Back-to-back wins has clinched a berth in the season-ending Challenge Cup for Surrey United.
The Pacific Coast Soccer League team edged the Vancouver Thunderbirds and Mid-Island Highlanders, ensuring United a top four finish in the six-team men’s league.
The Challenge Cup tournament will be played July 22-24 in Penticton.
Angus Burke and Liam Miller tallied for Surrey in their win over the Thunderbirds last Wednesday (June 22) in Cloverdale. Sunday afternoon in Ladysmith, Tom Lowndes and Braden Volkendam were the goal scorers against the Highlanders.
Surrey’s record improved to 6-2-2 (won-lost-tied) with two games to play. Currently in first place, United is just one point up on Khalsa SC, and two ahead of Vancouver. Khalsa and the Thunderbirds both have three games left on their schedules, two of which are against each other.
Surrey will visit fourth place Victoria United (5-4-0) on July 9, before their final game at home against Khalsa SC on July 13.
Surrey United’s women’s team was also unbeaten in two recent games. United played Abbotsford SA to a 1-1 tie Sunday afternoon at Cloverdale Athletic Park, then edged West Vancouver FC 2-1 on the road Monday night.
Betty Casey netted all three goals for Surrey in the two games, as United moved into third place in the 10-team women’s league with a 5-3-1 record.
United will play next Thursday (July 7) against Coquitlam Metro Ford at Cloverdale Athletic Park.