Polonia sit pretty after wild night

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Caledonians' Eh Gay gets past Polonia's Nick Bew and Jeremy Wallis.
Camera IconCaledonians' Eh Gay gets past Polonia's Nick Bew and Jeremy Wallis. Credit: Laurie Benson

Polonia have moved three points clear at the top of the standings in the Great Southern Soccer Association men’s premier league after a come-from-behind win over Phoenix last Saturday night.

Played in wet and windy conditions, the top-of-the-table clash was an entertaining one as Phoenix made all the early headway, scoring two first-half goals.

Lewis and Jason Bosch found the back of the net in the opening 45 minutes as Phoenix led 2-1 at the break.

Polonia took control after the break, making the most of their chances as they scored three further goals to snatch a 4-2 victory.

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The result lifted Polonia to their fifth win of the league season and gives them a three-point buffer on Phoenix in the standings.

Polonia's Cyprian Rogozinski and Caledonians' Kwa Si Say contest.
Camera IconPolonia's Cyprian Rogozinski and Caledonians' Kwa Si Say contest. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Albany Rovers recorded their maiden win of the season, downing defending league champions Caledonians 2-0 on Saturday night at the North Road soccer grounds.

Thomas McKenzie and Bradley Chapman got on the score sheet as they handed Caledonians their fourth loss of the campaign.

The match of the round in the men’s reserves competition was undoubtedly between Phoenix and Albany Royals, who played out a 6-6 draw, with Shannon Korthuis netting a hat-trick for Phoenix while Riley Martin scored twice for Royals.

Polonia got within two points of league leaders Royals after prevailing in a tight tussle with Caledonians.

Caledonians' Luke Matowitz.
Camera IconCaledonians' Luke Matowitz. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Caledonians led 1-0 at half-time but could not hold Polonia at bay as Cyprian Rogozinski scored a brace and Cameron Spence added a third goal to help his side win 3-1.

In last Tuesday’s round seven men’s social/vets action, Rovers Social were emphatic 6-2 winners over Cross Keys United, Old Boys edged out Bayswater 2-1 and The Vets kept a clean sheet in their triumph against Polonia Eagles.

Polonia's Matthew Randall gets the ball clear of Caledonians' Say Kwasi .
Camera IconPolonia's Matthew Randall gets the ball clear of Caledonians' Say Kwasi . Credit: Albany Advertiser

Phoenix tested the unbeaten Denmark in the women’s premier league on Friday night but the defending champions ran out 3-1 winners to make it six straight victories.

A brilliant five-goal display from Madison Dallimore guided Port Albany to a thumping 8-1 result against Royals, while Polonia maintained second spot with a 2-0 win over Caledonians.

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