Morning Star Staff
Bosman Accounting just missed making the playoffs last year in the Capri Men’s 45+ Soccer League.
They gained a crucial point by drawing the powerful Leko Precast Camels 1-1 Monday night at Marshall Field #5.
Facing a younger Camel lineup which now includes super striker Johnny Orton and fullback Eric Ladner, Bosman parked the bus and got some clutch saves from Yogi Kongsdorf as the Camels dominated the first half.
Orton, one of the top snipers in the Kelowna 35+ league last season, took just seven minutes to earn his first 45+ tally, heading in a rebound of a Paul Morgan shot bobbled by the great Dane in net.
The play was a little more even in the second half with ultra-skilled newbie Mike Grace enjoying a few hard runs down the right flank for Bosman.
At 58 minutes, an unfortunate bounce struck Camel defender Ken Kranenborg in the hand. Henk Bosman, who was the Old Dutch Potato Chips Man of the Match on the back line, cleanly converted the spot shot past birthday boy Ron Krause.
Krause, 53, made several dazzling runs to centre in an effort to push the offence the final 25 minutes.
At the other end of the field, the accountants got away with a similar hand-ball play a few minutes later, but the referee, working with no linesmen, didn’t make a call.
Glenn Verdurmen of Bosman picked up an easily given yellow in an otherwise clean and fair game.
Morgan was named the National Bank Financial Man of the Match for the Humpbacks.
Vernon Turn-Key Controls Ogopogos and the Kelowna Rented Mules battled to a scoreless draw in an entertaining match under the lights at Beasley Park in Lake Country.
Stubborn Mule keeper Blair Forrest kept the ball out numerous times and had excellent long boots to get his team field great position all night.
Pogo keeper Bryan Cope was amazing at grabbing high balls and threw some long, accurate passes to create many plays downfield.
Bryan Schenker, Rick Danyluk – an expensive transfer from Silver Stars – Ruben Cervantes, Mark Wasylyk and newbie Ian Bos all just missed up front for the Pogos. The Mules struck the crossbar on a header off a corner in the final seconds.
In other games, it was: North Country 1 Sunshine Pool & Spa 1; Brandt’s Creek 1 Cantinas 1; Brown Benefits 7 Rutland Spirit 0; Penticton 1 Kelowna RPM 0.