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GSSA 2023: Caledonians claim narrow victory over Phoenix in GSSA round six of men’s division two competition

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Caledonians' Riley March.
Camera IconCaledonians' Riley March. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Caledonians emerged with a 3-2 victory over Phoenix in the Great Southern Soccer Association last Saturday in the men’s division two competition.

Coming off their round-five loss to Rovers on Thursday, Caledonians returned to the winners’ list in fighting fashion, notching a crucial victory in round six.

Phoenix'a Reagan Korthuis acknowledges the goal scorer.
Camera IconPhoenix'a Reagan Korthuis acknowledges the goal scorer. Credit: Laurie Benson

In the other division two fixtures, Rovers defeated Bayswater 6-1 while Polonia had the bye.

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Meanwhile, Caledonians stormed to a fifth-straight win in the GSSA men’s division one competition on Saturday night.

Phoenix's Lachlan Hart runs on to the ball.
Camera IconPhoenix's Lachlan Hart runs on to the ball. Credit: Laurie Benson

The 5-1 win in round five helped them consolidate top spot on the GSSA ladder, jumping three points ahead of Rovers in second.

Joseph Love bagged a brace in the big win while Dale Bloor, Oliver Trichilo and Calvin Bosch also found the back of the net.

Polonia put three past Stirling Rangers to notch their second win of 2023 with James Naylor finding the back of the net twice.

Naylor’s two-goal effort was complemented by goals to Renoir Nash and Craig Jordan while Titan Pulls was the Rangers’ sole scorer.

Caledonians' Clinton Ridley heads the ball clear.
Camera IconCaledonians' Clinton Ridley heads the ball clear. Credit: Laurie Benson

In the women’s division one competition on Friday night, a hat-trick to Abi Matthews and Lumeah Masih guided Denmark to a crushing 12-0 win against Polonia.

Tayah Mastalerz (two goals), Ella Sinclair (two) Stella Gleeson (one) and Iman Anderson (one) were the other goal scorers for the winners.

Caledonians' celebrate their first goal.
Camera IconCaledonians' celebrate their first goal. Credit: Laurie Benson

Elsewhere, Rovers’ Abigail Livingston and Shauna Hodgkinson chipped in with a goal each to help their side to a 2-1 win against Caledonians.

Kayla Holden bagged a consolation goal for Caledonians.

Phoenix's Clayton De Vos gets the ball clear of Caledonians' Luca Tricholo.
Camera IconPhoenix's Clayton De Vos gets the ball clear of Caledonians' Luca Tricholo. Credit: Laurie Benson

Phoenix won 13-1 against Sonics in the final division one match with Mt Barker and Sharks both having the bye.

In women’s division 2/3 competition, Phoenix thumped Bayswater 19-0, Stirling Rangers shared the points with Caledonians in a 1-all draw and Denmark Carnaby’s were 4-1 victors over Denmark Dream on Friday.

Caledonians' keeper Jamie Carrington knocks the ball over the bar.
Camera IconCaledonians' keeper Jamie Carrington knocks the ball over the bar. Credit: Laurie Benson

Rovers drew 1-1 with Mt Barker and Denmark Rezzie’s eased past Polonia 4-0.

In the men’s division 3/4 fixtures played on Tuesday night Bayswater were 7-0 winners against ACC Southlands, Polonia defeated Rovers Vets 4-1, Old Boys stormed to a 9-1 win against Denmark, Caledonians prevailed over Griffins 5-1 and Cross Keys were 2-0 winners against Rovers.

Caledonians' Morgan Davis runs onto the ball ahead of Phoenix's Lachlan Hart.
Camera IconCaledonians' Morgan Davis runs onto the ball ahead of Phoenix's Lachlan Hart. Credit: Laurie Benson

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