Futsal Premier League 2 Open Men’s Round 2 Preveiw
Round 2 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens competition offers up a chance for redemption for four teams while there is a chance to keep up the momentum for the others.
This weekend features four mouth-watering clashes across Saturday.
Let’s get onto the preview.
South Coast Taipans vs West City Crusaders, Saturday 23 September, 5:10pm, Illawarra Hockey Centre Kicking off the weekend is South Coast Taipans taking on West City Crusaders at Illawarra Hockey Centre on Saturday afternoon.
The Taipans won a thriller against APIA FC Futsal 4-3 to open their campaign with three points last weekend.
Coach Bobby Mazevski was delighted to get three points as it was a game which the Taipans might have lost in previous campaigns.
New signing Adam Voloder was on the scoresheet in the result and will add some further punch to the Taipans line-up.
West City Crusaders produced a pulsating comeback to win 8-6 in the Match of the Round against Sydney Futsal Club.
One big key to the Crusaders success this season will be keeper Shane Watson who is a vocal leader for the group.
They also have the leadership of Benjamin Lam and Peter Malecki which will help to spur them forward towards their goals.
SD Raiders Futsal vs Sydney Futsal Club, Saturday 23 September, 5:20pm, Thomas Hassell Anglican College
SD Raiders Futsal welcome to Sydney Futsal Club to Thomas Hassell Anglican College for their game on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts were clinical in their 10-4 success over Sydney City Eagles at Morris Iemma Indoor SC last weekend.
SD Raiders Futsal were the entertainers in FPL2 Open Mens last season and looked to continue that role after scoring double digits in their opening game.
They have plenty of players who have a nose for goal including Charles Abou Serhal and Matthew Barkho who scored multiple goals last weekend.
Sydney Futsal Club led twice before they were beaten 8-6 by West City Crusaders in the Match of the Round last weekend.
They will take plenty of heart out of the game despite the result and look to be a contender for the title in 2023.
Ryuki Hirota had an energetic performance for Sydney Futsal Club and he will be keen to repeat that dose in the south-west.
APIA FC Futsal vs Raiders Futsal Club, Saturday 23 September, 6:20pm, Valentine Sports Park
APIA FC Futsal face off against last year’s champions Raiders Futsal Club down at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday night.
The newcomers were beaten in a 4-3 thriller in their travels to Illawarra Hockey Centre against South Coast Taipans.
They will have their first home game for the year and face another big test with high scoring Raiders Futsal Club visiting.
APIA FC Futsal is looking to bounce right back to the Futsal Premier League and will want to make their home ground a fortress this season.
Raiders Futsal Club ran rampant in their 10-3 win over Phoenix Futsal Club at their home ground last weekend.
The champions picked up where they left off in 2022 and will be another top contender for silverware this season.
Sharpshooter Christopher Godoy Bascur scored twice in the win and will look to add further to his tally on the weekend.
Phoenix Futsal Club vs Sydney City Eagles, Saturday 23 September, 6:40pm, The Centre – Dural
Rounding off the weekend is Phoenix Futsal Club hosting Sydney City Eagles at The Centre – Dural on Saturday night.
Phoenix Futsal Club battled hard before they fell to a 10-3 defeat to Raiders Futsal Club at Thomas Hassell Anglican College last weekend.
The hosts will hope to get some reinforcements back this weekend which will help bolster their squad towards three points.
Sydney City Eagles had a tough start to the season with a 10-4 loss to SD Raiders Futsal at home last weekend.
The Eagles showed last season how quickly they can bounce back and will be ready to go from the opening whistle.
They do have plenty of firepower in their line-up including Bruno Antelmi and Judah Cleur who will look to find the back of the net on Saturday.
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)