Timber parlay forfeit into title

The North Enderby Timber claimed another North Okanagan Soccer League title without lacing up their boots.

The North Enderby Timber claimed another North Okanagan Soccer League title without lacing up their boots.

NET won 1-0 by forfeit over the Revelstoke Stallions in a game that was scheduled for Wednesday night in Salmon Arm.

The Timber and Salmon Arm Courvas both finished at 12-1 and split their two regular-season games. NET iced Courvas 7-1, while Courvas stopped NET 1-0 so the Timber took first with a better goal differential.

The playoffs open Wednesday night with the Timber facing last-place Peters Tirecraft, 7 p.m., at Marshall Field #3.

Courvas grounded Peters Tirecraft 6-2 at Marshall Field #4. Andy Collins supplied both goals for Tirecraft (1-10-3) on feeds by Mark Wasylyk.

Courvas meets the seventh-place Salmon Arm Outlaws Wednesday night in the Shuswap.

Turn-Key Controls took third place in the eight-team circuit by smothering the host Outlaws 5-0.

Again playing with no subs, Turn-Key (8-5-1) opened the scoring early when Nathan Tucker converted on a scramble.

Turn-Key carried the majority of the play for the rest of the half but were denied by some excellent goaltending by the Outlaw keeper.

The second half saw Turn-Key focus on keeping the ball and it paid off with an offensive explosion. Centre back Reid Foerter made it 2-0 with a world-class 30-yard strike that dipped under the crossbar.

Shortly after, Kanwar Pandher headed home a beautiful cross from Lucas Betschler to make it 3-0.

Foerter then made a run down the left flank and fed fellow centre back Taylor Horsting, who was streaking towards the back post and volleyed home the cross.

Tucker completed the scoring when he blasted home a 25-yarder top cheddar. Gregg Douma and David Weir shared the shutout.

Turn-Key tangles with sixth-place Monashee Surveying Wednesday night at Marshall #5.

Monashee shut down NOD Eagle Homes of Salmon Arm 2-0 Wednesday night.

Revelstoke, who finished fourth at 6-7-1, takes on fifth-place Eagle Homes (4-8-2) Wednesday in Revelstoke.

The Gibson Cup final date will be announced.