Pepsi’s unbeaten run came to a crashing end in over 35’s soccer on Saturday when Yukon Brewing handed them a thumping defeat as they ran up a 7-3 victory.
The Irish connection of Eric Murphy and Mark O’brien contributed five goals for the cause, as an inform Murphy added another hat-trick to his already impressive resume. The writing was on the wall early for Pepsi as they shipped goals at regular intervals. Michael Zuccarini had an eye catching performance as he grabbed a goal, and when the skipper Keith Maguire rounded off the scoring for the Brew, the rotund lady was already into her final verse.
Danny Macdonald cut a forlorn figure as he tried to rally his troops, but his effort was ultimately unsuccessful, although Pepsi did get some goals back when Mehrdad Tigar, Gord Barker and Macdonald himself all picked up one each.
Maratos leads Yukon Info.com to an opening victory
George Maratos has been showing the league this season what he already knew, that he is an exceptional soccer player, and on Saturday at the Canada Games Centre he led his team to a remarkable 6-2 win over Driving Force.
Yukon Info were good value for their win, they exploded out of the gates causing problems for Driving Force with their slick passing, high work rate and clinical shooting. They never let the opposition settle, and when skipper Dale Cheeseman limped off it was open season for Yukon Info. Maratos, Graham White (2), J P Ladroue, Kristian Goncze and Rob Florkiewicz all scored to make it a miserable morning for the team in white. They did get on the scoresheet with a Phil Jackson strike and an own goal, but it was never going to be enough against an Info backline that included the mighty Jim Brown shoring up the defence.
Submitted by Andy Todd