Dominant season for league champs

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Polonia won the premier league title.
Camera IconPolonia won the premier league title. Credit: James MacKenzie

Polonia have completed an outstanding league season, finishing with 12 victories as they beat Albany Rovers in the final round of the Great Southern Soccer Association men’s premier league season on Saturday evening.

Having already secured their first league title since 2015 last month, Polonia won their round 16 clash in comfortable fashion as they slotted four goals past the Rovers defence.

The 4-1 victory allowed Polonia to finish eight points clear on top of the final league standings, with a record of 12 wins, one draw and three losses.

Phoenix scored a goal in each half as they confirmed their status as league runners-up, beating Caledonians 2-0 on the opposite pitch.

Nine league wins was a decent return for Phoenix while a frustrating league campaign came to an end for 2018 champions Caledonians who were left to rue a number of narrow defeats and four draws.

In the final round of the women’s premier league action, it might have been a single goal result but round 16 completed a remarkable campaign for Denmark.

The multiple league champions won every game of the season and finished with a whopping goal difference of 97.

The second-placed Polonia won a thriller 3-2 against Caledonians and Port Albany thumped Royals 8-0 in the games played last Friday night.

Phoenix prevailed 1-0 over Polonia to stitch up second spot in the women’s reserves league, with the unbeaten Denmark well clear on top.

Denmark White made it an all-Denmark hat trick in the women’s competitions as they won the social league with an 8-5 win over rivals Grammar Blue.

The win moved Denmark White six points clear ahead of this Friday’s final round of league matches.

Men’s reserves champions Albany-Bayswater ended the league season with an 11-1 thrashing of Rovers on Saturday afternoon, set up by six goals in the first half.

Phoenix sealed second place on the standings after prevailing 6-4 in an entertaining fixture with Royals.

In round 16 of the men’s social/vets competition Mt Barker edged Cross Keys United, Rovers Social fought off a strong challenge from Albany-Bayswater to win 4-2 and league winners Old Boys triumphed 5-1.

The final round of league games for the men’s social/vets were played on Tuesday night.

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