Stars shut down Kelowna Kickers

The Vernon Stars grounded the Kelowna Kickers 2-0 in Okanagan Oldtimers 50+ Soccer League action Thursday night at Marshall Field #5.

The Vernon Stars grounded the Kelowna Kickers 2-0 in Okanagan Oldtimers 50+ Soccer League action Thursday night at Marshall Field #5.

The Stars scored once in each half with Kenny James parachuting in a gorgeous cross from the left side which was nodded in by Colin Greveling for his first header goal ever.

Late in the second half, Mark Hopkins took advantage of a defensive slip and chipped the ball over the advancing keeper. Ray Tims recorded the shutout as the Stars went to 6-3-1.

Vernon Kal Tire blew three one-goal leads before settling for a 3-3 draw with Lake Country at Reiswig Park.

Tireless midfielder Denis Chabot, named the Lumby Ramshorn Pub Man of the Match, opened the scoring when he swiped a loose ball off Lake Country keeper George Heiss.

Chabot’s 20-yard shot early in the second half was deflected in by a sliding Lake Country defender Ray Wagner. Chabot completed the Tiremen attack by knocking in a nifty cross by Mark DeVolder.

Weiss made several great saves, robbing DeVolder from in close after Kevin Mitchell’s header off a cross by Jim Sparrow, bounced off the crossbar.