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Jablonski anchors the ship with his defensive play

On loan Andrzey Jablonski had a phenomenal game for Klondike Business Solutions, as he helped his side to a 5-4 win over Pepsi in over 35’s soccer action.

By freelancer on February 19, 2021

On loan Andrzey Jablonski had a phenomenal game for Klondike Business Solutions, as he helped his side to a 5-4 win over Pepsi in over 35’s soccer action.

Jablonski is one of the unsung heroes of the league, he goes about his business in a quiet efficient way, using his strength and positional know-how to ward away the opposition.

Jablonski formed an impressive defensive wall with John MacPhail and Matthius Hartmann, as they were able to contend with the Pepsi threat that Ash Jordan brought.

At the other end of the field, Jim Brown was on top form, scoring two. His backheeled goal was a thing of beauty, and one of the highlights of the season.

The game was played at a breakneck speed, and most players were blowing hard at the final whistle, except maybe Gord Barker, who has been on a strict legume diet for the last month. KBS were able to outlast a determined Pepsi team that played one of its strongest games of the season. Scorers for Pepsi were Jordan, Will Chetcuti, Pat Zuccurini and Guliano Rayo, while Hartmann two, and Andy Todd added to Jim Brown’s goals.

Chetcuti stars for

Will Chetcuti has had an exceptional season. He has boundless energy as he loaps around the field like an antelope crossing the Serengeti, and his improving form has been a big bonus for Yukon Info as they continue to march up the table. Chetcuti has added goals to his repertoire and he picked up his first hat trick of the season, as Info beat Yukon Brewing 4-1. If Yukon Info had started the season the way they are finishing it, they could have been challenging for honours, they are the form team at the moment and a force to be reckoned with in the playoffs.

The Yukon Brewing outfit looked bereft of ideas and this showed in the final analysis. Williams Lake’s most famous son Derek Funk scored the other Info goal, while Mr February from the over 35’s glamour calendar, Stephen Doyle, got the consolation for Yukon Brewing.

Van Aalt van den Horne
saves the day

Jan Aalt van den Horne has always got an eye for goal, and Air North Rangers needed this as they were in danger of losing their first game since winning the league. Van den Horne struck the equalizer from close to the halfway line as the ball bent and curled past Cory Adams in the Driving Force net, to level the game 2-2.

Driving Force, up until this point, had been playing some lovely soccer, teasing Air North with their ball control before stunning them with their incisive play. Air North’s task was made tougher when Iain Breckenridge suffered a broken wrist, handballing a certain goal and is now out for six weeks.

However, Air North have some hard-working players, like Myles Dolphin and Jurgen Korn, and they tried their best to keep the game close, which they were able to do, until van den Horne stepped up and scored.

Mark Chandler was again very influential for Driving Force, he scored as did a rejuvenated Phil Jackson, and for Air North, ageless legend Jurgen Korn added another to his tally.

- submitted by ANDY TODD

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