Timber fells Controllers

NET opens up the offence in 6-2 romp in all-Vernon derby

NET defeated Turn-Key Controls 6-2 in North Okanagan Men’s Soccer League action under glorious skies and the lights Wednesday at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Photo submitted)

North Enderby Timber got back in the win column with a 6-2 victory over the hot Turn-Key Controllers Wednesday night in North Okanagan Soccer Association play under pink skies and the lights at Greater Vernon Athletic Park.

Lucas Ross and Brent Poulsen led the way for the Timber, each supplying two goals and equally setting up two more.

The Timber fell behind early when Turn-Key beat the offside trap and slotted home a breakaway marker.

NET evened things up in the 30th minute with Ross sending in Poulsen for the break, and Poulsen hammering a wicked left-foot strike into the side netting.

Oben Tabe put the Timber up 2-1 after controlling a Ross pass and besting the keeper from 20 yards.

After the Controllers tied it up before the half, the Timber came out flying in the second half.

Ten minutes in, NET showed great team play, starting from a switch at the backline. Stefan Depner and Brandon Enair brought the ball up the wing and dished it into Poulsen, who set up Ross for his first of the night with a one-touch hammer past the keeper.

NET repeated the play exactly four minutes later, almost as if it was a replay of the same goal, with Ross adding his second. Enair then added one of his own five minutes later, hammering in a Brodie Couch free kick from the top of the six-yard box. Poulsen added some late insurance after taking a feed from veteran Danny Stein, one touched around a defender and slotted the ball into the back of the net.

Ryan Posnikoff earned the win in goal and rookie Josh Kujat was a standout in the midfield for the Timber.

The other all-Vernon matchup saw Monashee FC down Peters Tirecraft by the identical 6-2 margin. No details were reported.