Morning Star Staff
The Okanagan Spring Brewery Camels needed some clutch offence to get back in the playoff picture Monday.
They looked to phenom striker Johnny Orton and Orton nailed a hat trick as the Humpbacks bounced Brandt’s Creek Pub 3-1 in Capri Insurance Men’s 45+ Soccer League play at Parkinson Field #16.
Orton, who is second in league scoring with 15, nodded in an Eric Ladner corner, near post, to open the attack at 15 minutes.
Ladner missed the net right side on a penalty kick in the 30th minute, but then set up Orton for a tally 13 minutes later. Chad Wardman of the Pubbers (7-5-1) replied near the break.
Dave Dawson stripped the ball from a Pubber and fed Dave Eddy, who hit Steve Milne on the flank. Milne crossed to Orton for the hatty at 87 minutes.
Camel keeper Kelly Schley went right, then left, in a hurry, to deflect a sure goal with his fingertips near the 75th minute, drawing props from both teams in the handshake. Orton was the Earls Man of the Match for the 6-5-2 Camels.
Turn-Key Controls Ogopogos stopped a horrid two-game losing streak by ambushing the Pushor Mitchell Rented Mules 8-0 at Marshall Field #3.
Mark Wasylyk and Henry Czerwonka each supplied deuces with Wasylyk hitting the 13-goal mark, fourth best in the league.
Volker Otto, Bryan Schenker, Ruben Cerventes and Rick Danyluk provided singles for Turn-Key, who gave up a dozen goals in their last two defeats. Danyluk posted his first snipe of the season 12 seconds after the opening kick-off, while Cervantes did likewise in the final half.
Schenker delivered some outstanding passes, setting up a least four goals. Wasylyk fed Danyluk for the winner with the Mules’ keeper deflecting the shot in.
Schenker got his first assist on a cross to Czerwonka, who poked the ball into the net for the fourth goal. Schenker and Czerwonka completed the same play a second time, making it 5-0.
Wasylyk then headed in a cross from Czerwonka, named the Scotiabank Man of the Match.
Bosman Accounting of Vernon ran Soccer United to a 2-2 draw at Marshall #1.
Ian Murphy converted a Bosman penalty kick in the 43rd minute after Dave Notte was called for a slide tackle on Kerry Correia.
Right fullback Chris Newitt snuck in behind a napping left midfielder Kevin Mitchell for the bullet-equalizer at 52 minutes.
United went in front two minutes later when Andy Macdonnell connnected from the right flank.
Roadrunner Gerard Geelkerken beat the offside trap and beat keeper Chris Turbitt right side to level things at 72 minutes.
Turbitt stoned Murphy from seven yards out and then robbed Louie Fuscaldo on the rebound at 80 minutes. Paul McArdle, who played multiple positions and pulled off a spectacular, spread-eagle header which went 25 yards, was named Boston Pizza Man of the Match.
United is 4-7-2, Bosman 2-8-3.