Turn-Key Controls Ltd.’s Greg Finch and Monashees’ Matt McKeown fight for ball possession in an all-Vernon match-up of the North Okanagan Men’s Soccer League playoffs Wednesday night at Marshall Field. Turn-Key took care of their city rivals

Turn-Key Controls Ltd.’s Greg Finch and Monashees’ Matt McKeown fight for ball possession in an all-Vernon match-up of the North Okanagan Men’s Soccer League playoffs Wednesday night at Marshall Field. Turn-Key took care of their city rivals

NET, Turn-Key advance to final four

The all-Vernon North Okanagan Men’s Soccer League quarterfinals were carbon copies.

The all-Vernon North Okanagan Men’s Soccer League quarterfinals were carbon copies.

Regular season champion North Enderby Timber and third-seeded Turn-Key Controls advanced to the final four with 7-0 victories at Marshall Field Wednesday.

NET cruised to its win over Peters Tirecraft, while Turn-Key took care of Monashees.

The timbermen will face Salmon Arm’s Eagle Homes Nation of Domination in Wednesday’s semifinal at Marshall Field.

Nation of Domination, the league’s fifth-seed, went into Revelstoke and dumped the hometown fourth-ranked Stallions 4-1.

Turn-Key will, for the fourth year in a row, take on Courvas of Salmon Arm in the semifinals. The match will be played in Salmon Arm.

Courvas advanced with a 9-2 win over the Salmon Arm Outlaws.

At Marshall Field, Peters Tirecraft was dealing with no subs and the heat as they fell behind early to the top-ranked NET.

Kyle Halvorson opened the scoring 10 minutes in when set-up man Fabrice Fanfani deked two defenders before sending in Halvorson on a through ball for the goal.

Fanfani was at it again five minutes later when he played the ball to Brent Poulsen, who played a nifty flick to Danny Stein, fooling defenders, and leaving Stein to walk in alone and beat the keeper.

Poulsen then added one of his own on a Halvorson through ball from half, sending in Poulsen on another breakaway and leaving the Tirecraft keeper no chance.

Before halftime, Stein returned the favour  to Poulsen crossing the ball on a two-on-one for the tap in.

Mwiza Singogo, Kyle Fertile and Fanfani each scored and set up a goal in the second half giving the Timber the win.

Victor Gouchee earned his league-leading sixth clean sheet of the year.

In Turn-Key’s win,                 Nolan’s Pharmasave Man of the Match Kanwar Pandher opened the scoring early, converting on back-to-back chances down the wing for the early lead.

Turn-Key carried a heavy possession edge and would add two more goals before the half, with Thomas Pool and David Weir (penalty shot) hitting the scoresheet.

The second half saw much of the same as center midfielders Evan Moore, Enzo Paal and Jeremy Kler were magnificent in moving the ball around for Turn-Key.

Pool would add his second of the night quickly in the second half,  and a great passing play would be converted by Preston Tucker to make it 6-0. Nathan Gatenby would finish off the scoring for the Controls late in the game.

Gregg Douma earned the well-supported shutout in net, making the Total Restoration Save of the Game on a diving free kick save in the second half to preserve the shutout.

The league’s Gibson Cup championship will be played Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Marshall Field.

 

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