Timber topple Tirecraft
The North Enderby Timber ambushed the short-manned Peters Tirecraft 11-1 in North Okanagan Soccer League Gibson Cup playoff action at MacDonald park.
Patrick Schindler tied a career-mark by scoring five goals for the Timber in the make-up game, cancelled last week due to lightning. Schindler was named the Wings Man of the Match.
Graham Ross, Brent Poulsen and Lucas Ross and each supplied two goals, while Dan Aikema added a single for NET (9-4-1).
The teams played 10 versus 10 in the second half before both teams suffered injuries and played with miles of space at nine versus nine.
Brock Reim scored for Tirecraft, who had injured coach Rob Spraggs on the field with several regulars away at a music concert in Penticton.
Reim earned the Concept Physio Man of the Match after making countless runs down the right side and creating numerous chances.
Tirecraft (2-11-1 in regular season) have a tie and a loss in the round-robin so could get second in their pool with a win or draw with Turn-Key Controls (8-5-1) tonight at Marshall Field #3 (6:30 kick-off). Turn-Key is 1-1.
NET faces the Revelstoke Stallions and Monashee FC battles the Salmon Arm Outlaws in 6:30 p.m. starts at MacDonald Park. The Timber are 2-0, while Revelstoke is 0-1-1.
Courvas (12-1-1) tangles with Nation of Domination Eagle Homes (9-5) tonight in Salmon Arm.
Monashee (4-8-2) and Eagle Homes are both 1-1 in the other pool, led by Courvas, at 2-0. The Outlaws are 0-2.
The semifinals go Wednesday, Aug. 13 with the Gibson Cup final scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 16.
The Cup is named after longtime soccer official Ian Gibson.