Albany Primary Diggers and Denmark Black played each other for a chance to keep the pressure on early pacesetters Parklands in the Albany Junior Soccer Association under-12 competition last Saturday.
Denmark Black started the match in brilliant fashion, getting on the board early with three goals through Kai Taylor, Jamie McKenna and Eliza Barrow.
The Diggers appeared shell shocked but settled to grow into the game as Jerry Narkle was able to score just before the break to give the Diggers hope.
In the second half, the the two teams went blow for blow with both sides scoring three goals apiece but as the final whistle blew, it was Denmark Black that took the spoils in the 6-4 victory.
The win had strong implications on the ladder, keeping the heat on top of the table Parklands who were made to work for their victory against St Joseph’s.
Pippa Fiegert was the stand out player for St Joseph’s, scoring two goals in the first half and one in the second but Griffin Lawrence-Brown’s brace in a player-of-the-match performance to go with his side’s three other goals was enough to see their opposition off, 5-3.
Meanwhile Great Southern Griffins and John Calvin played out a thrilling 6-6 draw.
Owen Pretorius and Molly O’Malley scored three each for Griffins while Sethia Kurniawan netted all six goals for John Calvin.
In the other under-12s match, ACC Southlands were too strong for Yakamia, winning 9-1, and Mt Lockyer scored a narrow victory over Denmark White, 2-1.