Round 2 Review – Futsal Premier League 2 Open Men’s


Round 2 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens competition was another wonderful weekend of games across Friday and Saturday nights.

We had goals, great finishes and all four games were played in good spirit.

Let’s get onto the review!

Match of the Round: Phoenix Futsal Club 3 defeated by West City Crusaders 4

West City Crusaders won their first game in a tight and tense 4-3 win over Phoenix Futsal Club at The Centre, Dural on Saturday afternoon.

The Crusaders were in firm control of the game when they led 4-1 but had to deal with a late comeback to take home the points. Kwadwo Boamah-Addai fired home twice while Greg Kondek and Matthew Auld both did once.

Phoenix Futsal Club showed great heart in their comeback but fell short of back-to-back wins to open the season. Jordan Smylie was in fine form with a hat-trick and takes his tally to five goals in the first fortnight.

Ready to go with some futsal action, West City Crusaders were in the thick of the action early. Greg Kondek had a pair of chances which were both wide of the mark.

Kondek did open the scoring when he swept home from a well worked Crusaders movement and made it 1-0 to the visitors.

He was involved in the second goal for the Crusaders as well. Kondek and Kwadwo Boamah-Addai combined well to create the space for Matthew Auld to tap home for 2-0.

Jordan Smylie looked to respond for Phoenix Futsal Club but his diving effort was denied well by Crusaders goalkeeper Cameron Haywood.

Crusaders extended their lead to 3-0 in the 11th minute. Boamah-Addai found space on the counter and slammed home for the third goal.

Phoenix Futsal Club did pull one back through Smylie. He smashed home a free-kick from mid range to make it 3-1 and give the hosts some new life.

The lead was restored back to three goals a minute later. Crusaders worked the ball down the pitch well before it was scrambled home by Boamah-Addai for 4-1.

He could’ve had a hat-trick just before half-time but Boamah-Addai whistled an effort wide of the mark from close range and the visitors took a three-goal lead to the break.

Needing a response to get back into the game, Phoenix Futsal started hot. Smylie had an effort blocked from a kick-in and Jay Azzopardi weaved through the defence but lifted his effort over.

Antonio Perri and Kondek looked to extend the Crusaders lead further but their efforts were blocked away by a desperate Phoenix defence.

Phoenix Futsal Club set up a grandstand finish in the final ten minutes. Smylie thrashed home to make it 4-2 then had an inventive header which made it 4-3 into the final minute.

West City Crusaders were able to see out the end of the contest despite some frantic work from the hosts in the final minute and take home a precious three points.

Post match West City Crusaders coach Joe was happy for the side to get three points in their first hitout for the season and have things to work on:

“For our first hit out I was very happy. Taking a win will help with the confidence having some of the youth boys back up and the older guys also playing well.” he said.

For Phoenix Futsal coach Cristian Berios he lamented a slow start from his side which cost them the game tonight:

“I think we started a bit slow. Conceded three goals in quick succession. Second half we improved and pressed more. I think we have to start better next week.” said Berios.


Saturday 24 September 2022

The Centre, Dural

Phoenix Futsal Club 3 (Smylie 3)

West City Crusaders 4 (Boamah-Addai 2, Kondek, Auld)

Phoenix Futsal Club: 1. VANDERVELDE Jack, 3. SLATER Connor, 4. SHAHEEN Jacob, 5. SCALONE Adin, 6. LUTTRINGER Matthew, 7. AZZOPARDI Jay, 8. PELUSO Cody, 9. SWEEDAN Ibrahim, 10. LEE Richard, 11. DAYNES Jay

Yellow cards: Smylie, Slater

Red cards: nil

West City Crusaders: 1. CALAY Tarkan, 2. AULD Matthew, 3. PERRI Antonio, 4. KONDEK Gregory, 9. FAULKNER Ryan, 10. BOAMAH-ADDAI Kwadwo, 11. HAYWOOD Cameron, 16. PERRI Marco, 21. HADDAD Dominic

Yellow cards: Haywood

Red cards: nil

SD Raiders Futsal 4 defeated Sydney City Eagles 3

SD Raiders Futsal made it back-to-back wins with their tough 4-3 win against Sydney City Eagles at Penrith Valley Regional SC on Friday night.

It was a very tense clash in Penrith under the bright lights which featured a pair of red cards to each side in the contest which were shown to Franco Maya for SD Raiders Futsal and Bruno Antelmi for Sydney City Eagles.

Before his send off, Franco Maya bagged a pair of goals alongside Sebastian Malfara for SD Raiders Futsal. The Eagles weren’t going to be pushovers and found the back of the net three times but couldn’t repeat their feat from last week.

Boomerangs FS 3 drew with Sydney Futsal Club 3

The spoils were shared between Boomerangs FS and Sydney Futsal Club in their 3-3 draw down at MPowerdome on Saturday afternoon.

It was the first outing for the year for Boomerangs FS and they took their time to warm into the contest but had the lead late in the game before having to settle for a draw. Michael Rinaudo scored a brace while Elie Darwich fired home the third goal.

For Sydney Futsal Club, it will be a big boost to pick up a point against a strong Boomerangs FS side down in Canberra. Luca Feijo opened the scoring for the visitors then Luis Gentil rattled home two goals including one in the final minute.

Raiders Futsal Club 3 defeated South Coast Taipans 2

It was a first win in 2022 for Raiders Futsal Club in their 3-2 win against South Coast Taipans at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday night.

After their loss last week, Raiders Futsal Club rebounded in perfect style picking up their first three points of the season. Luis Ferreira was once again on the scoresheet while Thomas Todd fired home his first alongside an own goal to round it off.

South Coast Taipans battled hard but the result disappointed coach Bobby Mazevski. His side repeated the mistakes they made in their opening loss which cruelled them. Matthew Mazevski was at the double for the visitors.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)