Phoenix hand Polonia third defeat of league campaign

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Phoenix's Shannon Korthuis takes control.
Camera IconPhoenix's Shannon Korthuis takes control. Credit: Laurie Benson

Polonia suffered their third defeat of a successful league campaign, losing to Phoenix in round 15 of the Great Southern Soccer Association men’s premier league on Saturday night.

Having already secured the league title, Polonia’s three-game winning streak was ended by an impressive Phoenix.

Phoenix scored twice in the first half to take all the momentum into the second half and they finished 4-1 winners on the back of a superb display from Lewis Bosch.

Polonia's Deacon Houghton.
Camera IconPolonia's Deacon Houghton. Credit: Laurie Benson

Bosch scored a brace and was well supported by Leroy van den Dool, while Jarrad Korthuis and Jason Bosch found the back of the net for the winners.

Polonia, missing star Jared Wiegele, were unable to get back into the game in the last half, with their goal coming from Jack McNamee.

The win has Phoenix well clear in second place with one round left in the league season.

Polonia's John Turner clears the area.
Camera IconPolonia's John Turner clears the area. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany Rovers recorded their third win of the league, beating Caledonians 2-0 in the other fixture.

Brad Bielecki did the damage, scoring twice to give Rovers some late-season joy.

Albany-Bayswater stitched up the men’s reserves league title with a 4-2 win over Caledonians on Saturday afternoon.

That result and their main rival Polonia losing at the same time, ensured Albany-Bayswater walked away with the silverware.

After his hat-trick last week, Guy Woonings netted two goals, while Nathan Groenewold and James Opuni also scored for Albany-Bayswater.

Polonia's Tom Hunt and Phoenix's Levi Clay contest the ball in the air.
Camera IconPolonia's Tom Hunt and Phoenix's Levi Clay contest the ball in the air. Credit: Laurie Benson

Royals scored a goal in each half to end Polonia’s faint title hopes, with Royals prevailing 2-1.

Shane Maring finished with five goals in Phoenix’s 7-3 victory over Rovers in the other round 15 game.

In the women’s premier league, champions Denmark cruised to a 4-0 win over Port Albany, while Brittany Ward scored twice as Caledonians beat Royals 3-0.

Like the women’s premier league team, Denmark are undefeated in the women’s reserves competition.

They were 4-1 winners over Polonia in round 15 last Friday night.

Phoenix defeated Rovers 1-0 on the back of a goal from Shiarne Spaanderman and Mt Barker United crushed Port Albany, netting six goals after half-time in their 8-1 romp.

Just three points separate Denmark White and Grammar Blue in the women’s social league with two rounds to play.

Denmark fell to Polonia Red 1-0 last Friday, while Grammar slammed nine goals past Albany-Bayswater in a 9-2 result.

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