Beck buries winner

Stretch winning streak to seven games. Score the winning goal. Beat the only team you’ve lost to all season

Stretch winning streak to seven games. Score the winning goal. Beat the only team you’ve lost to all season.

Not a bad birthday for Jason Beck.

The Kal Tire FC midfielder cut to the net after a Kelowna Enco/Executive Flooring Turnover created by teammate Jesse Knight, took a touch from Knight and blasted a low hard shot past the Kelowna keeper late in the match to give Kal Tire a 2-1 victory in Kelowna Men’s Soccer League Over 35 action at Mission Sports Field Thursday.

The win avenged a 2-1 defeat to Enco (5-6) in week four, the only blemish on the tiremen’s table.

Beck’s winner came moments after league leading scorer Nico Boesten got his head on a cross to score his 12th of the season and tie the game 1-1 with 10 minutes remaining.

Knight is one goal back of Boesten for the league scoring title.

League-leading Kal Tire (10-1) opened the scoring 20 minutes into the match when Knight was taken down and Vernon was awarded a free kick.

Ryan Sharp stepped up to hit a nice shot for goal while the Enco defence was scrambling for position.

Kal Tire FC will play Penticton Pinnacles in their next match Thursday at Kelowna’s City Park.

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Vernon Kal Tire improved to 6-1-2 with a 2-0 win over Kelowna Brandt’s Creek Thursday at Mission Sports Field.

Denis Chabot opened the scoring in the first half on a penalty kick after he was taken down inside the 18-yard box.

It was Chabot’s seventh goal of the year.

Birthday boy Terry Lowe added the insurance marker and earned the Budweiser Man of the Match for his 25-yard left-footed rocket that deflected off a Brandt’s Creek (4-5-1) defender past the keeper.

Pete (The Heat) Richter played well in the Kal Tire goal to earn the clean sheet.