Jesse Knight of Vernon Kal Tire FC went into Monday night action one goal ahead of scoring legends Johnny Orton and Morgan Marrs, both of Alves Brothers FC.
The speedy Knight now holds a healthy lead on the Kelowna Men’s 35+ Soccer League goal derby after ringing up five as Kal Tire grounded Enco Flooring 6-0 at Marshall Field #4. Knight has 12 goals in four games.
Kal Tire, who had only one substitute, improved to 4-0, while the Enco crew dropped to 2-2-1.
Knight’s first snipe came on a shot that was deflected into the net by a defender. His second came when he took a long feed and walked around the keeper for an easy finish.
Rodney Goodchild, who had a spirited showing, fed Knight for his third of the game.
In the second half, the Tiremen built up from the back line when Damian Adams sent an outlet pass to Jason Beck, who found Ryan Leibel. Leibel one-timed a pass out to Tim Mcgowan who hit a streaking Sidney Kwakkel in the corner. Kwakkel dished to Knight, who finished the play with a soft soft that bounced on the keeper.
Knight’s final goal came when Ryan Sharp booted a goal kick that streaked through the Enco defence to Knight’s foot and he hit the corner.
Michael Arding completed the Kal Tire attack after a sweet run by Tyler Johnson. Strong defence was key with Graeme Magee poking away a shot from Enco that went off the cross bar. Chris Bader got the shutout and made a couple of clutch stops.
Kal Tire takes on Alves Brothers FC Monday night in Rutland.
Ross boosts Bosman
Meanwhile, Rob Ross converted from 10 yards in the 77th minute as Bosman Accounting clipped the host Rutland Spirit in Capri Insurance Men’s 45+ League action Monday night.
Gerry Geelkerken fed Ross from the right corner as Bosman won their first game in four starts.
Mark Rothery for Rutland and Tom Ouchi for Bosman scored earlier. Sleeman’s Man of the Match for Bosman was acrobatic keeper Yogi Kongsdorf with honourable mention going to Prince George newbie Dan Rogers, Alex Yakovlev and Kilmer Hagen on the back line
Brandt’s Creek Pub of Kelowna shaded the Okanagan Spring Brewery Camels 2-1 in Rutland with Lars Martens beating keeper Ron Krause on a breakaway in the 40th minute for the winner.
Blair Gautschi put Brandt’s (2-2) ahead 20 minutes in on a rebound, while the Camels’ Chris Odermatt banged in a 20-yard left-footer after a feed by Dave Marshall five minutes later.
Camel striker Gord Howard had a few great scoring chances in the first half, while Wayside Man of the Match Don Balcombe struck the crossbar twice in the second 45. The Camels are 1-2-1.
Matejicka gets fifth of season
The Vernon Liquor Store Stars came from behind to draw 2-2 with Lake Country Lakers FC at Marshall Field #1.
Paul Charlton scored first for the Lakers, who went up 2-0 on an own goal before the break.
Red-hot John Matejicka converted a breakaway pass by Andrew Whiston by going low to keeper Todd Ryder’s right for the Stars’ first goal in the second half. Paul McArdle equalized as the third-place Stars improved to 3-0-1.
Matejicka, who has five goals in four games, took the Pilsner Urquell Man of the Match.
In other action, Brown Benefits bounced Big O Tire/Turn-Key Controls Ogopogos 8-0 at Parkinson Field #9 and the North Country Appraisals Kickers shrugged off a slow start and rallied with three second-half goals for a 3-1 victory over the Rented Mules at Mission 13.
Nolan Clark of the Ogopogos had an amazing early chance to tie the game 1-1 on a breakaway, beating the keeper and just missing the far post.
Leo Nadeau filled in for regular Big O keeper Paul Hunter, while Clark relieved Nadeau just before the first half breather. Central defender Shawn Weibe had a bold showing.
Tony Gonzales (2), Steve Nater (2), Larry Kinakin (2) and Jim Kruiper put Browns up 7-0 at the half.
Keeper-turned-midfielder Steven Heiss got the lone goal in the second half and midfielder-turned-keeper Geoff Greenwell made two excellent saves to preserve the shutout. Browns are 4-0.