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Matthew Greenless hat-trick keeps Chapman Athletic winless as women’s striker battle heats up

Jake Santa MariaGeraldton Guardian
Yiu Yeung Lin in action for Chapman Athletic, who lost to Abrolhos 5-1.
Camera IconYiu Yeung Lin in action for Chapman Athletic, who lost to Abrolhos 5-1. Credit: Russell Schneider

There was only one game in the Midwest Soccer Association Men’s League as the Abrolhos Vikings dominated their clash against Chapman Athletic.

Athletic appear to be out of their depth in the division this year with no wins across their opening three games and no goals to speak of.

They did fix one of those stats as Jaxon Phills scored their first goal of the season but they were still well beaten after a hat-trick from Matthew Greenlees condemned them to a fourth straight defeat.

Riccardo Amazzini pinched in with two goals as the Vikings move to third on the ladder after La Fiamma forfeited their match to Rovers to give them their fourth straight victory and remain at the top.

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The women’s the race for the league’s best striker is now a dead heat with La Fiamma’s Olivia Bidwell joining Chapman Athletic’s Selina Kiddle on 17 goals after five games.

Bidwell scored two in her team’s 3-1 win against Aborolhos with Macie Gray adding the third with Rachel Forrest scoring the one goal for the Vikings.

Kiddle only managed one goal as Monica Sullivan’s brace was the standout performance in Athletic’s 3-0 win against Rovers to keep them in second place.

Both La Fiamma and Athletic have scored 28 goals in their first five games with both strikers in a league of their own as to who will finish as top goal scorer.

Madelen Ahearn’s lone strike was enough to break the deadlock at Charles Eadon Clarke as Olympic picked up their second win 1-0 against Marconi.

G C Bishal scored a hat-trick in La Fiamma’s reserves 4-0 win against Geraldton Rovers while Chapman Athletic and were held to a scoreless draw.

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