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McCullough’s brace decides the game

James McCullough, a long-time veteran of Whitehose Rapids over 35’s soccer,

By freelancer on December 6, 2017

James McCullough, a long-time veteran of Whitehose Rapids over 35’s soccer, had his moment in the sun as he buried two goals to help his Klondike Business Solutions team overcome Yukon Brewing 5-4.

The game was going to plan for KBS as they raced into a 5-2 lead, with goals from McCullough (2), Eric Murphy (2) and Danny Macdonald, before Yukon Brewing turned up the heat and reduced the deficit to one. That is as close as they would get. With the win, KBS jumped into first place in the league.

Chris Stacey, Gord Barker, Mark O’Brien and Ross Lindley all scored to get the streaking Brew back in the game.

The momentum was with the men in black as they pounded the KBS goal.

Chris Stacey was guilty of a couple of glaring misses and Stu Knack in goal pulled off a string of fine saves to ensure that the three points would be enough for KBS to go to the pinnacle of the league.

Mercier drives home the winner

Ben Mercier scored the winning goal with only seconds left on the clock as an exceptional Yukon Info.com team beat Tony’s Pizza 5-4 in the late game.

Twice Tony’s levelled the game after falling two goals behind with Ian Robinson (2), Brian Fiddler and JP Ladroue scoring for Yukon Info.

Justin Carre, Andy Todd, Phil Jackson and Graham White tallied the goals for the Pizza boys.

The performance from Yukon Info must have pleased skipper Jan Aalt van den Hoorn. His team responded well as they put in their best performance of the season.

This effort was epitomized by Mercier as his desire to win saw him outstrip the defence, hold off the cover and slot the ball home to pick up a well-deserved win.

- By Andy Todd

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