Whitehorse Daily Star

Air North Rangers get first win

Iain Breckenridge’s beleaguered Air North team picked up their first points of the season, as they swept aside Chieftain 5-3 in over 35’s soccer action.

By Whitehorse Star on November 14, 2023

Iain Breckenridge’s beleaguered Air North team picked up their first points of the season, as they swept aside Chieftain 5-3 in over 35’s soccer action.

Carlos Aspiquiza was again on the scoresheet, as he picked up two, helping his team to establish a lead they were never to lose.

Chieftain made a good attempt to stay with Air North, testing keeper Tomas Riexlinger with a range of shots.

Skipper Kruno Kunovic adding to his season tally, as did Hector Lang, but after the break Air North were released from their shackles and poured forward.

Adriano Lamberti picked up his first goal in the league with Ale Pulido, and Jan Aalt van den Hoorn also scoring.

The comedy moment of the game came when under pressure, Breckenridge was trying to clear his lines and only mananaged to hit his own player on the back, which resulted in an own goal.

Koeller as sharp a knife

Jesse Koeller goals are keeping Driving Force at the top of the league table.

His double against Yukon Brewing extended their winning run to five games, with a 2-1 win.

Koeller cannot be stopped at the moment; as soon as he gets a sniff of a goal he buries the ball into the net.

Keith Welch returned from three weeks away at a colonic irrigation retreat feeling fresh and with a new outlook on life to captain the side.

He saw how this team plays for each other, adapting their play to whoever they are playing.

They went toe-to-toe with a combative Yukon Brewing who are no strangers to a yellow card this year.

They collectively picked up another three in this game and were lucky not to lose another player for the second game in a row.

Michael Bores scored a good goal for the Brew, but it wasn’t enough for them to add to their point record.

Fru can’t stop scoring

It is unbelievable that Franklin Fru has never made a run for the golden boot, the trophy for the highest scorer in the league.

However this year he is in form, fired up and in great shape.

His double against Klondike Office Systems for his Pepsi side puts him in prime position to lift the prize.

He is being well supported by a very good side, full of class and hard workers.

Will Chetcuti and Jon Hawkins added the goals that put paid to KOS’s chances in this game.

Pepsi never really let the Canaries have the chances they needed.Stephen Doyle was a mountain in defence, looking distinguished with his Cruella de Vil haircut, as he organised the rearguard well.

KOS threw men forward, as they tried to search for an opening, which only left their defence exposed and with Fru in this kind of form it was a recipe for disaster, as he ran through the defence at will.

Andy Todd did manage to get a consolation as Pepsi ran out 4-1 winners.

– submitted by ANDY TODD

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