Rovers win decisive victory over Royals

Tayler NealeAlbany Advertiser

Rovers remain hot on the heels of Phoenix in the Great Southern Soccer Association men’s open competition after accounting for Royals 11-0 at North Road soccer grounds on Sunday.

After taking a 5-0 lead into halftime, Rovers were able to finish the second half with another six goals and end with a comfortable victory.

Lawrence Oboh finished with a hat-trick while Brad Bielecki, Maxim Putilov and Bradley Chapman all scored doubles.

Meanwhile on Saturday, Phoenix notched their seventh win of the year with a 7-2 result over Albany-Bayswater.

Beau Timmer knocked in a hat-trick for Phoenix while Jarrad Korthuis scored a double and Johan Dekker also found the back of the net.

Lachlan Howarth and James Opuni were the goal scorers for Albany-Bayswater.

In the other Sunday fixture, Caledonians defeated Polonia 2-0.

Denmark kept their unblemished record intact in the women’s league A competition after overcoming Caledonians 3-0 last Friday night.

In the other fixture, Phoenix claimed a crucial 2-1 victory against Polonia that creates more separation between second and third spot.

Tianna Korthuis and Shiarne Roth scored for the victors, while Laura Hunt was Polonia’s lone goal scorer.

Denmark Black has moved to within striking distance of top team Mt Barker United in the women’s league B after claiming a comprehensive 15-0 win.

Mt Barker finished locked in a 0-0 draw with Polonia, ensuring Denmark Black now sit three points behind top spot.

In the other results Denmark White beat Rovers 4-0, Port Albany defeated Royals 7-1 and Polonia White overcame Grammar White 4-1.

Polonia jumped into second position in the men’s masters competition standings following a 4-1 victory against Rovers Black last Tuesday. Denmark slipped out of second after going down 3-1 to Old Boys, while in the other fixtures, Caledonians disposed of Albany-Bayswater 10-1 and Cross Keys United defeated The Vets 5-1.

The GSSA Federation Cup fixtures kick off this weekend.

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