Sparrow soars

Jim Sparrow records his first career hat trick as Vernon Kal Tire rolls Lake Country in Okanagan Oldtimers 55+ Soccer League action.

Midfielder Jim Sparrow recorded his first career hat trick as Vernon Kal Tire rolled over Lake Country in Okanagan Oldtimers 55+ Soccer League action Thursday night at Marshall Field #3.

Sparrow scored once on a corker penalty kick low to the right side, and got his other two tallies on nice feeds just outside the 18 by Wayne Aasen and Denis Chabot, to earn the Libra Video Man of the Match.

Dave Dawson, Chabot and Kevin Mitchell also scored for the 2-1 Tiremen, who got some clutch assists from Mike Lloyd and Roger Irving. Geoff Bradbury earned the easy shutout as Lake Country played one man down.

In 55+ league play in Kelowna, Vernon Silver Stars drew Kelowna 1-1.

Kelowna carried a majority of play the first half, and scored from the 18, just slipping one by the outstretched hands of keeper Ray Tims.

The Stars rebounded in the second half, with Uwe Wolters tying the game when he pounded on a misplayed ball and broke in to bury his shot low to the left side. The Stars had a chance for the go-ahead, but rang a penalty shot off the post.

Newcomer Wayne Fowler earned Man of the Match for his solid defensive effort.