Gentleman Jim makes mark on his return
Jim Connell has been out of action for 2 ½ months due to injury, but his rehab must have gone well as he showed his team, Yukon Brewing, how to put the ball in the net, scoring three in a famous 6-4 win over Klondike Business Solutions.
Connell may have lost a yard or two in pace over the years, but nothing can replace talent, as he was in the right place at the right time to deliver the knockout blows to a game KBS side.
Pat Shaw muscled his way to another two goals and Leonard Linklater had a fine game in midfield for the Brew, scoring once.
For KBS, Keith Welch had a tremendous game at the back and was unlucky to find himself on the losing side. Jim Brown got a hat trick and Andy Todd got one, although it was not enough to topple the Brew.
Tony’s Pizza march to the title continues
League leaders and dominate force Tony’s Pizza picked up another three points as they triumphed over Pepsi 6-1 in the early game at the Canada Games Centre.
The game started so early in fact that there were only 14 players on display, with no subs for the Pizza boys. However they had Eric Murphy on their side and he was on fire again this week with another four goals.
Murphy showed that his goal-poacher’s instinct is in full working order, bringing his total to 28 goals for the season.
The highly underrated Ben Mercier, and Gord Barker, who brought his kids just to watch how good he really is, joined Murphy on the score sheet for Tony’s.
Steve Insley picked up a consolation goal for Pepsi.
The over 35 soccer league report is prepared by Andy Todd.