Round 5 Review – Futsal Premier League 2 Open Women’s


The Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens Round 5 was another thrilling weekend between the eight sides across Saturday afternoon.

We had close finishes, big wins and a pulsating top of the table clash to enjoy.

So, let’s get onto the review!

SD Raiders Futsal 6 defeated West City Crusaders 5

It was a dramatic 6-5 win for SD Raiders Futsal against West City Crusaders at Fairfield Youth and Community Centre on Saturday afternoon.

SD Raiders Futsal secured their second win of the season in a thriller and showed the never give up attitude of the side. Ellie-Leigh Lontis scored a good hat-trick while Jessica Neville, Paulina Labra and match winner Sarah Mandile all netted.

For West City Crusaders, they will be disappointed to lose but it was a good display from the visitors despite not taking any points. Holly Williams starred for the visitors with a hat-trick with Dione King and Holly Pender the other scorers.

Two sides desperate for points took the pitch in Fairfield and the action was fast and furious from the opening whistle.

SD Raiders Futsal found the back of the net after 120 seconds when Ellie-Leigh Lontis drove down the pitch and drove home to make it 1-0 for the hosts.

Lontis doubled her delight in the sixth minute from the dead ball. She hammered a free-kick which went in off the crossbar to make it 2-0 in quick succession.

Not to be outdone, Holly Williams clawed back a goal for Crusaders from her own free-kick. She whistled the effort beyond the defenders to make it 2-1 in the rapid start.

The game continued to operate at breakneck speed. Holly Pender had a chance for Crusaders after the work from Holly Williams then SD Raiders Sarah Mandile had an effort blocked.

The Crusaders did find an equaliser in the 13th minute. Dione King fired home for the visitors and it was the fourth goal in the first half and made it 2-2.

Just as the celebrations died down for Crusaders, SD Raiders retook the lead. Mikala Tucker was denied by Crusaders keeper Alannah Ellul but it popped out to Jessica Neville to slot home for 3-2.

Both teams had chances to add another goal to their tally. Holly Williams thrashed a free-kick over the bar for Crusaders then Paulina Labra fizzed one wide of the mark.

Fitting that the half ended locked up at 3-3 in such a pulsating game. Crusaders broke down the pitch and the goal was finished smartly by Pender.

The second half kept up the pace of the first. SD Raiders restored their advantage in quick fashion. Lontis completed her hat-trick to make it 4-3 then Labra slotted home to extend the lead to 5-3.

West City Crusaders refused to roll over and through a pair of Holly Williams free-kicks were able to make it 5-5 headed into the final minute.

Both sides had chances to take the points and it was SD Raiders who did. Sarah Mandile tapped home in the final moments after Isabella Williams flashed wide for the Crusaders.

Post match SD Raiders Futsal coach Matias Paz was delighted with the effort from his side to take the three points in a close game:

“The girls wanted it more than the other side. They have struggled in the last few weeks but today found the result we needed. We have a few signings coming through which should help us and the girls deserved the win.” Paz said.

For West City Crusaders coach Neill Ross, he was happy with the fightback from the team in what was a fabulous game of futsal:

“We started off slow and conceded twice early which cost us. After that it was quite even in what was a rough game. Some late goals made for a tight finish.” said Ross.


Saturday 8 October 2022

Fairfield Youth and Community Centre

SD Raiders Futsal 6 (Lontis 3, Mandile, Neville, Labra)

West City Crusaders 5 (Williams 3, King, Pender)

SD Raiders Futsal: 1. BRITTON Caitlin, 4. LONTIS Ellie-Leigh, 5. LABRA Paulina, 6. NEVILLE Jessica, 7. TUCKER Mikala, 9. BRAKELL Jemma, 12. BROMFIELD Georgia, 14. MANDILE Sarah

Yellow cards: Lontis

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, Franks

Red cards: nil

Boomerangs FS 3 drew with South Coast Taipans 3

The top of the table clash didn’t disappoint in a 3-3 draw between Boomerangs FS and South Coast Taipans at MPowerdome on Saturday.

The Taipans took a point from a tough away venue in Canberra but will be slightly disappointed to not take all three after leading 3-1 at halftime. Lulu Lozano equalised for the visitors followed by Megan Grew and Ellen Brown finding the back of the net.

Boomerangs FS showed great spirit in their second half performance after being held at bay in the first half by the Taipans. Stella De Marco opened the scoring and made it a brace with her late equaliser alongside a goal from Olivia Gurney to complete the scoresheet.

Sydney City Eagles 7 defeated Sydney Futsal Club 0

Sydney City Eagles were clinical in their 7-0 win over Sydney Futsal Club at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts were in great form building on their draw from last weekend. Christa Oliva fired home a double which makes it four goals in two games for her. The other scorers for the Eagles were Montana Bolzan, Emma Voloder, Alanah Nicholas, Alyssa Zuvela and Alessia Perre who also scored in back-to-back games for the club.

For Sydney Futsal Club, they will be disappointed to not make it back-to-back wins after they defeated SD Raiders Futsal on the long weekend. The visitors will dust themselves off to face Raiders Futsal Club next weekend.

Phoenix Futsal Club 2 defeated by Raiders Futsal Club 3

Rounding out the week, Raiders Futsal Club triumphed 3-2 against Phoenix Futsal Club at The Centre – Dural on Saturday night.

Phoenix Futsal Club were gallant in defeat after a tense first half. A double from Molly Reckless in the second half got them back into the contest but they were unable to find the equaliser to add another point to the bank.

Raiders Futsal Club took a priceless three points and were good value for their win. Ellie Smyth scored the lone goal in the first half for a 1-0 lead before Nicole Ossio and Gemma Morgan both fired home within a minute to confirm the win.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)