Tiremen end on high

Vernon Kal Tire ended the Okanagan Men’s 50+ Soccer League season by ambushing Winfield 8-2 Thursday night at Reiswig Park.

Vernon Kal Tire ended the Okanagan Men’s 50+ Soccer League season by ambushing Winfield 8-2 Thursday night at Reiswig Park.

Midfielder Jim Sparrow scored twice to lead the Tiremen (14-8-2), while singles came from Mike Lloyd, Kevin Mitchell, Dave Dawson, Wayne Aasen, Mark DeVolder and keeper Geoff Bradbury, on a penalty shot.

Defender Gord Campbell was a rock in the middle and later made some good runs as striker to earn the Tita’s Man of the Match for Kal Tire. Mike Ley and Casper Keuker replied for Winfield, who played the opening 15 minutes with 10 men.

The Silver Stars finished their year by drawing the Kelowna #1 Kickers 2-2 at Kettle Valley Park.

Kelowna took an early lead on a partial breakaway. Vernon tied it up with John Garner chipping a shot over helpless keeper Chris Turbitt.

Just five minutes later, the Stars took the lead on a beauty corner kick from Sleeman’s Man of the Match Phil Fanfani that curled over Turbitt’s hands into the top corner. Kelowna came back shortly after to it up before the first half.

Meanwhile, the Capri Insurance Men’s 45+ Soccer League semifinals go Monday night under the lights.

First-place Penticton United go up against fourth-place Lake Country at Dale Meadows Park in Summerland, while the second-place Kelowna IGA battle the third-place Leko Precast Camels at Beasley #2 Park in Lake Country. Both kick-offs are at 7 p.m.