Round 8 Review – Futsal Premier League 2 Open Men’s


Round 8 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens competition showed how wide open the race to the top four will be with some surprise results. It also featured the usual mix of goals, drama and fast futsal action which has become the hallmark. Let’s get onto the review!

Raiders Futsal Club 6 defeated by SD Raiders Futsal 4

Raiders Futsal Club picked up a huge win in their 6-4 win against SD Raiders Futsal at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts were in a clinical mood at home and have not lost in over a month now which sets them up well for the finals. Adam Voloder got a hat-trick while Christopher Godoy Bascur, Kodai Hayashi and Tomas Medimurac rounded out the good performance.

For SD Raiders Futsal, they fell behind 4-1 then showed amazing fight to get close but remain one of the top sides in the FPL2 Open Mens competition. Jordan Figon led the way with a hat-trick while Sebastian Malfara was their other scorer.

On a warm afternoon at Thomas Hassell Anglican College, two top four sides did battle and the action was fast and furious from the opening whistle.

Raiders Futsal Club got off to the best possible start. Goran Ljuboja found some space and threaded a pass to Christopher Godoy Bascur to fire home for 1-0.

The visitors have been known for their fighting spirit and equalised in the 5th minute. Sebastian Malfara stepped up from a free-kick and drilled it into the net for 1-1.

It was a double delight for Raiders Futsal Club who strode into a 3-1 lead after some frantic football in the opening ten minutes. Voloder added the second with a neat finish for 2-1 then he made it a brace for 3-1.

No surprise that a game between two sides that have aspirations of finals football that it was tight and closely fought regardless of the score line.

Raiders Futsal Club stretched their advantage to 4-1 before the breakthrough Kodai Hayashi. He fired a low shot which slipped past the keeper to give them a cushion headed to the break.

SD Raiders Futsal have shown to be a potent attack but they were denied several times by Raiders Futsal Club custodian Ibrahim Daniel to maintain the home side’s advantage.

Coming out of the break, SD Raiders Futsal felt just fine. Jordan Figon brought it back to 4-2 as he followed up his own shot to tap home.

Much like the first half, the response was quick from Raiders Futsal Club. Tomas Medimurac fired home to make it 5-2 to restore their buffer.

Looking to get back into the contest, SD Raiders Futsal went to the extra man and Martin Fernandez went close twice but was denied again by Ibrahim.

It does leave you vulnerable at the back and Raiders Futsal Club took advantage as Voloder completed his hat-trick rolling home to make it 6-2.

SD Raiders Futsal fought to the end of the contest. Figon and Malfara combined once again for the former to fire home from a wonderful through ball for 6-3.

Figon brought it back to 6-4 with another highlight reel goal for the attacker. He completed his hat-trick with a wonderful backheel goal to set up a grandstand finish.

Raiders Futsal Club were able to hold the fort helped with Franco Maya from SD Raiders Futsal getting a red card for a last man challenge which subdued their cause.

Huge thanks to Dominic Criniti for his help in compiling this report.


Saturday 29 October 2022

Thomas Hassell Anglican College

Raiders Futsal Club 6 (Voloder 3, Godoy Bascur, Hayashi, Medimurac)

SD Raiders Futsal 4 (Figon 3, Malfara)

Raiders Futsal Club: 1. DANIEL Ibrahim, 2. TODD Thomas, 3. HAYASHI Kodai, 4. VOLODER Adam, 6. GODOY BASCUR Christopher, 7. MILADINOVIC Jovan, 8. LJUBOJA Goran, 9. MEDIMURAC Tomas, 10. LJUBOJA Slaven, 12. BRADSHAW Terry, 20. DUKIC John

Yellow cards: G. Ljuboja

Red cards: nil

SD Raiders Futsal: 2. TANTI Clay, 4. CARBONE Marcus, 7. FERNANDEZ Martin, 8. LETTA James, 9. MAYA Franco, 10. BARKHO Matthew, 14. FIGON Jordan, 15. CLEUR Jeremiah, 21. MALFARA Sebastian, 71. TORO SUAZO Matias

Yellow cards:

Red cards: Maya

Boomerangs FS 8 defeated West City Crusaders 5

Boomerangs FS won a wild contest 8-5 against a dogged West City Crusaders side down at the MPowerdome on Saturday afternoon.

The game lit up the MPowerdome with thirteen goals between the two sides in a wild game which saw both teams through everything at each other. It was locked up at 2-2 at the break before Boomerangs FS ran away with the game.

Boomerangs FS played out one of their sloppier games but took the points as coach Nick Val Aalst said they need to improve to feature in the finals. Elie Darwich and Jayde James-Ward scored pairs while Benjamin Basser Silk, Jake Wilsener and Jonathan Ciminelli featured on the scoresheet.

West City Crusaders had a depleted squad but had plenty of spirit. The visitors led three times in the game but fell away in the second half. Alexander Murrell and Ryan Faulkner scored two goals each with Kurt Elborough the other goal scorer.

Phoenix Futsal Club 3 defeated Sydney Futsal Club 1

Phoenix Futsal Club got back in the winner’s circle with their 3-1 win against Sydney Futsal Club at The Centre – Dural on Saturday afternoon.

It was their second win of the season and some welcome relief for Phoenix Futsal Club. Jordan Smylie continued his wonderful form with a brace before youth Daanish Awaz rounded out the scoring with a late goal.

Sydney Futsal Club that is their sixth loss of the season as they anchor the FPL2 Open Mens competition ladder. They equalised in the first half through Michael Candy who has six goals for the season as they search for the win next week.

South Coast Taipans 2 defeated Sydney City Eagles 1

A late Kyle Del goal has helped South Coast Taipans to a 2-1 win against Sydney City Eagles at Illawarra Hockey Centre on Saturday night.

South Coast Taipans have found their groove in recent weeks with four wins in their last five games to move into fourth spot. Cody Waller opened the scoring for the hosts before a late goal from Kyle Del sealed all three points and coach Bobby Mazevski remarked the side has come a long way since the first round.

The Eagles won’t lose any admirers in that loss, it was a physical contest and they still remain in the top two in the FPL2 Open Mens competition. Peter Pelekanos scored their only goal when he levelled the game up at 1-1.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)