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NOSL final four ready

Nathan Tucker of Turn-Key Controls connects with the ball as he goes up for a header against Mike Adams of Peters Tirecraft in men’s playoff action Wednesday night at Marshall Field. - Lisa Vandervelde/Morning Star
Nathan Tucker of Turn-Key Controls connects with the ball as he goes up for a header against Mike Adams of Peters Tirecraft in men’s playoff action Wednesday night at Marshall Field.
— image credit: Lisa Vandervelde/Morning Star

They are down to the final four in the Gibson Cup playoffs.

Regular-season North Okanagan Soccer League champion Courvas of Salmon Arm (12-1-1) will host Turn-Key Controls of Vernon (8-5-1) in one semifinal Wednesday.

Second-place North Enderby Timber (9-4-1) go up against Monashee FC of Vernon (4-8-2) in the other Wednesday semifinal at MacDonald Park. The Cup final goes Saturday, Aug. 16 with the time to be announced.

Turn-Key established a spot in the semis by brushing back Peters Tirecraft 4-0 at Marshall Field #2.

The Controllers’ first goal came off of a sweet inswing corner by Andrew Pool that Nathan Tucker directed into the net for a 1-0 halftime lead.

Pool then took down a ball sent over the top and put it past Tirecraft keeper Riley Spraggs midway through the second half.

Turn-Key, with three subs, took advantage of the weary, subless Tirecraft in the final 25 minutes with the nicest goal of the evening coming courtesy of the Pool brothers.

David Weir fed Thomas Pool, who made a move and a perfect pass to Andrew Pool, who one-timed it bottom corner for his second of the game.

Adam McCaffrey scored the last goal putting it just off the post and in past Spraggs.

Monashee, who placed sixth in the regular table, shelled the eight-man Salmon Arm Outlaws 12-0 Wednesday night at Mac Park.

The Outlaws kept MFC off the board until the 20-minute mark. Then it was over.

Just about everyone scored for Monashee with Rookie of the year Dustin Boreen popping his first two of the season, both on headers.

NET won a 1-0 forfeit over the Revelstoke Stallions to take their pool.

 

 

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