David Broadhurst usually breaks up plays nicely in the middle of the park. He turned goal scorer Thursday night, ringing up a deuce as Kal Tire wiped out Mission Cleaners 4-1 in Kelowna Tree Brewing Men’s 35+ Soccer League play at Marshall Field.
The first half saw a few chances go both ways until late in the half when a turnover cost the Tiremen. A Mission forward walked in untouched and beat keeper Bobby Zalcik, who had no chance.
Kal Tire came out hard in the final 45 with a post, a two crossbars and a penalty kick but could not capitalize until midway through when Broadhurst created a turnover in the Cleaners’ 18-yard box that Glenn Allan pounced on and buried.
A few minutes later, Darren Nobrega danced around a Mission defender and finished what would be the winning goal. To round out the breakout scoring for 2-6-2 Kal Tire, Alberto Lopez received a feed that he then rifled just inside the post.
A couple of minutes later, Broadhurst cruised around the defence and picked the low corner to make it 4-1. Kal tire saw the return of ultra-talented striker Jesse Knight, who took a defending position but still boosted the Vernon offence. Mission dipped to 3-6-1. Kal Tire has a bye next week and then plays Tree Brewing Thursday, July 26 at Mission Sports Fields in Kelowna.
Meanwhile, Tony Munoz deftly deflected a Vlado Zamecnik corner past keeper Ron Krause in the 88th minute as Penticton TC United clipped Vernon Kal Tire 2-1 in men’s 55+ play at Constable Neil Bruce Field in West Kelowna.
Munoz netted his 10th of the season on a breakaway early in the second half and was earlier stoned from gimme range by Krause.
Rob Hulstein helped along a Dan Rogers’ shot over the line for Kal Tire’s tally in the 77th minute. Denis Chabot dew the assist. A&W Man of the Match for Kal Tire was fullback Grant Badgero. Penticton improved to 6-6-1, while Kal Tire fell to 4-8.
The Summerland Rockets tripped up the Silver Stars 3-1 on the adjacent field.
Mark Wasylyk tiptoed around keeper Tommy McGill for the Vernon goal, his 10th of the year. Summerland is 8-5, the Stars 7-3-1.
Simply Delicious ambushed the shorthanded Collaborate Wellness 10-2 in women’s second division play at Marshall Field.
The beautiful Bailey Limb, who was named Most Sportsmanlike Player, and dynamic Dana Lazar supplied goals for the Wellness gals.
The lovely and talented Kris Fuller went the distance in net for Wellness. High-powered Hailey Noakes and brilliant Brea Ververda hustled all over the pitch, while boisterous Bryanna Cole showed up for the second half and her fresh legs were much appreciated.
Killer Katie Wishart and cool Kylie Dillon rocked that defensive line with the outstanding Olivia Anderson.