Whitehorse Daily Star

Over 35 soccer update

Cheeseman leads from the front

By freelancer on March 14, 2019

Cheeseman leads from the front

Skipper Dale Cheeseman picked up his fourth goal in three games as Driving Force tied with Yukon Info.com 4-4 in over 35 soccer.

Cheeseman has been a revelation since moving further forward for his team. He has shown his younger players where the back of the net is, with a combination of fancy footwork and samba style hips, feinting and swiveling his way past opponents to score important goals for his side.

Driving Force was in control of the game at half-time with goals from Cheeseman, Andy Todd, Ben Mercier and Phil Jackson leading Yukon Info 4-2, but constant pressure from Yukon Info saw them tie the game up, their players working tirelessly putting their bodies on the line, no more so than Rob Florkiewicz, who took the ball in his face more times than he cares to remember.

Gentleman Jim Brown got two, plus one each for George Maratos and Oscar Pacheco-Rodriguez. Maratos’s goal was a cheeky backheel, that has become his trademark this year.

Murphy is back to his best

Eric Murphy has had an injury-prone season and is just getting back to top form. His side, Yukon Brewing, needed him as they saw off a determined Pepsi challenge, winning the game 3-2 to remain top of the league.

Murphy, who is creaking like an old rocking chair, showed why a top striker in this league is worth his weight in gold, as he picked up another two goals for his team.

Pepsi was unlucky though, they matched the Brew’s physicality and were able to create enough chances to make the champions-elect worried.

Birthday boy John Macphail picked up his first regulation strike of the season, and the unwavering Danny Macdonald pushed his claims for the golden boot with his 20th goal of the season.

The game had a playoff vibe to it, with players working back for their team, and some big collisions were reenacted on the field of play, which led to an in depth and hearty discussion over the rules of the game.

Guliano Rayo again showed his talent, collecting the other goal for Yukon Brewing.

Submitted by Andy Todd

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