Phoenix pinch a draw against the in-form Rovers who remain undefeated

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Phoenix's Beau Timmer goes to ground under an Andrew Oboh tackle.
Camera IconPhoenix's Beau Timmer goes to ground under an Andrew Oboh tackle. Credit: Laurie Benson

Rovers are still unbeaten in the Great Southern Soccer Association but they were tested for the full 90 minutes in their round four men’s Premier League clash with Phoenix.

In round one Phoenix suffered a 3-0 defeat to Rovers but they were up to the challenge in their second encounter with the form team of the competition.

A first-half goal to Hayden Spaanderman had the underdogs up at half-time before Andrew Henson levelled the scores in the second half to ensure Rovers avoided their first defeat of the season.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Rovers' Lorenzo Bacco and Phoenix's Jarrad Korthuis contest the ball.
Camera IconRovers' Lorenzo Bacco and Phoenix's Jarrad Korthuis contest the ball. Credit: Laurie Benson

A scintillating second half from reigning champions Polonia helped secure their second win of the season against Caledonians in the other men’s Premier League match, winning 6-1.

Polonia, who were looking to avoid their second straight defeat, led 2-1 at half-time and then produced an impressive second half to net four goals and record a comfortable victory.

Nathan Griffiths, Oliver Trichilo and Dylan Burrow each scored a brace in the win while Dylan Cook scored for Caledonians.

Rovers’ Andrew Henson and Phoenix’s Jarrad Korthuis and Trent Eikelboom contest a header.
Camera IconRovers’ Andrew Henson and Phoenix’s Jarrad Korthuis and Trent Eikelboom contest a header. Credit: Laurie Benson

Last season’s league champions Denmark powered to their third win of the season in dominant fashion over Caledonians in the women’s Premier League action.

Denmark scored four goals in the first half before running out convincing 7-0 winners as Ebony Thompson, Eloise Garland and Laura McEwan netted two goals each.

Two second half goals from Polonia helped them come from behind against Phoenix to steal a draw in the other women’s Premier League game which finished locked at 3-3.

Rovers' Tom McKenzie takes possesions.
Camera IconRovers' Tom McKenzie takes possesions. Credit: Laurie Benson

Jacy Mostert netted two goals for Phoenix while Laura Hunt continued her strong season with two goals for Polonia.

In the men’s reserves competition Polonia won 5-2 over Royals in a high-scoring affair while Port Albany and Rovers recorded a 1-0 win over Caledonians and Albany-Bayswater respectively.

Rovers' Lewis Broad and Phoenix's Shin Li contest the ball.
Camera IconRovers' Lewis Broad and Phoenix's Shin Li contest the ball. Credit: Laurie Benson

Port Albany recorded an emphatic 11-0 win over Great Southern Grammar in the women’s reserves league with Charlotte Musk the star with four goals.

Kylie Douglas netted four goals to guide Rovers to a commanding 6-1 win over Polonia and in the other result Royals downed Denmark.

Two second half goals from Grammar ensured they edged out Denmark 3-2 in the women’s social league and Polonia defeated Bayswater 2-1.

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