Graham White is like the Flash.When he moves everyone else seems to be in slow motion, and he was extra quick on Saturday as he banged in four goals in Pepsi’s 7-1 rout of KOS.
White has added an extra dimension to his play since his return to the league, which is not shooting the ball 50 feet above the goal.
KOS were blitzed in the first half, going into the break 5-0 down, with little to be optimistic about, but they showed their character in competing in the second half.
Mick Marceau got a goal back to break the bagel, but this game was all about Pepsi.
They seamlessly transitioned from defence to attack and have a number of different options when it comes to scoring goals.
On Saturday it was Huy Nguyen, Pat Zuccurini and Carl Christiansen who supported White goals, in a very impressive display.
Hartmann and Jones combine
for Yukoninfo.com win
When Darwin was devising his theory on natural selection he would have been proud to see Matthias Hartmann playing soccer as it proved his point, that natural selection works if the species can adapt to the environment.
He would be somewhat disappointed in seeing Mikey Jones running around, although Jones did score the first goal of the game. What Jones lacks in height he makes up in enthusiasm as he bustles around the pitch.
Hartmann then gave a masterclass in scoring goals.
He was deadly in front of goal, as he racked up four goals, each one of them being special, as Yukoninfo.com finally played close to their potential.
The defence of Andrzej Jablonski, Brian Bruckman and Jan Aalt van den Hoorn were really solid, crushing any real threat at source.
The only goal Driving Force got was one for the ages as Chris Stacey’s lob from the halfway line would be a contender for not only goal of the season, but goal of the century as well.
Yukoninfo.com were well worth the three points in this 5-1 win.
Air North edge Driving Force
in tense game
In a thrilling game, Air North Rangers were able to deny Chieftain a win with some very canny play as they won 2-1 in the final match of the day.
Air North opened a two goal lead with some clinical soccer, holding the Chieftain offence, then counter- attacking when they had a numerical advantage.
This led to both their goals, firstly Franklin Fru’s expertly taken goal, then River Walton’s strike putting Air North on the front foot.
This is exactly the situation that skipper Iain Breckenridge dreams of at night, how to defend in the face of a constant onslaught.
At his house he has a special war room that Churchill would have been proud of, where he can run different scenarios.
This must be tough as the Chieftain team have numerous ways of exploiting mistakes.
Without a visible weak link in the team, they piled forward, putting Air North under the hammer.
Guliano Rayo got a goal back for Chieftain and George Maratos pulled over some remarkable saves for Air North, but the defence held firm, consigning Chieftain to a winless run of three and Air North up to second in the league with a game in hand.
- submitted by ANDY TODD