Round 11 Review – Futsal Premier League 2 Open Women’s
Round 11 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens competition was another thrilling edition as it begins to heat up in the final month. There were plenty of goals across the four games as the race for the top four continues. Let’s get onto the review!
West City Crusaders 0 defeated by South Coast Taipans 2
South Coast Taipans ground out a 2-0 win against a dogged West City Crusaders side at PCYC Hawkesbury on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts battled hard against one of the top two sides in the FPL2 Open Womens competition but were unable to take their chances in the defeat. West City Crusaders dust themselves off to fight for a top four spot next week.
The Taipans had to grind out another three points in the west of Sydney to make it eight wins for the 2022 season. Lulu Lozano and Christina Videla scored both the goals in the first half for the visitors to seal the win.
Two sides who were keen to pick up three points took the pitch at PCYC Hawkesbury ready to go from the opening whistle.
South Coast Taipans showed why they are a team that will be challenging for higher honours later this season when Lulu Lozano fired home in the second minute for 1-0.
The visitors continued to press forward their advantage in the first half. They took a quite a few shots from range which kept Crusaders custodian Alannah Ellul busy.
West City Crusaders worked their way into the contest and Christine Granero whipped an effort wide from a kick-in then Isabella Williams shot straight at Taipans keeper Miriam Bartlett.
After Crusaders best period of the game, Taipans had a sting in their tail to double their advantage. Christina Videla stepped in to take the ball and drilled hom to make it 2-0 for the Taipans.
The hosts had the final chance of the half when Holly Williams tried to fool Bartlett with a deep effort which she claimed and held as the Taipans took a 2-0 lead into the break.
It was the Crusaders who started the quickest in the second half. Holly Williams and Grace Chambers swept up the pitch before Granero turned it wide of the post.
The Crusaders continued to search for a way to get back into the contest. Holly Pender found some space between the defence but fired straight at Bartlett.
South Coast Taipans held a two-goal advantage but kept pushing forward to add further to their goal total. Megan Grew was on the end of a passing move which went wide then Videla was blocked by Crusaders Ellul.
Ellul was called upon again to make a pair of fabulous saves to keep the game at 2-0. She denied both Ashley Kotevski and Grew in quick succession with her efforts.
Both sides had their chances to add to the score line late in the game. Taipans fizzed wide from a kick in then Pender stole the ball but couldn’t trouble Bartlett.
Looking to add to her goal already in the game, Videla went close again. She found some space and rattled the crossbar with a shot.
There was a late push from West City Crusaders to get themselves a goal and their final effort fell to Holly Williams whose effort was held easily.
Speaking afterwards, West City Crusaders coach Neill Ross was happy with the effort from his side but they were unable to make their chances count:
“I think the difference was that Taipans took their chances while we didn’t take ours. It was an even game besides that. We have some sore legs due to other things regarding outdoor football but I think Taipans deserved their win.” said Ross.
For South Coast Taipans coach Bobby Mazevski, he was delighted to see his side grind out another win in a trip out west:
“I thought we controlled the game quite well. We were a bit short without a few key players but got the job done. It took us a while to get going but when we got the ball rolling the goals followed. We won’t blow teams away but we’ll pick up wins to take us to the finals and see what happens from there.” said Mazevski.
Saturday 19 November 2022
West City Crusaders 0
South Coast Taipans 2 (Lozano, Videla)
West City Crusaders: 2. CHAMBERS Grace, 5. KING Dione, 6. WILLIAMS Holly, 7. PENDER Holly, 8. GRANERO Christine, 9. WILLIAMS Isabella, 10. BERG Tia, 45. ELLUL Alannah
Yellow cards: nil
Red cards: nil
South Coast Taipans: 1. BARTLETT Miriam, 3. BROWN Ellen, 4. KOTEVSKI Ashley, 5. GREW Megan, 7. FREEMAN Ebony, 8. LOZANO Lulu, 9. VIDELA Christina, 11. JOHNSON Poppy, 18. THOMPSON Adelaide, 26. CALLOW Halle
Yellow cards: nil
Red cards: nil
SD Raiders Futsal 4 defeated by Sydney Futsal Club 8
Sydney Futsal Club took out a pulsating game 8-4 over SD Raiders Futsal at Fairfield Youth and Community Centre on Saturday afternoon.
Recent form for SD Raiders Futsal hasn’t been flash and they have lost three games on the bounce recently which has them on the outside looking in on the FPL2 Open Womens top four. They have shown an ability to string results together so aren’t out of the chase yet.
For Sydney Futsal Club, this is a huge win that throws them back into the mix for the final few weeks of the FPL2 Open Womens season. Saturday was their fourth win of the 2022 campaign and be welcome relief after a few tough weeks.
Boomerangs FS 6 defeated Raiders Futsal Club 1
Boomerangs FS hit Raiders Futsal Club for six in their 6-1 win in a top four contest at MPowerdome on Saturday afternoon.
It wasn’t the double digits win from the last fortnight but another impressive result for Boomerangs FS who maintain their spot at the top of the three in FPL2 Open Womens. Stefanie Lejins bookended the win with the first and last goals.
The other goal scorers for Boomerangs FS were Madeleine Perceval, Olivia Gurney, Ailish McDonagh alongside an own goal from the visitors to round of the scoring. Boomerangs FS also won 2-0 in their Sunday catch up against West City Crusaders at PCYC Hawkesbury.
Raiders Futsal Club did pull back a goal in the first half to make it 3-1 at the break. Nicole Ossio continued her strong recent form with another goal which added to her impressive tally for the FPL2 Open Womens season.
Phoenix Futsal Club 1 defeated by Sydney City Eagles 2
Rounding off the weekend was Sydney City Eagles winning 2-1 against Phoenix Futsal Club at The Centre – Dural on Saturday evening.
Phoenix Futsal Club were unable to build on their win last week and take a big scalp against the Eagles at their home ground. Their only goal brought it back to 1-1 through Teresa Morabito which was her fourth goal of the campaign.
Sydney City Eagles consolidated their spot in third spot with their fifth win of the FPL2 Open Womens season. Emma Voloder opened the scoring within the first few minutes then Sofia Sollecito fired home the winner in the first 60 seconds of the second half.
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)