Round 7 Review – Futsal Premier League 2 Open Women’s


The Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens competition hit the halfway mark in style with four wonderful games of futsal across Saturday.

There were wins for Boomerangs FS and West City Crusaders with draws in the other two games.

Let’s get onto the review!

Sydney City Eagles 2 drew with Raiders Futsal Club 2

It was points shared between Sydney City Eagles and Raiders Futsal Club in their 2-2 draw at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday.

Sydney City Eagles have found their form in recent weeks and now are four games unbeaten. Montana Bolzan and Emma Voloder scored either side of half-time to salvage a point for the Eagles who remain in third position.

For Raiders Futsal Club, it will feel like two points dropped after taking a lead into the break and missed a chance to shore up their position in the top four. Nicole Ossio scored both goals in the draw to make it five for the season.

The action started fast between the two top four sides that walked out on the pitch at Thomas Hassell Anglican College primed to take three points.

Raiders Futsal Club were the first to have a chance when Gemma Morgan threaded a ball out to Nyssa Castillo who scooped the ball over the bar.

That was a warning shot because the next effort had the ball in the back of the net. Nicole Ossio was on the spot to fire low and home for Raiders Futsal Club after the ball bounced around like Sonic in the area for 1-0.

Aiming to respond, Eagles had a chance through Emma Voloder which went high after the hosts started to build some pressure on the Raiders Futsal Club defence.

Ossio had a prime chance to double the delight from the spot after an infringement, but her efforts were blocked away by the defence then Morgan’s shot had a similar fate.

Sydney City Eagles did find an equaliser in the 19th minute through Montana Bolzan. She had an effort on goal and it rebounded off a defender and into the net to make it 1-1.

Buoyed by their goal, the Eagles pushed forward to take the lead. They had an effort poked wide of the mark but the game started to come to life.

Raiders Futsal Club took a lead headed into the break after another good Ossio finish. She strode on goal and found space to poke home to make it 2-1 for the visitors at the break.

After half-time, the Eagles started the quicker. Elena Antic had a drive from deep which was straight then Bolzan tested Raiders Futsal Club keeper Jasmine Crouch.

It was all tilted towards the Eagles who hit the post next. Alyssa Zuvela found space and rattled an effort against the post as they looked for another equaliser.

Their positive play paid off with their second goal in the 35th minute. It was a good move from the Eagles before Voloder rolled a low effort home for 2-2.

Both sides pushed forward as they looked to snatch all three points. Bolzan was denied from a cutback then Olivia Burke broke quick for Raiders Futsal Club and swept wide.

There was a chance for either side to seal the game in the final two minutes. Ossio had a free-kick which fizzed wide of the mark then Zuvela swept down the pitch for the Eagles and fired wide of the mark as the teams shared the points.

Speaking post game, Sydney City Eagles coach Anthony Tomelic was upbeat about his side’s work which they look to build on:

“It was a close game and the girls built into the game well. We had our chances to win the game and were unlucky not to take them in such a tight game. I think it was a fair result at the end.” said Tomelic.

For Raiders Futsal Club coach Antonio Marco, he was disappointed not to take all three points in a game which they dominated:

“I thought we played well and dominated. We let them into the game with a pair of soft goals but we’re showing progress each week which is what it is all about for us.” said Marco.


Saturday 22 October 2022

Thomas Hassell Anglican College

Sydney City Eagles 2 (Bolzan, Voloder)

Raiders Futsal Club 2 (Ossio 2)

Sydney City Eagles: 1. SOLLECITO Isabella, 2. NICHOLAS Alanah, 3. ZUVELA Alyssa, 4. MANNA Melina, 5. BOLZAN Montana, 7. ANTIC Elena, 10. VOLODER Emma, 12. PERRE Alessia, 14. OLIVA Christa, 18. MOBBS Tiana

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Raiders Futsal Club: 1. CROUCH Jasmine, 3. CASTILLO Nyssa, 5. OSSIO Nicole, 6. SMYTH Ellie, 8. MORGAN Gemma, 9. EL AZAR Eleni, 10. BARTOLILLO Gemma, 13. FLINT Stevie, 15. SPAGNOLO Isabella, 20. NOBLE Bianca, 21. BURKE Jessica, 36. BURKE Olivia

Yellow cards: Ossio

Red cards: nil

SD Raiders Futsal 4 drew with South Coast Taipans 4

In a dramatic game of futsal, SD Raiders Futsal and South Coast Taipans drew 4-4 in a great contest at Fairfield Youth and Community Centre on Saturday.

The hosts were primed to take a huge scalp of the second placed Taipans and have started to find their rhythm in the season. Ashlie Crofts marked her debut for SD Raiders Futsal with a hat-trick while Jemma Brakell also found the back of the net helped by a solid performance from Mikala Tucker.

South Coast Taipans needed a dramatic late goal to snatch a point but showed their grit to compete through the whole game. Lulu Lozano was the star for the Taipans with a hat-trick while Ebony Freeman fired home the other goal.

Boomerangs FS 7 defeated Phoenix Futsal Club 1

Boomerangs FS were in fine form with a 7-1 win against a downbeat Phoenix Futsal Club down at MPowerdome on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts continue to remain the best attacking team in the FPL2 Open Womens competition with another seven goals on Saturday afternoon. Olivia Gurney and Maddie Perceval both had a pair of goals in the rout.

The leaders shared around the scoring for the other three goals in a performance which coach Kristian Collins was happy to see their preparation paid off. Dianne Wilson got the opener alongside goals from Natalie De Marco and Ella Brown.

Phoenix Futsal Club have endured a tough month in the competition and had another night to forget in the nation’s capital. The visitors did find the back of the net once in the loss which gives them some consolation as they look towards next week.

Sydney Futsal Club 3 defeated by West City Crusaders 4

West City Crusaders held off a fast-finishing Sydney Futsal Club in a 4-3 win at NC of Indigenous Excellence on Saturday afternoon.

The Crusaders have lost three one-goal games before this and held on for a precious three points away from home in this game. Holly Pender, Holly Williams and Isabella Williams all scored in the first half before Grace Chambers added the fourth.

The hosts showed great fight to comeback from a four-goal deficit despite not getting the desired result at the end. Natalie Marchese started the comeback alongside goals from Annalise Schiraldi and Mya Callil which set up a grandstand finish.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)