United surrenders handful of goals

Nanaimo United dropped a 5-2 decision to Gordon Head in Vancouver Island Soccer League play.

Nanaimo United is scoring goals, but isn’t preventing enough to win these days.

The city’s Div. 1 men’s Vancouver Island Soccer League team dropped a 5-2 decision to Gordon Head on Friday in Victoria, a week after falling 4-2 to Cowichan FC in another road game.

The losses came against the VISL’s top offensive teams, and United can take a moral victory from being able to score two goals against a Cowichan team that has allowed only three goals total in its nine games this season.

GAME ON … The United Div. 1 men (2-4-2) visit Gorge (2-5) on Friday in Victoria. Next home action for the team is Nov. 19, when Juan de Fuca (1-7) visits Merle Logan Field for a 7 p.m. game.