Yargeau’s head on straight for Kal Tire

Kriss Yargeau used his head wisely Monday night as Kal Tire brushed off the host Salmon Arm Beer Badgers 4-3.

Morning Star Staff

Kriss Yargeau used his head wisely Monday night as Kal Tire brushed off the host Salmon Arm Beer Badgers 4-3 in Kelowna Men’s 35+ Soccer League play.

Yargeau scored early on a rebound off the cross bar, placing a header in the back of the net. Kal  Tire kept the pressure on as Jesse Knight fed Tim McGowan for a sweet one-timer.

Salmon Arm responded after a mix up in communication on the Tiremen back line before the Vernon crew countered right away as Knight crossed to Yargeau for his second header.

The Badgers pressured early in the second half, but the Kal Tire defence, led by relentless Ryan Sharp, kept them from glory.

The Badgers then pulled to within a goal before  Knight bounced in a triple-post offering. The Badgers closed the offence on a well-placed shot.

In Capri Insurance Men’s 45+ League action, the Leko Precast Camels went to 3-0 by grounding Silver Stars 3-1 at frigid Marshall Field #1.

Dave Howes clicked in the 10th minute for the 2-1 Stars, burying a rebound. John Burns earned the assist.

Roadrunner Zane Klym levelled things in the 40th minute from six yards, after a cross by Chris Odermatt.

The Camels then got two corkers, the first from 20 yards by Gord Howard after a feed by Dan Zieske. Brian Williamson swiped the ball at midfield, beat a couple of defenders and unleashed a 35-yarder for insurance. Stars’ keeper Ted Lurkins had no chance on either blast.

Turn Key/Big O Tire Ogopogos toppled Bosman Accounting 3-1 in a battle of winless teams at Marshall #3.

Big O came out flying but Bosman keeper Pete (The Heat) stoned them cold while watching Big O strike numerous posts and crossbars and sailing shots wide from in tight, mainly by strikers Roland Riedstra and Mark Wasylyk.

Jenne Huberts and Ian Murphy of Bosman also struck a couple of post and bars, while Big O keeper Jorgen Kongsdorf stole one away from Murphy on a clear breakaway.

Ruben Cerventez of Big O opened the scoring early in the second half on a gorgeous shot after a nice pass back into the box from newbie Volker Otto, who had sprinted up the flank.

The two sponsors put their two cents in when Parm Kler of Turn Key received the ball off a pinball corner at the 18 and pushed it back to defender Kerry Zubot, who lofted a shot over the heads of everyone guarded in front.

Otto took a penalty kick a little later and drilled a low kick past the sprawling Kilmer Hagen, who replaced the injured Richter 30 minutes into the match.

Bosman’s Stan Pavlov replied late in the game with a unexpected gift after some miscommunication on the Big O backline. Henk Bosman drew the assist.

Defender Dave Hampton earned the Rapunzel’s Salon Man of the Match for the Ogogopos. Defender  Chris Nielsen took the Target Man of the Match for Bosman.


In other league action, Rusty’s (formerly IGA) shut down North Country Appraisals Kickers 2-0 at cold and rainy Parkinson #9 Field and the Rented Mules grounded Brandt’s Creek 4-1 at Parkinson #16.