FILE — Chris Swinburn of Okanagan Geothermal Ltd. prepares to deliver a pass in front of Auto Quest’s Isaac Walton in NOSL play recently in Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett/Black Press)

Jurassic World vets spark Tirecraft

North Okanagan Soccer League roundup

Jurassic World came to Vernon Wednesday night to help propel red-hot Peters Tirecraft to a 2-1 victory over the Salmon Arm Outlaws at MacDonald Park.

With many regular players working or hurt, Tirecraft was forced to call on the experienced trio of Brad Conlin, John Farina and Robert Spraggs, along with emergency reserve JD Spraggs, to fill in the void with large minutes of playing time.

Even with the reserves, the game was pretty even for the first half with Igor Sergiychuck of Tirecraft scoring on a penalty shot and the Outlaws burying a looping shot from distance late in the half to make it 1-1 at the break.

The Outlaws used their subs to their benefit in the second half and controlled most of the possession and pushed hard to even the score, but as Tirecraft has done all season, their superb defence sparkled.

Kenzal Aarts-Roman used his speed to get into the Outlaws’ 18 midway through the second half and the ball finally worked its way to Mike Conlin, who calmly pushed the ball past the keeper for the winner.

The Longhorn Man of the Match for Tirecraft was Brock Reim for his superb two-way play. Tirecraft has won three straight.

Meanwhile, North Enderby Timber dispatched Okanagan Geothermal Ltd. 5-0 st Greater Vernon Athletics Park.

The Timber capitalized quickly and often in a predictable chippy and heated affair before the 2017 Gibson Cup finalists.

Gabriel Price opened the scoring at 20 minutes by tucking in the rebound off a poorly-handled save after a shot by Brent Poulsen.

Poulsen extended the lead by using his speed to tame a through ball from Billy Pilkington and calmly finish.

The Timber then earned a 35-yard free kick which Pilkington hit left-footed to the top of the 18 to James Huntington, who climbed over a defender to nod in the 3-0 tally.

Pilkington, named the Earth FX Man of the Match, made it 4-0 on a left-footer corker which left the keeper baffled as the ball bounced in off the goal-line.

Poulsen finished the offence after a series of passes. Ross MacDonald forced a ball from deep in the NET zone up to Danny Stein at the half line. Stein corralled the ball and dip-pity-do’d around the pressing defence before placing a magical ball over the defenders to Poulsen.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Sagmoen to stand trial, bail sought

Sagmoen, whose charges were split into three separate matters, has been in custody since Oct. 2017

JCI Vernon presents annual gift fair

Ninth annual Alternative Gift Fair set for Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Vernon’s Schubert Centre

Vernon Panthers, Fulton Maroons ring up wins

Interior Senior Varsity AA Football League action

Vernon voting results official

Victor Cumming and new-old council will get to work Monday, Nov. 5

Former Kamloops sheriff caught in sex-related sting pleads guilty to lesser charge

Kevin Johnston will be sentenced on Nov. 6 for his role in communicating online with a person posing as a 14-year-old girl.

‘She’s charging. Oh God’: Mama grizzly runs at B.C. man armed with shotgun

People online were quick to question – and defend – a man’s decision to shoot a grizzly bear charging him on a Bella Coola front yard

Canada announces $20M fund for women entrepreneurs

New federal program will provide up to $100,000 for female business owners to grow their operations

Vancouver Island man claims falling ice smashed his truck windshield

Man discovered volleyball-sized chunk ice on his truck Saturday, near Nanaimo, B.C.

B.C. veteran combats PTSD in the ring and on the farm

Cam Tetrault is a valuable contributor at Quesnel’s Two Rivers Boxing Club

B.C. vegan butcher to appear on Dragons’ Den

Victoria’s Very Good Butchers will star in Nov. 29 episode

BC SPCA runs for People’s Choice award for the best PSA

The winner with the most votes will be announced at the 2018 Annual Conference takes place on Nov. 9 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Shuswap offers one-stop wellness for seniors

Salmon Arm centre for seniors with chronic conditions offers collaborate approach to health

Fast ferries from B.C. spotted in Egypt

Controversial aluminum BC Ferries vessels ’big white elephants covered in dust,’ eyewitness says

Canadian troops, families take shelter in hotel after Florida hurricane

Most of the Canadians were evacuated from the military base before Hurricane Michael

Most Read