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April 29, 2023

Adult Provincial Championships Day 1 Recap

Saturday's action featured 5 Men's Finals at Burnaby Lake West

The BC Soccer Adult Provincial Championships finals were held at Burnaby Lake West on Saturday April 29, and it was a fantastic day of soccer under the sunny skies of British Columbia.

The day featured five matches, each one highly competitive and entertaining. The day started with the Men's Over 45 final, which saw two motivated teams battle it out for the championship. In the end, the Columbus emerged victorious, edging out their opponents on kicks from the penalty park. This marks the second title for the club.

Next up was the Men's Master B Cup final, a matchup between two experienced squads that had fought hard to get to this point. The game was closely contested, with neither team able to pull away. But in the end, it was the Vancouver Harps FC who managed to come out on top, winning 1-0 in a hard-fought battle.

The Men's Masters A Cup final was next, featuring two veteran teams who had been playing together for years. The game was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams trading chances throughout. But it was the Inter EDC that managed to find the back of the net late in the game, securing a 2-2 tie and taking the game to kicks from the penalty mark. On penalties, Inter EDC secured the win and the championship.

The Men's B Cup final was the fourth match of the day, featuring two talented teams with a lot of skill on the ball. Both teams were attacking aggressively and creating plenty of chances. But it was the Tzeachten FC that managed to come out on top, winning by a score of 2-1.

Finally, the day ended with the much anticipated Men's A Cup final, a matchup between two familiar foes. It was a tightly contested battle, with both teams playing tough defense and looking for their chances on the counterattack. But it was the BB5 who managed to find the back of the net late in the game, securing a 1-1 tie and taking the championship after winning in the kicks from the penalty mark.

Overall, another great day of soccer at Burnaby Lake West, with great display of effort from some of the top BC amateur teams. The weather was perfect for a day out in the sun, and the support from fans made the atmosphere even more electric. Congratulations to all the teams who participated, and a special shoutout to the champions of each division!

The action continues on Sunday with four Women's finals. To follow the Women's results, use this link: Women's Finals on Sunday.  Here is the Sunday's match schedule, with links to live YouTube coverage:

Sun Apr 30 9:00am Women's Master's B Cowichan vs Meralomas

Sun Apr 30 11:30am Women's Master's A Coastal FC vs Castaways

Sun Apr 30 2:00pm Leeta Sokalski B Cup Lakehill vs NSGSC

Sun Apr 30 4:30pm Women's A Cup Surrey United vs CMF Premier

Medal and trophy presentations will take place on the field following each final.

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