The North Enderby Timber rallied to ground the NOD Eagle Homes 4-1 in North Okanagan Soccer League action Wednesday night at the Salmon Arm Savings & Credit Union Sports Centre.
After arguably the Timber’s worst half of the season where they fell behind 1-0, Brent Poulsen levelled the score in the 55th minute.
Poulsen capatalized on a miscommunication between the NOD keeper and a defender when the ball bounced off the two right to him and he tapped in the free ball from three yards for the easiest goal of the year.
Just five minutes later off an NET short corner, Kyle Fertile played the ball to Chris Ovens, who passed to Dan Aikema for the between-the-legs flick past everyone into the back of the net for the goal of the night.
In the 65th minute, Poulsen was given another gift when the NOD keeper flubbed a clearance right to Poulsen’s foot at the top of the box and he calmly passed it into the empty net.
Poulsen completed the hat trick after a nifty three-way passing play including Fabrice Fanfani and Fertile. Danny Stein earned the save of the match robbing NOD from a second goal off a free kick. Stein used all his 5-foot-10 frame to make the diving save.
The Timber and Courvas FC of Salmon Arm share the penthouse at 11-1. Eagle Homes is 4-7-1.
Courvas stayed even with NET by shelling Turn-Key Controls 7-1 at Marshall Field #4.
Turn-Key played the entire first half with 10 players and were unable to corral the skilled Courvas team as they built a 3-0 half-time advantage.
Preston Tucker showed up early in the second half to give the Turn-Key squad even numbers and scored on a great volley after some pressure.
Peters Tirecraft lost a 3-1 heartbreaker to the host Salmon Arm Outlaws.
After a scoreless half which was dominated by 1-8-3 Tirecraft, the Outlaws scored on their first two shots of the final 45.
Tirecraft continued to dominate play but failed to connect until midway through the half when some great ballwork between Christian DeMilleville, Martin Paris and Man of the Match Brock Reim ended with Reim pushing the ball past the keeper.
Mike Conlin had a great header in the box that was taken away on a phantom offside call and the Outlaws (3-8-1) finished off the scoring minutes after that on their fourth shot on net.
The Revelstoke Stallions brushed back Monashsee Surveying 2-0 in the Shuswap, improving to 6-6. Monashee us 2-8-2.