The Penticton Masters Pinnacles dispatched Vernon Kal Tire 5-2 in Kelowna Tree Brewing Men’s 35+ Soccer League play Thursday night at Rutland Sports Fields.
Penticton (5-2-1) struck first with a goal-line pass making its way through defenders to an open Pinnacle. Kal Tire (1-4-2) answered when Ryan Sharp stole a misplayed ball by the Pinnacles keeper and buried it from 10 yards.
A few minutes later, Kal Tire kept the pressure on as Alberto Lopez took a feed from Jeff Nice and hit a low corner shot to make it 2-1.
In the second half, Penticton pushed hard and got the equalizer with a break through the middle giving keeper Bobby Zalcik no chance.
Penticton got two more after a few missed chances by Kal Tire. The best opportunity for Kal tire came when Nice accepted a cross from Rodney Goodchild but hit it directly to the keeper.
Penticton got a late goal to make it 5-2 on what appeared to be an offside. Next up for Kal Tire is defending champion Enco.
Lake Country FC brushed back Vernon Kal Tire 1-0 in 55+ league play Thursday night at Beasley Park.
A wide open Mike Ley beat keeper Pete (The Heat) Richter to a loose ball near the 30 and strolled in for the empty-net tally near the 65th minute.
Central midfielder Jim Sparrow, who’s having a stellar season since playing several games at the World Masters Games in New Zealand, was the 3-6 Tiremen’s Dairy Queen Man of the Match.
George Heiss earned the clean sheet with several splendid saves, while fullback Neil Barrodale sweetly blocked a corker by Terry Lowe near the far post. Al (Axe) Mason and Duane Mueller enjoyed solid showings for the 3-5-1 Lakers.
North Country Kickers of Kelowna grounded the Silver Stars 4-1 at MacDonald Park. Nigel Klack converted a late penalty kick for the Stars, who dipped to 4-3-1. The Kickers improved to 7-1-1. Wetside shut out Penticton 2-0, while Brandt’s Creek iced Kelowna Vintage 2-0.
Third time was a charm as Sir Winston’s Attack finally beat Collaborate Wellness 3-2 in Division 2 women’s play Thursday night.
Nicole Carlson recorded a quick early goal, while newcomer Nikki Mills and experienced striker Brandi Wejr finished the trifecta with a lovely ball just under the top bar.
Keeper Celine Conly played an excellent first half, and all-around star Karina McGaw dominated in centre midfield and brought her tenacity to net in the final 45. Liz Lucas posted the the play of the match – coming out of nowhere – and shielding the net with her body to stop a sure goal in the dying minutes.