Goals galore for dominant Denmark
After their 2-2 draw in the opening game of the season another close encounter was expected between Denmark and Grammar in the Albany Junior Soccer Association under-16 competition last Saturday.
This time the game was played in Denmark and soon after it begun, Grammar hit the front when Parker Wingard opened the scoring but that was as good as it got for his side.
Denmark immediately worked hard to close Wingard out of the game and by not allowing him any room to move.
It gave the Denmark defence a bit of breathing room and the team were able to get back in the game soon after with a strike through Andy Powys.
Ebony Thompson then put Denmark in front and Drew Thompson scored another to take Denmark into half-time 3-1 ahead.
A decision was then made to take Davis Milne out of goal for Denmark for the second half and it worked as he scored a brace in the second half.
Another strike by Andy Powys ensured Denmark earned a convincing 6-1 win.
The win helps Denmark leapfrog Grammar on the table to third place behind Royals and Stirling Rangers.
Stirling Rangers were made to work hard for their win against John Calvin as they scored two goals in the first half and one in the second for a solid 3-0 win.
Royals were far too strong for Rovers in the first half of their game scoring six goals to Rovers none.
Rovers were much improved in the second half and although they denied Royals adding to their total, they weren’t able to threaten and get on the score sheet themselves.
Grammar Blue played John Calvin in the under-12s and were out to keep their perfect record intact.
Grammar were the dominant team in the first half and were knocking the ball around nicely on the nine-a-side fields.
They opened the scoring from beautiful cross into the box that was met by Sam Jeffery who controlled the ball and slotted home.
John Calvin persevered and had a slice of good fortune when a fantastic strike was met with an equally good save from the Grammar keeper.
The keeper then mishandled the ball and the ball slipped into his own net to gift John Calvin an equaliser.
Grammar grew in confidence in the second half as they finished 4-1 winners to remain on top of the table.
Mt Barker kept the pressure on Grammar Blue when they beat Grammar Red comfortably 12-0, while Yakamia, Bethel and Mt Lockyer all won to remain only a win away from second-placed Mt Barker but all three have a game in hand.
Royals' Molly Bowles gets past Rovers' Raven Madamecila
Royals goalkeeper Dylan Gladish clears the ball.
Royals' Flynn Sheehy gets his side forward.