Hat trick from Faris Houderrani guides Albany Primary into under-12 cup final against Great Southern Grammar

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Albany Primary had to work for their spot in the Albany Junior Soccer Association under-12 cup final with a hard fought 3-2 victory over St Joseph’s last Saturday.

Faris Houderrani gave Albany Primary an early lead before an equaliser by Beau Hart-Smellin.

Macsen Marchment put St Joseph’s in front early in the second half and they looked to be in control of the match.

However, Houderrani equalised before scoring his third to guide Albany Primary through to the decider.

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In the final they will face Great Southern Grammar, who defeated Parklands 8-2.

Grammar will be hoping they can repeat their performance from the preliminary round when they beat Albany Primary 1-0.

Albany Bayswater and Denmark Black couldn’t be separated in the under-13s semifinal with both sides misfiring in front of goal.

It was still 0-0 after extra time with penalties needed to determine a winner.

Albany Bayswater’s Kai Marshall scored the final spot kick as they won the penalty shootout 4-2.

Great Southern Grammar were too strong for Stirling Rangers winning their match 8-2.

Stirling Rangers defeated John Calvin 2-0 in a midweek fixture setting up a grand final against their main rivals Polonia.

Polonia didn’t have it all their own way and weren’t at their fluent best against Denmark Black.

They were 1-0 up at half-time and managed to get a second after the break but Denmark Black pulled one back through Reuben Winter and weren’t without their chances of an equaliser, but Polonia were able to hold them at bay in the final minutes of the match.

Mt Barker almost blew it against Rovers when they let a three-goal lead slip as Rovers pulled it back to 3-3 before Libby Morris struck in the final moments to get them through to the cup final where they will face the other Rovers side.

In the under-16s John Calvin scored first against Grammar through a Malcolm van Burgel header before the goal was cancelled out by a long-range effort from George Hodgkinson.

Travis Plug scored two goals in the second half for John Calvin who were looking comfortable before a late own goal gave Grammar hope.

John Calvin hung on and will face Albany Bayswater after they narrowly defeated Polonia 2-1.

It took Albany Bayswater until 10 minutes from time to get the ball past a stubborn Polonia White defence in the under-18s with Corey Plug scoring the only game of the game.

In the other semifinal, Polonia Red were too strong for Denmark after coming out firing to race into a 4-0 lead.

Denmark gathered themselves and went goal for goal after that but the damage had been done in the opening few minutes with the match finishing 8-4.

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