In over 35’s soccer action, there was an incredible game to open up proceedings. Pepsi were cruising to victory with only two minutes to go, leading 6-4 and the rotund woman was limbering up. But, this Yukon Brewing team doesn’t know when they are beaten. First there was a bizarre own goal, then the Brew got a free kick with barely enough time to take it, up stepped Justin Carre a man with ice in veins. He looked up and slotted the ball home for his hattrick, to tie the game, and leave the men in black still unbeaten.
This was a harsh result on Pepsi, who had played magnificently right up to the last few minutes. Dancing Master JP Ladroue had claimed a hattrick, and legend Guliano Rayo hit two, while Fabian Glyka got the other. Other scorers for Yukon Brewing were Gabe Stetkiewicz, and the league’s top scorer Miles Hume.
Air North’s great escape
Danny Macdonald must be wondering what he and his Yukon Info.com team must do to claim their first point of the season. They had this game in the bag leading 4-1, but contrived to lose this one 6-4 against Air North Rangers. Info’s age old problem of fitness told again as they floundered in the second half as the Rangers ran riot. In the first half, Macdonald, Adil Khalik and Chris Stacey two, (he has found his scoring boots this year) all scored, while a strangely subdued Air North was trying to work out how to pass to each other.
Iain Breckenridge, who had been watching his distant relative William Wallace in the movie Braveheart the night before, gave a rousing half time speech that transformed his side from second-best to world beaters. Marcelo Gortari who had been in quarantine for 14 days, burst onto the scene with two goals, as did Huy Nguyen with Ciaran Connolly, and Creed the Hunter Swan picking up the other goals.
Hartmann is becoming a hard man to stop
Matthias Hartmann notched up his third hat trick in three games to help KBS navigate a tough tussle with Driving Force.
KBS stunned the crowd with two early goals. Uncharacteristically, not from the lightning rod boot of Hartmann, but instead from the understated Charlie “Magnum Force” Mcleod. Hartmann made it 3-0 before Greg Grady bludgeoned a screamer from a near impossible angle to get one back. Driving Force played with the energy of youth, but the willyness of KBS’s back three, John McPhail, Gord Barker, and Nathan Bingham, thwarted their attacking prowess, despite KBS keeper George Maratos’s controversial technique of pre-emptive diving.
The second half started at 4-2, and then another quick Driving Force goal reminded KBS of their defensive faux pas from last week.
Goals kept coming at either end, but by the time Phil Jackson scored with a phenomenal double off the side wall, the likes of which Bill Werbernuik would have been proud of, the game was slipping out of their control, and ended at 6-4 to KBS. Mark Sebek scored the other goal for KBS, with Mark Chandler and Craig Caldwell scoring the other two for Driving Force.
-submitted by ANDY TODD