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GSSA 2023: Caledonians seal first men's division one title since 2018 with strong win against Stirling Rangers

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Caledonians lift the coveted division one trophy.
Camera IconCaledonians lift the coveted division one trophy. Credit: Caledonians Football Club

Caledonians have sealed the Great Southern Soccer Association men’s division one title after a comfortable 3-0 win against Stirling Rangers on Saturday night.

The result pushed the top side four points clear of Rovers with only two games left in the GSSA league season, the latter having a bye next week.

Levi Clay scored a brace in their 11th win of 2023, ensuring they claimed their first division one gong since 2018.

Joseph Love also hit the score sheet while Nathan Kay was brilliant through the midfield, handing Stirling Rangers a 12th consecutive loss this season.

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Meanwhile, Damon Liew and Justin Bielecki both found the net in Rovers’ final game of the 2023 campaign, easing past Phoenix 2-0.

In the women’s division one competition on Friday night, Caledonians edged past Polonia 4-3 in round 15.

Kaylah Holden slotted a hat-trick while Megan Orr also found the back of the net in their seventh win of the year.

Meanwhile, Georgia Whitelaw, Megan Green and Abigail Livingstone scored as Rovers defeated Denmark 3-2.

Denmark’s Ella Sinclair and Lumeah Masih found the back of the net. Sharks were thumped 8-0 by Phoenix while Mt Barker, who sealed the division one title in round 14, had the bye.

In men’s division two competition, Caledonians’ hopes of winning their league title remain alive after a stunning 4-2 win against ladder-leaders Rovers on Saturday.

Sam Jeffrey scored twice and goals from Daniel Azimi and Gury Shaw proved the difference.

Phoenix defeated Polonia 1-0 in the other division two clash.

Rovers have the chance to stitch up the title in their round 19 clash against Phoenix next week with Caledonians having the bye.

In women’s division two results Polonia prevailed over Denmark Caranaby’s and Caledonians cruised past Phoenix 3-0.

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