Mark Wasylyk of Big-O-Tire/Turn-Key Controls Ogopogos chases down Bob Dupas of Pushor Mitchell Advocates after a header in Capri Insurance Mens 45+ Soccer League action Monday night at Marshall Field.

Mark Wasylyk of Big-O-Tire/Turn-Key Controls Ogopogos chases down Bob Dupas of Pushor Mitchell Advocates after a header in Capri Insurance Mens 45+ Soccer League action Monday night at Marshall Field.

Ogopogos brush back Advocates

Big O Tire/Turn-Key Controls Ogopogos will celebrate Canada Day all alone in fourth place in the Capri Insurance Men’s 45+ Soccer League.

Big O Tire/Turn-Key Controls Ogopogos will celebrate Canada Day all alone in fourth place in the Capri Insurance Men’s 45+ Soccer League.

The ever-improving Ogopogos moved two games over .500 for the first time in years by grounding Pushor Mitchell Advocates of Kelowna 3-1 Monday night at Marshall Field #4.

Rookie Roland Riedstra was double trouble versus Pushor Mitchell, working a sweet give-and-go with fellow striker Mark Wasylyk in the first minute. Wasylyk beat keeper Chris Turbitt low to the corner for his ninth goal of the year.

Big O kept applying pressure on the 10-man Advocates side and managed two more goals by Riedstra, one on a nice feed from Brad Conlin. Riedstra ran free towards the outcoming Turbitt and used some nifty foot work for a deke before blasting a shot into the open net.

The second goal by Riedstra, his eighth of the season, came off a great free kick by Leo Nadeau, putting Wasylyk on a break. Wasylyk unselfishly put a cross past Turbitt to a wide open Riedstra at the far post.

Late in the match, the Advocates (3-6-1) managed to spoil Yogi Kongsdorf’s shutout dreams with a hard shot from the top of the 18. Kongsdorf made a nice diving save and the ball slowly rolled out of his finger tips as he laid helplessly on the ground. Bob Dupas rushed in to bury the loose ball.

Nadeau played awesome for the Ogopogos (6-4), keeping control and organization and making it look easy with his centre defence partner Rob Ross. Big O leapfrogged the Silver Stars and Salmon Arm McIsaac & Co.

The Leko Precast Camels of Vernon shut down Cantinas of Kelowna 4-0 but lost veteran defender John Gardner for the season, Monday at Mission #71 Park.

Gardner landed awkwardly on his ankle after a clearance ball struck him in the head seven minutes into the second half as he overlapped down the wing.

He broke his ankle on both sides which means he will have a plate and pins. Gardner was taken to Kelowna General Hospital and doctors re-aligned his ankle preparing for surgery Tuesday.

“He broke it near the sideline so we could hear the loud crack,” said Camels’ veteran Ron Krause. “Johnny was just screaming in pain.”

Gord Howard put the Humpbacks up in the 15th minute after Al Murphy’s header off a Rob Hulstein corner was stopped.

Some 30 minutes after Gardner’s injury halted the game, play resumed and 90 seconds later, Murphy made it 2-0 on a breakaway. Defender Jeff Vest went bottom right on a penalty kick three minutes later after Murphy was pulled down on a slide tackle.

Murphy connected on one of his patented diving headers, off a cross by Rick Raber, to complete the 8-2 Leko offence.

Bosman Accounting of Vernon snapped an eight-game losing skid by grounding the nine-man Rutland Spirit 3-1 at Marshall #1.

Rich Chapman put Rutland ahead near the 15th minute after Bosman missed a handful of good scoring chances. Chapman fooled Pete Richter with a 35-yard free kick.

Bosman (2-8) quickly countered and levelled the score when Ian Murphy nodded a Tom Ouchi corner flush into the middle of the net. Bosman went up a few minutes later when Kevin Mitchell fed Murphy a nifty side flick-on and Murphy raced by a defender and buried a beauty.

Henk Bosman took a through ball up the middle from Murphy – named the Viagra Man of the Match – beat a defender and nailed a hard shot for the 3-1 goal. The gritty Spirit fell to 0-9-1.

League-leading Penticton United stuffed Salmon Arm McIsaac & Co. 5-0 at Beasley Park in Lake Country.

Penticton (9-1) opened the scoring when Kevin Kothlow took a pass down the left side and surprised keeper Ray Tims with a low, hard shot to the corner inside the post. Zeke Pescada made it 2-0 after dancing through a few defenders,

In the second half, Ken Horncastle put United up 3-0 on a well-struck free kick around the outside of the wall and into the corner. Kothlow supplied the fourth goal after a nice build up from the midfield, followed by a long pass from Rob Jackson that eluded defenders and found Kothlow behind the back line for a tap in.

Hard-luck striker Darren (Skinny) Schipf netted his first goal of the season after Pescada stole a ball and broke through the defence and unselfishly passed to Schipf for an easy goal. Salmon Arm dipped to 5-4-1.

Kelowna Marketplace IGA stayed two points back of Penticton by stuffing the Silver Stars 4-0 at Parkinson #9 Field.

The first half was tight with only a single Lionel Hoffman goal separating the teams. IGA came out to put the game to bed in the second half and got goals from the Brown Brothers (Don and Gord) and Tony Gonzales. IGA is 8-1-1, the Stars 4-2-4.

Lake Country also shifted past the Stars and Salmon Arm into fifth by stretching their win streak to four, shelling the Kelowna Rented Mules 3-0 at City Park.

Red-hot rookie Bruce McAuliffe scored twice and Chris Purnell clicked on a brilliant chip over the keeper as Lake Country improved to 5-3-2. Todd Ryder recorded the shutout. The Mules dropped to 3-6-1.

North Country Appraisals Kickers moved into sixth spot by bouncing Brandt’s Creek Pub 3-0 at Parkinson #16.

Ageless Matt Cherrille produced the game’s first two goals in the first half. Sergio Sartori scored on a penalty kick in the second half. Martin Vinze was rarely tested while picking up the shutout.

North Country went to 5-3-2, while Brandt’s Creek, who picked up five cards, including a red, dipped to 4-5-1.

In 35+ league play, the Vernon Celtic extended their win streak to three games with an 11-3 taming of Taco Bell.

Taco Bell (2-7-1) took advantage of a couple defending errors by the Celtic back line early and enjoyed a 3-2 lead after 30 minutes at Mission #73. Jesse Knight led the charge back with five goals for the Celtic (6-2-2). Kriss Yargeau added a hat trick, while the eventual winner came on a brilliant header by underrated midfielder Ryan Leibel. It was Leibel’s first goal in 35 years.

Rodney Goodchild and Ryan Sharpe rounded out the scoring for the third-place Celtic. Kal Tire of Vernon lost 6-1 to Select Your Tickets of Kelowna in 35+ league play Monday night at Marshall #5.

Kal Tire (1-8-1) got their goal on a great individual effort by defender Nathan Bartel. He brought the ball up through the midfield, passed off to Aaron Deans and receiving a return pass from Deans before crossing in a shot that was punched out by the keeper. The rebound was pounced on by Glenn Allan who pushed it past the keeper.