Two late goals guides Polonia to come from behind victory against John Calvin in under-16s competition

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Polonia produced an impressive display in the Albany Junior Soccer Association under-16s competition to come from behind to defeat John Calvin on Saturday morning.

Mitchell Postmus put John Calvin 1-0 up early in the first half and his side went hunting for a second.

They could not add to that, however, and the tide turned, with Polonia becoming the greater threat.

John Calvin keeper Keaton Dekker pulled off a couple of stunning saves to keep Polonia out and his side went into the break with a 1-0 advantage.

The second half started the same as John Calvin had the better of the play, but it was Polonia keeper Gabriel Ang’s turn for some heroics, keeping John Calvin’s strikers at bay.

John Calvin were unable to extend their advantage, and Polonia dug deep to become more threatening.

Just as Polonia looked as though they had accepted defeat, Esher Nash scored to lift their energy again for the final five minutes.

The goal deflated John Calvin, who had worked tirelessly to defend their lead.

Two late goals from Lachlan Tindale and Nathan Rogozinski helped Polonia claim a thrilling 3-1 win.

In the other 16s matches, Albany Bayswater got some revenge over their younger sister team who eliminated them from the cup last weekend with a 3-0 victory, and Grammar Red defeated Stirling Rangers, 3-1.

In the under-18s, a rapidly improving Denmark side played Albany Bayswater but were foiled by a formidable Bayswater attack.

Denmark defended them valiantly for large parts of the match but Bayswater were able to find their way through, winning 3-0.

Polonia were comfortable victors against Caledonians, prevailing 8-0, while Stirling Rangers and Polonia White played out an absolute thriller.

Polonia White had narrowly won their last encounter, but this time it was Stirling Rangers who came back from a goal down to win 2-1, with Henry Goldsmith scoring the winner.

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