Vernon Ogopogos’ rally leaves Kelowna Browns feeling blue

Vernon Ogopogos’ rally leaves Kelowna Browns feeling blue

Capri Insurance CMW Men’s 45+ Soccer League play in Lake Country

The game meant nothing to the standings.

Try telling that to both teams.

Two goals in the final 15 minutes helped Vernon’s Turn-Key Ogopogos salvage a 3-3 draw against Kelowna’s Brown Benefits in an intense CapriCMW Insurance Okanagan Oldtimers 45+ Men’s Soccer League game Monday in Lake Country between two teams that hadn’t lost all season with bragging rights on the line.

A long ball forward bounced through to the ‘Pogos’ John Orton, who coolly slotted home the opener.

Tim Goward’s persistence paid off as he stole the ball and beat Turn-Key keeper Mike Moorlag with a low shot to the corner to draw the Browns level.

In the second half, the Browns took control and Kelly Sherman scored twice to make the score 3-1. His first was a tap-in from close range after a fine cross. The second came from the penalty spot after a foul in the box, which the Ogopogos hotly contested.

With 15 minutes left, Turn-Key took back the momentum and Ruben Cervantes’ volley looped over the Browns’ keeper and in off the underside of the bar. Turn-Key tied the game when a free kick was flicked on by Orton and Mark Budgen slipped in at the far post to score as the Browns looked for an offside flag that didn’t come.

RELATED: Silver Stars sparkle in Vernon derby match

Kelowna Soccer United 7 Kelowna R&B Rented Mules 2.

The final round of over 45 league games finished up with Soccer United defeating the R&B Rented Mules 7-2 at the Parkinson Rec Centre.

The win was critical for United as it moves them into the top-four and a chance to play Vernon’s Turn-Key Ogopogos in the top flight playoffs next week.

Soccer United came out flying and had a 4-0 lead midway through the first half on two goals each by Marlon Weidlich and Mike Bertoia. The Mules cut into the lead on a well-hit free kick from outside the box by Grant Turik.

The pattern of the game was more of the same in the second half with Brad Farrell adding to the United lead and Weidlich capping off a great night with his hat trick goal.

Harry De Haas, for the Mules, and Walter Morel traded goals to make it 7-2. De Haas was shown a red card shortly afterwards forcing the Mules to finish with 10 men.

Chaing Lee looked to have completed his usual fancy footwork around the keeper move for the eighth goal off another brilliant through ball by Fabio Di Nanno, but the play was called offside much to the chagrin of Chiang’s extensive fan club.

Penticton 1 Kelowna Brandt’s Creek 0

Forfeit win for Penticton.

RELATED: Vernon Ogopogos prevail past Penticton



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kierra Smith (Contributed)
Kelowna swimmer headed to Toronto hoping to qualify for Olympics

If she qualifies, it will be Kierra Smith’s second time swimming at the Olympics

Kelowna flags were flown at half-mast after the discovery of a residential school burial site in Kamloops. (File photo)
Central Okanagan school board chair reflects on recent tragedies

Moyra Baxter offers condolenses to residential school victims, slain Muslim family

Watson Road Elementary school in Kelowna (Google Maps/Contributed).
COVID-19 case at Watson Road Elementary

School District 23 confirmed someone at the school tested positive on Saturday

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

The RCMP presence in Central Okanagan public schools is being reviewed by the board of education. (File photo)
RCMP presence welcomed in Central Okanagan public schools

Staff survey feedback overwhelmingly positive from students, staff and parents

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Jane Linden
KCR: Volunteering keeps you active

Kelowna Community Resources shares stories of its volunteers in a weekly column

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from B.C. residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

A logging truck carries its load down the Elaho Valley near in Squamish, B.C. in this file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody
Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory

The nation says 44% of old-growth forests in its 6,900-square kilometre territory are protected while the rest remain at risk

Most Read