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


The goals were flowing in Round 2 for the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens in four fabulous fixtures which played out across the weekend. 29 were fired home in fact as the competition starts to heat up.

Let’s get onto the review!

Match of the Round: Phoenix Futsal Club 3 defeated West City Crusaders 2

Phoenix Futsal Club won 3-2 in a close fought contest against West City Crusaders at The Centre, Dural on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts were made to work for the win but will be happy to open their account for the FPL2 Open Womens season. Lara Coward opened the scoring before Kate Mateffy and Tessa Morabito both found the back of the net.

West City Crusaders will be content with their first hit out for the new season. Holly Williams was a highlight for the side with her pair of goals before a lowlight in the send off for a second yellow card late in the game.

Both sides looked to start the game fast. Phoenix Futsal Club had the first chance when Sofia Issa found space and swept her effort wide of the mark.

The Crusaders responded with a pair of efforts for Holly Pender. Her link up play alongside Holly Williams was a highlight for the visitors as Pender hit the post.

Phoenix Futsal Club were the first team to hit the scoreboard through Lara Coward. She finished off the movement and swept the ball into the net after Kate Mateffy weaved through the defence.

There was a trifecta of chances for Crusaders who looked to equalise. Pender had a pair of them which were flashed wide then Grace Chambers did similar from a Dione King set up.

Crusaders did find the equaliser through Holly Williams. Again, it was another combination with Pender who threaded a pass for Williams to slot home for 1-1.

Coming out of the break, Crusaders were feeling just fine. Chambers was denied again quickly followed by Tia Berg also having her effort blocked.

Molly Reckless went close to restoring the Phoenix lead. She rattled the crossbar with a thunderous effort then had a free-kick that was gobbled by Crusaders keeper Alannah Ellul.

Phoenix Futsal Club did take the lead back in the 41st minute through Mateffy. She stroked the ball into the bottom left corner of the goal to make it 2-1.

Holly Williams responded right back for Crusaders. She strode down the right side and thrashed the ball home to quickly make it 2-2.

The game started to open up as both teams chased the winner. Tessa Morabito had her effort blocked well again from Ellul then Neisha Monteleone’s free-kick went wide.

There was a late twist when Crusaders brace scorer Holly Williams was shown a second yellow card in the game which left them without one of their best goal threats.

Phoenix Futsal Club took advantage of extra player. Morabito was on the end of the combination moved to send the fans into raptures at Dural and made it 3-2.

They were able to hold out for the final few minutes and take the spoils in a closely fought contest despite a late chance for King for the visitors.

Post-match, Phoenix Futsal Club coach Cristian Berios was happy for his side to get their first win of the season in a tight game:

“I think we did well. Last week we conceded late as well. We have a habit of conceding goals when we should have our defence set up. Scored three goals which I am happy about and it was a good game overall.” said Berios.

For West City Crusaders coach Neil Ross, he was content with their first hit out for the season despite losing the game:

“It was a close game and even the whole way. The send off hurt us but it was a good performance for our first game of the season.” said Ross.


Saturday 24 September 2022

The Centre, Dural

Phoenix Futsal Club 3 (Coward, Morabito, Mateffy)

West City Crusaders 2 (Williams 2)

Phoenix Futsal Club: 15. VANDERVELDE Emma, 16. RECKLESS Molly, 17. ISSA Sofia, 18. COWARD Lara, 19. LIMNIOS Ashley, 20. INGERSON Emma, 21. MONTELEONE Neisha, 22. LIMNIOS Analise, 25. MORABITO Teresa, 26. MATEFFY Kate

Yellow cards: A. Limnios

Red cards: nil

West City Crusaders: 2. CHAMBERS Grace, 3. REBA Isabella, 4. FRANKS Courtney, 5. KING Dione, 6. WILLIAMS Holly, 7. PENDER Holly, 8. GRANERO Christine, 9. WILLIAMS Isabella, 10. BERG Tia, 45. ELLUL Alannah

Yellow cards: H. Williams

Red cards: H. Williams

SD Raiders Futsal 3 defeated by Sydney City Eagles 5

Sydney City Eagles soared to their first win of the year in a 5-3 result against SD Raiders Futsal at Penrith Valley Regional Stadium on Friday night.

The Eagles opened their account in style in the two-goal win. They were able to have their whole squad to choose from this week and it showed the difference for Roy Perre’s side. Sydney City Eagles fired home five goals to kick the weekend off in style.

SD Raiders Futsal were gallant in defeat much like last week. Jessica Neville and Mikala Tucker were on the scoresheet again after scoring in the game against Raiders Futsal Club. Now they look to get their campaign going in the double header weekend.

Boomerangs FS 7 defeated Sydney Futsal Club 0

Boomerangs FS laid down an early statement in their 7-0 win against Sydney Futsal Club down at MPowerdome on Saturday afternoon.

Coming into the game fresh, Boomerangs FS were clinical in front of goal and enjoyed their home opener. Alex McKenzie and Rachael Corbett fired home twice alongside Natalie De Marco, Madeleine Perceval and Olivia Gurney were on the scoresheet.

Sydney Futsal Club couldn’t back up their performance in the first game with another three points on their trip to Canberra. They had their chances in the one-sided game but were unable to crack the Boomerangs FS defence.

Raiders Futsal Club 3 defeated by South Coast Taipans 6

It was goals galore at Thomas Hassell Anglican College with South Coast Taipans winning 6-3 against Raiders Futsal Club.

The Taipans made it back-to-back wins with their win in the nine-goal game. They shared the goals around the pitch as well. Christina Valeda scored twice while Lulu Lozano, Ebony Freeman and Ashley Kotevski also fired home. There was an own goal as well in a win coach Bobby Mazevski was pleased with.

Raiders Futsal Club were also winners in the first week but couldn’t back it up against the Taipans in their first home game. They did keep pace in the first half but fell away late despite scoring three goals in the contest.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)