Round 4 saw the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens competition have another fantastic weekend of action with three enthralling contests that saw Dural Warriors, South Coast Taipans and Sydney City Eagles run out victorious and the ladder start to take shape.
Match of the Round: Sydney Futsal Club 1 defeated by South Coast Taipans 3
South Coast Taipans notched their third successive win in the Futsal Premier League 2 with a tense 3-1 result against a gallant Sydney Futsal Club Saturday night at All Sorts Indoor Centre.
That result consolidates South Coast Taipans in second position but the visitors were made to work for the points. Klime Sekutkoski gave them the lead in the 7th minute before a solo effort from Ricky Goodchild made it 2-nil at the break. Zachary Mazevski added an insurance goal on the half hour mark but the Taipans had to hold off a fast finishing Sydney side as they continue build through the season.
For Sydney Futsal Club, it was a defeat but they battled hard across the contest. They worked their way into the contest and Dario Espejel got their only goal in the second half when he bundled home. It was another learning experience for them as the squad continues to gel and get their season going.
From the outset, South Coast Taipans looked to set the tone. The visitors got into their rhythm early and tested the Sydney Futsal Club defense with their attack. It took them seven minutes to find the back of the net.
It came in transition when Sydney Futsal Club were repelled, the Taipans broke quickly down the other end and Ricky Goodchild thudded an effort against the keeper then Klime Sekutkoski fired home to make it 1-nil Taipans.
Following their goal, Taipans continued to work the ball around and prise open a gap. Goodchild went close from an incisive move then followed by x as they looked to double their advantage.
Sydney Futsal Club looked the most threatening from the break and set pieces in the first stanza. Their best work came from Nelson Louang Amath and Dion Kellis combining. The former had a few free-kicks that thudded into the defense.
Taipans doubled their advantage just before the break. It was a solo effort from Goodchild that brought the traveling support to their feet. It was another moment in transition which proved to be devastating for them.
It started with Taipans keeper Bradley Peryman rolled it out to Goodchild. He stepped past one defender then quickly rolled off another to create the space, smash the ball into the top corner and made it 2-nil to Taipans headed to the break.
There was a final chance for Sydney Futsal Club where they broke two-on-one but the final shot went wide of the left post as the Taipans took a two-goal lead into the half-time break.
Coming out of the break, Sydney had a pair of early chances through Alexander Euripidou who tested the keeper with the first effort then saw his second one flash wide as the home side looked to claw their way back into the contest.
Much like the first half, it was the Taipans that struck first in the second half. Zachary Mazevski spun through a defender, laid the pass to Kota Odakura, who returned it for the youngster to shoot low and into the net, 3-nil.
Taipans looked to add to their lead with a pair of breakaways shortly after their third goal but the first crashed against the post then the follow up was denied on the line. The second one was cutout by a well-timed lunge by the defender.
The home side did manage to claw one back from a nice combination between Nathan Spinola and Dario Espejel. The former worked as the link man with Espejel motoring down the right and finished into the bottom corner for 3-1.
Looking to get themselves right back into the contest, Sydney Futsal Club poured men forward to create more opportunities. Alexander Nicolosi worked himself into an opening but rolled the ball wide of the right post.
Sydney continued to pepper Peryman with shots but the Taipans shot stopper continued to repel them as they clung to their two-goal advantage. Once again, Espejel almost weaved through after a one-two but was denied by a leg save.
Despite some late set pieces, South Coast Taipans were able to hold on for the victory and move clear into second position on the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens ladder.
Speaking afterwards, South Coast Taipans coach Bobby Mazevski was
“We had a deep bench today and rotated well. I thought our transition in defense was outstanding and to only concede one goal was more what I am expecting from the side. I really think we can be contenders in this competition and starting to score some wonderful goals.” said Mazevski.
For Sydney Futsal Club coach Raffaelle Dardano was pleased with his side’s effort despite not getting the result tonight as they continue build themselves through the season:
“We definitely gave them two soft goals in the first half through not tracking our player. Over the 50 minutes, their goalkeeper had a sensational game. We’re a new team with new players, we’re not where we want to be but I am happy with their second half commitment.” said Dardano.
Saturday 12 October 2019
All Sorts Indoor Centre, Alexandria
Referee: L. Hines
2nd Referee: M. Ibrahim
3rd Referee: T. Cohen
Sydney Futsal Club 1 (Espejel)
South Coast Taipans 3 (Goodchild, Klime Sekutkoski, Z. Mazevski)
Sydney Futsal Club: 1. DARDANO Fabrizio, 4. MOUSSALLAM Andrew, 8. KELLIS Dion, 9. NICOLOSI Alexander, 10. SPINOLA Nathan, 12. LAM Julian, 15. MAMIS John, 18. LOUANG AMATH Nelson, 21. ESPEJEL Dario, 22. DOUZIAN Garen, 25. EURIPIDOU Alexander 42. HODGETTS Lachlan, 88. MUSUMECI Anthony
Yellow cards: Hodgetts, Spinola
Red cards: nil
South Coast Taipans: 2. ODAKURA Kota, 3. SEKUTKOSKI Kristian, 7. DEL Kyle, 8. WALLER Cody, 9. STERJOVSKI Dion, 10. GOODCHILD Ricky, 11. BOUTROS Jaime, 13. SEKUTKOSKI Klime, 20. PERYMAN Bradley, 32. MAZEVSKI Zachary, 33. BRADSHAW Terry
Yellow cards: Goodchild, Kristian Sekutkoski
Red cards: nil
West City Crusaders 3 defeated by Sydney City Eagles 4
Sydney City Eagles secured their second success of the season in a 4-3 victory against West City Crusaders at Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium on Saturday night.
Coming off back-to-back losses where they conceded 13 goals, the Eagles drafted in experienced custodian Zlatko Joseski and it brought instant reward. Sydney City Eagles picked up their first three points since Round 1.
They were made to work for the result with it being 2-2 at the break. The Eagles scored another two in the second half to edge out Crusaders. Lachlan Rose headlined their effort with a brace with Sam Perre and Matthew Trotter rounded out the scorers.
For the Crusaders, they fall to back-to-back defeats now with both being by a single goal. That result has knocked them outside the top four with the added insult that Sydney City Eagles take their spot in fourth position.
Raiders Futsal Club 2 defeated by Dural Warriors 6
The train continues to roll on for Dural Warriors after their 6-2 thumping of Raiders Futsal Club on Saturday night down at Thomas Hassell Anglican College.
Warriors swept aside Raiders Futsal Club for their fourth consecutive victory tonight, and did all their damage in the first half, striding out to a 5-1 lead. Carlos De Oliveira was the star man with his hat-trick in the performance.
Both Wade and Greg Giovenali found themselves on the scoresheet with a goal each to prepare themselves for the 2019 Futsal Championships in Vietnam. Glen Kelshaw was the other name to appear in the goals for his first of the year.
Raiders Futsal Club got themselves goals in either half to Tomas Medimurac and Christopher Godoy-Bascur as some consolation. The result snaps their streak of back-to-back victories but Raiders remain sat in third position.
Phoenix Futsal Club vs SD Raiders Futsal postponed to Thursday 7th November
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)