Callies find a way in underdog triumph

A Sam Jackson hat-trick carried Rovers B to an emphatic 6-1 triumph over Royals B. (Photos: Hannah Turner)

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Caledonians A caused an upset win over an undefeated Polonia A side in round 5 of the men’s Great Southern Soccer Association on Saturday night.

Down to 10 men, Caledonians dug deep in the second half to walk away with a vital 2-1 victory over their close rivals.

Heavy rain made it difficult for players all night, with quality chances on a waterlogged pitch few and far between.

Jason Bosch put Caledonians ahead early on, with the home team taking a 1-0 lead over Polonia into the half time break.

As good sides do, Polonia rallied in the second half, with Connor Bunce finding the back of the net.

But Bosch was able to step again for Caledonians as he scored the decisive goal in a hard-fought win.

Meanwhile, a Sam Jackson hat-trick carried Rovers B to an emphatic 6-1 triumph over Royals B.

Rovers scored three goals in each half, with Kwa Si the only Royals player to find the target.

Kwa Si was the only Royals player to find the target on the weekend. 

Earlier in the night, Phoenix B moved to eighth in the combined Division 1 and 2 ladder after taking home the three points against Caledonians B.

Phoenix lead 1-0 at half time before holding on for a 3-2 victory.

Malcolm van Burgel, Callum Postumus and Reagan Korthuis found the net for Phoenix, while Bin Thein and Bolo Htoo were on target for Caledonians.

Denmark the pace-setters

On Friday night in the women’s division, Denmark A remain undefeated this year after taking care of Caledonians B with a 5-0 thrashing.

Abby Carter bagged herself a hat-trick for Denmark, while Jasmin Boaden finished the game with a brace.

Phoenix A also came away with a sweeping victory, outclassing Polonia A 5-2.

Jacy Mostert was the star for Phoenix, scoring three brilliant goals in the second half to walk away with a well-deserved hat-trick.

Phoenix sit second on the table, three points behind ladder-leaders Denmark. 

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