Victoria Vistas

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Victoria Vistas
Nickname(s) Vistas
Founded 1989
Dissolved 1990
Ground Royal Athletic Park
Coach Bruce Wilson
League Canadian Soccer league

The Victoria Vistas were a Canadian soccer club in the original Canadian Soccer League. The Vistas joined the CSL for the 1989 season, and folded after the 1990 season.

1989 Season[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Ground H H H H A A A H H A A A H A A A H H A A H A A H H H
Result D W L L W D L L L L L L L D L L L D L L L L W D W D

Last updated: April 18, 2014.
Source: Wpg Free Press Newspaper
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

1989 Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Grant Darley
2 MF Frank Woods
3 DF John Hughes
5 DF Iain Baird
7 FW Rick Jaskens
8 GK Ken Andrews
12 FW James Redfern
9 FW Dallas Moen
11 FW Steve Cecchi
14 DF Jamie Porpaczy
15 MF Iain Baird
17 MF David Ravenhill
22 GK Shel Brodsgaard
23 FW Simon Keith
DF Robert Bolitho [1]

Coach Brian Hughes

1990 Season[edit]

The Victoria Vistas played their home games in the 1990 season at Royal Athletic Park.

After a difficult inaugural season in 1989, for the 1990 season the Vistas brought in a few new players, including Scotsman Gerry McCabe and Englishmen Richard Hill and Allan Evans (who was also an assistant coach), to augment a roster made up primarily of players from Vancouver Island.

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Ground H A A H H A H H H H H H H A A A H A A A A A A H H A
Result L D W L W D D W W D D W D W L L L W L W W L W D W W

Last updated: April 18, 2014.
Source: Wpg Free Press Newspaper
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

1990 Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Grant Darley
2 MF Frank Woods
3 DF John Hughes
4 DF Allan Evans
5 DF Ian Bridge
6 Randy Ragan
7 FW Rick Jaskens
1 GK Ken Andrews
12 FW James Redfern
9 FW Dallas Moen
10 MF Gerry McCabe
11 FW Steve Cecchi
12 FW Richard Hill
14 DF Jamie Porpaczy
No. Position Player
15 MF Brian Penk
16 FW Ron Budisa
17 MF David Ravenhill
18 FW Geoff Aunger
20 DF Kevin Wasden [2]
GK Shel Brodsgaard

General Manager Buzz Parsons

Coach Bruce Wilson

Assistant Coach Allan Evans

Assistant Coach Ian Bridge

Trainer Kevin Barlow

Equipment Manager Danny Hood. [1]

Though listed in game programs as a midfielder, Frank Woods usually played at right back for the Vistas. Randy Ragan is in the poster of the team for this season, yet is not listed in the programme cited below. Local Vancouver Island players in the 1990 team included John Hughes, David Ravenhill, Ian Bridge, Dallas Moen, Frank Woods, Ken Andrews, Rick Jaskens, and Ron Budisa, all of whom played at Royal Athletic Park in a four team tournament in either 1991 or 1992 against Vancouver 86ers, Dundee United FC, and a Chelsea FC line-up which included Welsh international and later actor Vinnie Jones. [2]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League GP W D L GF GA Pts Att Pos Playoffs
1989 1 CSL 26 4 6 16 32 53 14 10th Overall
5th in Western Division
DNQ
1990 1 CSL 26 12 7 7 42 32 31 4th Overall
2nd in Western Division
Semi-finalist

On June 18, 1989 at 6pm, the Vancouver 86ers defeated the Victoria Vistas 2-1 at Royal Athletic Park.

Victoria Vistas also played an exhibition game against the Seattle Storm August 3, 1989 at Memorial Stadium as part of the Western Soccer League's exhibition schedule. Seattle won 3-0 with a two goals from Chance Fry and one from Grant Gibbs.

On May 5, 1990 the Victoria Vistas played an away exhibition friendly against the Seattle Storm at Memorial Stadium 7:30pm.[3] Seattle won 3-0 in front of 2,200.[4]

On Wednesday August 1, 1990 the Victoria Vistas defeated the Seattle Storm 1-0 via a 35th minute Allan Evans penalty kick. The Vistas are noted as (7-4-6) and the win gave them the inaugural Stena Lines Cup.[5]

In a 1990 TSN broadcast Steve Cecchi is noted as having scored five goals in his last seven games during a Victoria Vistas 2-2 draw with the Vancouver 86ers at Royal Athletic Park in front of a large crowd including standing-only spectators. He scored in the 11th minute before Dale Mitchell equalized in the 12th. Ivor Evans scored the go-ahead goal for the Whitecaps in the 74th minute. Rick Jaskens scored late after being set up by Allan Evans and a Randy Ragan flick-on well right of the penalty spot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thesoccerhalloffame.ca/en-us/halloffame/virtualhalloffame/players.aspx
  2. ^ "North Island athlete killed in car accident". North Island Gazette. 29 January 1992. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Storm To Finish Home Stand Tonight Against Victoria Vistas". The Seattle Times. 5 May 1990. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Minus Coach, Storm Dumps Victoria 3-0". The Seattle Times. 6 May 1990. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Victoria Extends Storm Losing Streak To Seven". The Seattle Times. 2 August 1990. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

[1] Victoria Vistas 1990 Program (4 July vs FC Supra Montreal)

[2] Photo of "Vancouver Island All-Stars vs Chelsea, Dundee Utd, Vancouver 86ers, 1991-1992".

Famous players[edit]

External Links[edit]

http://davfal.powweb.com/museum/FCSeattleStorm1989.htm