It was a clash of the titans in the first round of the old-timer soccer playoffs Saturday where two very physical teams traded blows until only one team remained.
That team was Klondike Business Solutions (KBS) as they overcame Pepsi 5-4.
It was a blood-and-guts encounter with no quarter asked and none given. Adil Khalik led the way with an impressive hat trick and was ably supported by Danny Macdonald and Kurt Bringsli with a goal each.
Golden Boot winner Eric Murphy had a pair, while Ian Robinson and James Wigmore were also on target for Pepsi, but it could have been so different if Murphy had scored from the penalty spot.
However, he fluffed his lines and KBS marched on to the final.
KBS will face Yukon Brewing after their defeat of Quest Computers 4-2 in the other semi.
In a very fast and technical game the Brew had just enough endeavour to clinch victory.
Quest led 2-1 at the half with Keith Welch and Guliano Rayo getting the goals, but a Bruno Bourdache special and a Jim Brown header took the Brew clear, Andy Todd got the others goals.
The final will be at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Canada Games Centre fieldhouse. Supporters are encouraged to get there early for what is going to be a memorable climax to a fantastic season.
– Report courtesy of Andy Todd