Whitehorse Daily Star

Pepsi hold on to reach the top of the league

Pepsi did enough to win the game 3-2, even though an inspired Yukon Brewing ran them close.

By Whitehorse Star on November 27, 2023

Pepsi did enough to win the game 3-2, even though an inspired Yukon Brewing ran them close.

Shaun Fearon finished a great Pepsi move with his goal of the season and Jon Hawkins doubled up the score to send them into half time with a two goal lead, with no reason for them not to run out easy winners.

The second half was a different affair. Pepsi went to sleep and allowed Yukon Brewing back into the game.

First, Gabe Stetkiewcz scored with a superb diving header, then skipper Ciaran Connelly scored an angled shot into the corner of the net. At this point Eric Murphy had a gilt edged chance to take the lead, but his shot slipped wide.

This allowed Pepsi a chance, which they grabbed.

Franklin Fru once again rose to the occasion, as his strike won the game that took Pepsi to the summit of the league with one completed round now behind them.

After a poor start to the season, Yukon Brewing are looking a different side now and will surely rack up a lot more victories before the season’s end.

Nguyen claims the win for
Klondike Office Systems

Huy Nguyen was the hero of the day for Klondike Office Systems as his deft finish completed a remarkable comeback for his team, winning 3-2 against Yukoninfo.com.

Nuygen is always a threat when he plays. Even struggling with an injury, he was more than enough to cause the opposition problems.

The game started well for Yukoninfo as they quickly built up a two -goal advantage with River Walton and Tebogo scoring for them.

The second half saw KOS become more competitive for the ball, with Matt Davidson and Warren Pearson putting personal safety aside, as they turned the tide of the game.

Marcelo Gortari and Mark Chandler are too good of players to look a gift horse in the face, and both scored smart goals before they handed the reins over to Nuygen, whose goal was an exhibition in skill, cunning and application as he slotted in from a very acute angle.

A mention for Yukoninfo.com keeper Ernst Cao who kept the score down with a host of great saves.

Lamberti shines for Air North

Adriano Lamberti capped an outstanding performance with two goals that helped Air North Rangers to a confident win over previously unbeaten Driving Force 4-2.

Lamberti was looking lively throughout the game and his goals were the difference between the sides.

Alejandro Pulido was also in excellent form as he knocked in two goals; one being a wonder effort from the halfway line.

A strangely impotent Sandy Gross did score a goal for Driving Force, but seemed jaded and melancholy and this affliction affected the whole team, as they lost the spark that has buoyed them to top of the league.

The team battled hard, but ran out of ideas on how to beat Iain Breckenridge’s Air North side, who slowed the game down to a glacial pace that made everyone watching think they had better things to do, like unplugging the drains.

- submitted by ANDY TODD

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