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Pepsi secures Rapids regular-season title

Pepsi has won the Whitehorse Rapids Over-35 soccer league title with three rounds of games still to be played, as they beat Yukon Brewing in a very competitive 2-1 game on Saturday morning.

By freelancer on February 2, 2018

Pepsi has won the Whitehorse Rapids Over-35 soccer league title with three rounds of games still to be played, as they beat Yukon Brewing in a very competitive 2-1 game on Saturday morning.

Pepsi’s success this season has come on the back of them being a well-oiled machine with no apparent weaknesses.

Skipper Keith Maguire marshals the defence with an iron grip, Guliano Rayo and Myles Dolphin add flair and steel to the midfield, Simon Pulido leads the line with vital goals, whilst the supporting cast all make valuable contributions.

Pepsi’s goals came from Rayo and Dolphin, with Rich Potter hitting the net for the Brew. The champagne could have been put on ice for another week, had the Brew’s captain Jim Connell not missed a chance that was easier to score than miss.

The loss has Yukon Brewing looking at the Jim Brown game, which decides who can join the battle for the playoffs between the fourth and fifth place teams at the end of the regular season.

Yukon Info are fired up

Like a phoenix from the flames of despair, Yukon Info.com have been reborn, with a performance that shows they will be a force to reckon with for the rest of the season.

With all their players back no one can take the men in orange lightly as they claimed a 7-5 victory over Klondike Business Solutions.

Jürgen Korn has added another dimension to their play that has allowed JP Ladroue and David Strachan the space they need to bang in the goals.

Yukon Info took the lead early, but KBS fought back and took what was thought to be a unassailable advantage.

But Jan Aalt van den Hoorn’s team have a new belief in themselves and scored fast and late for a well-deserved win.

Brian Fidler and Ladroue scored two each, while Strachan, Korn and Ben Mercier all got one for Yukon Info.

Keith Welch, James McCullough, David Rayo, Adil Khalik and Danny Macdonald all claimed goals for KBS.

KBS is still sitting second in the league standings, one point ahead of Tony’s Pizza who have a game in hand coming off their bye week.

Tony’s Pizza will take on Pepsi this Saturday with KBS on the bye and Yukon Brew facing off against Yukon Info.

-By Andy Todd

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