Great Southern Soccer Association finals bring shortened 2020 season to an end
Rovers knocked off reigning champions Polonia in the Great Southern Soccer Association men’s premier league final on Saturday.
In a shortened season because of COVID-19, the top two teams in each division played off in a final to end the competition.
Polonia claimed the cup and league title last year and finished one game clear on top of the standings but were not able to defend their title.
Lorenzo Bacco was able to find the back of the net in the first half, which proved to be the match-winner as Rovers prevailed, 1-0.
A brace to Laura McEwan guided reigning league champions Denmark to the 2020 title over Polonia in the women’s premier league final on Friday night.
Scores were locked together at half-time before McEwan broke the deadlock in the second half and found the back of the net twice to help her side run out 2-0 winners.
A first-half hat-trick from Tayah Dallimore ensured Port Albany walked away victorious in the women’s reserves competition against Rovers.
Dallimore helped Port Albany lead 3-1 at half-time and Rovers netted the only goal of the second half but were not able to bridge the gap.
Kylie Douglas and Melinda Franklin found the back of the net for Rovers.
Four goals from Sue Young in the women’s social competition decider helped Polonia win the title after falling short in the final last season.
Polonia led 5-1 at half-time and added three goals in the final 45 minutes to power them to a commanding 8-1 victory.
Mabel Nash netted a brace while Emma Walker and Sarah Nash also scored for Polonia while Olivia Nash scored for Denmark.
Polonia were victorious in the men’s social competition, winning 2-0 over Bayswater.
Chris Harrop and Steve Berryman scored for the victors as they led 1-0 at half-time.
A brace to Jean Cassou guided Rovers to a 4-0 victory over Polonia in the men’s reserves decider.
Rovers netted one goal in the first half before adding three in the final 45 minutes to ensure they ran out easy winners. Justin Bielecki and Angus Egerton-Warburton also netted goals.
A hat-trick to Steve Gust and a brace to Richard Miller helped Old Boys walk away comfortable 7-2 winners over Rovers Vets in a high-scoring men’s masters decider.
Old Boys led 3-0 at halftime and extended that lead to five at the end of 90 minutes.
Paul Burney and Paul Nielsen netted the other two goals for Old Boys.
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