Promoted teams in first

FVSL season underway, two Surrey teams start with a victory

Two teams new to the Premier Division of the Fraser Valley Soccer League finds themselves with a share of first place after one week of play.

SFC Guildford United blanked PoCo FC 4-0 Saturday night at Newton Athletic Park, their first game since earning promotion from Division One.

Anthony Vlasics, Ossman Palani, Ayman Hamza and Trevor Whyte were the goal scorers, and goalkeeper Taylor Weaks had the shutout.

“It was a very good game for us,” said Guildford head coach Azid Palani.

“The lads were very happy to win the first premier game they have played in.”

Guildford United placed second in Division One last season, with 10-5-3 (won-lost-tied) record four points back of the Fraser Valley Red Devils.

The SFC Temple United Reds also opened their season with a win, awarded a 5-0 win by forfeit over Magnuson Ford United of Abbotsford.

“It’s our first year in the premier division and we hope to be up here for awhile,” said Reds manager Sanjeev Hundal.

North Delta SC lost their first game, falling 5-1 at home to the Westcoast FC Selects. Kevan Gaull tallied for North Delta.

SFC Guildford will be at the South Surrey Athletic Park Saturday afternoon, kicking off at 12:30 p.m. against Coastal FC Peace Arch.

Coastal FC tied their first game 2-2 with the Red Devils.

SFC Temple United Reds are on the road Saturday at noon against PoCo FC, while North Delta visits winless Port Moody Gunners.

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