Striker Kerry Correia scored twice as Bosman Accounting upset the RPM Rutland Spirit 5-3 in Capri Insurance Men’s 45+ Soccer League play Monday night at Marshall Field #3.
Former Camels’ striker Mike Daly, on vacation from working in Alberta, made his Bosman debut and scored once while setting up two goals, including Correia’s 25-yard corker, top shelf, with seven minutes remaining. It was 1-14-1 Bosman’s first win of the season.
Correia, named the Burger King Man of the Match, combined with midfielder Kevin Mitchell to send Daly in on a first-half breakaway. Daly and Mitchell later set up Correia on a short breakaway which Correia nicely finished.
Defender Ian Murphy, while turned backwards, nodded in the winner with 15 minutes left, after a Jenne Huberts free kick, set up after keeper Greg Thalmehimer hit Daly deep in the Spirit end with a goal kick. Huberts had a marvellous game at midfield.
Gerson Betman also scored for Bosman, who had five subs for the first time all season. Central defender Tom Ouchi had a stellar game for the accountants.
Rich Chapman supplied two goals for the 8-6-3 Spirit, including a 25-yard scorcher from the right side, after taking a throw in. Chapman was stoned by Thalheimer, who guessed left, on a penalty kick early in the second half with the game even at 2-2. Micha Wykownowsky had the other Spirit goal.
Gord Howard netted the winner as the Vernon Leko Precast Camels shaded the North Country Appraisals Kickers 2-1 at Mission Fields in Kelowna.
A passing sequence between Okanagan Spring Man of the Match Ron Krause, Rob Hulstein and Dan Zieske resulted in a nice through ball to Al Murphy. The Appraisal keeper came out to play the ball, but Murphy blocked it and passed in front to a wide open Howard.
Going against the wind, the Camels (11-2-3) opened their account in the first half when Rick Raber delivered a quick throw-in to Howard, who crossed Murphy.
Wil Kruiper scored North Country’s goal on a header after a great cross by Floyd Ryan. Kruiper also hit a crossbar, and North Country (10-4-1) sailed a penalty over the net after Krause was called on a controversial check inside the 18.
The Leko crew played with 10 men for the final 10 minutes as Murphy was sent off for a second yellow. Dave Dutcher collected the win.
Brown Benefits outlasted Big O Tire/Turn-Key 2-1 in an entertaining tilt at Parkinson Rec Fields.
Big O’s goal came in the first half off a booming strike from Ruben Cerventes from 25 yards. The 7-9 tiremen’s defensive line showed plenty of hustle to contain the talented Brown offence. Roland Reidstra was Man of the Match for his workhorse-like play up front and willingness to backcheck. Brown top the league at 16-0.
Ken Horncastle and Robert Jackson each pocketed a pair as Penticton FC shelled Lake Country FC 6-2 at Beasley Park.
Kevin Kothlow and Zeke Pescada, each with a single, rounded out the 14-3 Penticton attack. Glen Heagle and Bruce McAuliffe responded for Lake Country, who dipped to 9-6-1.
Brandt’s Creek Pub and Cantina’s ran to a 2-2 draw at Kettle Valley.
Brandt’s went ahead midway through the first half on a penalty kick after Blair Gautschi was bowled over in the box. Gautschi dusted himself off and coolly dispatched the ball low, to the corner.
Early in the second half, Cantina’s (5-10-2) earned a direct free kick 25 yards from goal. Garry Heathcote expertly placed his shot around the wall and beyond the outstretched Brandt’s keeper.
At the 70th minute, Brandt’s (2-11-4) went ahead again on another Gautschi penalty. Minutes later, Jim Gorges of the Cantina’s was red-carded for a foul on the Brandt’s keeper after a corner kick.
The shorthanded Cantina’s snatched a point with five minutes to play when Heathcote eluded his marker and smashed an acute angle shot beyond netminder Marty Vincze.
Pushor Mitchell Advocates tethered the Rented Mules 2-0 at Quarry Park. The Advocates are 3-9-5, the Mules 2-13-1.
Meanwhile, in Kelowna Men’s 35+ League play Monday night, Vernon Kal Tire returned to form by beating Tree Brewing 5-1 at Parkinson.
Kriss Yargeau opened the Kal Tire scoring late in the first half, poking one past the Tree keeper on a scramble.
In the second half, Rodney Goodchild crossed the ball to the head of Jesse Knight, and a few minutes later, John Duc broke free at centre and chipped the keeper from 18 yards out.
Tree Brewing got one back when Tyler Johnson was red-carded for a hand ball inside the 18.
Kal Tire showed composure and responded when Darren Nobrega chipped the ball to Knight, who got his second of the night.
Late in the game, Graeme Magee broke down the sideline and dangled a defender then hit a great shot into the net.