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Yukon Brewing takes over league lead

In over 35’s soccer action, the early game saw a crunching match between Tony’s Pizza and Yukon Brewing.

By freelancer on January 30, 2017

Shaw bags the winner in feisty encounter

In over 35’s soccer action, the early game saw a crunching match between Tony’s Pizza and Yukon Brewing.

Both teams were desperate for the win that would take them to the summit of the league. This was reflected in some of the contests over the pitch.

The first half was a fluent contest, where skill and application was to the fore. The half ended 2-2 with goals from Mark O Brien and Leonard Linklater for the Brew and Eric Murphy and Mamadou Togola for the pizza boys. However, as legs got tired and patience became strained, the second half was a scrappy affair, where one mistake or one piece of skill would separate the teams.

As it turned out it wasn’t one piece of skill, but a huge team effort that made the difference for Yukon Brew, with only a couple of minutes left, a smooth passing attack left Pat Shaw in front of the net and he did not disappoint as he dispatched the winner to the delight of his teammates.

Hoeller saves the day

Charlie Hoeller may be the oldest player in the league, but he was in the form of his life this weekend as he broke the hearts of the Pepsi team with a plethora of great stops, in helping his team, Klondike Business Solutions to an 8-4 win.

Hoeller, time and again, threw himself selflessly into the action to end many Pepsi attacks. These heroics stirred his forwards into action with Andy Todd scoring three goals, Larry White getting two, David Black scoring two and a classic Bruno Bourdache goal rounding out the KBS scoring.

There was a nasty-looking injury for Dave Black , who only made it back on the pitch in the last few weeks, but looks like he will be spending some time yet on the sidelines.

Pepsi battled hard, which was mirrored in the final score with skipper Phil Jackson getting two goals, with Ross Lindley and Jurgen Korn grabbing a goal apiece.

The over 35’s soccer report is prepared by Andy Todd.

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