Round 1 Review – Futsal Premier League 2 Open Women’s


Round 1 signaled a return to the futsal pitch for the eight teams in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens competition. It also brought back all the drama, goals and tense action which has become the backbone of the league. Let’s get onto the review!

Match of the Round: SD Raiders Futsal 4 defeated by Raiders Futsal Club 6

It was a winning start to the campaign for Raiders Futsal Club in their 6-4 win against SD Raiders Futsal Club at Fairfield Youth and Community Centre on Saturday afternoon.

SD Raiders Futsal were a double act in their loss on Saturday afternoon. Sarah Mandile and Mikala Tucker both scored braces for the side which had glimpses of their brand of fustal against a tough Raiders Futsal Club side.

It was a youthful side for Raiders Futsal Club and the approach paid off. Olivia Burke was a highlight with her brace for the side while the rest of the scoring was shared around. Nicole Ossio, Sienna Jackson, Gemma Morgan and Stevie Flint were goal scorers.

The game opened in fast fashion between two sides eager to get back on the futsal court. Nicole Ossio rattled home the first goal for Raiders Futsal Club to make it 1-0.

SD Raiders Futsal responded in quick fashion. Jessica Neville hit the post with an effort before Sarah Mandile equalised with a low shot to make it 1-1.

Ossio turned provider to give Raiders Futsal Club back the lead. She weaved through the defence before she laid it off for Olivia Burke to fire home for 2-1.

The tit-for-tat nature of the contest continued as Mandile was heavily involved again. She held the ball up well before she slipped it to Mikala Tucker to arrow home for 2-2.

Before we could take a breath, Raiders Futsal Club and SD Raiders Futsal once again traded goals to make it 3-3. Gemma Morgan slotted home for Raiders Futsal while Mandile completed her brace for the hosts.

Either side of the break, Sienna Jackson and Mandile had chances to put their respective side in front but the custodians stood tall to maintain the 3-3 score line.

There was a burst of chances for SD Raiders Futsal with Mandile and Tucker both having chances close to each other, but they angled them wide of the mark.

Raiders Futsal Club put the game to bed with three quickfire goals. Burke completed her brace from another link up with Ossio before Jackson and Stevie Flint fired home to stretch the advantage to 6-3.

The game might’ve been gone but SD Raiders Futsal pulled one back late in the piece with Tucker adding her second goal to complete our 6-4 score line.

Speaking post-match Raiders Futsal Club coach Antonio Marco was delighted with the effort from his young side in their first game despite some nerves. “I thought for a first game it was very good. It is a young side with some good combination play and we’re looking forward to a nice season.” said Marco.

Match Stats

Saturday 17th September 2022

Fairfield Youth and Community Centre

SD Raiders Futsal 4 (Mandile 2, Tucker 2)

Raiders Futsal Club 6 (Burke 2, Ossio, Morgan, Flint, Jackson)

SD Raiders Futsal: 1. BRITTON Caitlin, 4. LONTIS Ellie-Leigh, 5. LABRA Paulina, 6. NEVILLE Jessica, 7. TUCKER Mikala, 9. BRAKELL Jemma, 11. TOPALIDIS Elana, 14. MANDILE Sarah

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Raiders Futsal Club: 1. CROUCH Jasmine, 5. OSSIO Nicole, 8. MORGAN Gemma, 11. BARTOLILLO Alicia, 13. FLINT Stevie, 14. JACKSON Sienna, 20. NOBLE Bianca, 36. BURKE Olivia

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Sydney City Eagles 0 defeated by South Coast Taipans 4

South Coast Taipans were 4-0 winners against Sydney City Eagles in their game at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

The Taipans came out ready for battle and it was a tight battle between the two teams in the first half with the only goal coming from the visitors. Lulu Lozano swept home to give the Taipans a 1-0 advantage at the break.

From there, South Coast Taipans pulled away with three more goals in the second half. Megan Grew, the returning Abigail Jordan and Ursula Bratjanscak rounded off the performance which coach Bobby Mazevski was pleased with.

Sydney City Eagles showed in the first half they will be competitive in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens competition this year. They will take their lessons and apply them to their away game against SD Raiders Futsal next Friday.

Sydney Futsal Club 2 defeated Phoenix Futsal Club 1

Sydney Futsal Club got in the winner’s circle in the opening weekend after a 2-1 win against Phoenix Futsal Club at NC of Indigenous Excellence on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts got off to the perfect start to their 2022 campaign with the shutout win away in Sydney’s south-west. Maya Callil and Cynthia Coghlan were the two players to find the back of the net in the home win.

Phoenix Futsal Club were gallant in defeat on Saturday. They did get on the scoreboard through Tess Morabito in loss before they host West City Crusaders in their first home game of the campaign next weekend.

Boomerangs FS vs West City Crusaders was postponed

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)