Round 6 Review – Futsal Premier League 2 Open Women’s


Round 6 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens competition was another filled with drama, goals and fantastic futsal action. The top two continue to lead the pack while the battle for the other two spots has heated up. Let’s get onto the review!

Raiders Futsal Club 4 defeated Sydney Futsal Club 2

Raiders Futsal Club picked up a vital three points in a 4-2 win against a dogged Sydney Futsal Club at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

This win made it back-to-back wins for Raiders Futsal Club who found their shooting boots in the second half after a blank first half. Gemma Morgan and Ellie Smyth both scored doubles in the win to get the three points.

Sydney Futsal Club battled hard but lacked a clinical edge. They got it back to both 2-1 and 3-2 in the game before they fell away. Their goals were scored by Isabella Hopkins and Brooke Pepper in their fourth defeat.

Two sides who were keen to pick up three points did battle at Thomas Hassell Anglican College and the action was thick and fast from the start.

The visitors were the first side to register a shot in the game. Annalise Schiraldi whacked an effort against the post then laid the ball off for a Tiarne Schuman shot.

Schuman was involved again from the kick-in as she was found from the set piece then flashed the ball wide of the mark as the game searched for the first goal.

Raiders Futsal Club worked their way into the game and had two solid efforts before the break. Gemma Morgan had a low shot saved then Nicole Ossio had a shot as the game headed into the break locked up at 0-0.

Coming out of the break, Raiders Futsal Club were feeling just fine and got the opener. Morgan rattled home a goal to make it 1-0.

Buoyed by their goal, Raiders Futsal Club surged forward to add to their lead. Olivia Burke had a shot turned over then Morgan rattled the post from close range.

Looking for the equaliser, Sydney Futsal Club went inches away from the goal. Schuman was on the end of some combination worked but tapped wide then Natalie Marchese fizzed wide.

It was double delight for Raiders Futsal Club in the 35th minute. Ellie Smyth found herself on the end of a good move from the hosts and tapped home for 2-0.

Sydney Futsal Club had an instant response with Isabella Hopkins scoring a nice goal to make it 2-1 and bring the game to life.

Raiders Futsal Club restored their two-goal advantage two minutes later. Morgan rode the challenge of a defender before she slotted home to make it 3-1.

The back-and-forth nature of the game continued as Sydney Futsal Club made it 3-2. Brooke Pepper earned a corner then popped up to fire home.

The visitors continued to surge down the pitch and try to find an equaliser but the Raiders Futsal Club keeper Jasmine Crouch was up to the task.

After that defence, Raiders Futsal Club put the contest to bed with their fourth goal. Smyth was involved again, snatching the ball and rattled the cage to make it 4-2.

Raiders Futsal Club coach Antonio Marco was happy with the performance from the side as they took three vital points:

“Our focus was our defence tonight. We unfortunately let in two soft goals but held our structure well and transitioned well. We got the ball moving in the second half and it worked out for us.” said Marco.

For the Sydney Futsal Club coach lamented the fact his team didn’t take their opportunities in the contest:

“We had our opportunities and didn’t take them. We did well to fight back and that showed character from the side but we need to learn to fight harder.” he said.


Saturday 15 October 2022

Raiders Futsal Club 4

Sydney Futsal Club 2

Raiders Futsal Club: 1. CROUCH Jasmine, 3. CASTILLO Nyssa, 5. OSSIO Nicole, 6. SMYTH Ellie, 8. MORGAN Gemma, 9. EL AZAR Eleni, 13. FLINT Stevie, 14. JACKSON Sienna, 15. SPAGNOLO Isabella, 21. BURKE Jessica, 36. BURKE Olivia

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Sydney Futsal Club: 2. DE BRINCAT Chaeli, 3. HEATH Charlotte, 5. SCHIRALDI Annalise, 7. MARCHESE Natalie, 8. TALBOT Jessica, 14. NATALY Mia, 15. CALLIL Mya, 17. HOPKINS Isabella, 21. PEPPER Brooke, 31. MILENKOVSKI Natalie, 63. SCHUMAN Tiarne

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Boomerangs FS 8 defeated SD Raiders Futsal 0

Leaders Boomerangs FS laid down a marker with their 8-0 win against SD Raiders Futsal at MPowerdome on Saturday afternoon.

Bouncing back from their first dropped points of the season, Boomerangs FS sent out a statement to the rest of the competition with the huge win. Dianne Wilson led the way firing home a brace for her first goals of the season.

Ayla Robertson also scored a pair of goals while the rest of the scoring was shared around the side. Stella De Marco found the back of the net again alongside Maria Pachi, Alex Mckenzie and Ailish McDonagh.

SD Raiders Futsal will be disappointed for their performance after some strong performances in recent weeks but will look to bounce back. One positive was the signing of Ashlie Crofts a former Golden Boot in the Futsal Premier League.

West City Crusaders 2 defeated by Sydney City Eagles 3

Sydney City Eagles moved into third spot after their 3-2 win against West City Crusaders at PCYC Hawkesbury on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles won back-to-back games and made it three games unbeaten after taking three points in the west. Alyssa Zuvela opened the scoring before Melina Manna and Emma Voloder fired home in the second half to complete the scoresheet.

West City Crusaders battled hard but were repelled several times by some desperate Sydney City Eagles defence. Courtney Franks equalised in the first half before Tia Berg added the second goal to set up a grandstand finish.

South Coast Taipans 9 defeated Phoenix Futsal Club 3

The Taipans were clinical in their 9-3 win against Phoenix Futsal Club down at UOW Sports Hub on Saturday night.

The scoring didn’t start until the 20th minute then South Coast Taipans went on a rampage in the second half. Megan Grew got herself a hat-trick while Abigail Jordan and Ebony Freeman both scored a pair of goals in the win.

Ellen Brown opened the scoring for the Taipans which gave them a 1-0 lead alongside Lulu Lozano as the other players on the scoresheet. Coach Bobby Mazevski was delighted with the attack but still wants to tighten up the defence.

It was a tough night at the office for Phoenix Futsal Club who remain at the bottom of the FPL2 Open Womens ladder. They did find the net thrice through an Ashley Limnios double and Teresa Morabito goal in a forgettable game.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)