GSSA 2023: Phoenix coast to round 13 victory to remain in hunt for men’s division one league title

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Reagan Korthuis was a goalscorer for Phoenix.
Camera IconReagan Korthuis was a goalscorer for Phoenix. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Phoenix’s slim hopes of securing the Great Southern Soccer Association men’s division one league title remain alive after their convincing win against Polonia in round 13 on Saturday night.

Currently sitting third in the standings, Phoenix are four points adrift of ladder-leaders Caledonians (31 points) and three behind the second placed Rovers (30).

Caledonians have two games in hand over Phoenix who have played 13 games and one game over Rovers, Phoenix needing both rivals to drop significant points in the last four rounds if they are chance of winning the league silverware.

Top-of-the-table Caledonians also play Stirling Rangers in round 15, who are without a win in 2023.

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Beau Timmer found the back of the net twice in the 5-1 rout over Polonia with Reagan Korthuis, Corey Plug and Nathan Devos also chipping in with single goals.

Escher Nash was the sole goal scorer for Polonia.

Meanwhile, Bayswater coasted to a thumping 10-2 win against Stirling Rangers.

In the men’s division two competition on Saturday, Phoenix and Bayswater played out a 2-2 draw while Caledonians defeated Polonia to stay in the hunt for the title.

Matt Eyles and Damion Turner hit the back of the net for Caledonians with Cowan Dibble (one goal) Polonia’s scorer.

Mt Barker edge closer to securing the title in the women’s division one competition, claiming a hard-fought 3-0 win against Phoenix on Friday.

Gabby White, Libby Morris and Melanie Greeney all chipped in with goals to strengthen their position atop the standings.

Tahlia Bergsma fired home a hat-trick in Denmark’s 9-0 win over Phoenix while Elise Pot (two) Jess Kinder, Emma Witten, Joelene Olde and Sonja Dobbe also chipped in.

Rovers prevailed 10-0 over Sonics in the other division one fixture.

Melina Franklin scored four goals while Georgia Whitelaw (two), Mikayla Owen, Lyndsey O’Neill, Patricia Hoveler and Carys Nichols also found the back of the net.

In women’s division two results Caledonia’s defeated Stirling Rangers 6-1, Phoenix were 8-1 winners in Phoenix and Denmark Rezzies claimed a 3-0 win against Polonia.

In women’s division three competition Rovers skipped to a 2-0 win over Bayswater and Mt Barker coasted to a 5-1 win over Denmark Dream.

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