United earns tie at Sooke Log

A young Nanaimo United team wasn’t intimidated playing on the league’s roughest, toughest pitch. United’s Div. 1 men scored a 1-1 tie with Sooke Celtic on Friday at the Sooke Log.

A young Nanaimo United team wasn’t intimidated playing on the league’s roughest, toughest pitch.

United’s Div. 1 men scored a 1-1 tie with Sooke Celtic on Friday at the Sooke Log.

The home team gave its rabid supporters something to cheer about when it opened the scoring 35 minutes in, but the visitors clamped down, with centre backs Jamie Arbanas and Graham Davidson and keeper Mack Zirkl thwarting Sooke’s skilled and physical attackers.

United tied the game 10 minutes into the second half when Arbanas headed in a George Roumanos free kick.

GAME ON … Nanaimo United (1-1-1) is at home Saturday (Oct. 8) to play Bays United (2-1) at 7 p.m. at 7 p.m. at Merle Logan Field. Admission to United games is always free.