Newton's ICST Pegasus ran their current unbeaten streak to three games by quelling the Delta United Hurricanes 2-1 in Vancouver Metro Soccer League premier action Sunday at John Oliver Park.
The game was a match between two teams headed in opposite directions. The Horsemen, the defending league champs, are regaining their form after a discouraging start to the season. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, have sputtered along for most of the season after a thrilling run to the provincial championship game last May. Sunday's loss means Delta has just one point to show for their last four outings.
Sunday's date with the Horsemen was a seesaw affair as the two sides battled to the final whistle. Pegasus opened the scoring with a goal from Ryan Powell after some fine passing between Jag Gill and Omari Aldridge. The Hurricanes answered quickly and tied the affair in the 25th minute when Gagan Josan's long shot careened off a Pegasus defender and into the goal.
The Horsemen pressed to the attack in the second half and created a number of quality scoring chances before Gurjit Dhaliwal finally scored to put Pegasus ahead for good in the 65th minute.
Elsewhere, the Rovers CCBTU remain mired in a serious funk after dropping their fourth consecutive game, this time 2-1 to West Van at Newton Athletic Park Saturday.
The Rovers were perched atop the standings for most of the first two months of the season but the current skid has seen them fall all the way to fourth place.
Rizal Ganief scored the lone Rovers' goal in the 80th minute off a crossing pass from Helge Neumann.
The Surrey United Firefighters picked up their second win in as many weeks when they dispatched Croatia 4-2 in Vancouver Saturday.
Angus Burke scored threee times while the fourth Surrey marker was crediteed as a Croatia own goal.
Goalkeeper Andrew Fink stopped two penalty kicks while backstopping Surrey to the win.