Round 10 Review – Futsal Premier League 2 Open Women’s
Round 10 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens competition underlined the dominance of Boomerangs FS and South Coast Taipans as the top two. Behind them, the race for the top four has started to heat up as we enter the final stretch. Let’s get onto the review!
Phoenix Futsal Club 4 defeated SD Raiders Futsal 1
Phoenix Futsal Club won their second game of the season in a 4-1 win over SD Raiders Futsal at The Centre – Dural on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts picked up a priceless three points which was helped by them leading 3-0 at the break before they added another. Ashley Limnios and Analise Limnios found the back of the net alongside Kate Mateffy and an own goal.
SD Raiders Futsal have now lost back-to-back games and are on the outside looking into the top four headed into the final month. Jessica Neville brought them back to 3-1 in the second half before the hosts added another.
The game started fast between two sides looking for a valuable three points as we head into the final month of the FPL2 Open Womens season and the semi-finals as well.
Ellie-Leigh Lontis who has been a key contributor for SD Raiders Futsal had the first shot of the contest at the near post which was blocked.
Phoenix Futsal Club responded in kind. Kate Mateffy found some space between the defence and placed a shot right at SD Raiders custodian Caitlin Britton.
The hosts were the first side to find the back of the net. A sweeping move from Phoenix Futsal Club ended with Ashley Limnios firing home to make it 1-0.
There was almost an instant response from SD Raiders Futsal. Once again, it was Lontis who whacked an effort against the crossbar and away.
Phoenix Futsal Club kept a majority of the ball in the game and started to create the chances. Niesha Monteleone went close for them with a shot that whistled wide.
It was double delight for Phoenix Futsal Club in the 15th minute. Another good move from the hosts ended with Analise Limnios finding the back of the net for 2-0.
Like Sydney buses, Phoenix Futsal Club waited a while for their second but the third was delivered shortly after. Mateffy who was busy on the pitch rolled home from a precision pass for 3-0.
Both sides had a chance to find the back of the net in the first half. Jessica Neville swept wide for SD Raiders Futsal while Teresa Morabito fizzed wide for Phoenix Futsal Club.
SD Raiders Futsal got off to the perfect start to the second half. Smart work from Neville who stepped in to win the ball and drilled the ball home to make it 3-1.
The goal spurred on a flurry of chances for SD Raiders Futsal. Lontis lashed wide quickly followed by Paulina Labra doing similar then goal scorer Neville had an effort punched away.
Phoenix Futsal Club withstood the onslaught and almost added a fourth in the 40th minute. Mateffy fired wide of the mark in a good move.
The hosts did get a fourth to restore their three-goal buffer. A long ball found the head of a SD Raiders defender which looped over Britton to make it 4-1.
Mia Duncan had the chance to put the icing on the victory cake for Phoenix Futsal Club but her effort was just squeezed wide. Phoenix Futsal Club took a much needed win though.
Saturday 12 November 2022
The Centre – Dural
Phoenix Futsal Club 4 (Ashley Limnios, Analise Limnios, Mateffy, OG)
SD Raiders Futsal 1 (Neville)
Phoenix Futsal Club: 16. RECKLESS Molly, 17. ISSA Sofia, 18. COWARD Lara, 19. LIMNIOS Analise, 20. INGERSON Emma, 21. MONTELEONE Neisha, 22. LIMNIOS Ashley, 24. ELFORD Alexa, 25. MORABITO Teresa, 26. MATEFFY Kate, 45. JOHNSON Sian, 49. DUNCAN Mia
Yellow cards: Mateffy
Red cards: nil
SD Raiders Futsal: 1. BRITTON Caitlin, 4. LONTIS Ellie-Leigh, 5. LABRA Paulina, 6. NEVILLE Jessica, 9. BRAKELL Jemma, 11. TOPALIDIS Elana, 12. BROMFIELD Georgia, 13. TOUR Stephanie, 14. MANDILE Sarah, 34. TUCKER Mikala
Yellow cards: nil
Red cards: nil
Boomerangs FS 11 defeated Sydney City Eagles 0
Leaders Boomerangs FS were ruthless in their 11-0 win over Sydney City Eagles at MPowerdome on Saturday afternoon.
It was another ominous performance from Boomerangs FS who have an impressive 63 goals scored in their nine goals thus far. In the superb win, Olivia Gurney was the only player for the home side to find the back of the net twice.
Boomerangs led 4-0 at the break before they piled in seven goals in the second half to make it back-to-back weeks with double digit goals. Madeleine Perceval, Ella-Rose Brown Natalie De Marco and Stefanie Lejins scored in the first half while Michaela Thorton, Stella De Marco, Alex McKenzie, Ayla Robertson and Dianne Wilson rounded out the scoring.
Sydney City Eagles were beaten in Canberra on Saturday but the visitors remain locked into third spot on the FPL2 Open Womens ladder. The Eagles will dust themselves off to take on Phoenix Futsal Club next weekend.
Raiders Futsal Club 5 defeated West City Crusaders 2
Raiders Futsal Club got back in the winner’s circle with their 5-2 win against West City Crusaders at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.
This result breaks a two-week streak of losses for Raiders Futsal Club and moves them back to fourth spot on the FPL2 Open Womens ladder. Nicole Ossio led the way with a hat-trick for Raiders Futsal Club to make it nine goals for the season.
Gemma Morgan was the other goal scorer for Raiders Futsal Club who also were aided by an own goal from the West City Crusaders defence. If Raiders Futsal Club can string some wins together to finish the season they will make the top four.
The Crusaders will be disappointed not to build on their win last week and remain on the outside looking in on the top four. Holly Williams and Isabella Williams got their goals in the second half to bring it back to 3-2.
South Coast Taipans 2 defeated Sydney Futsal Club 1
South Coast Taipans took the points in a close 2-1 win over Sydney Futsal Club down at UOW Sports Hub on Saturday night.
The Taipans had to show their grit with a comeback to secure their seventh win of the FPL2 Open Womens campaign. Halle Callow and Helena Helios-Lewis were their two goal scorers in a game where coach Bobby Mazevski was glad they grinded out.
For Sydney Futsal Club, they showed for much of the contest they can battle it out with some of the top teams in the league before two late red cards cruelled their fate. Liana Calabro opened the scoring while Mya Callil and Charlotte Heath were the two sent off.
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)