Round 2 Preview – Futsal Premier League Open Women’s


Four teams who didn’t play last weekend host four that did in Round 2 of the Open Women’s Futsal Premier League season.

With one of the outdoor seasons now behind us, we should see more talent hit the pitch in forthcoming weeks starting here.

Mascot Vipers v UTS Northside Futsal Club; Saturday 24th September, 4:30pm, PCYC Hawkesbury

UTS Northside will be looking to go one better than last week when they visit Mascot Vipers, Saturday evening.

Having had their first game of the season postponed, Mascot Vipers will be keen to get their campaign underway. With plenty of youthful talent in their squad, it will be interesting to see how the squad comes together for this one.

UTS Northside on the other hand did take the court in the first round of the competition playing out a see-sawing affair with Dural Warriors. Daisy Arrowsmith and Emily Bastow both found the net in the first half, but they couldn’t hold on for the victory. With a game under their belt, they will be looking for improvement here.

Campbelltown City Quake Futsal Club v Inner West Futsal Club; Saturday 24th September, 4:30pm, Minto Indoor Sports Centre

Campbelltown City Quake host their first match of the season when Inner West come to visit Minto Indoor Sports Centre.

The Quake have high aspirations for their women’s side in 2022 after an impressive outing in the last season 2019. With Claire Gilligan, Dana Buttigieg and Logan Garard returning to the squad from that campaign, look for them to play a crucial role in the season ahead.

Unlike the Quake, we have seen Inner West take the pitch, abet a under strength Inner West side due to outdoor commitments. They will come into this one in good spirits after snatching a draw against the Majik late in their game. Jasmine Limon and Gabriella Stone both claimed braces in that one, so look out for them in this one.

Mountain Majik Futsal Club v Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club; Saturday 24th September, 5:30pm, Valentine Sports Park

After their round one draw, Mountain Majik host a strong Eastern Suburbs Hakoah side at Valentine Sports Park

Mountain Majik will be keen to return to the pitch after they conceded a late goal which spoiled their comeback against Inner West. However, against who many consider as competition favourites, the Majik are content with what could prove a valuable point come seasons end. They had four separate goalscorers in R1 with Alyssa Janssen, Breanna McCormack, Cameron Janssen and Alexis Tan all finding the net.

In the long run, perhaps the week off helped Eastern Suburbs Hakoah more than anyone. Coming into the season, the team welcomed a lot of new faces meaning the extra training sessions (at least in theory) will see them better prepared coming into round two. Let’s see what happens Saturday night.

Enfield Allstars v Dural Warriors; Saturday 24th September, 5:50pm, Morris Iemma Indoor SC

Enfield Allstars host Dural Warriors in the late kick off as both sides look for their first win of the season.

Probably the side most shrouded in mystery, Enfield Allstars will kick of their season with plenty of new faces in the squad. With only two players remaining from a forgettable campaign in 2019, we await the weekend to see what this side can bring the competition in 2022.

Once again, they meet a side who has played last weekend. Relief is the word to sum up the feeling in the Dural camp after last weekend. Having taken an early lead through Rachel Perrins, they conceded twice before coming back and scoring a late goal through Olivia Schembri to take away a point. Another side who will be looking to improve this weekend, its all set up for a good contest to conclude the round.