Round 1 Review – Futsal Premier League Open Women’s


The Open Women’s Futsal Premier League season kicked straight into gear with plenty of late drama in the two round one fixtures that took place.

At the Centre, Dural Warriors snatched a draw at the death. While three goals in the final two minutes saw Inner West and Mountain Majik share the points at VSP.

Dural Warriors 2 (Perrins 3’, Schembri 49’) v UTS Northside – (Arrowsmith 8’, Bastow 20’)

A point earned or points lost? Dural Warriors and UTS Northside shared the spoils with a 2-2 draw at the Centre.

In a game where both sides took the lead at separate points, Dural Warriors scored in the 49th minute through Olivia Schembri to secure her side a point. This after Rachel Perrins opened her season account in the third minute to get them off to a fast start.

UTS Northside on the other hand recovered from conceding early with a quick turnaround, Daisy Arrowsmith equalized five minutes after they conceded before Emily Bastow completed the comeback on twenty minutes. But they couldn’t hold on late conceding at the death to ensure the points were shared.

After the game, UTS coach Grant Lynch noted it was disappointing to concede so late in the game after being up for most of the second half and that they have plenty of work to do before next weekend.

Dural Warriors face Enfield Allstars in round two action, while UTS Northside take on Mascot Vipers.

Inner West Futsal Club 4 () v Mountain Majik Futsal Club 4 ()

Two goals in the final minute lit up Valentine Sports Park Futsal Pitch as Inner West pulled a rabbit out of the hat to secure a round one draw with Mountain Majik.

Yes, you heard me right, this game had everything we have missed in the time between seasons with Majik taking the lead late after previously being 3-1 down earlier in the contest. But a last-minute strike straight from kick off denied them their victory in thrilling circumstances.

Inner West were the team to get off too a flyer in this one with both Jasmine Limon and Gabriella Stone both scoring in the opening quarter hour.

However the Majik slowly played their way back into the game and scored their first of the game before the break courtesy of Alyssa Janssen.

Inner West seemingly had all the answers though restoring their two-goal advantage a minute into the second half with Stone’s second.

That was until Breanna McCormack scored the Majik’s second of the game to set up a thrilling finish with three goals scored in the final minutes.

Firstly a double salvo from the Majik to give them an unlikely lead after trailing by two earlier through Cameron Janssen and Alexis Tan goals.

Before Jasmine Limon came up clutch for the home side scoring with seconds remaining. An entertaining contest which was a credit to both sides who had multiple absentees with the outdoor season still yet to conclude.

Inner West next take on Campbelltown City Quake, while Majik visit UTS Northside in round two action.

Mascot Vipers v Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club & Enfield Allstars v Campbelltown City Quake to be played at a later date, stay tuned to the FNSW Futsal Competitions page for updates.