Yukon Brewing won back to back games for the first time this season in a 5-3 win over Tony’s Pizza in Whitehorse Rapids Over-35 soccer action.
The Brew were cruising to an easy victory taking a 4-0 lead early in the first half, but Tony’s fought back, gaining a foothold in the game scoring two well-deserved goals to cut the lead in half.
The second half was extremely competitive, with some hard but fair challenges. Tony’s team, shorn of some of their superstars, were ably replaced by Ben Mercier, Brian Fiddler and deadly Doug Hitch who scored in his return to the league.
However, Yukon Brew had too much power and pace and closed the game out without any real scares.
Mark O’Brien led the scoring with two goals assisted by Jim Brown, Rich Potter and Gord Barker, while golden boot hopeful Justin Carre got two himself for Tony’s to add to Hitch’s strike.
Pepsi’s win extends their lead
In the battle for the league title, Pepsi took a major step forward in their quest defeating Klondike Business Solutions 6-5 in a blockbuster game between the league leaders at the Canada Games Centre.
These two teams have performed to a consistently high standard throughout the season and this game was a showcase for the quality of this league.
Danny Macdonald’s KBS team were leading at half time with goals from Adil Khalik (2), David Rayo, Eric Murphy and veteran John MacPhail, but Keith Maguire’s Pepsi team are a force to be reckoned with. Their players don’t know the meaning of defeat and they rallied hard to force home a winner for a come-from-behind win with only 40 seconds remaining on the clock. Collecting the Pepsi goals were Guliano Rayo (2), swimming legend Rob Florkiewicz, Myles Dolphin, Kristian Koncze and the ever reliable Simon Pulido.
Next week’s games see Yukon Brewing trying to keep their win streak alive against KBS, and Yukon Info.com hoping to climb off the bottom of the table against Tony’s Pizza.
-By Andy Todd