Rovers run rampant in Royals demolition

Tayler NealeAlbany Advertiser

Albany Rovers have claimed their first win of the Great Southern Soccer Association men’s open competition as they recorded a convincing 9-0 result over Albany Royals in round 2 at the North Road soccer grounds on Sunday.

Rovers led 3-0 at half-time and finished strongly with another six in the second half to now sit third in the league standings.

Bradley Chapman finished with a hat-trick, while Andrew Oboh knocked in a double for Rovers.

Meanwhile, Polonia went down 2-4 against Caledonians on Saturday night after Liam Mcdonald found the back of the net twice for the winners.

Caledonians led 3-1 at half-time and were able to maintain a two-goal difference at the final whistle.

Frazer and Brennan Childs also scored for Caledonians while Chris Wallace and Cameron Spence were the goalscorers for Polonia.

Phoenix remain undefeated after downing Albany-Bayswater 4-1.

Shannon Korthius knocked in two goals for Phoenix, while Douglas Bosch and Beau Timmer also scored.

Cain Pietropaolo was Albany-Bayswater’s lone goalscorer.

In the women’s league A, the top- of-the-table clash between Phoenix and Polonia ended in a 2-2 draw last Friday.

Phoenix held a 1-0 advantage at half-time, however two goals to Polonia’s Laura Hunt in the second half ensured the sides finished level.

In the other fixture, last year’s premiers Denmark thumped Caledonians 9-0.

Layla Wright and Branwen Morgan knocked in two goals each for the victors.

Caledonians remain the only undefeated side in the men’s masters competition after accounting for Polonia 5-2 last Tuesday night.

In the other matches, Old Boys defeated Rovers 5-1, Denmark drew 2-2 with Cross keys United, and The Vets went down 3-1 to Albany-Bayswater.

In the women’s league B, Polonia Red overcame Polonia White 2-1, while Grammar White demolished Albany-Bayswater, 18-0.

In the other fixtures, Denmark Black won 5-2 against Royals, Mt Barker beat Rovers 6-0, and Denmark White and Port Albany shared the points with a 1-1 draw.

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