The North Enderby Timber brushed back Peters Tirecraft 3-0 in North Okanagan Soccer League action Wednesday night at Marshall Field #5.
The Timber (5-3) opened the scoring in the first half after some great one-two passing between Evan Frederick and Brent Poulsen which sent Poulsen in on a sharp angle, Poulsen crossed to Patrick Schindler, who nailed a great header that just crossed the line with the referee and linesmen talking things over to make sure.
Poulsen put the Timber up 2-0 on a gorgeous 25-yard free kick that curled over and around the wall, top corner past motionless Tirecraft keeper Riley Spraggs.
Newcomer Lucas Ross capped the attack on a sweet strike from 20 yards. NET brought out some new youngsters in Ross, Finlay McPhie and Mike Bennett, who all fit in nicely and helped NET dominate the play.
Red Robin Man of the Match for 1-7 Tirecraft was central defender Clark Richardson.
Turn-Key Controls lassoed the host Salmon Arm Outlaws 4-0 at Blackburn Park to stay in third spot, one point ahead of NET.
Turn-Key had only 10 men and the Outlaws showed up with 11.
Evan Moore was challenged for a midfield header and was hit from the side and suffered a swollen black eye, taking a short break as Turn-Key played with nine.
The Outlaws had limited chances with Moore on the sidelines and it was scoreless at the half with Turn-Key enjoying a heavy majority of play.
Andrew Pool opened the scoring at 65 minutes with a nice run and shot, bottom corner. A few more minutes later, Adam McCaffery put the ball top shelf off of Moore cross from the corner.
Turn-Key (5-1-1) showed some good passing and patience going up the field that saw Gregg Finch flying on a breakaway down the left flank. He buried the shot just inside the far post.
Jai Gosia was fouled in the 18 and he converted the ensuing penalty shot, bottom corner. The Outlaws pressed hard in the final minutes, forcing Gregg Douma to make the Total Restoration Save of the Game to keep the clean sheet.
The Revelstoke Stallions stopped Monashee Surveying FC 3-1 to move within a point of the surveyors.
The Stallions went ahead off a corner at five minutes. MFC (3-5-1) came out hard in the second half and earned a penalty kick after some steady pressure. Dom Oshanek stepped up and sailed the ball over the net.
Moments later, Oshanek redeemed himself and put in the rebound from Ryan Sharp’s free kick that struck the crossbar. Both teams traded chances with Revelstoke (3-2) getting the winner off a rebound. With time running out, MFC pushed bodies forward and Revelstoke recorded on a counterattack.