Mariners fall to Highlanders

The Magnuson Ford Mariners dropped a 1-0 decision on the road to the Victoria Highlanders in Premier Development League soccer action on Saturday.

The Magnuson Ford Mariners dropped a 1-0 decision on the road to the Victoria Highlanders in Premier Development League soccer action on Saturday.

Highlanders striker Ashley Burbeary supplied the lone goal of the game, scoring on a penalty kick in the 62nd minute.

The loss dropped the Mariners to 2-5-2 on the season, good for sixth out of eight teams in the PDL’s Northwest Division.

The Abbotsford side is back in action on Wednesday, when they host the Washington Crossfire at Bateman Park (7 p.m. start). On Monday, July 4, the Mariners host the Vancouver Whitecaps residency squad (6 p.m.).