Vernon Kal Tire attacker Jesse Knight (right)

Vernon Kal Tire attacker Jesse Knight (right)

Knight shines for Kal Tire

Jesse Knight scored twice as Kal Tire clipped Alves Bros. 2-1 in Kelowna Men’s 35+ Soccer League action Monday night at Marshall Field #2.

  • Jul. 23, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Morning Star Staff

Jesse Knight scored twice as Kal Tire clipped Alves Bros. 2-1 in Kelowna Men’s 35+ Soccer League action Monday night at Marshall Field #2.

Knight now shares the league’s scoring crown with Morgan Marrs of Alves. Bros., at 19 goals.

Control of the play went back and forth but Kal Tire started to put more pressure on and near the 30th minute, Knight, pulled groin and all, broke free and put a low shot past the towering Alves Bros. keeper.

In the second half, play was even again with very few chances.

Kal Tire pushed out the right side and gained a throw in. Mark Budgen found Knight on the goal line and Knight beat a defender and then the keeper with another low corner shot.

As expected, Alves Bros pushed back with 10 minutes to go and broke the shutout on the final play when they gained a corner and Vernon product Johnny Orton guided the ball in the net.

Kal Tire improved to 10-3, while Alves Bros. dipped to 11-3.

Meanwhile, striker Gord Howard hammered two posts and then went to his left foot for goals five minutes apart, finishing with four snipes as the Okanagan Spring Brewery Camels bounced the Vernon Liquor Store Stallions 5-1 at Marshall #1.

Howard leads the 9-4-1 Humpbacks with nine goals in the Capri Insurance Men’s 45+ Soccer League. He was named Longhorn Man of the Match alongside keeper Dave Dutcher.

Andrew Whiston and Rick Danyluk were both denied by the acrobatic Dutcher as the 7-5-2 Stallions enjoyed seven corners in the opening half.

Howard was wide open on the left side for his first goal and turned a defender inside out for his second. He completed the hat trick on a corker after newbie Neil McPhie, sold to the Camels in an offseason transfer by Bosman Accounting, riverdanced through three defenders and dished off.

Central midfielder Darren Hansen, wearing mismatched socks and outdated shorts, lofted a 37-yarder bar down which was tapped in by winger Zane Klym, for the other Camel goal.

Dave Howes redirected a hard pass by Brian Eso from the right flank, top right corner, as the Stallions pulled to within a goal midway through the final half.

Big O/Turn-Key Ogopogos stopped the Kelowna Rented Mules 4-3 at Marshall #3.

Mark Wasylyk deked this way and that, making a fake worthy of a scene in the movie Harry Met Sally, and put it into the empty Mule net, making it 1-1 early.

The Rented Mules took another lead on a free kick, however Ogopogo star Bryan Schenker took things in his own hands and replied with two goals, one off a penalty kick after been taken down in the 18 before half, and another in the second half on a kick just inside the 18 into the far top corner..

The stubborn Mules (3-10-1) fought back and levelled the score on a awesome free kick just over the outstretched arms of keeper Bryan Cope.

The Ogopogos missed chance after chance on many exciting attempts until Schenker completed his hat trick by carrying the ball through a maze and finding the corner. The 4-9-1 Ogopogo defence, anchored by Leo Nadeau, held the Rented Mules to just four shots in the second half.

Returning from a collasped lung injury, Roland Riedstra gave a valiant effort, just missing on his opportunites.

Penticton Dental Centre United and Brown Benefits drew 1-1 for the second time this season in a battle of undefeated clubs at Dale Meadows Park in Summerland.

Penticton came out strong and were rewarded with a Mike Beliveau goal midway through the first half when his shot found the bottom corner. Just like two weeks ago, Browns came out gunning for an equalizer in the second half and finally broke through the stingy United defence when Craig Bakala’s long-range effort went in the top corner, off the underside of the crossbar.

The Browns (11-0-3) poured on the pressure but couldn’t find a winner as the 12-0-2 Penticton keeper made several great saves.

Sam Kimpian scored twice as Lake Country edged North Country Appraisals Kickers 4-3 at Parkinson #10 Field.

The Lakers got singles from Neil MacNeil and Paul Charlton. Steve Fagan, Steve Reston and Floyd Ryan had the North Country goals. North Country (9-5) hit the bar on a late penalty kick. Todd Ryder had a stellar game in the 6-3-5 Lake Country net and had some help from the goal post and cross bar.

Bosman Accouting took a 1-0 forfeit over last-place Rutland Spirit, improving to 4-7-3.