Round 3 & 4 Review – Futsal Premier League 2 Open Men’s


Futsal Premier League 2 Review – Round 3 – Open Mens

Super Saturday for the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens competition delivered in spades with the four games delivering exciting contests. There were plenty of goals, drama and close fought action between the sides. Let’s get onto the review!

Match of the Round: Sydney Futsal Club 4 defeated South Coast Taipans 2

Sydney Futsal Club picked up their first win of the season in a 4-2 win against South Coast Taipans at NC of Indigenous Excellence on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts were in fine form to take the three points on Saturday afternoon. Michael Candy put in a sweet performance to fire home a natural hat-trick, scoring the first three goals of the game. Jeisson Avenando added the fourth to seal the win.

South Coast Taipans were again made to pay for starting the game slow. Once they got into the groove Cody Waller and Matthew Mazevski got it back to 3-2 but a pair of missed penalties from Mazevski saw them go home beaten.

A game between two sides searching for their first win of the Futsal Premier League 2 season started in understandably tense fashion in front of a good crowd.

The first two chances of the game fell to Michael Candy for Sydney Futsal Club who fizzed an effort wide of the post then followed it up with a free-kick which followed the same route.

Candy made up for the pair of misses with the opening goal. He drilled an effort which kissed off the post and into the net for 1-0 to Sydney Futsal Club.

He made it a double delight for the hosts in the 10th minute. A wonderful ball from Omid Mokhtar found him in acres of space before he lashed home to make it 2-0.

Looking for a response, Taipans had a pair of efforts, their first of the game. Jyden Harb and Klime Sekutkoski both put their efforts off target.

The Taipans continued to push forward with Michael Mazevski firing over from a free-kick routine from the visitors then prodded one wide of the goal.

Sydney Futsal Club looked to finish the half strong with Candy hitting the post then Luca Feijo on the end of a move which was swept wide of the mark.

Coming out of the break, Taipans started off fast. Sekutkoski shot low and had the effort saved then Mazevski was keenly involved with a pair of shots repelled.

It was Sydney Futsal Club who extended their lead to 3-0 from a turnover. Candy completed his hat-trick as he rolled the ball home to the cheers of the home side’s bench.

Taipans had an instant response to reduce the deficit to two. Cody Waller fired home to give the visitors some hope at 3-1.

There was a further advantage for Taipans when Giovanni Panuccio earned a penalty. Mazevski stepped up for the kick and rattled his effort off the post.

Mazevski shook off that miss and set us up for a grandstand finish. His shot saw the ball trickle into the net and made it 3-2 and the Taipans had hope.

The game opened up as both teams looked to take home the points. Jeisson Avendano for Sydney Futsal Club and Sekutkoski both fired wide for their teams.

Sydney Futsal Club restored their two-goal buffer through Avendano. He was on hand to poke the ball home after the ball was spilled by Max Cunial to make it 4-2.

Taipans refused to wilt and kept pushing for a draw. Sekutkoski volleyed wide then Mazevski was once again on the spot after Sydney Futsal Club were over their foul limit. He flashed wide as the hosts took home the points.

Post match the Sydney Futsal Club coach was delighted to take home the three points in a bright performance from his side:

“We got what we wanted from the game. I am looking forward to the next game and I think we are there abouts in the competition but we want to take the next step.” he said.

For South Coast Taipans coach Bobby Mazevski, it felt like a repeat of their first two performances as they started slow but finished strong:

“I say here we go again. A slow start and give up a few soft goals. We finished the game strong which was good. I thought we were unlucky. Credit to the other team they knew how to see out the game and it wasn’t meant to be tonight.” said Mazevski.


Saturday 1 October 2022

NC of Indigenous Excellence

Sydney Futsal Club 4 (Candy 3, Avendano)

South Coast Taipans 2 (Waller, Mazevski)

Sydney Futsal Club: 3. KELLY Samuel, 6. FERRARA Andrew, 8. AVENDANO Jeisson, 11. FEIJO Luca, 12. MOKHTAR Omid, 25. GENTIL Luis, 26. CANDY Michael, 31. MAHDI Kaisem, 45. LARICCIA Bruno, 71. HOVEIDAEIFAR Ata

Yellow cards: Avendano

Red cards: nil

South Coast Taipans: 1. HARRISON Kaydin, 5. MAZEVSKI Matthew, 7. DEL Kyle, 9. WALLER Cody, 10. PERRY Joel, 11. CUNIAL Max, 12. NICHOLL Riley, 14. CAROUTAS Benjamin, 17. HARB Jyden, 31. SEKUTKOSKI Klime, 33. PANUCCIO Giovanni

Yellow cards: Mazevski, Del

Red cards: nil

West City Crusaders 3 defeated by Raiders Futsal Club 8

It was a goal fest at PCYC Hawkesbury in Raiders Futsal Club 8-3 win against West City Crusaders on Saturday afternoon.

