A trio of South Delta rep teams are off to B.C. Soccer’s Coastal “B” Cup’s round of 16 playdowns, including a colossal match-up for U18 United.
The 2017 Coastal and Provincial Cup runner-ups will take on the Richmond Gunners Saturday (noon kickoff) at Dugald Morrison. Both squads have enjoyed outstanding seasons to date. United picked where it left off from a year ago — capturing B.C. Coastal Soccer League’s Division One East regular season title with 10-1-1 record. The boys also won the South Fraser District Cup playdowns. Meanwhile, Richmond was the class of the BCCL’s West Division with a 10-1-1 record.
The Coastal Cup format is a random draw with no seeding of the teams. Berths are given to the eight district winners, along with four wild card entries.
South Delta’s other two entries earned their wild card spots based on strong showings in regular season or cup play.
U15 United earned a spot in the boys draw thanks to a second place regular season record of 8-0-4. South Delta will take on the Mission Lightning in the opening round. The teams met back on Jan. 13 with United winning 2-0.
Rounding out the local entries is U14 United in the girls playdowns. South Delta lost just once in 12 regular season games and advanced to the South Fraser District Cup final where it dropped a 4-3 decision to the Surrey United Hurricanes.
South Delta will take on the North Shore Interceptors.
The single knockout cup playdowns will conclude with the finals May 5-6 in Aldergrove.