Storm winds are being felt across the Vancouver Metro Soccer League's premier division as the Delta Hurricanes pushed their winning streak to four games with a 2-1 road win over Richmond Saturday.
The Hurricanes have now posted wins in the last three league outings plus another victory in the first round of the Pacific Cup playdowns. Delta battled back from an early 1-0 deficit in Richmond and managed to tie the game when Pami Birring left-footed a crossing pass from Gagan Josan shortly before the break.
The Hurricanes continued to gain strength in the second half and their efforts were rewarded when Gary Badesha bagged what turned out to be the game winner on a free kick.
While the Hurricanes are soaring, defending premier champion Surrey United Firefighters are heading in the opposite direction. The Metro Ford Wolves chewed up the Firemen 4-1 in Coquitlam last Friday to hand Surrey their third consecutive loss.
Elsewhere, defending B.C. champion ICST Pegasus showed little signs of jet lag in their first game following a silvermedal performance at the national championships in Montreal over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Horsemen headed to the North Shore Friday night and were happy to escape with a 1-1 draw against West Van.
Sahil Sandhu set up Reynold Stewart for an easy second-half tap-in goal to account for the Pegasus scoring.