Chieftain’s march towards the league title is showing no signs of slowing down, as they won 4-1 over Yukon Brewing in over 35’s soccer action during the early game at the Canada Games Centre on Saturday.
In a tight first half Brewing had some great chances to open up a lead but were unable to, which led to the inevitable Chieftain push in the second half.
As most teams start to wish they had made better personal choices in their lives in terms of fitness, Chieftain are infused with energy.
Jessie Walchuk was again the destroyer as he blasted in two goals while Will Chetcuti and Andrea Lurato added goals to the scoreline.
Hector Lang got the Yukon Brewing goal.
The title is now Chieftain’s to lose, with only five games left.
The other teams need them to falter otherwise, Miles Hume and his team will be lifting the trophy.
Fighting win for
Without star Matthias Hartmann, Yukoninfo.com have had to change their style.
They have decided to roll up their sleeves and outwork the opposition, which they did on Saturday as they beat Air North Rangers 6-3.
Nobody worked harder than Justin Carre, who not only scored two goals, but put in a defensive performance that the Great Wall of China would be pleased with.
Carre was supported by keeper Fabian Glyka, who made a number of world class saves to thwart the Air North attack.
Air North were competitive in the first half, but lost their way in the second as they failed to cover the Yukoninfo.com constant counter attack.
Andy Todd, Adil Khalik and Danny Macdonald all scored in this way as the attackers outnumbered the defenders, leaving keeper George Maratos more exposed than a Chippendale dancer.
Franklin Fru, Craig Caldwell and Roger Hosking got the goals for Air North, who will be hurting to see their chance of closing the gap to the league leaders gone.
Murphy leads Pepsi fightback
Eric Murphy, who has had a quiet season in terms of goals because of his deeper role for his Pepsi team, burst into life as he buried two goals as Pepsi came from behind to beat Driving Force 7-3.
Murphy, a double golden boot winner, has been placed in the back line to help shore up a leaky defence, but he found that his shooting boots still worked as he pounced to score like a newborn kitten with a ball of wool.
For Driving Force it was a disappointing end to the game as they had started brightly with goals from Sandy Gross, Jonathan Hawkins and Jesse Koeller.
They really were putting Pepsi under a lot of pressure and were having a lot of success, but then Murphy and his teammates settled down to the task at hand.
Mark Sebek was back to score a couple of goals, and there were goals for Graham White, Huy Nguyen and Pat Zuccarini to round out a satisfying win.
– submitted by ANDY TODD