Five local youth soccer teams are one win away from Coastal Cup championship games and extending their seasons into the summer.
Delta Coastal Selects and South Delta United squads remain in the title hunt after quarter-final wins last weekend.
On the girls “A” side, the U17 Coastal Selects produced a convincing 4-0 victory over the Fraser Valley Selects at Dugald Morrison Park. They will return to the Ladner pitch this Sunday (April 10) to host the Port Coquitlam Warriors at 1 p.m.
That match will be preceded by the U14 Selects taking on the North Shore Renegades at 10:30 a.m. after they came through with a dramatic 2-1 win in penalty kicks against Fraser Valley.
Division One South Delta United remains in the U13 “A” Coastal Cup hunt after slipping past Fraser Valley 2-1. They will headed to Port Coquitlam on Saturday night for their semi-final encounter.
In boys’ action, U13 South Delta United produced a 4-0 quarter-final win over Port Moody in “A” cup play and return to Dugald turf on Saturday to take on district rival Coastal F.C. Royal at 3:30 p.m.
In U13 “B” Cup play, which exclusively features division two teams, the South Delta United Hawks are off to the final four after a 1-0 win over North Vancouver. They now hit the road Saturday to take on Coquitlam Metro Ford Sevilla.
The winning teams will advance to the Coastal Cup finals, slated for April 23 to 24 in Ridge Meadows. Both finalists will advance to the Provincial Cup.
The semi-final losers will play off for the third and final berth into provincials.
The Provincial “A” Championships for boys and girls will take place June 30 to July 3 at South Surrey Athletic Park.
Burnaby will host the Girls Provincial “B” Cup Championships, June 30 to July 3.
The Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial (“B”) Cup will be held in Kamloops, July 7 to 10.
This is the first time the Coastal and Provincial Cups have been contested in two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.