Round 5 Review – Futsal Premier League Open Men’s


Round 5 in the Futsal Premier League Open Mens competition was another action-packed edition played out across Saturday night.

The four games had plenty of goals, tense action and drama at the end as teams look to find their place on the ladder.

Let’s get onto the review!

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club 2 drew with Dural Warriors 2

Late drama meant it was points shared in a 2-2 draw between Eastern Suburbs Hakoah FC and Dural Warriors at Morris Iemma Indoor SC.

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah might be slightly disappointed not to take all three points after leading twice in the game. James Reed scored in the first five minutes before Wellington Oliveira restored their lead late in the first half. Custodian Eliezer De Faria made some big saves in the second half for the hosts to try and maintain the lead.

For Dural Warriors it will be a well-deserved point away from home. They equalised twice in the contest once through Jacob Basden then the late, late show from Glen Kelshaw were their scorers. Keeper Logan Trethowan was another standout in the draw.

The action started right from the opening whistle at Morris Iemma Indoor SC with Eastern Suburbs Hakoah scoring from their first chance of the game.

Dural custodian Logan Trethowan did well to repel a long shot from the hosts before the rebound fell to James Reed who slotted home to make it 1-0 to Eastern Suburbs Hakoah.

The visitors responded in kind quickly with the equaliser. A wonderful threaded ball from Brandon Vella from the left found Jacob Basden in stride to score and make it 1-1.

Building on their equaliser, Dural had a hat-trick of shots to take the lead. Glen Kelshaw fizzed a pair of efforts wide alongside one from Joshua Montgomery which was also wide.

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah responded with a pair of efforts of their own to try and take the lead. Robert Ezekiel and Emmanuel Tzanakes both arrowed wide.

The hosts took the lead just before half-time through Wellington Oliveira. He showed strength to hold off his defender and fired into the net to make it 2-1 for Eastern Suburbs Hakoah.

Coming out of the break, Dural Warriors aimed to find another equaliser. Kelshaw had a chance from a turnover then the Warriors held an extended period of possession in the hosts half.

It was going to take something special to beat Eastern Suburbs Hakoah custodian Eliezer De Faria and Jacob Moran almost scored a full court goal but it flew wide of the mark.

Both keepers were busy in the second half. Trethowan made a series of fantastic saves to deny Eastern Suburbs Hakoah an insurance goal while De Faria stood tall down the other end to deny Dural an equaliser in a pulsating game.

Dural Warriors did find a late equaliser to snatch a point from the contest. Basden nutmegged a defender before he slipped a pass to Kelshaw to make it 2-2.


Saturday 8 October 2022

Morris Iemma Indoor SC

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah FC 2 (Reed, Oliveira)

Dural Warriors 2 (Basden, Kelshaw)

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah FC: 3. SHUBITZ Josh, 5. VIDAL Lucas, 6. EZEKIEL Robert, 7. PEREGO Cesar, 9. LEES Jake, 10. TZANAKES Emmanuel, 11. OLIVEIRA Wellington, 12. SWARTZ Gilad, 14. BESSER Jake, 15. LYNCH Jonathon, 22. REED James, 26. DE FARIA Eliezer, 27. LOWE Mitchell, 39. CAUDWELL Eden

Yellow cards: Oliveira

Red cards: nil

Dural Warriors: 12. MORAN Joshua, 13. PHILIP Cameron, 15. TRETHOWAN Logan, 19. KELSHAW Glen, 23. VELLA Brandon, 24. SWEEDAN Hazma, 25. RAMEZANI Omid, 41. MONTGOMERY Joshua, 45. BASDEN Jacob, 88. PHILLIPS Nathan, 151. ZAHRA Tallon

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Mascot Vipers 3 defeated by Inner West Futsal Club 6

Inner West FC maintain their top two spot after their 6-3 win against Mascot Vipers at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Halls on Saturday night.

The visitors were in fine form in center of Sydney and continue their hold onto second spot in the FPL Open Mens ladder. Daniel Fornito scored either side of half-time and was the only Inner West player to score multiple goals in the win.

Inner West were made to work for the win after only leading 2-1 at the break but it was a complete team effort from the side. Ahmed Sweedan, Luke Clifford, Jamal Belkadi and an own goal were the other people to get on the scoresheet.

For the Vipers, it was a one-man show on the scoresheet. Thomas Quilligan opened the scoring for the Vipers before he added two goals after the half-time buzzer to complete the hat-trick. That takes the attackers tally to eight for the season.

UTS Northside Futsal Club 5 defeated Campbelltown City Quake Futsal Club 1

UTS Northside maintained their spot at the top of the FPL ladder after a 5-1 win against Campbelltown City Quake at PCYC Dee Why on Saturday night.

It was a dominant performance from UTS which draw massive praise from coach Grant Lynch who singled out several players for praise. One was Futsalroos keeper Dylan Niski whose all-round game was quality alongside youngster Saxon Hillyer, the energetic Michael Borg and Karim Moursi.

Harry Oates opened the scoring for UTS Northside in a good team move before a double from Mitchell Whalley and goals from Moursi and Hillyer completed the scoring. Hillyer’s goal was the pick of the bunch for Lynch.

The Quake were well beaten in the game and remain on the bottom of the FPL Open Mens ladder after the first five weeks of the season. They did avoid being blanked with a goal in the second half to Jett Mccue-Shore to open his account for the season.

Mountain Majik 1 defeated by Enfield All Stars 3

Enfield All Stars took the spoils in a comfortable 3-1 win against Mountain Majik FC at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday night.

The visitors bounced back from loss to Inner West to take a precious three points in a closely fought encounter at VSP. Charles Abou Serhal found the back of the net first to give the All Stars a 1-0 lead going into the break.

Edilson De Silva and Michael Kouta completed the scoring for Enfield which makes it their third win of the season and keeps them around the top four. For Kouta, it was his fourth goal of the campaign and his fine form.

Mountain Majik will be disappointed to lose the game at home after picking up four points in their last two games. Adam Nisbet scored a late consolation goal to complete the scoreline which was his third goal of the season.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)