Round 8 Review – Futsal Premier League Open Women’s


With two top four clashes, Round Eight of the Open Women’s Futsal Premier League didn’t disappoint with its action on the court.

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah won two games to jump to the summit, while Uts Northside also came away with an important victory in a couple of finals previews. Elsewhere, the Quake won again, and Inner West broke their duck.

Campbelltown City Quake Futsal Club 6-4 Enfield Allstars

Campbelltown City Quake secured back to back victories with a win over Enfield Allstars in a ten goal thriller.

In a see-sawing fixture particularly in the first half, the Quake scored two goals early through Olivia Sloan who earned her coaches’ plaudits on the night and Eliza Pereira who scored with her first touch of the game.

For Enfield, it was a good bounce back after last week’s forgettable result, the side showing character to take a lead within the space of five minutes mid-way through the first half. Daniela Mandille scoring twice within that time, joined by Leahz De Oliveira on the scoresheet.

However much like their visitors, the Quake then had a good spell of their own scoring three goals in the five minutes before the break. Peta Trimis with a confident strike, Linda Dudek with a volleyed finish and Chantelle Maniti scoring against her old club seeing them take a two goal advantage into the half.

Opposed to the first half, the second period only saw a further two goals with Quake taking better control of the fixture. In saying that however Leahz De Oliveira showed some individual brilliance to bring the deficit down to two but that was only temporary as Linda Dudek and Libby Morris combined for the 6th goal for the hosts, Dudek picking up her second of the fixture.

UTS Northside Futsal Club 4-1 Dural Warriors

UTS Northside bounced back from back-to-back defeats in the best way possible prevailing over Dural Warriors.

After a couple of results which didn’t reflect the performances on the pitch, it almost seemed like it was going to happen again at the break when Sheiden Jabour gave the Warriors the advantage right on the half time whistle.

However the hosts didn’t panic and were rewarded after the resumption with Daisy Arrowsmith of course prominent scoring their first via deflection seven minutes into the second half.

Indeed, Arrowsmith was singled out alongside Halle Smit as the best on pitch for the hosts. Smit called up from the 17’s squad finding the net a couple of minutes later. Two then became three through a Emily Bastow goal two minutes after that, her shot from outside the circle adding the third.

Two goals up, the icing on the cake of victory was applied with two minutes left, Arrowsmith fittingly combining with Smit for the fourth, Arrowsmith scoring her 11th goal of the season in eight starts.

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club 5-4 Mascot Vipers

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah emerged victorious over Mascot Vipers in a thriller at Morris Iemma Sports Centre.

From the outset, it was clear that this was set to be an entertaining fixture with both sides playing at a high intensity.

The Vipers having the first opportunity of note inside two minutes through Trudy Camelleri who put an effort just wide from close range.

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah on the other hand didn’t need a second chance to open their account, a swift passing move from deep resulting in Antonia Sharp scoring from close range with Aurelia Collins involved in the build-up with the assist.

Hakoah then had a chance too double their lead from the spot after Marcella Santos was taken down in the area, Alexia Karrys-Stahl stepping up to see her shot saved by Ivana Rozman.

However, it wasn’t to stay at one for long. Gisella Pipino scoring the first of her hat-trick with a powerful effort, Santos with the assist.

Quick goals are almost a given in futsal and three were then scored within two minutes. Marcella Santos scoring the first to put Hakoah three goals up.

Before Vipers hit back with two goals of their own. Trudy Camelleri turning home a Stephanie Augoustis shot from close range. Before Augoustis scored one for herself with a composed finish through the legs of the keeper.

The half finished with the score remaining the same despite both sides having chances in the ten remaining minutes.

Where the first half specialized in goals, the second specialized in drama with both sides picking up a further two goals each.

Vipers scoring first to bring things all square at three. Trudy Camelleri this time playing the role of provider leading an attack before squaring it to Stephanie Augoustis whose shot took a touch off the left post.

Before Hakoah took a two goal lead which ensured victory in retrospect, Gisella Pipino scoring both. The first coming after Marcella Santos showed some tricky feet on the left before squaring it, the second coming through her combination with Aurelia Collins.

Mascot Vipers then finished the scoring through Sarah Moore, Tess Quilligan with that assist.

Mountain Majik Futsal Club 1-3 Inner West Futsal Club

Eighth times a charm? Inner West Futsal Club secured their first victory of the season winning against Mountain Majik in the battle of VSP.

As you would expect when two sides who haven’t tasted victory in a while, the first half saw both sides play there way into the fixture. Majik opting to sit deep while Inner West looked to break through.

Something needed to break in the fixture, and it was Inner West who were to race out to a three goal lead with Tara Pender, Chloe Gordon and Ella Martins all finding the net. Tara Pender with the first on the half hour before the others joined in. With a special mention going out to Chloe Gordon who played a full game without being subbed.

With nothing to lose, Majik then went to a fifth outfield player for the final eight minutes and found a consolation goal through Clare Holder who scored her third goal of the season.

Round 4 match review: Eastern Suburb Hakoah Futsal Club 6 v 2 Enfield Allstars

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah made it two victories from two on the weekend, overcoming a brave Enfield Allstars side at Valentine Sports Park.

After Giselle Pipino and Marcella Santos had early chances, the hosts opened the scoring just before ten minutes. Enfield just a bit to casual with the ball in their defensive half before Doris Osman won the ball and squared it Aurelia Collins for the finish.

The young Enfield side continued to show their resilience making it tough for their opposition. Kaitlin Kiparizov having a couple of chances to find the net at the other end throughout the first half.

Hakoah were to add a second goal and some breathing room before the break though. Antonia Sharp scoring with a finish into the open net after the first shot was seabed.

The game was as good as over seven minutes into the second half. Marcella Santos adding a third to their tally. With Gisella Pipino adding further pain with a late hat-trick.

With Jennifer Kokoris going closest for the visitors in response, hitting the outside of the crossbar with her chance. With Bianca Radman and Maria Roumeliotis scoring for the visitors late on in the match.

By Justin Smith