Whitehorse Daily Star

Chandler picks up a hat trick

Mark Chandler was at it again with three goals as his Driving Force team were able to hold off a charging Yukoninfo.com 5-4 in the first game of the morning.

By freelancer on November 20, 2020

Mark Chandler was at it again with three goals as his Driving Force team were able to hold off a charging Yukoninfo.com 5-4 in the first game of the morning.

Chandler was again playing at the highest level and pushing his name forward as a possible MVP candidate. His goals and approach play always gives the opposition problems which up until now, nobody has figured out how to solve.

Craig Caldwell and an own goal pushed Driving Force toward the win, until YukonInfo.com woke up and pulled out all the stops, as they rampaged forward in an effort to get back into the game.

Skipper Danny Macdonald found his range with two goals and Michael Zuccarini netted a brace as well, leading to a grandstand finish. The Driving Force goal was peppered by shots as Yukon Info tried to find a leveler.

In the end Driving Force held out, but Info was unlucky not to share the points.

Air North Bandwagon rolls on

Air North Rangers have reached the pinnacle of the league with an efficient 8-4 win over Pepsi in over 35’s soccer action.

This game was another example of how a team playing for each other can be very hard to beat.

The synergy that Air North has is a credit to captain Iain Breckenridge’s organization and man management skills as he puts faith into his players abilities.

Marcelo Gortari blasted in two goals, while Ciaran Connolly was unlucky not to pick up a hat trick but did pick up two, as did the classy Myles Dolphin.

Veteran warrior Juergen Korn got one, and Huy Nguyen maintained his scoring streak with another.

The only blot on the copybook was Breckenridge’s horrendous foul on his opposite number Mark O Brien which earned him a deserved yellow card.

For Pepsi, they played well in patches, especially when JP Ladroue was on the ball, but they failed to defend well after they had scored, which made their job insurmountable.

Ladroue got two goals, Guliano Rayo scored a contender for goal of the season with a lob over the keeper from the halfway line and James McCullough scored a fine goal as well.

Doyle blast shares the spoils

Stephen Doyle, better known for his defensive qualities, showed his ability further up the field, as he scored the goal that tied the game between Klondike Business Solutions and Yukon Brewing 6-6.

With the clock marching toward full time, Doyle kept his head while all those around him were losing theirs and slotted the tying goal.

This was a great comeback for Yukon Brewing as they were down 5-1 just before half time.

Pushed on by Justin Carre’s two goals and Miles Hume’s one, they showed great character to firstly reduce the deficit then take control of the game.

Adonis Jason Steele scored his best ever goal and there was one for David Rayo as well.

KBS will be wondering what they have to do to keep the lead.

Matthias Hartman grabbed fourgoals as teammates Gord Barker and Deadly Doug Hitch snagged one each.

But KBS let goals in like a leaky bucket and as a result they relinquished their lead in the league.

- submitted by ANDY TODD

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