Lloyd gets Vernon Kal Tire rolling

Vernon Kal Tire brushes back Kelowna Kickers 3-2 in Okanagan 50+ Soccer League play Thursday night at MacDonald Park.

Striker Mike Lloyd scored twice as Vernon Kal Tire brushed back Kelowna Kickers 3-2 in Okanagan 50+ Soccer League play Thursday night at MacDonald Park.

Lloyd returned from injury reserve to bag a pair of nifty first-half snipes. Kelowna striker Matt McGraw responded with two goals in the final 10 minutes of the opening half.

Midfielder Jenne Huberts supplied the winner with eight minutes remaining from 10 yards out. Midfielder Denis Chabot poached the ball with some dogged hustle and drew the assist.

Central defender Jim McEwan ruled the air and won several 50-50 balls to earn the Wendy’s Man of the Match for the Tiremen (14-5). Midfielder Jim Sparrow, just back from a seven-game stint in Italy, received honourable mention.

Felix Heinrich was in the Kal Tire net before giving way to Tom Ouchi for the second half.

The Silver Stars bowed 6-0 to Penticton United at Mission 71 Park.

Stars’ keeper Dave Gould recorded several huge saves to take the Burnley Fish & Chips Man of the Match.