Tire men roll win

Vernon Kal Tire clipped the Kelowna Kickers 2-1 in Okanagan Oldtimers 50+ Soccer League action Thursday at Marshall Field #3.

Striker Kevin Mitchell subbed in for all-star Jenne Huberts, and with one minute remaining, booted in the winner on a wild scramble in front of keeper Marty Vincze.

Ted Sheehan had used his chest to cross the ball in front after a free kick from 20 yards out. Two defenders, Vincze and Mitchell, chased the spinning ball on the goal-line for about 10 seconds.

The 5-1 Stars took an early lead when midfielder Denis Chabot picked off an errant pass and fooled Vincze with a slow-rolling kick from 18 yards out.

Kelowna equalized midway through the second half when Greg Kilmartin took advantage of a mix-up between Vernon keeper Gord Campbell and defender Rob Parkin.

The Vernon Stars bowed 1-0 to Penticton United at Reiswig Park in Lake Country. The Stars dipped to 4-2.


Vernon Morning Star