Phoenix rise to third straight win

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Phoenix and Leroy van den Dool have started the new season strongly.
Camera IconPhoenix and Leroy van den Dool have started the new season strongly. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Phoenix moved three points clear at the top of the men’s premier league standings after a third straight win in the new Great Southern Soccer Association season on Saturday evening.

After beating reigning league champions Caledonians in the opening round of the new season, Phoenix took care of Albany Rovers and then on Saturday made it three wins on the trot with a 5-1 demolition of Polonia.

The damage was done in the first half as Phoenix netted four of their five goals before the break and then added the only goal of the second half.

Cameron Dekker, Lewis Bosch, Asgher Nawroozi, Jason Bosch and Jarrad Korthuis each scored a goal for Phoenix to continue their bright start to the season.

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Youngster Jared Wiegele found the back of the net for Polonia.

In the other men’s premier league fixture on Saturday night, Caledonians were comfortable 4-0 winners over Rovers, with three goals coming in the second half.

Nicholas Fox was the star for Caledonians with a hat-trick, and Jeremy Everitt scored one as they collected their first points of the season.

Earlier in the week, in a rescheduled round 2 match, Caledonians were beaten 3-2 by Polonia.

In the women’s premier league game played on Friday night, Port Albany recorded a resounding 6-0 win over Caledonians.

It was Port Albany’s second win of the season.

They led 2-0 at half-time and added four more goals in the second period.

A first-half goal was enough for Denmark to survive a scare against Polonia in their round 3 contest, the defending league champions winning 1-0.

Jade Dekker scored a hat-trick as Phoenix coasted to an 8-1 victory against Royals, leaving Phoenix, Port Albany and Polonia all with six points from three games.

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