Delta United Hurricanes’ Ryan Dhillon (left) and Colin Phillips of Rovers United race for the ball during a Vancouver Metro Soccer League Premier Division game at John Oliver Park on Sunday. The game ended in a scoreless tie.

Pegasus making a move

Defending champions contending for first place in Premier Division

The defending Provincial Cup champions are charging towards the top of the Vancouver Metro Soccer League’s (VMSL) Premier Division.

ICST Pegasus won twice last week, extending their win streak to four games while remaining unbeaten in their last seven outings.

Pegasus blanked ICSF Inter 5-0 last Friday night at Newton Athletic Park, improving their record to 7-3-1 (won-tied-lost) and moving to within two points of league-leading West Van.

Jag Gill and Azad Palani each tallied twice for Pegasus, with Chetan Jhooty netting one from the penalty spot. Andy Singh earned the shutout, stopping several Inter scoring chances early in the game before Pegasus took command over the final 60 minutes of play.

Three nights earlier at Newton, Pegasus edged Croatia SC 2-1. Reynold Stewart opening the scoring 30 minutes into the game, and Gill added what would stand up as the winning goal in the 60th minute. Croatia broke Singh’s shutout off a free kick late in the second half.

Surrey United Firefighters were unfortunate to lose last Wednesday night at Cloverdale Athletic Park (Nov. 23), falling 1-0 to Delta United Hurricanes despite having a huge edge in play. Drew Smiley stopped several Surrey scoring chances, including one on a breakaway, allowing Gagan Josan’s goal off a free kick late in the first half to decide the game.

The Firefighters rebounded Saturday to double Norvan Pacific 4-2, also in Cloverdale.

Andrew Proctor gave Surrey an early lead with a breakaway goal after a half hour of play, but Norvan was ahead 2-1 with just 10 minutes remaining. Angus Burke headed home a cross from Steve Kindel to tie the game with four minutes left, then playing coach Niall Thompson added a pair in the final two minutes for the victory.

At 6-1-5, the Firefighters are fourth in the 12-team Premier Division.

Delta, after playing to a scoreless tie with Rovers United Sunday at John Oliver Park, are in sixth place at 5-3-4.

Smiley earned his second shutout of the week, and earned VMSL Player of the Week honours.

Delta will  host Pegasus Sunday at 2 p.m. at John Oliver Park.

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