Whitehorse Daily Star

Title up for grabs as old-timer league winds down

The old-timer soccer league title remains up for grabs after Yukon Brewing blew the chance to win the league outright, Saturday morning.

By freelancer on January 28, 2016

The old-timer soccer league title remains up for grabs after Yukon Brewing blew the chance to win the league outright, Saturday morning.

Instead, they tied Pepsi 2-2.

Two clinical strikes from Eric Murphy gave Pepsi a deserved 2-1 lead at the Canada Games Centre. These goals had cancelled out a Mark O’Brien screamer for Yukon Brew.

With chances coming and going for both teams it seemed as if Pepsi would sneak a win. However, sometimes salvation comes in a mysterious guise, and on this occasion it was injured keeper George Maratos smashing in a goal from his own half.

The crowd went wild leaving a title showdown next week.

In the late game, poor Klondike Business Solutions (KBS) – short of their star players – succumbed 8-0 to a rampant Quest Computers team.

Keith Welch, Keith Maguire and Guliano Rayo each scored twice, while singles from David Rayo and Ben Mercier eased the boys in white to an easy win.

Quest certainly are the form team at the moment with a balanced line-up full of exciting players. They are the team to avoid in the playoffs which start early next month.

Meanwhile, in action Jan. 16, Quest Computers strung together another commanding performance, this time with a 6-3 win over Pepsi.

Scott Wood in the Pepsi goal was like a grouse on the first day of hunting season, being peppered with shots from all angles. And although he tried valiantly, once the dam was broken goals flooded in.

Travis Schommer struck twice, while Guliano Rayo, David Rayo, Maguire and Mercier all netted singles for Quest with replies from Pepsi’s Percy Fowler and Murphy, who potted a deuce.

In further action, Danny Macdonald came second in the top scorer charts last season, but he intends to go one better this year.

With two excellently taken goals against Yukon Brewing, he has the trophy in his sights.

KBS held the Brew to a goalless first half, then as the opposition tired, Macdonald led the counter-attack supported with a goal by the rejuvenated Dale Cheeseman as KBS rounded out a 3-1 win.

Rich Potter claimed a consolation for the Brew at the end of the game.

– Report courtesy of Andy Todd

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