The Sherry Challenge Wrap


The day started with an Academy game between Sydney City Eagles and Mascot Vipers. With plenty of talent on display for both sides this game was action packed which kept the fans entertained. Sydney City won the match 3-0 with goals to John Moribito, Dimitrios Petratos and Xane Zaineddine.
Our second match was an under 12 boys game with Sydney City Eagles taking on Campbelltown City Quake. Sydney City started well and hit the post no fewer 4 times in an entertaining first half. In the second half Quake upped their enthusiasm and came back in to the contest which saw them take the lead thanks to Brandon Clissold with a cracking right foot effort. Sydney City could not find a reply and Quake ran out winners 1-0 thanks to Clissold strike.
The game which saw the NSW Futsal Referees verse the NSW Premier/Super League coaches. This light hearted game was very entertaining with both sides being kept in toe by Robert Foti, Marcelo Bortone (both players). The coaches dominated the game  and played some quality Futsal at times, with Erkin Osman, Shiska Filopovic  turning back the clock and proving they still can play with some style. The coaches run out victors 7-2. Goals scorers Ernie Bivona, Matteo Maiorana, Mark Symington, Erkin Osman x2 (Coaches), Andrew Best and Cameron Bruce (Referees)
The Main event saw the Australian Futsalroos take on NSW Thunder. This was the last game for the Futsalroos before they depart for the AFC Futsal Championship ASEAN Zone qualifiers. NSW Thunder is also preparing for the AFC Futsal Club Championships held in Iran.
NSW Thunder started the better of the two sides and took a deserved lead when Dylan Maloney slotted the ball past Angelo Konstantinou in the Futsalroos goal. The Aussies seemed to settle and come back into the contest. NSW thunder were unlucky not to eaxtend there lead when Elliot Ragomo?s effort just went wide with Konstantinou stranded. The Futsalroos newest member Tom Rogic then turned on the style with two well taken goals to give the Futsalroos the advantage at the half time break.
The second half was a mixed affair with the Futsalroos coming out of the sheds full of running taking and scoring two first to Pat Ross-McGee and the second sealed a hat-trick for Rogic. NSW Thunder had it all to do as they tried to claw their way back into the contest. With 8 minutes to go the game was turned on its head when NSW thunder started their fight back Robbie Issa found himself free inside the ?D? his shot beat Josh Codrington in the Futsalroo goal. Then it was Elliot Ragomo turn to bring a goal back with a well worked move with Daniel Fulton. Fulton?s ball found Ragomo in space and his shot fly into the back of the net. Danny Martinez then drew the sides level when some fine passing in mid court found Martinez in space and he finished nicely. NSW Thunder had the crowd on their side as they pushed for the winner, however a lapse in concentration two minutes from time cost NSW Thunder dearly as John Barrientos was allowed to run through the middle of the court and Fernando De Moraes through ball found Barrientos whos effort was to good for Roberto Maiorana in the Thunder goal.
Australian Futsalroos
20. A. Konstantinou (GK), 15. P. Ross-McGee, 10. A. Vizzari, 5. S Keith, 22. T. Rogic, 14. D. Lockhart, 7. R. Giovenali, 9. H. Carvalho, 8. F. De Moraes, 17. D. Fogarty, 20. J. Barrientos, 12. J. Codrington (GK), 18. R. Cua (GK)
Goals – T. Rogic x3, P. Ross-McGee, J. Barrientos
Cards – F. De Moraes
NSW Thunder
1. R. Maiorana (GK), 9. C. Zabballos, 3. D Maloney, 18. E. Ragomo, 10. L. Wright, 17. E. Alpaka, 24. R. Issa, 4. D. Martinez, 19. D. Fulton, 2. P. Spathis (GK), 20. J. Da Palma (GK)
Goals – NSW Thunder ? D. Maloney, R. Issa, E. Ragomo, D. Martinez
Cards – E. Alpaka
Scott Kidson, Gavin Lee, Darius Turner and Nick Backo

Crowd ? 450 approx.

At half time of the main game there was an Auction for the Sherry Family. There was a raffle run throughout the day with special mention to the first prize winner Debbie Fulton who donated 1st prize  she wonback to the sherry Family.
Football NSW would like to wish both the Futsalroos and NSW thunder the best of luck during their overseas adventures I?m sure you will do the Futsal community proud.  
Football NSW and the Futsal Community help raise $6,500 during the event.
Football NSW would like to thank everyone who helped in organizing this event also a thank you to FFA who donated signed memorabilia for our Auction. Plus to everyone who donated to a worthy cause Thank you.


For anyone unable to attend the event any you wish to help out in any way please see below

For donations to the Sherry Orphan Family Appeal donations can be made via Hannah?s Foundation. Hannahs Foundation is conducting an appeal to support three children tragically orphaned when their parents drowned at South Ballina.

This appeal has permission from the Family caring for the children.

Donations for the appeal can be made at ANY Westpac branch

BSB 034 002
Account No: 333453
Name: QPCU Hannahs Foundation
REF: Sherry Orphans Appeal

For all other Payments of donations please see our Donations page below.

Bank Deposit Slips and Electronic Transaction Receipts can be used to claim Tax Deductions.

100 % of donations will go to the Appeal.

Hannah?s Foundation does not charge any Administration Costs or Fees for conducting the Appeal.

Hannah?s Foundation is endorsed by Australian Taxation Office and Licenced ( Licence No CFN/20927 ) ? by Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing in New South Wales to conduct this appeal. This appeal is conducted under the Collections Act (Qld) 1966

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