Langley Athletic FC was fit to be tied last weekend.
The local premier men's squad recorded back-to-back draws with visiting Pacific Coast Soccer League opponents.
On a warm Saturday night at McLeod Athletic Park, LAFC battled Bellingham United to a 1-1 deadlock.
Nate Turner tallied LAFC's lone goal about 30 minutes into the game.
Bellingham's Oscar Jiminez tied the game, capitalizing on some LAFC miscues at the 42minute mark of the opening half.
"We made some changes at halftime and we were the better team in the second half," LAFC head coach Pat Rohla said. "We created three really good scoring opportunities and we thought we scored a goal, but for some inexplicable reason, the referee thought it was offside."
PCSL executives were at the game, and selected a Player of the Game for both sides.
For Bellingham, it was Jiminez. Langley's Player of the Game was Andrew Dobbie.
Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese performed the official coin toss, and a crowd of about 650 took in the action.
Sunday at Willoughby Turf NW, Langley FC scrapped to a 2-2 draw with the Okanagan Challenge.
On two different occasions, LAFC came from behind to tie the game.
Turner, who leads LAFC with seven goals, and Jason Jorgenson scored for Langley.
David Hill and Joel Malouf scored Okanagan's goals.
Both teams had played the day before (Okanagan lost 2-1 to host Victoria United Saturday at Royal Athletic Park) and the fatigue factor was evident in the flow of the game.
"The game itself was a little bit lackluster," Rohla said. "We were tired but so were they. Once again, in the second half, we were stronger."
Not only is LAFC one of the youngest teams in the PCSL, injuries have taken a toll of late.
"We've had a rash of injuries," Rohla said. "We have five starters out of the lineup so we've been battling through some difficult circumstances. We have really young players, but we have acquitted ourselves really well."
Langley Athletic, in its first year in the PCSL, has a 4-6-5 record with one game remaining in its campaign.
LAFC has one win, one loss, and three ties to show for its past five contests.
LAFC closes out its PCSL regular season this Sunday, July 15, with a visit to the Apple Bowl in Kelowna, where it will rematch with the Okanagan Challenge.
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