Two Rino’s Squads Set for Provincial Cup Kickoff This Sunday

Rino’s U-21 team have known for months that they would have a spot in this year’s BC Soccer Provincial Cup tournament. The early acknowledgment came as a result of a diminished FVSL division which fielded only 4 teams for the 2012/13 season, opening up extra spots for the competitive VMSL teams. Meanwhile, the VMSL Div 2 Rino’s Fury find themselves in a totally contrasting situation. Having feasted upon a little too much Christmas Turkey, the team posted a poor 1-2 record in January and slipped from the top of the table into a 3-way tie for second, missing out on promotion to Division 1. That poor league form was followed up by a first round cup exit, and the boys were waxing their skis/snowboards ready to hit the slopes for what was left of the winter.

Those plans changed abruptly when the league informed Rino’s that they were to contest a single match playoff against arch-nemesis Dasmesh FC for a spot in the Keith Millar Provincial B Cup. The playoff was deemed necessary due to irregularities found in the transfer market by Gastown FC, who were summarily barred from Provincial competition. The case has now been forwarded to FIFA to see if a transfer ban will be imposed on them during the summer window.

The playoff match was held at Andy Livingstone on Saturday March 16 and young veteran, Vincent Martin, turned back the clock with a lively performance that saw him pop up in the right spot to net 2 goals in a 2-1 victory over Dasmesh. The BCSA Senior Mens Provincial Cup Draw was then held on April 2 in Victoria, and saw both Rino’s squad draw familiar VMSL opposition. The Fury were drawn against Sarajevo FC, who they’ve met many times in seasons past. Meanwhile the U-21’s drew Estrella de Chile, with whom they split the season series with one win apiece.

The matches will take place on Sunday April 14 at Andy Livingstone. The U-21’s kickoff at 12:30pm, followed by the Fury at 3:00pm. Both teams are hoping for a solid turnout from the home supporters.

Div 2 Match 6 – Dasmesh FC

Kickoff: 4:00 pm Saturday, October

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15th at Point Grey Turf

The goals continued to pour in for Rino’s Fury, as they notched back-to-back wins for the first time this season. After a slow start where they earned just 1 point from the first 2 matches, Rino’s have since reeled off 3 victories in 4 matches, and are now firmly entrenched in the top half of the Division 2C table with 10 points.

Much like Rino’s Fury, Dasmesh (formerly Desmesh) FC have undergone a facelift for the 2011/12 season. After a dismal season of relegation from Division 1, the Surrey-based club have attempted to refresh with a host of new, young faces. The net result however was the same for them as last season; getting pumped by their opposition from Rino’s club.

After experimenting with a 4-3-3 formation the previous week, Rino’s went back to a traditional 4-4-2 with the striking pair of Ben Cougny and Tommy Nolan. The setup worked wonders as the home side scored 3 first half goals, all involving man of the match, Tommy Nolan. The first goal came from a nice build up, and some fancy footwork from Tommy who dribbled into the opposition area before letting the ball run onto Ben who stabbed it home to get Rino’s off the mark. The second goal came from a corner kick, where Tommy managed to elude his marker and put it to the far post beyond the bewildered keeper. Finally, team captain Vinny Martin managed to take over the golden boot race as he was first to pounce on a rebound from a Tommy Nolan shot and increase the lead to 3.

The second half saw a number of changes to the Rino’s Fury squad, as a number of players were tried out on the backline. This lead to a Dasmesh breakaway which left debutant goalkeeper, Patrick Best, with little chance to preserve his clean sheet. Finally after some more tinkering, Italian Stallion, Alessandro Pace opened his goalscoring account on a penalty which he earned with a theatrical dive, something he often practiced in the Italian youth system where he learned to play football. He then followed that up with his best Mario Balotelli impression as he antagonized the opponents, but wound up himself receiving a yellow card.

The final scoreline read Rino’s 4 – 1 Dasmesh


Players: Patrick, Greg, Evan (Alessandro 45′), Hawk, Dhiren(Gur 5′, Adam 65′), Vinny, Riley, Travis (Ryan 45), Francois, Tommy, Ben (Tim 45′)

Goals: Ben, Vinny, Tommy, Alessandro

Assists: Tommy (2), Travis