Morning Star Staff
Vernon Kal Tire rolled over Lake Country Fireball 5-2 in Kelowna Men’s Soccer League 35+ action Monday night at Beasley Park.
The Tiremen’s leading scorer, Kriss Yargeau, showed he has more than a head game when he buried a ball low to start the scoring.
A few minutes later, Jesse Knight pounced on a slow clearing by the Lake Country keeper to deflect the ball into the back of the net. A while later, Ryan Leibel crossed to Geoff Straight, who one-timed the ball in from about 18 yards.
The final goal of the half came from Dave Dobernigg, who took a feed from Jason Beck and finished with a 22-yarder.
Kal Tire’s final goal came when Bryan Schenker hit a great ball over the scrambling keeper.
Lake Country made a push and capitalized on a penalty kick and later on a defensive miscue, to make things interesting. Both teams are 4-3.
Lake Country brushes back Stars
Two weeks off was not what the doctor order for the lacklustre Silver Stars, 3-2 losers to Lake Country FC in Capri Insurance 45+ League play Monday night at Marshall Field #2.
The Silver Stars (3-2) missed a host of chances inside the first 20 minutes, including a penalty kick by toffee Stephen McCourt.
Lake Country’s Glen Heagle converted a penalty kick and Neil MacNeil added a second before John Matejka finally countered for the Stars, who pressed for the equalizer before Lake Country’s Steve Reston added an insurance goal just before half time as Ted Lurkin’s new gloves were unable to keep the ball from crossing the line.
The Stars picked up their game in the second half with Cam Percy flicking in an Andy Whiston cross early. Lake Country’s keeper Todd Ryder made a number of world-class saves.
Camels ambush Pushor Mitchell 8-0
The Leko Precast Camels improved to 5-0 by ambushing Pushor Mitchell Advocates 8-0 at Parkinson 16 Field.
Gord Howard supplied the hat trick in the opening half hour, while Ley Christensen netted the goal of the night on a spectacular solo effort. Zane Klym, Jim Mottus, Rick Raber and Chris Odermatt also scored for the Humpbacks.
Pushor Mitchell keeper Chris Burkitt recorded numerous huge saves, including a toe-stopper on Al Murphy’s low penalty kick. The Advocates are 0-4-2.
North Country Appraisals Kickers bounced Bosman Accounting 3-0 at Marshall #1 with Wil Kruiper, Sergio Sartori and Floyd Ryan supplying the goals.
North Country hit a couple of posts and cross bars with Bosman keeper Pete (The Heat) making a handful of clutch stops.
Gerson Betman and Henk Bosman just missed on free kicks over the Kickers’ wall, while David Gadd made a handful of good stops for the shutout as North Country improved to 4-2. Bosman is 0-6.
Brown’s turn back Rutland 5-0
With a full lineup of 17 players, Brown’s Benefits swept past Rutland Spirit 5-0 at Parkinson #9.
A trademark breakaway goal from Tony Gonzales and a coolly slotted PK from Donny Brown saw Brown’s (5-0) leading 2-0 at the half.
Rutland began to run out of steam in the second half and a goal from Lionel Hoffman and two more from Tony Gonzales took the fight out of the tiring Spirit. Steve Heiss earned his third shutout.