Rino’s Vancouver SC Undefeated to Start the Season

Rino’s Vancouver SC opened the winter season in impressive style with their 5 teams winning 4 matches and tying 1, meaning the club remains undefeated after the first round of matches in the 2012/2013 VMSL season.

The Twin Arrows got things started off at noon on Saturday with a 5-1 demolition of TSA Royals “B” in CAT A division action. Stewart Prince and Stuart Macdonald set the pitch at Andy Livingstone ablaze, as both were multiple goal scorers in leading the line for the Twin Arrows. Rino’s Div 1 and U-21 teams then played simultaneously at 4pm. The Div 1’s prevailed in their home opener at Point Grey Secondary, where Cyrus Greenall scored the decisive goal in a 1-nil blanking of AC Campobasso (see highlight video after the jump). Meanwhile, the U-21’s enjoyed a comfortable 3-1 road victory over the Richmond TSS Olympics at Minoru Oval. Goals for the U-21’s were provided by Paul Kook, Kyle Reed, and Taylor Dickau.

The Bulldogs kicked their season of Sunday morning at Trillium with a 2-nil victory over GFC C-Men United. Team captain Brian Deo opened the scoring early in the first half, while Rino’s Fury gaffer Derrick Freedman sealed the game with a second half strike in his first competitive match in 10 months. Finally, the Fury dominated possession and created numerous chances in their afternoon game at Point Grey, but only Francarlos Leon could find the back of the net as they stumbled to a 1-1 draw with a hard-working West Van Royals side.

All 5 teams are back in action next weekend, starting with the U-21 home opener on Friday night.

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U21 Match 1 – Croatia SC

Croatia SC – Rino”s Vancouver SC U-21



The Under 21 team came in with high hopes for the season being that many improvements that were made over the off season.  Most notably a  much improved staff of forwards that did not disappoint in the opening game.


Coming into the game with a mentality that losing was not an option and  the U21 squad came out swinging, scoring two goals in the first 25 minutes, both scored by newcomer Drissa.  Both goals assisted by some nice hussle from Paul.  Everyone was contributing from the back forward winning at least 75% of the balls in the air and the duece Nick combo controlled the middle of the field (Aswell as Benzar in the second half). Things were on the up and up, but before the blink of an eye two goals were scored against both on sfaap rebounds of free kicks.  When confidence was low we went and got it back, with Paul scoring again before half. Coming out at half with loads of confidence it was a couple more unfortunate goals that were scored again and eventually ended up being the U21″s demise. One being off another free kick from half and the other was an unfortunate penalty kick where they made no mistake.  Unfortunately putting an end to the U21″s first game where the second best team won.