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Men’s games washed out, Mt Barker march to 11th straight win in GSSA women’s division one competition

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Caledonians' Joseph Love and Polonia's Hayden Calton.
Camera IconCaledonians' Joseph Love and Polonia's Hayden Calton. Credit: Laurie Benson

A Danial Azimi hat-trick fired Caledonians to their sixth win in the Great Southern Soccer Association men’s division two competition, beating Polonia in round 11 on Saturday.

Caledonians' Morgan Davies.
Camera IconCaledonians' Morgan Davies. Credit: Laurie Benson

Both sides wrestled for the upper hand in the first half, but a determined Polonia broke the deadlock to lead by one goal at half-time.

Caledonians' Ben Harris.
Camera IconCaledonians' Ben Harris. Credit: Laurie Benson

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A free-flowing brand of soccer was on display after the break as Caledonians shifted into top gear, netting five second-half goals to Polonia’s two on their way to a gritty 5-3 win.

Caledonians' Baden Cummins-Green and Polonia's Joseph Ellis.
Camera IconCaledonians' Baden Cummins-Green and Polonia's Joseph Ellis. Credit: Laurie Benson

Levi Clay and Harrison Smith were the other goal scorers for Caledonians.

Caledonians' Ben Harris.
Camera IconCaledonians' Ben Harris. Credit: Laurie Benson

The remaining division two matches were cancelled because of poor weather conditions and wet pitches, while the men’s division one games on Saturday night were also called off.

Caledonians' Levi Clay gets the ball past Polonia's Joshua Sullivan.
Camera IconCaledonians' Levi Clay gets the ball past Polonia's Joshua Sullivan. Credit: Laurie Benson

Meanwhile Mt Barker remain undefeated in the GSSA women’s division one competition following a dominant 7-0 victory over eighth-placed Phoenix on Friday night.

Polonia's Cameron Spence and Caledonians' Beau Timmer jostle for possession.
Camera IconPolonia's Cameron Spence and Caledonians' Beau Timmer jostle for possession. Credit: Laurie Benson

Libby Morris inspired her side once again, chipping in with four goals in their 11th consecutive win, while Leah Field, Melanie Greeney and Lowana Winter added one goal each.

Caledonians' Levi Clay shoots on goal as Polonia's Joel Baty and Alex Grey defend.
Camera IconCaledonians' Levi Clay shoots on goal as Polonia's Joel Baty and Alex Grey defend. Credit: Laurie Benson

Caledonians thumped Bayswater 9-1, with Kristen Pyrz-Brown (three goals), Kayla Stoney (two goals), Naomi Butler (two goals), Stephanie Grant (one goal) and Megan Orr (one goal) hitting the scoresheet.

Polonia's keeper Joel Baty.
Camera IconPolonia's keeper Joel Baty. Credit: Laurie Benson

A brace from Tayah Mastalerz guided Denmark A to a comfortable 2-0 win over Polonia B.

Caledonians' Nathan Kay.
Camera IconCaledonians' Nathan Kay. Credit: Laurie Benson

Rovers bounced back from their defeat by Mt Barker last round to finish as narrow winners against Polonia 1-0.

Polonia's keeper Joel Baty attempts to punch the ball clear.
Camera IconPolonia's keeper Joel Baty attempts to punch the ball clear. Credit: Laurie Benson

In the final women’s division one fixture, Sonics easily accounted for bottom-placed Denmark B with a 3-0 win.

Caledonians' Joseph Love runs onto the ball ahead of Polonia's Hayden Calton.
Camera IconCaledonians' Joseph Love runs onto the ball ahead of Polonia's Hayden Calton. Credit: Laurie Benson

In women’s division two, Denmark D’s Maya Gibson put in a match-winning display with a four-goal haul as her side edged past Rovers 4-3, while Mt Barker played out a 2-2 draw with Grammar.

Polonia's Alex Grey clears.
Camera IconPolonia's Alex Grey clears. Credit: Laurie Benson

In men’s division three and four, Phoenix Social defeated Sonics Social 5-0, Denmark Social prevailed over Grammar Griffins Men 6-0, Bayswater Social overcame Polonia Social 3-1, and ACC were victorious against Baysie Masters.

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