Peters Tirecraft was growing weary of dropping a series of tough losses in the Vernon Men’s Indoor Soccer League.
Tirecraft stopped the losing skid Wednesday night with a sweet 3-1 victory over Vernon Kal Tire at the VantageOne Indoor Centre.
Tirecraft stepped up and played with steely determination, taking an early lead off goals from Mike Conlin and a fantastic strike by tireless Brock Ream. It was 2-0 at the break.
Kal Tire responded with a relentless attack after the recess, but Tirecraft acrobatic keeper Dean Buse stepped up big with massive saves off sniper Ryan Sharp and smooth as Crown Royal Mike Arding.
“Englishman Billy was a stud all night for Kal Tire,” said Tirecraft veteran midfielder Brad Conlin.
“We weathered the storm forcing the play back at Kal Tire and securing a third goal off a super strike by Christian Demillville finishing off a Mike Conlin rebound.”
Kal Tire eventually popped one behind Buse but could not break down the determined Tirecraft crew.
Both teams played extremely hard with tough battles all over the field in a super fast-paced game.
Tirecraft Man of the Match was Marcello Najeva, who played every position with great success.
Sharp and Arding put in strong performances for Kal Tire all night, moving the ball forward to strikers who kept the Tirecraft defenders on high alert.