Royals still sitting pretty after draw

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Albany-Bayswater's James Opuni takes on Royals' Jonathon Darby.
Camera IconAlbany-Bayswater's James Opuni takes on Royals' Jonathon Darby. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Royals sit on top of the men’s reserves league in the Great Southern Soccer Association after sharing the points with Albany-Bayswater in their clash last Saturday night.

Jaysen Gladish scored twice for Royals in the first half but his side gave up a penalty and Albany-Bayswater scored from the spot kick. A player was out of position, forcing the penalty to be retaken and the resulting shot was saved to leave Albany-Bayswater in frustration.

Albany-Bayswater trailed 2-1 at half-time and were able to find an equaliser in the second half as Jason Woonings and Kevin Plug both got on the scoresheet.

The match ended in a 2-2 draw, with a point keeping Royals at the top of the standings after they won their first three games of the season.

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Albany-Bayswater's Fletcher Warren and Royals' Jaysen Gladish contest the ball.
Camera IconAlbany-Bayswater's Fletcher Warren and Royals' Jaysen Gladish contest the ball. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Polonia are four points clear in second place after their 5-2 victory against Phoenix. Cowan Dibble netted a hat-trick for Polonia and was well supported by Cameron Spencer (two goals) as they won their third game of league.

Caledonians recorded their first points of the season and it came in the most emphatic fashion.

Leading 4-1 at half-time, Caledonians slammed home 11 goals in the second 45 minutes to coast to victory. Alex Kinnear finished with five goals, Eh Gay netted four and Kwa Si Say bagged three as Caledonians romped to a 15-2 win.

Young talent Jared Wiegele produced a hat-trick as Polonia easily beat Albany Rovers on Saturday night.

Nathan Griffiths scored a brace as well, as Polonia led 5-0 at half- time and finished 8-0 winners to move to nine points on the table.

In their second meeting of the season, Caledonians overcame Phoenix 2-1 after goals from Kieran Loveridge and Ben Grey.

In the women’s premier league games last Friday, there were two one-sided results, with Phoenix beating Caledonians 6-0 and Denmark thrashing Royals 11-0. Polonia were 4-1 winners over Port Albany to complete round four.

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