Erratic weather on the weekend added to the drama during co-ed Bowen Island Football Club playoff action on the BICS turf.
In spite of torrential rain, the green and yellow teams played well in the battle for a shot at the league semi-finals, with the yellow team prevailing.
On Sunday the skies cleared for a showdown between orange and light blue and “arguably the pick of the bunch in terms of excitement, perseverance and endurance,” said Bowen Island Football Club’s Phil Carlington.
“At the end of regulation time, there was nothing to split the young light blue team versus the, shall we call them, more mature orange,” added Carlington.
Extra time could not net either side a goal. So, the game headed into golden goal - one shot, one goal to find the winner. But still no score.
Some special new rules had to come into play - it was decided that it was time to start reducing the number of players on each team. By the fourth round of overtime, it was down to 4 a side, which Carlington said may have been a little silly.
“We kept as is and watched masterful goalkeeping by Travis Haggerstone and Eric Michener - and then, the seasoned captain of orange, Dave Atkinson, had his moment of glory that will be talked about for hours: a darting run up the pitch and a thunderous shot to take the cup,” recapped Carlington.
There were no losers at this game and it was a great way to end the season and start the summer, added Carlingnton, who is already looking forward to fall soccer.