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


Round Three Reviews

A big weekend of action saw round 3 & 4 of the Open Women’s Futsal Premier League season take place. A third into the season, who were the big movers in our double dose of action?

Dural Warriors 0 v Mascot Vipers 1 (Fraser 15’)

Mascot Vipers secured a surprise victory over Dural Warriors at the Centre, Saturday afternoon.

After losing their first game of the season last weekend, the visitors took the lead in the first half through a Sienna Fraser goal before they held on to secure victory,

For Dural Warriors, they were left disappointed afterwards, they will be keen to get back on the pitch too correct their course in the near future.

UTS Northside Futsal Club 7 (Arrowsmith 8’ 23’ 32’, Rickard 35’, Lynch OG 43’, Smit 47’, Bradley 50’) v Mountain Majik Futsal Club 1 (Holder 21’)

UTS Northside scored seven for the second successive week in defeating Mountain Majik in a scintillating performance.

Further cementing themselves as a competition favourite, Northside scored five unanswered goals in the second half to take them past their visitors after a tighter first half. Starring in the performance was Daisy Arrowsmith who scored their first three goals in just over half an hour. Before Tess Rickard, Halle Smit and Valentina Bradley also found the net in the second half, the other goal coming from an own goal.

If you were to take away the second half, the result becomes a lot easier to digest for the visitors who were matching it with their hosts in the first half (at least on the scoreboard), Claire Holder made it two goals in as many weeks with her second of the season and they’ll be better off for the run going forward.

Inner West Futsal Club 2 (Martins 32‘, Macalpine 46’) v Enfield Allstars 2 (Mitchell 10’, Dahdah 37’)

Inner West Futsal Club rescued a draw with a goal in the final five minutes against Enfield Allstars Saturday evening.

The result being their third draw in as many fixtures before a loss on Sunday afternoon (more on that later). Focusing back on this one though, it was Solphie Macalpine who came up big late with her first goal of the season. Her goal coming after Ella Martins scored earlier in the to bring things level during the second half.

Enfield Allstars on the other hand gained their first point of the season after taking the lead twice in the match. Olivia Mitchell opened the scoring ten minutes in with the only first half goal of the fixture, before Amy Dahah did similar in the second half.

Inner West will be looking to convert these draws into leads more as the season progresses with outdoor commitments out of the way. While the Allstars have two games in hand over some teams in the competition.

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club 5 (Santos 22’ 31’ 40’ 45’, Sharp 38’) v Campbelltown City Quake Futsal Club 2 (Morris 10’, Breier 20’)

Marcella Santos stole the show as Eastern Suburbs Hakoah triumphed over Campbelltown City Quake in an eight goal thriller.

Santos who came into the side last weekend, showed here prowess with four goals including a second half hat-trick proving the crucial difference in the fixture. With Antonia Sharp the other goal scorer for the Hakoah side.

For Quake, it was a case of a goal coming at the wrong moment for them with a soft goal on the brink of half time changing the momentum in the match. Libby Morris and India Brieir gave them the advantage earlier but they couldn’t keep pace with a strong Hakoah outfit in the second half.

The win puts Hakoah in second place after winning their opening two games, while the Quake were/are looking for their first victory of the season.

Round Four Reviews

Inner West Futsal Club 2 (Limon 9‘, Gordon 48’) v UTS Northside Futsal Club 3 (Arrowsmith 5’, Arnold 20’ 40’)

UTS Northside continued their strong run of form with a victory over Inner West in their round four Sunday afternoon clash.

With both these sides backing up after a game 24 hours earlier, you have to credit both sides for backing up and putting in the effort they did.

And it just seems the case that UTS Northside will just find a way against their opposition currently. Daisy Arrowsmith was once again impressive opening the scoring before Grace Arnold claimed a brace later in the match, Arnold’s performance described as excellent by her coach.

Inner West on the other hand struggled to grab control of the contest as they found themselves chasing the game ever since the early game. Jasmine Limon and Chloe Gordon found the net for them. Limon with the earlier equalizer while Gordon made things interesting late on with a goal 48 minutes in.

Dural Warriors 2 (Hill 11‘, Fragale 44’) v Campbelltown City Quake Futsal Club 1 (Sloan 31’)

After a hiccup earlier in the weekend, Dural Warriors edged out Campbelltown City Quake for their second victory of the season.

And with results elsewhere, it could turn out as one of their most important wins of the season as they have a couple of teams breathing down their necks. Nevertheless, they came up with the decisive goal with six minutes remaining before holding their opposition out in the final minutes. Skye Hill and Estelle Fragale the goal scorers in the fixture while Sarah Easthope starred with a tremendous performance in goal.

In contrast, it’s just not quite clicking for Campbelltown City Quake who are dealing with a pretty lengthy injury list. They were unlucky to not get at least one goal in the first half despite creating chance after chance. Before Olivia Sloan found the net on the half hour.

Mountain Majik Futsal Club 1 (Janssen 4’) v Mascot Vipers 3 (Augoustis 18’ 31’, Brewster 25’)

Mascot Vipers made it a weekend to remember with two victories in as many games shooting then up the table defeating Mountain Majik.

Most pleasingly for the side will be their defensive output, conceding just one goal in their two games across the weekend after their 7-2 result last weekend, things look a lot rosier for the Vipers who now look set to challenge the four this season. In this one Stephanie Augoustis was key to their result with a brace while Emily Brewster perhaps scored their most vital goal right on the half time whistle to put them ahead.

For Mountain Majik, it’s the fewest goals they have conceded this season with three, but they’ll still feel there’s a lot to work on during the week. Three losses in a row, they’ll be looking for a reaction this weekend, Alyssa Janssen scored their goal in this one.