Whitehorse Daily Star

Pepsi maintain their title charge

Pepsi were able to overcome a stubborn Air North Rangers in over 35’s soccer action on Saturday thanks to Franklin Fru’s double to win the game 2-1.

By Whitehorse Star on February 9, 2024

Pepsi were able to overcome a stubborn Air North Rangers in over 35’s soccer action on Saturday thanks to Franklin Fru’s double to win the game 2-1.

Air North started the game well and scored early on through captain and lynchpin Iain Breckenridge.

They were trying hard to extend that lead before Pepsi got up to full strength, but slowly and surely Pepsi squeezed their influence over the game.

Fru was at his creative best, back heeling, shimmering and fainting his way past defenders. His two goals were both well taken, and this brace takes him to the top of the golden boot scoring charts.

The win also takes Pepsi back to the top of the league after a run of disappointing results lately. With this assembled team you would be a fool to bet against them staying at the top for the rest of the season.

Hat trick Connolly

In a high scoring encounter, Yukon Brewing were able to outscore Yukoninfo.com 6-5 that realistically extinguished Yukoninfo’s hopes for the league title.

Both teams decided that offence was the best form of defence as they both attacked with gusto.

Yukon Brewing captain Ciaran Connolly wore his lucky scoring boots as everything he hit seemed to hit the back of the net. He was well backed up by his team, as they were dialed in to achieve the victory. Michael Bores, Phil Jackson and Michael Hamilton all scored to put scoreboard pressure on the info.

Ash Jordan was involved in most of the action at the top end of the pitch. On another day he could have scored ten goals, but that was not on Saturday, coming away with only two as his luck deserted him. Miles Hume, Matt Larsen and Mike Zuccarini scored the other goals as Yukoninfo.com’s efforts came up short.

Driving Force lose ground

Driving Force needed to win to maintain their challenge for league honours, but came unstuck against Chieftain and were only able to tie 3-3.

Chieftain welcomed Sean Macdonald to their ranks and his energy and moustache were an inspiration to his teammates.

Chieftain were good value for their goals, as they took the game to their opponents, never letting them get into a groove. Macdonald hit two goals and Fabian Glyka one to put them ahead.

Keith Welch scored again for Driving Force, but they looked jaded and were not the same team that played the week before, although the Sonny and Cher duo of Sandy Gross and Graham Sim combined to both score.

Gross’s goal tied the game with only a few minutes left, but his team will rue the open goal he missed earlier in the game that would have made all the difference and perhaps the season.

– submitted by ANDY TODD

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