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Over 35’s soccer

Yukon Info.com were short a couple of players and picked up Phil Jackson from the sub list, this proved to be an inspired pick as he scored two magnificent goals as he helped his team to a 3-3 tie against Pepsi in over 35’s soccer.

By freelancer on January 3, 2019

Jackson an unwanted guest for Pepsi

Yukon Info.com were short a couple of players and picked up Phil Jackson from the sub list, this proved to be an inspired pick as he scored two magnificent goals as he helped his team to a 3-3 tie against Pepsi in over 35’s soccer.

Jackson, a former golden boot winner, hit two strikes in his trademark manner, busting down the wing then blasting his shot across the keeper into the net. Jackson found the game to his liking as he found space to ply his try. JP Ladroue was also enjoying himself, roaming around the field like a migrating wildebeest, he picked up a smart goal as well as Yukon Info looked to pick up the win. However, Pepsi was playing with great freedom and never really let the opposition get on top, pulling goals back through Adil Khalik, Jason Steele and Mehrdad Tirgar. From a fans point of view, the game was very entertaining as both teams strived for the winner but couldn’t find the piece of luck to carry off the three points.

Breckenridge the Saviour

Scottish soccer may be in the doldrums, but big Iain Breckenridge proved there is still fire in the belly of every proud Scot. He scored his first goal of the season as Klondike Business Solutions beat Yukon Brewing 2-1.

When his beloved Rangers side had won the old firm derby earlier in the day, there was a sense of destiny that he was going to play a massive part in this game. It was perhaps appropriate that he scored the winner in an ugly game. His celebrations of the goal would have made William Wallace cringe.

Both sides found it hard to maintain any rhythm, Yukon Brewing was missing three influential players, and KBS was missing the speed of James Wigmore which made the game very untidy, although the Brew were grateful to Brian Fidler in goal who had to be at his best to keep them in the game. Guliano Rayo had opened the scoring for Yukon Brewing, only for that to be cancelled out from a goal by the deft deadly Doug Hitch before Breckenridge’s goal made it three wins in a row for KBS and consigned Yukon Brewing to only their second loss of the season.

The results from the December 22nd games were Yukon Brewing 3 Driving Force 0 and Klondike Business Solutions 4 Pepsi 1.

Submitted by Andy Todd

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Totty Totenham on Jan 10, 2019 at 9:20 pm

Is this the eldest group of players or is there an 'Old Timer's' league?

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