Jeff Rogers netted two goals for the Port Moody Gunners in a 3-1 victory over Coastal FC in premier division soccer last weekend.
Russ Huggon was the first to get his team on the board, but Coastal quickly replied with a goal of their own to tie things at 1-1.
That’s when Rogers stepped up and netted two goals in a row to put his team back in the lead with an insurance marker.
Strong efforts from the backline players like John Clune and Kevin Comeau kept Coastal hemmed into their own end for most of the second half and neither team managed to score again before the final whistle.
The premier division team was not the only Gunners squad to have a successful weekend.
The division 1 club defeated Langley United 2-1 after going scoreless for most of the game.
Jordan MacDonell finally broke the logjam with 75 minutes left when he netted a goal for Port Moody, before Corey Sayers added to the tally two minutes later.
A misdirected cross on the last kick of the game allowed Langley to spoil the shutout.
The division 3 Gunners team also had a win, going 3-1 over PoCo FC Pacific, thanks to goals from Matt Mobilio, Arya Atri and Alex Zielinski.
Meanwhile, the under-21 Gunners squad defeated the Cloverdale FC Titans 4-2 to remain undefeated in league play. Nathan Persoon led the way with two goals, while Kai de Torres and Cam Brock also netted singles.
Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC Internazionale kept their undefeated streak alive last weekend when the under-14 boys club defeated Richmond 2-1.
The team was rewarded for pressing Richmond early when Michael Cho managed a break away that set him free at the centre line to score.
Inter managed to double their lead midway through the second half after a Richmond goal kick was quickly turned back by Luciano Letteri, who beat two midfield defenders.. He was eventually able to feed Oliver Cheng, who passed to Edwin Romero who buried the ball for Coquitlam’s second of the game.
A strong defence from Jonathon Grimason, Andrew Moore and Takashi Yen kept Richmond off the board for most of the game. However, the visitors were able to score one with less than a minute in the game.
The Port Moody Reds downed Pacifc United FC Selects 4-1 in under-21 soccer.
The club had a solid performance on the field, with goals from Daniel Yi early in the first half, followed by Jayden Kim, Anton Pisaryk and Terry Medanic in the second half. Mike Celio and Barham Waisy had strong performances at the centre back position.
The Riverside Rapids AAAA high school volleyball squad got their season off to a strong start. The team downed Coquitlam’s Gleneagle Talons in straight sets 3-0 last week to get things off to a 1-0 start on their drive for a provincial championship.