Denmark’s unbeaten season intact

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
Email Cameron Newbold

Defending league champions Denmark remain unbeaten in the 2017 Great Southern Soccer Association women’s league A competition after recording a 4-1 win over Phoenix in round 8 at McLean Park last Friday night.

After five wins from as many games, Denmark continued on their winning streak last week at home to remain seven points clear at the top of the standings.

The home side scored two goals in each half on their way to a second win against Phoenix this season, with Branwen Morgan netting a double and Neave Garland also finding the back of the net.

Tianna Korthuis scored in the first half for Phoenix but as a result of the loss, her side slipped to third place on the ladder.

In the other round 8 fixture played in Albany on Friday night, an emphatic 7-0 win to Polonia helped them leap into second place.

Rovers' Brad Chapman in possession.
Camera IconRovers' Brad Chapman in possession. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Polonia led 3-0 at half-time and were devastating in the final 45 minutes against Grammar Blue, led by star Laura Hunt, who finished the match with five goals.

Fiona Morrison-Smith and Jaimi-Lee Morrison also scored in Polonia’s third win, which took them to 11 points, leapfrogging Phoenix.

In tomorrow night’s games, Denmark face Grammar Blue and Caledonians, coming off the bye, tackle Phoenix.

Polonia were convincing winners in the men’s open competition, defeating Rovers 5-1 in their clash at the North Road soccer grounds on Sunday.

Polonia's Damon Fehrman takes control of the ball.
Camera IconPolonia's Damon Fehrman takes control of the ball. Credit: Albany Advertiser

The game was over at half-time after Polonia slammed four goals past the sloppy Rovers defence on their way to a third success of the season. Jason Wilson netted a brace to go with goals from Tom Hunt, Jack McNamee and Jared Wiegele, lifting Polonia within a point of Rovers on the league standings.

On Saturday, Caledonians made light work of Albany-Bayswater, winning 5-0, while a four-goal second half guided Phoenix to a 5-1 triumph against Royals.

Last week in men’s masters, Polonia downed Old Boys 5-3, Denmark prevailed over the Vets 5-1, Albany-Bayswater and Rovers Black drew 3-3, and Caledonians took care of Cross Keys United 8-2.

Women’s league B winners were Royals, Polonia Red, Port Albany, Albany-Bayswater and Mt Barker United.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails