Round 6 Review – Futsal Premier League Open Women’s


With 26 goals across four games, Open Women’s Round 6 was action-packed from start to finish. The race for the Premiership is developing nicely – UTS Northside and Dural Warriors are the front runners, but games in hand mean we can’t count out Mascot Vipers or Eastern Suburbs Hakoah.

Enfield 2 UTS Northside 5

UTS Northside remain top of the league, courtesy of a dominant display at Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre.

Daisy Arrowsmith was prominent once again for UTS, creating the opening goal on 15 minutes by setting up Emily Oates for a neat finish inside the circle. Northside then doubled their lead five minutes before half time when Halle Smit’s long range strike went in off the post.

Enfield almost pulled a goal back early in the second half, but Olivia Mitchell’s shot hit the frame of the goal. Instead UTS scored next in the 34th minute to go up 3-0 – Arrowsmith making it six consecutive games with a goal after she burst clear, dribbled round the goalkeeper and slotted the ball into an empty net. On 43 minutes, UTS made it 4-0 when Tess Olsen cut the ball back for Emily Bastow, who finished at the second attempt.

Enfield pulled a goal back immediately when Jennifer Kokoris scored off Leah De Oliveira’s pass, and the Allstars netted again thanks to Bianca Radman’s five metre penalty in the 48th minute. However, UTS would have the final say a minute later, Grace Arnold blasting the ball into the top corner after Arrowsmith’s precise through ball.

Inner West 2 Eastern Suburbs Hakoah 5

Hakoah bounced back to winning ways and their place in the top half of the table is more secure because of this result.

Given her goalscoring feats in previous Futsal Premier League campaigns, it’s perhaps a bit surprising that Tamires Souza was yet to get off the mark for 2022, but she made up for lost time on Saturday. Souza opened the scoring on six minutes, and ten minutes later Antonia Sharp doubled Hakoah’s lead to put them in a strong position at halftime. Souza bagged another two goals in the second half to complete her hat trick, while Gisella Pipino also found the back of the net in what was a ruthless display of finishing by the team from the eastern suburbs.

Despite the scoreline, Inner West created a lot of chances and on another day might have gotten a result – as they went for broke at the end, Hakoah were able to hit them on the counter. Inner West’s goals (scored by Tara Pender and Sophie Macalpine) both came from well worked team moves, and this should give the team in maroon some confidence as they look forward to next weekend’s game against Dural.

Campbelltown City Quake 2 Mascot Vipers 4

Mascot extended their winning streak the hard way, earning three points after falling behind in the first half.
Quake started brightly and some excellent teamwork gave them an early 1-0 lead. On her return from Philippines senior national team duty, Chantelle Maniti combined with Linda Dudek and Olivia Sloan to set up Maddie Malone for the game’s first goal. Mascot found a quick equaliser to make it 1-1, but Quake would retake the lead when Dudek (who was Quake’s standout player) scored off the rebound from a ten metre spot kick.

The Vipers added more bite to their performance in the second half, turning the contest around by forcing turnovers and counter attacking to great effect. Sarah Morgan played a starring role for Mascot, finding the back of the net for Mascot’s second equaliser and playing brilliantly throughout the contest. Sarah Moore and Tess Quilligan were the other Vipers to put their names on the scoresheet.

Up next for Quake is an away game against Mountain Majik, while Mascot host Enfield at PCYC Hawkesbury.

Dural Warriors 5 Mountain Majik 1

The Warriors were convincing winners at The Centre and stay in second place.

Majik were inches away from scoring inside the first 15 seconds when Breanna McCormack’s shot smacked against the post. After that chance, Dural’s attack came to life and they took a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute when an excellent high press led to Skye Hill’s third goal of the season. Olivia Schembri’s first time strike doubled Dural’s lead in the 20th minute, and Samantha Nagy cleverly scored a third Warriors goal just before halftime by flicking Sheiden Jabour’s shot into the bottom corner.

No Dural performance is complete without Rachel Perrins making some kind of impact, and early in the second half it was 4-0 – the Warriors captain was instrumental in setting up Nagy’s second goal of the afternoon. Majik nearly pulled a goal back when Clare Holder blasted a shot against the frame of the goal, but instead Dural scored the next goal on 34 minutes when Bianca Dobson scored from well outside the circle.

Mountain Majik would find consolation thanks to Angelique Lynch’s goal in the 37th minute, and credit must go to Savannah Murray for her persistence in the buildup.

By Eric Subijano (Twitter – @eric_subijano)