Round 6 Review – Futsal Premier League Open Men’s


We have a three-way tie at the top of the Futsal Premier League Open Mens competition between Inner West, UTS Northside and Enfield Allstars after another furious weekend of action. There were plenty of goals and drama in the four games so, let’s get onto the review!

Enfield Allstars 4 defeated UTS Northside 1

Enfield Allstars triumphed 4-1 against UTS Northside in a tightly fought contest at Morris Iemma Indoor SC on Saturday night.

The Allstars were on fire to take three points and join the three-way dance at the top of the FPL Open Mens competition. Charles Abou Serhal fired home a brace while Dominic Cox and Shervin also found the back of the net.

For UTS Northside, they battled hard but couldn’t find a way through the Allstars defence until late when Nathan Amore scored. They also lost Grant Lynch and Nick Rainbird to red cards in the second half which left them skating on thin ice.

Coming off wins last weekend, both Enfield Allstars and UTS Northside were hoping that all that glitters was gold in this top four match-up on Saturday night.

The Allstars got off to a fast start and had the ball in the back of the net in the first two minutes through Charles Abou Serhal. He finished off a cutback from Dominic Cox to make it 1-0.

Looking to respond, UTS Northside thought they had the equaliser. Grant Lynch did the hard work to head past the custodian before a lunging clearance from Bruno Pivato prevented the goal.

It was a tightly contested first half between the two top four sides and Enfield felt like a League One Mens Allstar team with the representation led by Shervin Adeli who was the target man.

Enfield had a pair of chances to extend their lead before the break. Luiz Lobo put the ball on a platter from Adeli who dinked wide of the mark then Cox missed a one-on-one as they took a 1-0 lead into the break.

The visitors made a keeper change at half-time with Futsalroos keeper Dylan Niski coming into the fray and kept busy between the sticks.

His first action came in the 29th minute and Adeli was central to the work. He took the ball over the top well and thrashed the ball over the bar.

It was double delight for Enfield Allstars. Adeli was involved again as he provided the assist for Abou Serhal who scored via a deflected shot to make it 2-0.

Like Sydney Buses, the Allstars waited for a goal and scored two in close succession to get closer to the three points. Cox rifled home with a lone range effort for 3-0.

The task got tougher for UTS Northside when Grant Lynch and Nick Rainbird were shown red cards in the game which left them on the ropes.

The visitors did find a late consolation goal. It was a long range effort which went top corner and when UTS Northside scored the goal it was (Nathan) Amore, 3-1.

Enfield restored their three-goal advantage right after conceding. Pivato rolled downfield and cut it back to Adeli who got a goal for his efforts across the game, 4-1.


Saturday 15 October 2022

Enfield Allstars 4 (Abou Serhal 2, Cox, Adeli)

UTS Northside 1 (Amore)

Enfield Allstars: 4. COX Dominic, 5. DA SILVA Edilson, 7. PIVATO Bruno, 8. CASTRO Laureano, ADELI Shervin, 11. LOBO Luis, 12. BARDALEZ Carlos, 15. SKIADARESIS Dean, 18. BOFFA Sebastian, 19. CHAU Dylan, 20. DA SILVA Joshua, 21. SKIADARESIS Ross, 23. ABOU SERHAL Charles, 51. SPIROU Stephen

Yellow cards: Adeli, Abou Serhal, Da Silva

Red cards: nil

UTS Northside: 1. NISKI Dylan, 2. OATES Harry, 3. WHALLEY Mitchell, 5. LYNCH Grant, 8. RAINBIRD Nick, 11. AMORE Nathan, 12. GRIFFITHS Jett, 22. HILLYER Saxton, 23. BORG Michael, 29. PARRY Samuel, 80. MOURSI Karim, 99. BROWN Hugh

Yellow cards: Lynch, Hillyer

Red cards: Lynch, Rainbird

Inner West Futsal Club 6 defeated Eastern Suburbs Hakoah 2

Free scoring Inner West Futsal Club won 6-2 against Eastern Suburbs Hakoah at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday afternoon.

The result took Inner West Futsal Club to the summit of the FPL Open Mens ladder on goal difference after winning back-to-back games. Christian Dos Santos led the way for the hosts with a brace while Luke Clifford, Daniel Fornito, Jonathan Barzel and Jamal Belkadi all found the back of the net.

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah were unable to build on their draw from last weekend. They did equalise before half-time through Wellington Oliveira to make it 1-1 but fell away. Oliveira completed his brace late in the game to complete the scoring.

Campbelltown City Quake 3 defeated by Mascot Vipers 6

Mascot Vipers bounced back with a 6-3 win over eighth place Campbelltown City Quake on Saturday afternoon at Minto Indoor SC.

The Quake remain on shaky ground after their fifth loss of the campaign and remain at the bottom of the FPL Open Mens ladder. Harrison James fired home either side of half-time for his brace alongside a goal from Tomas Butkovic in the defeat.

Mascot Vipers bounced back in style with the three-goal win. Thomas Quilligan backed up his hat-trick from last week with a double alongside one from Conor Quilligan. Ethan De Melo also scored a pair of goals while Marco Turpeinen rounded off the scoresheet.

Dural Warriors 0 defeated by Mountain Majik 2

Mountain Majik started fast and won 2-0 against Dural Warriors down at The Centre – Dural on Saturday afternoon.

Dural Warriors were unable to build on the point they earned last week and inch themselves close to the top four. The hosts will look to bounce back when they welcome Inner West Futsal Club to their home next weekend.

For the Mountain Majik, they scored twice in the first five minutes of the game and held on to the win and moved themselves into the top four. Adam Nisbet made it three weeks in a row on the scoresheet with his brace.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)