Thomas Riexinger whom suffered a broken leg in the first game last year, showed what the league missed with a masterful performance between the sticks as Pepsi beat Yukon Brewing 5-2 in the opening game of the over 35’s soccer season.
Riexinger was throwing himself around like a gymnast to thwart the Brewing forward line, who time again found the big German in fine form.
Pepsi got the first two goals, but the Brew got one back to leave the game tightly balanced at 2-1, a moment of luck shifted the momentum towards Pepsi. As Yukon Brewing tried to clear the danger from a Pepsi attack, the ball struck Joe Morrison and looped over keeper Steven Doyle giving the fans some delight as one of the luckiest goals this league has ever seen.
From this point Pepsi controlled the game with John MacPhail and skipper Danny Macdonald commanding the defence, never letting the men in black back into the game.
Scorers in the game were Andy Todd with two, Danny Macdonald, Morrison and Travis Schommer for Pepsi and Eric Murphy and Guliano Rayo for Yukon Brewing.
It’s as easy as ABC for Jackson
Phil Jackson showed what a class act he is, by scoring two goals, resolute defending and covering every inch of the Canada Game Centre pitch with a supreme performance as his Driving Force team wore down Yukon Info.com 6-4 in the second game of the morning.
Both teams were depleted, requiring subs to fill the bench, but Driving Force were able to adapt better to this setback, and although Yukon Info.com were quickly into stride, they tired as the game went on leaving spaces all of the pitch, which a man with speed like Jackson was easily able to exploit.
Ilir Azizaj was also a beneficiary scoring two well taken goals for Driving Force. For Yukon Info Mark Sebek was having a great game until he got injured and Rob Florkiewicz never gave up even though the game was lost.
Other scorers were Brian Fiddler and Myles Dolphin for Driving Force, and Andy Todd with two and Mark Obrien with two for Yukon Info.com
– submitted by Andy Todd.