Camels advance under bright lights

The Okanagan Spring Brewery Camels seem to thrive playing under the lights.

The Okanagan Spring Brewery Camels seem to thrive playing under the lights.

The Camels were dominating the host Lake Country FC Lakers Monday night when a transformer exploded late in the first half at Beasley Park.

The Humpbacks resumed their stellar late-night performance Thursday under the lights at Mission Sports Field #9 with a 3-1 win over Lake Country in the playoff replay.

Vernon visits the first-place Penticton Dental Centre United Monday night at Kings Park (7:30) in the Capri Insurance Men’s 45+ Soccer League semifinals.

Brown Benefits and North Country Appraisals Kickers, both Kelowna teams, battle in the other semi this afternoon at Mission Fields.

Lake Country came out flying as they did Monday and got a semi-breakaway goal from Sammy Kimpian in the fifth minute.

Striker Gord Howard struck the post five minutes later as the Camels quickly countered.

Ageless striker Al Murphy nodded in a Mike Daly corner off the crossbar and past keeper Todd Ryder for the equalizer at 25 minutes.

Just seven minutes later, Murphy picked up a loose ball and converted low corner.

The Lakers stormed the Spring zone for the opening 15 minutes of the second half with no success.

Daly then blocked a pass back at midfield and the ball squirted to teammate Rick Raber, who delivered the insurance tally.

Camel keeper Dave Dutcher injured his quad in the final two minutes and is questionable for the semifinal.

Daly and speedster Steve Milne anchored a bold Camel midfielder.

 

Vernon Morning Star

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