Denmark women make winning start

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Port Albany's Megan Orr gets clear of Phoenix's Shalyce Spaanderman.
Camera IconPort Albany's Megan Orr gets clear of Phoenix's Shalyce Spaanderman. Credit: Laurie Benson

Defending league champions Denmark have begun the new season with two impressive performances, making it successive wins in the Great Southern Soccer Association’s women’s premier league last Friday night.

After a 7-0 thrashing of Phoenix in the opening round, Denmark were again in good touch as they disposed of Caledonians 3-0 in their round 2 fixture.

In the other women’s premier league game on Friday, Phoenix rebounded with a 4-0 win over Port Albany thanks to three second-half goals.

Port Albany's Joanne Orr.
Camera IconPort Albany's Joanne Orr. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Chelsea Roth finished with a brace as Phoenix extended their 1-0 half-time lead to record their first win of the 2019 campaign.

Last Tuesday night, Polonia put 12 goals past Royals as the damage was done in the opening 45 minutes.

Polonia led 8-1 at half-time and finished emphatic 12-2 winners as star Laura Hunt bagged five goals in the rout and Amy Walker chipped in with four.

In the women’s reserves competition, Port Albany hung on to win a tense contest over Phoenix on Friday night.

Phoenix's Bridget Schoof gets clear of Port Albany's Debra Griffin.
Camera IconPhoenix's Bridget Schoof gets clear of Port Albany's Debra Griffin. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Port Albany scored two goals in the opening half but then had to absorb plenty of pressure in the last 45 minutes as Emma van den Dool pinched one back for Phoenix, who kept attacking in the bid to equalise.

However, Port Albany hung on to score a 2-1 win and record their first points of the league season.

In other round 2 results, Rovers maintained their perfect record after a 2-1 victory over Polonia, scoring a goal in each half. Denmark sit on top of the reserves league after their 4-0 triumph against Mt Barker United.

Grammar Blue and Denmark White were winners in the second round of the women’s social competition.

Only one game was played last Saturday in the men’s premier league. Phoenix were comfortable 5-0 winners over Albany Rovers thanks to four goals from Lewis Bosch.

The Caledonians and Polonia fixture was due to be played last night.

Phoenix and Albany-Bayswater drew 1-1 in the men’s reserves league while winners from round 2 were Royals and Polonia.

The Vets had a big 8-3 result over Old Boys in round 2 of the men’s social/vets league and Denmark put six goals past Polonia Eagles.

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