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.