Polo­nia fin­ish third af­ter beat­ing Phoenix

Albany Advertiser - - SPORT - Tayler Neale

Polo­nia claimed third spot in the Great South­ern Soc­cer As­so­ci­a­tion men’s open league stand­ings af­ter a cru­cial 2-1 vic­tory against Phoenix at the North Road soc­cer grounds last Satur­day night.

Jack McNamee and Jason Wil­son found the back of the net for the vic­tors as they jumped above Rovers on the league ta­ble in the fi­nal fix­ture of the sea­son.

Shan­non Korthuis scored Phoenix’s only goal as they re­tained sec­ond spot in the stand­ings.

Mean­while, Al­bany-Bayswa­ter were vic­to­ri­ous in a high-scor­ing af­fair against Roy­als in the af­ter­noon fix­ture.

With the scores locked at 1-1 at half-time, the game loos­ened up in the sec­ond half, with Al­bany-Bayswa­ter pil­ing on five goals to run away with a 6-3 win.

Kwa Si Say, Nic Pi­etropaolo, Mo­ham­mad and As­gher Nawroozi and Alex Kin­n­ear all scored for the win­ners, while Trevor Po­cock, Roger Me­jia Paez and Nathan Grif­fiths were Roy­als’ goal scor­ers.

Cale­do­nians fin­ished off a stel­lar sea­son to win 1-0 against Rovers on Sun­day.

Kieran Loveridge scored the only goal of the match in the first half as Rovers dropped to fourth spot af­ter the loss.

Last Fri­day night, Den­mark main­tained their per­fect record with a 5-0 win against Polo­nia in the women’s league A.

Leah-Rose Win­ter and Ebony Thomp­son scored dou­bles, while Josie Cloud found the back of the net as well. In the other fix­ture, Cale­do­nians de­feated Gram­mar Blue 2-0.

In the men’s masters com­pe­ti­tion, The Vets de­feated Al­banyBayswa­ter 4-3 to move off the bot­tom of the ta­ble, while Den­mark over­came Cross Keys United 1-0.

Mean­while, Rovers went down 2-6 to Old Boys and Cale­do­nians re­mained un­de­feated af­ter ac­count­ing for Polo­nia 3-1.

Port Al­bany de­feated Polo­nia Red 3-0, while a for­feit to Den­mark Black in round 15 has al­lowed Mt Barker United to claim the women’s league B ti­tle.

Pic­tures: Lau­rie Ben­son

Al­bany-Bayswa­ter's Lachie Howarth and Roy­als’ Trevor Po­cock con­test the ball.

Roy­als' Bernard De­bun­netat con­trols the ball.

Roy­als’ Trevor Po­cock and Bayswa­ter's Lachie Howarth.

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