Turn-Key Controls pulled the upset Wednesday night at Marshall Field #5, icing second-place Davidson Dynamite FC 4-1 in North Okanagan Men’s Soccer League play.
Turn-Key’s Jeremy Kler was taken down in the box after a determined run, and Evan Moore made no mistake as he buried a blistering penalty strike into the right corner past a diving Dynamite keeper to make it 2-0.
Continued pressure from the 4-5-1 Controls led to Chris Harris connecting on an unstoppable volley for their third goal.
Davidson, now 6-3-2, made it interesting as they squeaked one by keeper Greg Douma.
The Controls soon regrouped and midfielder Marco Arnold streaked down the left wing and lofted a shot up and over the keeper to restore the two-goal lead.
Harris continued his hot streak as he completed the scoring off a rebound from another Arnold shot.
The Turn-Key backline of Alex and Sam Nolan, Sean Bonnett and Greg Finch held the Davidson attack in check.
First-place North Enderby Timber cruised to a 4-0 win over Concept Physio Monday at Marshall #3.
NET (9-1-1) opened the scoring after a Concept midfielder took an unnecessary foul 23 yards out midway through the first half. Devin Janke made him pay by firing a blast top right, just under the bar.
Man of the Match Jobie Waughman fooled the Concept defence, the NET offence and even himself with a miss-hit cross that chipped the goalie for a 2-0 lead heading into the half.
NET’s go-to goal getter Brent Poulsen cleaned up the timbermen attack by taking a clean pass from Waughman up the right wing, deking around two defenders and firing a rocket top right.
Poulsen capped the scoring with a volley from 10 yards out. Graham Ross supplied him with a long chip pass to set up the strike.
Brodie Couch nearly worked a fifth goal for NET, but was “slightly” off target.
The Timber defensive line made life easy for keeper Danny Stein, who was hardly tested throughout the match. Concept dipped to 3-7.
Meanwhile, in an Okanagan Oldtimers 45+ League makeup game Wednesday, the Pushor Mitchell Advocates fell 5-0 to host Salmon Arm.
Solid goalkeeping from Pushor’s Chris Turbett kept his team in the game as Lorne McNeily’s goal in the 21st minute was the only goal of the first half.
Second-half goals by Jeff Abbott, Nick Wood and a pair by Dave Howes completed the Salmon Arm offence. Keeper John Damon barely broke a sweat for the shutout.