Silver Stars' Steve Church (left) goes down in pursuit of the ball as he battles with North Country Appraisals Kickers' Jamie McPherson in Okanagan Oldtimers Men's 45+ Soccer League action Monday night at Marshall Field.

Silver Stars' Steve Church (left) goes down in pursuit of the ball as he battles with North Country Appraisals Kickers' Jamie McPherson in Okanagan Oldtimers Men's 45+ Soccer League action Monday night at Marshall Field.

Lowe hero for Humpbacks

Terry Lowe was supposed to be a stand-in for regular Hi-Pro Sportswear Camels’ keeper Dave Dutcher Monday night at MacDonald Park. Instead, Lowe was a standout, making a few key leg saves in the first half and handling the ball well all night, in the Camels’ 2-0 win over the Rutland Spirit. Lowe also manned the post-game barbecue.

Terry Lowe was supposed to be a stand-in for regular Hi-Pro Sportswear Camels’ keeper Dave Dutcher Monday night at MacDonald Park.

Instead, Lowe was a standout, making a few key leg saves in the first half and handling the ball well all night, in the Camels’ 2-0 win over the Rutland Spirit. Lowe also manned the post-game barbecue.

Striker Gord Howard converted a through ball by Mike Daly for the Humpbacks’ opening goal in the first minute, while centre midfielder Dan Zieske, who sailed three left-footed attempts over the net, buried a low right-footer in the final minute after a pass by Howard.

Left fullback Stuart Whitling ran aggressively for loose balls and earned the Times of London Man of the Match as the Camels went to 8-1-2 in the Okanagan Oldtimers 45+ League.

The Spirit (2-9-1) got a stellar game from towering defender Dave Gould, a Vernon product.

The Vernon Silver Stars and North Country Appraisals Kickers battled to a 2-2 draw at Marshall Field #4.

North Country (6-1-4) went up 1-0 in the 30th minute after Mike Francis lobbed one over the head of keeper Ted Lurkins and under the crossbar.

The Stars (5-2-4) tied it after a turnover in the North Country end with red-hot Bill Graham corking a howitzer short corner.

Viagra Man of the Match Steven Fitzpatrick put the Stars up with a quick, sharp-angled free kick, but Wil Kruiper equalized with 10 minutes remaining off a scramble after a corner.

Penticton United shut down the shortstaffed Big O Tire Ogopogos 4-0 at City Park in Kelowna.

United (8-2-1) Penticton pressed hard after taking a 1-0 halftime lead, but Big O keeper Yogi Kongsdorf made outstanding save after save, shaking the heads of his competition all night long.

Brad Conlin and Mark Wasylyk played excellent at center half, and the 3-8 Ogopogo back line, run by speedy Rob Ross, denied several attacks.

Okanagan Spring Brewery bowed 3-0 to Kelowna’s Pushor Mitchell Advocates at Rutland Fields. The Advocates are 4-4-2, Spring 4-6-1.

In other games, it was Lake Country FC 5 Cantina’s Pub 0; Salmon Arm 5 Kelowna Rented Mules 0.

Celtics bow to Fountain Tire

The Vernon Square Liquor Store Celtics were upset 3-1 by Kelowna Fountain Tire in 35+ league action at Marshall Field #1.

The first half was a fierce affair with referee Bruce Townsend needing all his experience to keep the game under control.

The Celtics dominated possession early on but Fountain Tire scored first after a quickly taken corner. The Celtics increased the tempo at the start of the second half, resulting in a wave of attacks and a string of near misses.

The well-deserved equalizer finally came after 15 minutes when Tim McGohan tapped in from close range after a string of one-touch passes ripped the Kelowna defence apart.

Man markers Rod Valdivisio and Joey Schrober were outstanding for the Celtics (4-4-1). The Tiremen improved to 5-5.

Vernon Toyota had a game to forget in a 10-0 loss to league-leading Peoples Insulation at Mission 73 Sports Park. The Carmen dipped to 5-4, while Peoples improved to 8-0-2.

Vernon’s Bosman Accounting fell 3-1 to Lake Country Variform at Beasley Park. Steve Smith made his comeback after injury and scored for Bosman (2-7). Lake Country is 7-1-2.