Whitehorse Daily Star

Over 35 soccer report

Guiliano Rayo has been an inspirational player

By Whitehorse Star on December 19, 2016

Superb Rayo bags a hat trick

Guiliano Rayo has been an inspirational player in over 35 soccer for many seasons, and this year in Yukon Brewing colours is no exception. Rayo’s performance was instrumental in defeating a fired up Pepsi side 6-2.

The game was close up until half time, but then as the Pepsi legs began to tire, Yukon Brewing took full advantage to register the win.

Rayo grabbed three; Jeff Ford got two, and one from Mark O Brien.

Irishman O Brien, who is better known as a defensive enforcer, showed his graceful side when he tip-toed into the opposition half and placed the ball delicately into the net, which is surprising as he normally smashes the ball into the rafters.

Getting on the score sheet for Pepsi were returning favourite Jürgen Korn and the dynamic Ross Lindley.

Heroic Howells saves the day

Although Gareth Howells is small in stature, inside, there beats the heart of a lion. Howells was like a tornado in both attack and defense with one clearance off the goal line that has had social media in a frenzy.

Klondike Business Solutions eased to an early lead thanks to a goal from Travis Schommer and two Andy Todd strikes, however league leaders Tony’s Pizza were roused by skipper Keith Maguire when he arrived at half time.

Maguire was late because he had to buy new shiny soccer shoes, but they seemed to have a magical effect on his team as a previously impotent Eric Murphy burst into life and scored two goals, the first being gift wrapped for him by Jim Brown, while Ben Mercier scored the other.

Both teams searched for the winner, but with Howells for KBS and Joe Morrison for Tony’s playing well in defense the tie was the only fair result.

Tony’s Pizza remains at the top of the league heading into the holiday break.

Over 35 soccer action will resume on Jan. 7.

The Over 35 soccer report is prepared by Andy Todd.

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