Futsal Winter State League Round 2 Review


The Winter State League hit Round Two at the Sydney Olympic Sports Halls last night (5/5/08) which saw 9 brilliant games of Futsal being played.
Dural Warriors took on Inner West Allstars early in the evening, although both teams were missing their star players due too the Futsalroos World Cup Campaign, they still managed to field strong teams. Both teams started off solidly with the game surging back and forth from one goal to the other. After a tough well fought out first half the score was locked at 0-0 at the break. The second half started with a fast and furious pace which saw Dural score two early goals as they surprised the Allstars defence with fast and strong attacking. Inner West replied quickly and gained a goal back to make the score 2-1 which set the scene for a stormy finish. With two minutes remaining the Allstars strategically drew level with some of their own fast attacking play. From the kick off Dural created a nice piece of play which saw them shooting for goal which was denied by a brilliant save by James Gullota. The ball was quickly played out by Gullota to send Tim Mascarello screaming up the court hitting Dural on the counter attack to then find Dimento on the back post who slotted the ball home to make the score 3-2 to the Allstars and clinch victory. Inner West Allstars should consider themselves lucky as they got out of jail in the closing stages of the match.
In the other highlight match of the evening, Sydney Benfica took on the Sydney City Eagles in a fiery and feisty match. With both teams having positive results last week this game looked like being entertainment at its best. Sydney Benfica scored early in the first half with a very thoughtful attacking piece of play. They continued to attack and look for goals while Sydney City tried to keep them at bay.  To their credit their structure on the court was resolute and they got the better of Sydney City when they doubled their score to make it 2-0. Just before the half time whistle was blown Sydney City scored a much needed confidence booster as they put the ball in the back of the net to make the score 2-1. Both teams approached the second half with a do or die attitude and their passion for the win started to get the better of both teams as it turned into a heated match. Sydney Benfica were the team who recovered quickest and they put three unanswered goals in the back of Sydney City?s net through some great counter attacking play, seeing them take out the game with a commanding 5-1 win.

Other results of the night were:
Plumpton 3 (Troy Eedy, Daniel Fogarty, Luis Freitas)
Quake 1 (Mark Symington)

Inner west Allstars 3 (J Dimento x2, S Adeli)
Dural Warriors 2 (Michael Thorton x2)

Sydney Benfica 5 (Flavio Moreia x3, Marcelo Andrace, Itaua Batista, H Ongaratto)
Sydney City Eagles 1 (B Lam)

Commodores 1 (Nelson McLaughlin)
Parramatta Blues 1 (K luburic)

Northern Beaches 3 (Engelo Rumora x2, Shane Watson)
Maccabi 0

West City Crusaders 4 (Josh Arkland, Daniel Gauci, Narcizo Labal, I Matricano)
Shire Futsal 1 (Scott Farrahar)

Quake 4 (Clare Walsh x3, Caitlin Jarvie)
Dural Warriors 0

Liverpool Fusion 2 (Renee Tomkins, Clare Tyson)
Sydney City Eagles 0

Sydney Magic 5
Inner West Allstars 0