Miller lifts TOFC over Mountain

Thompson Okanagan FC grounds Mountain United 2-1 in Under 13 boys Rep soccer play Sunday at Mission Sports Fields in Kelowna.

Vernon’s Owen Miller netted the winner as Thompson Okanagan FC grounded Mountain United 2-1 in Under 13 boys Rep soccer play Sunday at Mission Sports Fields in Kelowna.

With less than a minute to play in injury time, Matt Barcelona (Kelowna) delivered a corner that Miller headed home.

TOFC trailed the Burnaby/North Shore United club in the first half after an error on the back line. The boys equalized just before the half when a strong run by Mitch Morgan (Lake Country) resulted in a cross to the far post that Connor Yendley (Kelowna) buried past the fallen keeper.

With about 15 minutes to play, a United player was sent off, leaving the door open for an exciting finish. Numerous rushes by Kazuki Comley (Vernon) wore down the Mountain defenders.

In Under 13 intake girls action Sunday in Kelowna, Yvonne Manwaring of Kamloops converted twice as TOFC outlasted Mountain United 3-2.

Manwaring broke past the Mountain defenders on the left side and sent a cross through to Olivia Mcleod (Vernon) for the first goal of the game at the 18-minute mark.

Shortly after, Manwaring pounced on a ball that skidded past a United defender on the rain-soaked turf for the second goal. Manwaring made it 3-0 before the half.

Taitum MacAulay of Vernon earned the clean sheet as the TOFC U14 boys shut out the Magnuson Ford Mariners 2-0 Saturday at Mission Fields.

Sam McDonald (Kelowna) connected twice in the first half to handle the Thompson Okanagan attack.

TOFC drew Mountain 1-1 on Sunday.

United came out strong, surprising the TOFC defence with a quick goal early in the half.

Graeme Lewis (Kelowna) corralled a free kick from Sem Kampman (West Kelowna) and breezed past the Mountain defence to tie the game just before the half ended.