Henk Bosman pulled the hat trick as Bosman Accounting ambushed the Rutland Spirit 6-1 in Capri Insurance Men’s 45+ Soccer League play Monday night at Parkinson #16 Field.
Carl McLennan, with a deuce, and Erick Burnet completed the offence as Bosman (1-4-1) won their first game in six starts after a series of tight losses and one draw.
McLennan converted early off a sweet through ball by Rolf Hirschkorn. Newbie Jakko DeVin showed a lot of promise and provided the assist on Bosman’s first goal.
Bosman took a nice feed from the midfield for another clean finish and then recorded his third on a scramble before the recess.
McLennan scored from close range and Burnet threaded one in from a difficult angle after winning a ground battle, for second-half snipes.
Rutland (0-6) stole Yogi Kongsdorf’s shutout late in the game.
The Vernon Silver Stars stuffed the Kelowna Rented Mules 2-0 on the perfectly groomed pitch at Beasley Park in Lake Country.
The Stars took the lead at 10 minutes when Steve McCourt rang a shot off the crossbar and the rebound was slotted into the bottom corner by Brian Eso. Five minutes later, McCourt played a short corner to Randy Driediger, who fed Gary Baker at the far post for a power header.
The Stars (3-2-1) kept playing some of their best ball control of the season, but couldn’t add to their lead, as most of their chances ended up in the parking lot. Ted Lurkins earned the shutout.
The North Country Appraisals Kickers edged Turn-Key Ogogpogos 3-2 at Marshall Field #3.
North Country (4-2-1) went ahead on a nice effort from Mike Large early in the first half. Will Kruiper made it 2-0 about 25 minutes into the half.
Turn Key got one back on a howitzer from Bryan Schenker, who had a few earlier booming attempts.
North Country got insurance from Kruiper to go up 3-1 before Turn Key answered on another rocket by Duane Dennis with 35 seconds to play.
Mark Wasylyk, returning from a knee injury, was his usual threatening self for the 2-3-1 Pogos. Clint Dickinson again played a very reliable, calm, intelligent game at centre back, while Parm Kler, who is training for the Tofino Marathon, filled in nicely on outside fullback.
Brandt’s Creek clipped the Okanagan Spring Brewery Camels 2-1 at Parkinson #9.
Rob Hulstein nodded in a gorgeous feed from Johnny Orton to put the 4-1-1 Humpbacks ahead in the 20th minute. Keith Seager equalized on a penalty kick at 38 minutes after some great wing play by Chad Wardman. The PK was awarded after Jim Mottus was whistled for a slide tackle.
Vinnie Jones of the 2-3-1 Pubbers was dismissed for a second cautionable offence. Rather than sitting back and playing for the tie, Brandt’s pushed on an and were awarded with Wardman doing the solo deed on a breakaway for the win.