Back-to-back wins for Raiders Futsal Club was achieved in impressive fashion. Christopher Godoy-Bascur was the only player to find the back of the net twice in the win. His coach Slaven Ljuboja scored his first of the season in the win.

The rest of the scoring was shared around the Raiders Futsal Club squad. Thomas Todd opened the scoring for the visitors and it flowed like water with Samuel Fernandez, Tomas Medimurac, Jett Law and Jovan Miladinovic refreshed their goal counts.

For West City Crusaders, all their goals came in the second half. Harry Drew fired home a hat-trick in the defeat. The Crusaders were unable to make their first home a successful one and they looked to rebound in their next clash.

Sydney City Eagles 5 defeated Boomerangs FS 1

The Sydney City Eagles soared to their 5-1 win over a disappointed Boomerangs FS side at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

They rebounded from their close loss to SD Raiders Futsal in style. The Eagles were depleted but strode out to a 3-0 lead at half-time to set up the win. Sam Perre rounded off the display with a late brace to complete the score line.

Judah Cleur was the first to find the back of the net to continue his strong form in front of goal alongside goals from Peter and Dean Pelekanos were the other two scorers in the win. That keeps them firmly around the top four in the league.

Boomerangs FS coach Nick Van Aalst was disappointed in the performance from his side who started slow and let the Eagles swoop. Will Manalo was their lone goal scorer in the defeat scoring late in the second half.

SD Raiders Futsal 6 defeated Phoenix Futsal Club 3

SD Raiders Futsal won a feisty contest 6-3 against Phoenix Futsal Club in their game at Fairfield Youth and Community Centre on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts continue their unbeaten start to the Futsal Premier League 2 season in another fine performance from saw a cameo appearance from Serg Malfara. Simon Nicholas led the scoring for SD Raiders Futsal with a hat-trick.

Malfara also netted in his appearance while Clay Tani and James Letta were the other two scorers in the three-goal win. It was a robust contest with six yellow cards dished out across the game between two competitive teams.

Phoenix Futsal Club opened the scoring in the game through the impressive Jordan Smylie which took his tally to six for the season. Cody Peluso and Connor Slater also found the back of the net while Ibrahim Sweedan was shown a red card.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)


Futsal Premier League 2 Review – Round 4 – Open Mens

Round 4 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens competition was another fantastic display of futsal across Sunday and Monday afternoons. All four fixtures had goals, drama and action in spades and the ladder is starting to shake out. Let’s get onto the review!

Match of the Round: Raiders Futsal Club 3 drew with Boomerangs FS 3

The points were shared between Raiders Futsal Club and Boomerangs FS in a 3-3 draw at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Sunday afternoon.

Raiders Futsal Club aimed to build on their huge win on Saturday but settled for a point. They led twice in the contest but couldn’t see it out. Tomas Medimurac had a brace while there was a goal from custodian Ibrahim Daniel.

For Boomerangs FS, it was a much better performance after their loss at the same venue the day before and they showed superb fight. Elie Darwich fired home a brace while their other goal went to Maxx Green in the draw.

Two sides looking for three points clashed at Thomas Hassell Anglican College and the game was played at a fast-paced fitting that setting.

The first shot of the game fell to Boomerangs FS. Jake Wilsener flashed an effort wide of the posts before Maxx Green also fired wide of the mark.

Raiders Futsal Club were the first team to find the back of the net though. Tomas Medimurac squeezed an effort past Boomerangs FS keeper Ashley Collins for 1-0.

The two sides continued to fly up and down the pitch in a tight tussle which saw the two defences on top in the first half with Jovan Miladinovic going closest.

Boomerangs FS did find an equaliser in the first half. Elie Darwich who was a constant thorn in the Raiders Futsal Club defence, fired home a low free-kick to make it 1-1 at the break.

Coming out of the break, Boomerangs FS took their first lead of the game. Darwich was involved heavily again and found a wide-open Green to make it 2-1.

Darwich was in full flow for the visitors and had a pair of chances in quick succession which were blocked away by Raiders Futsal Club keeper Ibrahim Daniel.

Buoyed by those saves, Daniel got himself a rare goal. He noticed his opposite number outside of his area and lobbed it perfectly into the net for 2-2.

