Denmark keep winning momentum

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Polonia's Michael Draper gets his kick away as Phoenix's Dale Hart moves in.
Camera IconPolonia's Michael Draper gets his kick away as Phoenix's Dale Hart moves in. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Polonia and Phoenix are doing their best to stay in touch with league leaders Denmark in the Great Southern Soccer Association women’s premier league.

Both Polonia and Phoenix claimed three points in round nine last Friday night, but the all-conquering Denmark side kept their winning momentum rolling.

Denmark won 3-0 on forfeit against Royals to make it nine straight victories, sitting comfortably on top of the table.

In the only women’s premier league fixture played last week, Polonia downed a Port Albany side that fielded six players.

Polonia led 1-0 at half-time and added two more in the last half, with Laura Hunt, Ferne Carter and Amanda Lau all finding the back of the net in the 3-0 result.

Phoenix's Vaughn Schoof and Polonia's Nick Bew contest the ball.
Camera IconPhoenix's Vaughn Schoof and Polonia's Nick Bew contest the ball. Credit: Albany Advertiser

The other game was a forfeit as Phoenix scored a 3-0 win against Caledonians. Denmark, the defending league champions, are eight points clear of Polonia and Phoenix, who both have 19 points from the opening nine games.In the women’s reserves competition, Port Albany were emphatic 5-0 winners against Rovers after doubles from Debra Griffin and Susan Leverington.

Mt Barker United kept hold of second place on the standings after a gritty 3-2 win against Polonia, while a first-half goal from Denmark was the difference in their clash with Phoenix.

Grammar Blue recorded an amazing scoreline in their women’s social game against Polonia Red, winning 21-1.

Lola Sims netted eight goals and Chloe Layden added six.

Polonia's Jeremy Wallis gets past Phoenix's Jarred Spaanderman.
Camera IconPolonia's Jeremy Wallis gets past Phoenix's Jarred Spaanderman. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Meanwhile in the men’s premier league, Polonia skipped seven points clear on top of the table after a 2-0 triumph over their nearest rivals Phoenix on Saturday night.

A goal in each half helped Polonia record a seventh win of the season, putting more space between themselves and the second-placed Phoenix. Caledonians and Albany Rovers played out a frustrating nil-all draw, both squandering chances to break the deadlock.

In last week’s men’s social/vets league, Rovers Social had five goals to beat Albany-Bayswater and Mt Barker edged out Cross Keys United 3-2.

In the top-of-the-table clash, Old Boys beat The Vets 6-1.

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