Langley Mustangs ground North Delta Chargers

Now, they’re even.

In Vancouver Mainland Football League 12-man bantam action last weekend at Delta’s John Oliver Park, the visiting Langley Mustangs evened their back-to-back series with the North Delta Longhorns with a hard-fought, thrilling 22-15 victory.

The teams duelled to a 2-2 tie at the end of the first quarter.

Langley scored the first major of the day, on a second quarter interception by Azuka Okoli to take the lead.

The Longhorns responded with a touchdowns of their own to tie the game 9-9 at the end of the first half.

After the break, North Delta scored midway through the third quarter on a long run from scrimmage to take a 15-9 lead into the final quarter.

The Mustangs dug deep over the final 15 minutes.

Langley’s offensive line of Ryan Kess, Ross Baykey, Joe Nickel, Jacob Rohan and Travis Evans came to the fore, allowing for a strong ground attack that generated a pair of Mustangs touchdowns.

Meanwhile the defence led by Owen Jenkins, Damen Norris, Jeremy Catroppa, Devon Laboucan, and Wes Kraft shut out the league’s highest scoring offence with vigorous defensive play.

The win lifts the Mustangs into a tie with the Longhorns and Chilliwack Giants  for second place in the division.

Next up for Mustangs are the Abbotsford Falcons on Sunday. Game time at McLeod Athletic Park is 2:30 p.m.

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Aldergrove’s aquatic areas partially reopen

Discounted prices in effect until leisure pool construction finished

WATCH: Aldergrove single mother given ‘brand new’ start

Hardworking mother and volunteer is the one helped – for a change

SWOOP aims at slowing down traffic on Fraser Highway

Officers are out in Langley, Surrey, Abbotsford, and White Rock

CrimeStoppers seeks tips in lethal, unsolved Langley hit and run

Daniel McAuley was killed almost four years ago in Brookswood

Going above and beyond: PFG Glass

How a small Langley company pulled off a pivot to become the biggest in Western Canada

Coquitlam RCMP release video in search for witness to crash that killed girl, 13

Witness is described as a slim Asian man with short, black hair, no facial hair and wearing glasses

TransLink fares to go up on July 1

Fares will increase by a few cents to a few dollars

Roadside device to weed out THC can’t detect impairment, B.C. lawyer says

‘This fact alone is likely to have serious implications for Canadians’ Charter Rights,’ lawyer Sarah Leamon warns

Two week lock down lifted after drugs, cellphone seized at Kent Institution

A search at the prison found nearly 26 grams of hashish and a cellphone

B.C. firefighters rescue frozen dog from ice

The fire crew found a dog stuck in the at Lake Paul on May 20

Most British Columbians agree the ‘big one’ is coming, but only 50% are prepared

Only 46 per cent of British Columbians have prepared an emergency kit with supplies they might need

B.C. man to pay Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party $20k over lawsuit

Federal judge shut down Satinder Dhillon’s ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of PPC name in byelection

Sitting and sleeping on downtown sidewalks could net $100 fine in Penticton

The measure, which still requires final approval, would be enforced between May and Sept. 30

Survey finds 15% of Canadian cannabis users with a valid licence drive within two hours of using

Survey also finds middle-aged men are upping their usage following legalization

Most Read