Morning Star Staff
Turn-Key Controls used a variety of sources to ambush Peters Tirecraft 6-1 in a sweltering North Okanagan Soccer League game Wednesday night at Marshall Field #4.
The Tiremen enjoyed a good start but it was Turn-Key defender Sean Bonnett who found himself with some space in the 18 after a pass from Evan Moore for the opening goal.
Shortly after, Nolan’s Pharamsave Man of the Match Preston Tucker used the outside of his right foot to bury a 25-yard blast.
The Controls squad carried the possession the rest of the half led by Moore and Tucker in the midfield, and had numerous chances from wingers Taylor Horsting and Marco Arnold.
Burly attacker Conan Ackert quickly put the Controls up by four in the second half when he potted a pair in a matter of minutes.
Keeper Gregg Douma who was filling in for Jeremy Kler (out with a body injury) narrowly missed the shutout when Andrew Fanderham volleyed a 20-yard corker, worthy of the SportsCentre Top-10.
Defender Carson Haywood-Farmer unleashed a shot from outside the box that squeaked past the Tirecraft keeper for the final tally.
Defender Sam Nolan earned the Total Restoration Save of the Game for his efforts in keeping the Tirecraft attack grounded all night.
Monashee Surveying whitewashed the Salmon Arm Outlaws 4-0 in a highly physical match at Marshall #1.
Alberto Lopez converted from in tight for the lone first-half goal.
Coming out in the second half with some energy, super pest Darren Nobrega created a chance and was taken down in the box. Ryan Sharp, who finally got out of net duty, finished cleanly.
Things got tougher down the stretch, but Ryan Sharp hit his brother Zach with a goal kick and the streaking Zach made it 3-0. Lopez capped the scoring. James Inglis recorded the shutout.
Honorable mention went to Nick Croken for playing several positions for Monashee.
Vernon Riot FC and the Vernon Camels FC played to a 2-2 draw at Marshall #2.
The Camels went up 2-0 before Andres Castillo converted a penalty kick for the Riot. Just 10 minutes later, Castillo put a lovely ball across the net and Rob Ross, a leading contender for the Golden Boot award, drove a header through the Camel keeper. The game was called early due to darkness.
Nation of Domination Eagle Homes shut down North Enderby Timber 3-0 at Marshall #5.
The Timber hung keeper Bryndon Buckham out to dry on two free breakaways. NET received a bold effort from midfielder Chris Ovens.
In Kelowna Men’s 35+ Soccer League play Monday, Penticton brushed back Vernon Kal Tire 4-1.
Penticton jumped to a 2-0 start before Brian Schenker showed great form with his trademark run and slipped one past the Penticton keeper.
Two of Penticton’s goals were on penalty kicks. Kal Tire got strong play from Ian Butler.
KONGSDORF KING BIG O BEAR
Affectionately known as Yogi, smiling Danish bear Jorgen Kongsdorf was at his acrobatic finest Monday night at choppy Marshall Field #3.
Kongsdorf earned the Schneider’s Meats Man of the Match as Big O Tire/Turn Key Ogopogos grounded the Rented Mules 3-1 in Capri Insurance Okanagan Men’s 45+ Soccer League play.
Kongsdorf saved Big O’s bacon a few times early on three clear breakaways from the rushing Rented Mule forwards. The Mules scored midway through the half with the Ogopogos equalizing just before the break when Roland Riedstra broke through after a great kick from Kongsdorf, and converted nicely.
In the second half, Mark Wasylyk broke in and connected for his first two goals of the season after having offside issues in the first three games.
The Silver Stars went to 4-0 by shutting down Cantinas 2-0 at Marshall #3.
Gary Saunders opened up the scoring with a tap in at the far post after a build up that started deep in the Silver Star back line.
Paul McArdle, an Everton Bluenose supporter, supplied insurance midway through the second half after a dazzling run down the wing by Saunders. McArdle’s goal was a thing of beauty after he one-touched and connected on a half-volley.
Cantinas almost scored late after keeper Ted Lurkins played the ball like Flipper before a majestic recovery to preserve his first shutout of the season.
Brown Benefits (formerly Rusty’s and IGA) cruised to a comfortable 6-0 win over Bosman Accounting at Parkinson #9.