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O’Brien makes early claim for Golden Boot

Yukon Brewing secured their first win of the season with a comprehensive 6-3 win over Driving Force in over 35’s soccer action.

By freelancer on October 11, 2018

Yukon Brewing secured their first win of the season with a comprehensive 6-3 win over Driving Force in over 35’s soccer action. Mark O’Brien known to many as defensive juggernaut has proved that an old dog can learn new tricks, as he grabbed two more goals to move to the top of the goal scoring charts. This may come as a shock to anyone who has seen him play over the years, but the new season is providing many surprises for players and fans alike.

The Brew seems to be top heavy in defensive players, but they are proving that a strong backline is a successful formula for a winning team as they wore down a talented Driving Force team. Along with O’Brien, league debutant Michael Zuccarini picked up two goals for Yukon Brewing, aided by a goal apiece for David Strachan and Eric Murphy, while for Driving Force Myles Dolphin (2) and Ciaran Connely got their goals.

Pepsi’s unbeaten start continues

Skipper Danny Macdonald is a man with a plan, and those plans said pick Thomas Riexinger, the big German keeper. This has proved so far to be the shrewdest piece of drafting Macdonald has ever made. Riexinger has been nothing short of outstanding as the Pepsi team has two wins in two games when they edged out Klondike Business Solutions 4-3 in the late game at the Canada Games Centre.

The save Riexinger made from last years golden boot Justin Carre was world class, and he continued to deny the rest of the KBS front line in what proved to be a frustration morning for the boys in blue. KBS has much of the possession but found it very difficult to breach the Pepsi defense. Carre was guilty of missing two open goals when finally Riexinger was vulnerable. Jason Steele and Juergen Korn were both immense at the back for Pepsi, while James Wigmore enjoyed a fine game for KBS. The scorers for Pepsi were Danny Macdonald (2), Mehrdad Tirgar and super sub Rob Florkiewiez, while Carre, Wigmore and Andy Todd got the goals for KBS.

Submitted by Andy Todd

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