Nation of Domination Eagle Homes' Daniel Wood (front) is denied a wide-open net as Monashee Surveying netminder Colin McDonnel gets a foot on the shot to send it wide in North Okanagan Men's Soccer League action Wednesday at Marshall Field.

Nation of Domination Eagle Homes' Daniel Wood (front) is denied a wide-open net as Monashee Surveying netminder Colin McDonnel gets a foot on the shot to send it wide in North Okanagan Men's Soccer League action Wednesday at Marshall Field.

Timber men trim Courvas

The North Enderby Timber stuffed arch rival Courvas 5-2 in North Okanagan Men’s Soccer League action Wednesday night at Salmon Arm Savings & Credit Union Park.

Courvas went ahead 1-0 after a necessary foul in the 18-yard box. The Courvas striker beat keeper Danny Stein with a well-placed shot off the post that was virtually impossible to stop.

The Timber replied seven minutes later when Harminder Sandhu equalized with a clean strike that beat the keeper top corner. The half closed at 1-1 but the Timber knew what needed to be done.

“We had to work out a couple kinks at the half but we came back out we played to our strengths and took it to them,” said veteran Timber Andy Stein.

Center midfielder Corey Wallis took control of the midfield along with Devin Janke. The tandum was able to dictate the pace of the game for the Timber and helped to create each of the Timber’s scoring chances.

Brent Poulsen put NET ahead 2-1 after a nifty deke past the Courvas left defender. Poulsen then used his speed to take advantage of the out of place defenders and calmly place the ball in the back of the net.

Wallis later stole the ball from a Courvas midfield and quickly turned the attack around. After beating several players, Wallis found a streaking Janke, who hammered home a one-time blast from 20 yards out.

Poulsen advanced the Timber to 4-1 after firing a long shot that beat the keeper and ricocheted off a defender attempting to clear the ball off the goal line.

Courvas produced one more tally after a momentary lapse by the Timber defence, however Alex Farina stepped up and completed the scoring minutes later. Farina fired home a one-timer into a bare net after Sandhu danced around two Courvas defenders, dished the ball to Poulsen, who perfectly played the ball to Farina for the easy goal.

The win takes the Timber to a perfect 5-0 with an impressive 21 goals for on the season.

Meanwhile Monashee Surveying lost 2-1 to the NOD Eagle Homes at Marshall Field #3.

Eagle Homes led 2-0 at the half with the Surveyors responding when Devin Marriott converted a penalty spot attempt.

Marriott was pulled down on a breakaway after a feed by Jay Aarsen, who chipped a shot over the Eagle Homes’ defence. Marriott struck the post before falling to the ground.

Enzo Paal started the game off with a quick goal with help from midfielders Riley Spraggs and Brock Reim, and added another on a penalty kick as Concept Physio punished the Salmon Arm Outlaws 6-0 at Marshall Field #5.

In Revelstoke, the Davidson Dynamite FC earned a 1-1 tie with the Stallions.

Nathan Whitling scored for the Dynamite, whose own goal helped Revelstoke.

The 32nd annual National Oldtimers Tournament will feature 58 men’s and women’s teams in seven different divisions at MacDonald Park and Marshall Field this weekend.

There is $10,000 in prize money up for grabs with the Surrey United back defending their men’s 35+ title and the Calgary Tsunami Blues returning to go for another women’s 35+ crown.

Team NARF of Edmonton, led by the bubbly Donna Hill, are returning for their 13th tournament, playing this year in the women’s 40+ class.

The men’s 35+ final goes Monday at noon, while the women’s 35+ championship is Monday at 10:30 a.m., both at MacDonald.

The North Okanagan United are representing Vernon in the women’s 40+, while Vernon United are in the men’s 35+ division.

Vernon also has entries in the men’s 50+ and 55+ categories.