Howards get hatty for Humpbacks

Veteran striker Gord Howard pulled the hat trick as the Okanagan Spring Brewery Camels upended Sunshine Pools 5-1.

Morning Star Staff

With a much younger Johnny Orton joining the Okanagan Spring Brewery Camels, they weren’t counting on veteran striker Gord Howard to hit double digits this season.

Howard, however, may just reach that figure after pulling a hat trick in the Camels’ 5-1 win over Sunshine Pools Monday night at MacDonald Park.

Howard, who took the Kal Hotel Sports Bar Man of the Match, has eight snipes on the season and the Capri Men’s Insurance Men’s 45+ Soccer League playoffs are up next. The Camels are in the quarterfinals next Monday night (venue and opponent TBA).

Stu Whitling and Rob Hulstein combined to set up Howard in close at four minutes. Just five minutes later, Hulstein headed in a cross from Orton, who leads the Humpbacks with 18 goals.

Don Balcombe fired his sixth of the season at 24 minutes, assisted by Rick Raber. Howard made it 4-0 from the six on a feed by Darren (Happy) Hansen.

Just two minutes later, Howard completed his hatty, from Dave Dawson and Hulstein. Andy Macdonnell replied for Sunshine off a corner with five minutes to play.

Brown Benefits bagged the league title with a 5-0 win over Silver Stars at Marshall Field #1.

The Browns jumped out to an early lead through a pair of goals from Graeme Jenkins.

First, Jenkins scored from the spot after Don Brown was tripped in the box and then Jenkins struck again with a hard shot that squeaked through Silver Star keeper Al Bensmiller.

Silver Star fought back and hit the woodwork twice with efforts from Dave Howes and Bill Graham but Brown converted on a breakaway to make it 3-0 at the half.

With the daylight fading, the Stars were unfortunate to see Howes sent off for a second yellow card as the Browns poured on the pressure. Darryl Hazell poached two goals in the final stages.

Second-place Pentiction United bounced Brandt’s Pub 5-1 at Beasley Park in Lake Country.

A close game altered with Brandts having a player dismissed midway through the first half.

Grant Ozechowsky scored the lone Pubbers goal with Pentiction replying through Steve Grant, Robert Jackson, Carlos Mendonca, Jon Padgett and an own goal.

North Country Appraisals Kickers shut down RPM Automotive 3-0 in Rutland, getting goals from Wil Kruiper, dudley Whapshire and Joachim Nierfeld.

On the B side, Turn-Key Controls remained undefeated by thumping the Rented Mules 6-1 at Marshall #3.

Mark Wasylyk recorded the hat trick, while singles came from Bryan Schenker, Rueben Cerventes and Volker Otto, on an amazing header from a Rick Danyluk corner.

Roadrunner Cervantes buried the opening strike off the post after passes from Kerry Zubot and Leo Nadeau.

Otto then headed the ball to make it 2-0. beforemagnificent Wasylyk supplied the third goal on a header after receiving a cross from Clint Dickinson.

Schenker deked out the keeper to make it 4-0 before the Pogos’ Tim Clarke made a stunning save as he dived and tipped the ball past the net.

Wasylyk converted a rebound off a shot by Roland Riedstra for the 5-0 marker.

Wasylyk took a pass from Schenker, kicked the ball up to his head, and buried a shot for this hatty. The Mules answered in the final minutes.



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