Men’s Futsal Premier League round-eight Saturday pits Campbelltown Quake versus Boomerangs FS, UTS Northside tackle Enfield Allstars, Eastern Suburbs Hakoah play Mountain Majik, and Mascot Vipers face Inner West Magic.
Campbelltown Quake Boomerangs FS Minto Sports Stadium 4.50pm Saturday 9 November
UTS Northside Enfield Allstars PCYC Dee Why 5.50pm Saturday 9 November
Eastern Subs Hakoah Mountain Majik All Sorts Sports Centre 6.30pm Saturday 9 November
Mascot Vipers Inner West Magic Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre 7.50pm Saturday 9 November
Campbelltown Quake v Boomerangs FS
A bottom-of-the-table stoush between Campbelltown Quake versus Boomerangs FS takes place at Minto Sports Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Both sides are on current record win-less streaks (Boomerangs six and Campbelltown seven) and with the playoffs already an impossibility (unless they defy all logic) it will purely be a contest of pride.
The Territorians are ahead on the historical ledger winning four of their eight Quake meetings (plus two draws), but their travelling woes are well documented – 17 straight road-trips without success, six more than the next worse-run by Mascot.
However, Campbelltown have also lost their last five runs at Minto, only adding to the imputes of victory.
UTS Northside v Enfield Allstars
A cracking Saturday-evening clash lines up UTS Northside against Enfield Allstars at PCYC Dee Why with big top-four implications.
Northside are joint-second with Enfield lurking in fifth place just three points behind them, but neither will applaud their recent home-away records.
UTS haven’t won at home in their last five attempts and Allstars haven’t won an away fixture this season – one more failure would equal a club-low four successive defeats set six years ago.
Enfield do have history on their side winning seven of their 11 Northside encounters (one draw), including both meetings at the PCYC, but there’s some venom in UTS lately that may turn that stat around.
Eastern Suburbs Hakoah v Mountain Majik
There’s plenty at stake when Eastern Suburbs Hakoah tackle Mountain Majik at All Sorts Indoor Sports Centre on Saturday evening.
Easts are flying high in joint-second place, but Mountain are breathing down their necks three points behind in fifth to fuel this weekend’s fire.
Hakoah have never gone three games unbeaten in their two top-flight seasons and may fancy themselves to set a new club benchmark having accounted for Majik twice in their past three meetings, including a 2-0 shutout in September (the Mountaineers have only been held scoreless three times in 92 league runs).
Driving the ‘green machine’ will be goals – they need two more to burst through the 300-mark and become the seventh premier league club (of 17 in total) to do so.
Mascot Vipers v Inner West Magic
It’s showtime as ladder-leaders Mascot Vipers face a sloppy Inner West Magic at Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre on Saturday night.
Mascot are ahead of second by six points, and seven more than Inner West who’ve claimed just one win in their last four outings.
One more ‘home’ win would equal a Vipers-best four that they’ve set just twice in 13 premier league summers, and Magic too can join their second-best overall unbeaten streak of seven if they avoid defeat.
Inner West boast the better head-to-head count with 13 wins and three draws from their last 19 Mascot match-ups (17 decided by three goals or less), however Vipers have won the last two meetings to be on a roll of their own.