Jeremy Kler of Turn-Key is first to the ball against Brent Poulsen of North Enderby Timber in North Okanagan Soccer League play Wednesday night at Marshall Field.

Jeremy Kler of Turn-Key is first to the ball against Brent Poulsen of North Enderby Timber in North Okanagan Soccer League play Wednesday night at Marshall Field.

Lightning halts matches

Several lightning strikes halted a pair of North Okanagan Soccer League games Wednesday night at Marshall Field.

Several lightning strikes halted a pair of North Okanagan Soccer League games Wednesday night at Marshall Field.

North Enderby Timber was leading Turn-Key Controls 2-1, while Monashee Surveying was up 2-0 on Peters Tirecraft when the matches were stopped. The games will be rescheduled.

In Capri Insurance 45+ League action Monday night, Bosman Accounting and Brandt’s Creek drew 2-2 at Marshall Field #5.

Blair Gautschi scored twice for Brandt’s (5-4-2), while Ian Murphy and Rob Ross replied for Bosman (3-6-2).

Murphy, named the Sutton Realty Man of the Match for his deft moves and aggressive tackling, beat stand-in keeper Andy Miller with a solid strike after a pretty feed from Glenn Verdurman. Murphy just rolled two shots wide in the final dozen minutes with Bosman pressing hard.

Ross netted the 2-2 equalizer with about 15 minutes left, neatly using a few curly hairs to nod in a goal-line cross from Mark Sladen, who made a sick move on a defender in deep to creep closer to the net.

Winger James Cotter and defender Alex Yakovlev also enjoyed stellar outings for Bosman, who got marvellous goalkeeping from Yogi Kongsdorf.

Vernon Big O Tire/Turn-Key Ogopogos and Lake Country battled to a 3-3 draw at Marshall #2.

Ruben Cervantes, Brad Conlin and Bryan Schenker supplied goals for the Ogopogos, who went to 3-7-1.

Graham Jenkins, Brad Rustad and Ian Smith countered for the Lakers (4-2-5).

First-place Penticton Dental Centre United brushed back the shorthanded visiting North Country Appraisals Kickers 4-1 at Kings Park.

Dave Braumberger, with a deuce, Mike Beliveau and Ken Horncastle, handled the 11-0 United offence. Steve Frost responded on a penalty kick for the third-place Kickers (8-3).

It was a close 2-1 affair until Penticton broke through with two late goals, the first a controversial one which appeared to be offside, at least according to the keeper and North Country defenders.

“It was a good clean, competitive game,” said veteran Kickers’ midfielder Matt Cherrille. “North Country looks forward to the re-match in a few weeks hoping they can field a stronger lineup as we were missing several regulars due to injury and vacation/work related absences.”

The Okanagan Spring Brewery Camels won a 1-0 forfeit over the Rutland Spirit, while the Vernon Liquor Store Stallions did likewise over Pushor Mitchell of Kelowna.

Second-place Brown Benefits (10-0-1) stuffed the Rented Mules 7-1 at Mission Sports Field #11.