The highest-scoring game in Whitehorse Rapids over-35 soccer history was played out on Saturday morning at the Canada Games Centre with both Tony’s Pizza and Klondike Business Solutions hitting nine goals apiece.
Early morning fans were treated to a goal fest never seen before. Tony’s Pizza led 6-2 at the break and seemed to be cruising to an easy win, however Danny Macdonald’s KBS team didn’t know they were beaten.
With the Pizza boys visibly tiring KBS hit back, banging in goals from all angles, none better than Keith Welch’s effort.
With only a minute to go, and the scoreboard showing 9-9, Tony’s was praying for the final whistle as the blues skipper Macdonald raced down the wing, crossed to an unmarked David Rayo, who uncharacteristically fluffed his lines leaving honours even.
Scorers for Tony’s were Justin Carre with four, Phil Jackson (3), George Maratos and Arnold Hedstrom, while Danny Macdonald (4), Eric Murphy (2), James McCollough, Keith Welch and David Rayo all hitting the net for KBS.
Bousquet’s medicine not strong enough
Dr. Rob Bousquet has been treating fans of over-35 soccer in doses of entertainment for many years, however even he was not good enough to anesthetize the power of Pepsi, as they ran away to a 5-2 win over Yukon Info.com.
The game was a bit of an anticlimax in comparison to the first, with the half time scoreboard showing no goals scored.
The scoreboard started to tick in the second half as Pepsi began to dominate proceedings scoring goals through Guliano Rayo (2), Kristian Goncze, Myles Dolphin and Simon Pulido.
The Doc was assisted by Yukon Info’s captain Jan Aalt Van Den Hoorn, both collecting goals in consolation.
Pepsi’s win takes them back to the summit of the league at the top of the table with KBS chasing hard, one point behind.
The league will continue to play through the holidays with KBS taking on Yukon Info in the early game Saturday and Pepsi facing off against Yukon Brewing.
-By Andy Todd