Eric Murphy scored what turned out to be the winning goal as Klondike Business Solutions made a big statement of intent as they downed league leaders Pepsi 5-3 in Whitehorse Rapids over-35 soccer action Saturday morning.
KBS welcomed back Jason Steele and it was noticeable as he was able to control the midfield, freeing up Danny Macdonald to pull the strings for his team, as he curled in a cross that Murphy, leaping like a salmon at the back post, headed past a flat-footed George Maratos to put an end to Pepsi’s resistance.
The first half was a high-scoring deadlock as Pepsi’s Simon Pulido netted a great hat trick, showing what a class act he is, but KBS equaled his effort, then surpassed it as Murphy with two, Macdonald, Adil Khalik and an own goal tallied the five goals for KBS.
Morrison saves the day
Joe Morrison scored the equalizing goal in a brutal matchup between Tony’s Pizza and Yukon Brewing in the late game on Saturday.
Both teams fought for supremacy as huge collisions took place all over the pitch.
Jim Brown scored a controversial goal for the Brew when tangling with Tony’s keeper Geoff Woodhouse, leaving ‘the cat’ needing medical attention to get his whiskers mended.
Arnold Hedstrom put the gloves on to replace the injured Woodhouse, but was helpless to stop bullet-like shots from Chris Stacey and Mark O’Brien as Yukon Brewing increased their advantage.
Tony’s got back into the game with some luck, as a deflected own goal and an Andy Todd tap-in brought the game to its climax, before Joe Morrison’s hardworking persistence was well rewarded, when his fizzing shot fooled the keeper and tied up the game 3-3.
With their second-straight win, KBS leapt over Tony’s Pizza in the standings to sit in second place, only two points back of Pepsi with a game in hand.
In their second-straight game with points, the last place Yukon Brewing is only a point back of Yukon Info.com.
Both KBS and Yukon Brewing will look to continue their success as they play each other Saturday morning at the Canada Games Centre.
In the second game of the day, Tony’s Pizza will look to get back in the win column taking on Yukon Info.com who is coming off the bye weekend.
Pepsi, with a league-leading five wins on the season, will have the bye.