play on what is called by many parents the lower, or little, fields. These fields are where many great minor soccer careers start. In U7 players learn skills such as kicking, passing, throw-ins, and just what being part of a team is all about (and there may be a few dandelions picked out of the grass along the way). One thing you can guarantee is that there are always smiles from the players and plenty of cheering (along with a lot of laughs) from the parents, friends, and families who are there spectating.

Here are the week’s results from games on April 15 and 17.

Monday, April 15

U-10 Division

Kal Tire (Ashcroft) vs Harver and Boeker (Ashcroft): 0-5

Logan Lake vs Lillooet Lions: 3-0

Lytton Crushers vs Bri Stone (Lillooet): 0-5

U-16 Division

Sage Hills (Ashcroft) vs Lillooet: 1-5

River Inn (Ashcroft) vs Lytton Guardians: 4-3

Wednesday, April 17

U-7 Division (Scores not recorded)

Driver Take Home vs Bear’s Claw Lodge

Lillooet vs Logan Lake

Lytton Little Giants vs Daka Adventures

U-13 Division

Second Time Around (Ashcroft) vs Quality Glass (Ashcroft): 1-0

Blake Bolster Reality (Clinton) vs Winners Edge (Lillooet): 1-0

Interior Savings (Ashcroft) vs A&W (Lillooet): 3-1

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