Round 14 Review – Futsal Premier League Open Women’s


The curtain has come down on the regular season of the Open Women’s competition in 2022. In last round action we were treated to a top four clash in Sydney’s East and a farewell to a Quake legend in Sydney’s Southwest. For one last time this regular season, let’s get into the review.

Campbelltown City Quake Futsal Club 2-3 Mountain Majik Futsal Club

Mountain Majik finished their season on a high with a victory over Campbelltown City Quake in Sydney’s South-West.

It’s the second win of the season for the Majik who have grown as a team in the back half of the season.

For the Quake, it was a farewell to the club for Claire Gilligan who has played for the club for over 20 years. She returned to the squad this season after having her third child in a remarkable effort. All the best in post futsal life!

It took just over a quarter hour for the scores to be opened with Alice Thompson opening the scoring for the visitors before Libby Morris equalized for the Quake.

Goals were to come in quick bursts on more than one occasion in this one with the third and fourth goals of the game coming within five minutes. Avaani Prakash with the go ahead for Mountain Majik before Madeleine Malone brought things back level once again with eight minutes remaining.

However, the Majik would take the lead once more with three minutes left and were able to hang onto it. Savannah Murray with the decisive finish. Quake were to have another chance but it would be the Majik to grab the three points.

Inner West Futsal Club 0-4 Dural Warriors (Match Abandoned)

UTS Northside Futsal Club 3-1 Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club

Ready to go again next week? UTS Northside were professional in overcoming Eastern Suburbs Hakoah in their second of three clashes this season.

The result sees both sides switch positions on the table come the end of the regular season and we can’t wait to see what happens next weekend.

In a competitive start to the fixture, both sides had a few half chances in the opening ten minutes. With Halle Smit, Daisy Arrowsmith and Grace Arnold having chances for the hosts, while Marcella Santos made sure Samantha Fulwood was paying attention with her shot forcing a save around the post.

The first clear cut chance however came for Northside when Tess Olsen was played through one on one before her shot was saved, Anneke Corry with the ball through.

As the half progressed, it was noticeable that the visitors were coming back into it, a couple of half chances leading into a clear-cut chance just before the break. A defense splitting ball finding Tamires Souza who was denied by a superb Fulwood save.

That momentum was brought to a halt though with the last action before the break, a Marcella Santos foul in transition meaning she wouldn’t return after the resumption with a second yellow shown.

After the break, UTS wasted no time in striking the first blow. Daisy Arrowsmith showing her game awareness qualities, intercepting a pass high up the field before taking it up field and finishing.

Arrowsmith then playing a part in the second goal two minutes later squaring the ball past a committed keeper for Halle Smit to finish.

Well an truly back to life, Eastern Suburbs Hakoah then halved the deficit within the same minute. Aurelia Collins finding room up field before a composed finish high into the net.

Unfortunately for them though, Arrowsmith had found her groove on the pitch finding her second and the teams third goal three minutes later. The in-form attacker making it look all too easy in the process.

From there on in, UTS Northside saw out the game well with the visitors struggling to find a weakness despite exercising an extra player on court. Gisella Pipino going closest in the final five minutes.

These two sides will meet again in a semi-final with a grand final spot up for grabs at The Centre Dural. Join us there for a great day of action.

Enfield Allstars 1-4 Mascot Vipers

Top spot locked in! Mascot Vipers did what they need too with a round fourteen victory over Enfield Allstars at Morris Iemma Indoor SC.

It was a case of doing what needed to be done for the visitors who had the player advantage throughout the fixture.

Overall though, the Vipers women’s set up as a while deserves massive credit for their performances across all grades. Finishing top in all four grades from the 13’s up, they won’t be forgetting it any time soon.

With a special mention being saved for Mikayla Duong who played a part in the 15’s, 17’s and Open Women’s set ups over the course of the season.

By Justin Smith