The Kalamalka Lakers shut down the visiting Fulton Maroons 3-0 in North Zone Senior AA Boys Soccer League action Tuesday.
Sean Bradbury was solid in recording the shutout in a showdown of contenders.
“We dominated the play for most the game,” said Kal head coach Cari Dyck. “Our control of the midfield, quick passing and a solid defensive line kept Fulton scrambling.”
Midfielder Steven Goebel, winger Matt Kreutz, with a blistering run from midfield, and leading scorer Brett Jewell handled the Kal offence.
The Lakers enjoyed several other scoring opportunities from crosses by captain Alex Kreutz.
“Menno Burnet and Alex Harper played aggressively at midfield, winning most their battles for the ball,” added Dyck.
“Hendrick Bischoff and Jan Lueder were solid on defence. The boys were anxious to avenge our only loss this season and have been working hard. They stuck to our game-plan and it paid off with a convincing win.”
Said Fulton head coach Wayne Aasen: “We played poorly all around. There were no standouts as we had very little of the ball and were outplayed by Kal.”
League play finished Thursday with the Lakers visiting King’s Christian Kings in Salmon Arm, the Pleasant Valley Saints hosting the Maroons and VSS Panthers taking on Seaton Sonics.
The Maroons needed to defeat the Saints by at least five goals to overtake Kal for top spot.
The playoffs open Tuesday with one versus four and two versus three. The final goes Thursday.
Vernon hosts the Valley playdowns the first week of November.