Turn-Key and Monashee Surveying FC drew 1-1 in North Okanagan Soccer League action Wednesday night at Marshall Field #5.
Belated birthday boy Nick Croken opened the scoring for Monashee when he outran a defender after Ryan Sharp lobbed the ball over top to Croken, who converted from a sharp angle.
Turn-Key keeper Greg Douma recorded the first save and got a piece of the rebound which just beat Nathan Tucker on the goal line.
Turn-Key (2-0-1) equalized on a free kick from the top of the box in the second half. Monashee keeper James Inglish made a huge save on Evan’s Moore’s kick, but knocked it straight up and Chris Jahnig of Turn-Key headed the ball past English with the Monashee (1-1-1) defenders watching.
Most of the game was played in the neutral zone.
Meanwhile, Salmon Arm Courvas held off the ever-improving Peters Tirecraft/Concept Physio 2-1 at Marshall #2.
Sean Jenkins buried a rebound after centre midfielder Martin Paris took a free kick which the Couras keeper fumbled, for Tirecraft’s goal.
“Kyle Richardson, at centre defender, was outrageously good,” said Tirecraft manager Brad Conlin. “And Martin Paris was just a force out there.”
Richardson just returned from four months travelling throughout Southeast Asia. Paris was signed after a stellar indoor season.
North Enderby Timber went to Salmon Arm with one substitute and fell 4-0 to Nation of Domination Eagle Homes.
The Timber dipped to 3-1.
In games next Wednesday, the Salmon Arm Outlaws battle Eagles Homes at Blackburn Park, while the Timber take on Turn-Key at Marshall Field #2 and Tirecraft tangle with Monashee at Marshall #5.
The Revelstoke Stallions host the Courvas.