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Hawkins exemplary in win for Driving Force

Driving Force picked up another win as their present good form continued and were thankful to Jonathan Hawkins for an excellent performance capped with a hat trick of goals as Driving Force beat Yukon Brewing 4-2.

By freelancer on November 16, 2022

Driving Force picked up another win as their present good form continued and were thankful to Jonathan Hawkins for an excellent performance capped with a hat trick of goals as Driving Force beat Yukon Brewing 4-2.

Hopes were bright for the Brew early on as Jan Aalt van den Hoorn scored a great individual goal, but Driving Force are a different animal nowadays and slowly they enforced their will on the game.

Hawkins was having a signature game as he ran Yukon Brewing ragged. His pace and awareness was too much for a surprisingly subdued Brew team.

The gnarled veteran Chris Stacey belied his age advantage over the other players with a stellar performance, and a remarkable goal.

Yukon Brewing were missing the goal scoring presence of Derek Funk and Fabian Glyka as they struggled in front of the net, with only a Keith Maguire goal to show for their second half performance.

Tough game ends with
honours even

Pepsi and Chieftain gave an example of how over-35’s soccer should be played, namely competitive, fun and fair.

The teams attacked each other with gusto and gave everything they had.

As a spectator it was impossible to pick a winner as both teams left nothing in the locker room.

The game swung in one team’s favour, then the other, as the teams tried to find some control of the soccer ball.

The peerless Mark Chandler and skipper Miles Hume were again involved in every offensive charge with both picking up goals, as did workhorse Shaun Fearon who got his first of the season, while Jesse Walchuk was having a good game further back.

For Pepsi, Mark Sebek, Carl Christiansen and the excellent Pat Zuccarini got on the scoresheet as the game finished tied at three goals apiece, leaving Chieftain top of the league, but giving more hope to the teams behind them.

Air North win a close one

Air North Rangers, although not at their fluent best, gave a performance that was good enough for the win.

Winless Klondike Office Systems were better than in recent weeks, putting Air North under a lot of pressure, causing mistakes to be made.

Miick Marceau and Jurgen Korn scored goals for KOS to put them into the lead.

Justin Gross was having his best game for the Canaries, using his speed and guile to good effect.

Air North skipper Iain Breckenridge was able to calm his chronic back problem down with the use of an old Scottish remedy, boiled haggis, Iron Bru and rotting potatoes, which might not pass the most stringent of drug tests, but was enough for him to be vertical for most of the game, as he was able to lead the side to victory with a goal and some healthy encouragement.

Medical science is still discussing how Mark O Brien is still playing and scoring when a lesser man would be resting up in front of the fire.

Air North’s winner came from Franklin Fru, who teased the Klondike Office Systems team with his skill as he buried his goal to take all three points for his team.

- submitted by ANDY TODD

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