Morning Star Staff
Turn-Key Controls shut out the Revelstoke Stallions 4-0 in North Okanagan Soccer League make-up action Sunday night at Marshall Field #5.
With both sides fielding just one sub, there was little action early on in the sweltering heat, but young Mike Bennett opened the scoring for Turn-Key when he fooled the Revelstoke keeper on a 20-yard strike.
Andrew Pool put Turn-Key ahead 2-0 shortly after when be beat a defender and went short side.
Turn-Key wasted little time adding to the lead in the second half when a shot from Taylor Horsting was cleared by Revelstoke into their own net.
Evan Moore completed the scoring by taking a misplaced goal kick and rocketing it to the top right corner.
Victor Gouchee was stellar for Turn-Key, earning the clean sheet with the Total Restoration Save of the Game in the final minutes.
Defender Sam Nolan earned Nolan’s Pharmasave Man of the Match honours in his return to the lineup after a month in Vancouver.
In Capri Insurance 45+ League action, the Vernon Liquor Store Stars drew 2-2 with Lake Country at Beasley Park.
Lake Country had no subs and the Stars were looking for blood, but the Lakers clicked first on a goal by Steve Reston. The liquormen (6-6-2)countered on a hard shot by John Matejka that hit a defender’s elbow and changed direction en route to the goal.
Lake Country (9-4-1) responded minutes later on a great cross by Steve Cox with a precision-like finish by Andrew Martin.
Just before half, a penalty shot was awarded to Lake Country and the Graeme Jenkins’ shot hit the post and the follow-up shot went skyward.
The Stars wore down Lake Country with relentless pressure and Matejka delivered the equalizer.
Vernon had a chance for the win after a Laker defender touched the ball with his hands as a hard shot off a corner was labeled for his face and he instinctively put up his hands to block the drive, taking a red card.
Laker keeper Todd Ryder robbed Andy Whiston on the ensuing penalty kick with two minutes remaining, diving to his right.
North Country Appraisals Kickers moved into second place with a 4-0 win over Big O Tire-Turn-Key at Marshall #1.
Matt Cherrille scored twice after nice feeds from Greg Bevandick and Lars Martens. Wil Kruiper and Floyd Ryan, with a late goal on a nice volley. added singles. David Gadd pocketed the shutout as the Kickers improved to 10-2-1.
The 5-8 Ogopogos, low in numbers with several players at the World Masters Games in Italy, did well to improve their passing game, sticking to short passes and maintaining possession for as long as possible.
Roland Riedstra had a couple of good chances, but Ogopogos’ keeper Yogi Kongsdorf, was the Kidston & Co. Man of the Match, making spectacular saves against the relentless Kickers’ attack.
Props went to Volker Otto, Rob Ross and Leo Nadeau, who sparkled on defence and midfield, along with Parm Kler, who ran the length of the field several times.
Kelowna Cantinas brushed back winless Bosman Accounting 1-0 at Marshall #5.
Garry Heathcote connected on a great shot to the right top corner of the Bosman net after he picked off an errant low goal kick by keeper Greg Thalheimer.
The Ringo-En Orchards Man of the Match Kerry Correia just shot side on two breakaway attempts and Bosman came close on two corner ball scrambles. Rod Maclean filled in nicely in net for the 4-9-1 Cantinas.
League-leading Browns Benefits cruised to a 8-0 victory over the Rented Mules on a sizzling 36- degree Okanagan night at Mission 71 Park.
Grant Campbell opened the scoring early with a header after a Darryl Hazell corner. Shortly afterwards, Lionel Hoffman headed home Campbell’s corner.
Larry Kinakin scored a Ronaldo-esque goal when he picked up the ball on the wing and dribbled into the middle before curling a great shot into the far corner. Don Brown completed the first-half offence with a 20-yard laser to the top corner.
Jim Kruiper squeezed a shot through the legs of Rented Mule keeper Blair Forrest to start the second-half scoring, followed by a crafty free kick from Dante Zanatta putting Hazell in on a breakaway which he calmly converted.
A header from Scott Sieben and a long-range effort from Colin Burton completed the scoring for the 13-0 Browns. The Mules dipped to 2-10-1.