That goal uplifted Raiders Futsal Club. Christopher Godoy-Bascur weaved through the defence and couldn’t find the finish then was denied again from close range.

Headed into the final ten minutes, Raiders Futsal Club took the lead again. Medimurac was involved again and rolled home for 3-2.

Boomerangs FS flew up the court to find an equaliser for a second time and it took under the final minute to do so. Darwich fired home to make it 3-3 in a pulsating game.

Raiders Futsal Club almost stole the game at the death. Godoy-Bascur found a pocket of space on the left side and whistled an effort wide of the mark as they settled for a draw.

For Raiders Futsal Club coach Slaven Ljuboja, it wasn’t the perfect weekend he had envisioned but it was a solid one for the hosts:

“It was a good game of futsal between both sides. That sums it up. You always want perfect getting six points but four isn’t bad.” said Ljuboja.

Boomerangs FS coach Nick Van Aalst was happy with the performance from his side who were down on numbers this weekend:

“It was okay to back up after yesterday. We had really good efforts from the youth boys and to go down twice and fight back showed great character from the lads.” said Van Aalst.


Sunday 2 October 2022

Thomas Hassell Anglican College

Raiders Futsal Club 3 (Medimurac 2, Daniel)

Boomerangs FS 3 (Darwich 2, Green)

Raiders Futsal Club: 1. DANIEL Ibrahim, 2. TODD Thomas, 4. VOLODER Adam, 6. GODOY-BASCUR Christopher, 7. MILADINOVIC Jovan, 8. LJUBOJA Goran, 9. MEDIMURAC Tomas, 10. LJUBOJA Slaven, 12. BRADSHAW Terry, 20. DUKIC John, 83. WATSON Shane

Yellow cards: Bradshaw

Red cards: nil

Boomerangs FS: 1. ARRANZ Sebastian, 3. TRAYNOR Odhran, 4. GIOVINAZZO Daniel, 6. CIMINELLI Jordan, 11. DARWICH Elie, 12. COLLINS Ashley, 13. MANALO William, 15. WILSENER Jake, 18. GREEN Maxx, 19. SORENSEN Bailey, 20. BARBATANO Thomas, 21. PRATEZINA Nicholas

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Sydney Futsal Club 2 defeated by SD Raiders Futsal 4

The unbeaten start for SD Raiders Futsal continues in their 4-2 win against Sydney Futsal Club at NC of Indigenous Excellence on Sunday afternoon.

Building on their win from Saturday, SD Raiders Futsal kept up their superb from in front of goal. Diego Molina was the star of the show for the visitors with a brace of goals which bookended the performance for them.

The other goals went Sebastian Malfara who matches the feat from his brother who found the back of the net on Saturday. Jordan Figon opened his account for the season with the third goal of the game for the unbeaten side.

Sydney Futsal Club were unable to build on their win in the Match of the Round on Saturday afternoon and fell to a defeat. Michael Candy made it 3-1 before half-time then Dion Kellis added a late consolation goal.

South Coast Taipans 8 defeated West City Crusaders 4

South Coast Taipans got their first win of the year in a wild 8-4 win against West City Crusaders at UOW Sports Hub on Monday afternoon.

Coach Bobby Mazevski has lamented his team’s slow starts in the last three games but on Monday, that wasn’t an issue as the Taipans led 4-0 at half-time and in firm control. Matthew Mazevski led the way for the hosts with a hat-trick.

Kyle Del and Cody Waller chipped in with braces for the Taipans in the win alongside the opening goal from Klime Sekutkoski to get them going. The only blight for the hosts was a red card Giovanni Pannucio for a second yellow.

It has been a tough weekend for West City Crusaders who have conceded 16 goals across both games. Greg Kondek fired home a pair of goals for the visitors alongside goals from Harry Drew and Antonio Perri. Cooper Halfpenny also saw red in the second half of a tough contest.

Sydney City Eagles 3 defeated Phoenix Futsal Club 1

Rounding off the long weekend, Sydney City Eagles defeated Phoenix Futsal Club 3-1 at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Monday afternoon.

The Eagles made it a great long weekend and moved into second spot on the Futsal Premier League 2 ladder after their third win. Peter Pelekanos bagged a brace in the result alongside the opener from Judah Cleur for his seventh goal.

Phoenix Futsal Club remain the only club without a win thus far in the competition. They did have a sniff when Matthew Luttringer brought it back to 1-1 before the game fell away from them in the second half for their fourth loss.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)