Futsal Premier League Open Women’s Round 2 Review


After a false start last week, six of our eight Futsal Premier League Open Women’s sides got their season underway in round two of the competition.

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah and Macarthur Quake played out our featured match while elsewhere Mascot Vipers struck UTS Northside and Mountain Majik scored a first win of the season.

Match of the Round: Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club 2-4 Macarthur Quake Futsal

Macarthur Quake came from behind to overcome Eastern Suburbs Hakoah in our match of the round at Heffron Centre.

It took a while for Macarthur Quake to settle in this one, but when they did, they proved too much for their hosts. Their win inspired by the return of Darcey Malone to the futsal pitch.

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah on the other hand took the game to the Quake early pressing their visitors and not letting them settle allowing them to go out to a 2-1 half time lead.

Indeed, it was the Quake keeper Brianna Clarke who they had to thank for keeping the deficit at a manageable level in the first half. Hakoah applying a lot of early pressure on the visitor’s goal.

Doris Osman having a chance cleared off the line in the opening minute before Ella Gattorna forced Clarke into her first save.

As so often happens in Futsal however, the first goal came at the other end of the pitch. Darcey Malone finding the goal nine minutes into her return to the futsal pitch with a lunging effort to turn home a cross.

The hosts continued to pressure their defense though. Osman and Gattorna proving the main threats early for the hosts. The first time out of the game called by Hakoah around this time.

And whatever was said paid off with Hakoah getting their first quickly after the resumption, Tamires Souza scoring their opener after Alexia Karrys-Stahl’s mazing run and assist.

Hakoah then taking the lead in the final minute of the first half, Aurelia Collins tapping home finishing a crossfield ball from the right to give them a 2-1 advantage.

The second half was more of an open affair with chances at either end in the opening 10 minutes. Alexia Karrys-Stahl and Ella Gattorna continuing to wrack up the chances for the hosts.

While Madeleine Malone was denied by a Keira Schwereb save at the other end. That chance marking a turning point in the fixture with Quake going on to score a further three goals inside the final ten minutes.

Darcey Malone setting up Alvina-Marie Khoshaba for their second on 34 minutes. Before the favour was returned with Alvina setting up Darcey for the third goal of their game.

A late goal wrapping up the win for the visitors with Madeleine Malone applying the finishing touch to the victory with only minutes remaining.

Positive signs for both sides in this one, Macarthur Quake host Enfield Allstars next weekend while Eastern Suburbs Hakoah take on Boomerangs FS away from home.

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah 2 (Tamires Souza 13’ 19’)

Macarthur Quake Futsal 4 (Darcey Malone 9’ 36’, Alvina – Marie Khoshaba 34’, Madeleine Malone 40’)


UTS Northside Futsal Club 0 defeated by Mascot Vipers 3

Mascot Vipers got some sweet revenge with a 3-0 victory over UTS Northside away from home in both teams’ first game of the season.

Having just seven players on the team sheet (six in the first half), the Vipers had to dig deep for the 3-3-0 victory.

Trudy Camilleri stood out with a player of the match performance. While at the other end, Ivan Rozman was really good in net for the visitors. While Demi Koulizakis also was good for the visitors on her return to the game.

A trademark team performance, they next face Mountain Majik at home, while UTS Northside will look to bounce back when they host Dural Warriors.

Enfield Allstars 4 defeated by Mountain Majik Futsal Club 6

Mountain Majik opened their season with a win away from home over Enfield Allstars at Morris Iemma Indoor SC.

A fixture which produced the most goals in both open divisions this weekend, this one saw seven second half goals in the space of 15 minutes. With the Majik just edging proceedings in the clash.

It started well for the visitors who got two quick goals early on through Kaiya Buchanan in a standout performance along with Clare Holder. Holder scoring the third of their goals before Chelsea Barton added two and Pene Bonovas added another to bring them to their six goals.

Their opponents Enfield Allstars were always facing an uphill fight in the match. Jennifer Kokoris and Jessica Lampasona both picking up a brace each.

They face Macarthur Quake next weekend, while Mountain Majik take on Mascot Vipers.

Boomerangs Fs v Dural Warriors postponed. Keep an eye out on the competition’s website for a rescheduled date.

By Justin Smith