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Sim’s double not enough for Klondike Office Systems

KOS’s Graham Sim is in the form of his life as he added two goals to his tally, but it wasn’t enough for them as Pepsi’s greater fitness proved decisive, running out 5-4 winners.

By Freelancer on February 1, 2023

KOS’s Graham Sim is in the form of his life as he added two goals to his tally, but it wasn’t enough for them as Pepsi’s greater fitness proved decisive, running out 5-4 winners.

Sim scored a header and a cool finish after being set up by Sandy Gross and when Micheal Mareau scored, there was nothing between the two sides at half time, as KOS eyed another big shock.

Pepsi played a more direct form of soccer in the second half, using their renowned energy to push KOS further and further back towards their own goal as they began to influence the game. Pepsi were grateful for the work Pat Zuccurini put in and was a threat everytime he was in the final third.He hit two goals, while his brother Mike got one as did Ciaran Collonlly and Huy Nguyen. Klondike Office Systems did get a goal back through skipper Phil Jackson but it was too little too late.

Classy Carre hits smart hat trick

Justin Carre is one of the league’s greatest goalscorers, netting over 200 goals in his career in the over-35’s league and he supplemented another three to his total, as Yukoninfo.com dismissed Driving Force 8-1.

Driving Force went into the lead through a smart goal by David Rayo and dominated the play until a change of tactics saw Yukoninfo.com pressure the Driving Force back line and immediately they saw results as Carre benefited from seeing more of the ball. Yukoninfo.com were now in the ascendancy with midfielders Sandy Gross and Ciaran Connolly cutting down any Driving Force attack before it became too dangerous, and Brian Bruckman and Andrzej Jablonski were steadying the ship at the back. This left Carre the freedom of Whitehorse and which he duly repaid this gift in the form of goals and assists.

Driving Force, like always, never got disheartened and played like a team right until the end. If they can get all of their players back for the playoffs, they could go all the way.

The other scorers were Andy Todd with four goals and there was one for Connolly.

Air North delivers beat
down to Chieftain

In the top of the table clash, Air North Rangers demolished Chieftain 6-1 to reduce the gap at the top to three points.

Iain Breckenridge’s team were up for the challenge from the minute the whistle blew. No one excempilfied this attitude more than John Main who was like a bull in a china shop rampaging around the pitch in pursuit of the ball.

Chieftain were missing a lot of key players and it showed as they struggled to reproduce the rhythm they are known for. They looked shelllshocked and couldn’t match the intensity that Air North was producing.

Breckenridge nabbed two goals as did Franklin Fru, who were both looking sharper this weekend. River Walton and a Shaun Feraron own goal were the other Air North scorers, as they tried to close the goal difference between the two sides, while Mark Chandler got a consolation goal for Chieftain.

The result leaves Chieftain still in charge of their own destiny but with injuries and absences, Air North could still nip in front as long as they continue their good form.

– submitted by ANDY TODD

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