Futsal Premier League 2 Open Men’s Round 2 Review


It was another fantastic weekend of futsal in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens competition as the goals continued to flow across Saturday night. We had four pulsating games to enjoy including the Match of the Round between APIA FC Futsal and Raiders Futsal Club.

Let’s get onto the review.

Match of the Round: APIA FC Futsal 7 defeated Raiders Futsal Club 1

APIA FC Futsal were 7-1 winners with their late flurry against Raiders Futsal Club at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts picked up their first win of the season in style. Wanderley opened the scoring in the 12th minute before Welkson Souza Bispo made it 2-1 at the break. APIA piled on the goals in the second half through Wanderley completing his hat-trick, Guilherme Mazurkievicz Pansonato got a double alongside one from Luiz Claudio Dos Santos Pereira Filho.

Raiders Futsal Club battled hard in the game but fell away late. Their only goal came in the 12th minute through Abdul Jalloh which made it 1-1. They were unable to hold off the potent APIA FC Futsal attack in the second half.

Both APIA FC Futsal and Raiders Futsal Club walked onto the Valentine Sports Park pitch ready to fight for three points on Saturday afternoon.

Raiders Futsal Club were the first side to have a shot in anger. Keeper Nenad Vekic strode to halfway and had a shot which went wide.

The visitors kept up the pressure. Luis Ferreira went for a low drive which was saved well by APIA FC Futsal custodian Riley Battle.

It was all Raiders Futsal Club in the early stages. Vekic hit the post then Thomas Todd fizzed wide from a superb Ryan Henderson pass.

APIA FC Futsal absorbed the pressure and opened the scoring through Italo Wanderley. He fired a rocket into the top left corner to make it 1-0 in the 12th minute.

Raiders Futsal Club equalised shortly after. Abdul Jalloh was in the right spot as the ball looped up to head home and make it 1-1.

The hosts looked to restore their advantage through Welkson Souza Bispo. He was denied one-on-one by Vekic then had a long range effort blocked.

Welkson wasn’t to be denied a goal. The attacker put APIA FC Futsal ahead again in the 19th minute from an acute angle to make it 2-1 going into the break.

The game was furious action from the restart. Battle had made a flying save then started an APIA FC Futsal counter which needed a goal line clearance from Slaven Ljuboja.

APIA FC Futsal made it 3-1 in the 25th minute. Once again, it was Wanderley who turned his defender well and finished in the bottom corner.

They were in full flow after that game. Guilherme Mazurkievicz Pansonato made it 4-1 when he swept home a deflection then Luiz Claudio Dos Santos Pereira Filho added the fifth from close range in the same minute.

Raiders Futsal Club made a swap between the sticks and brought in Ibrahim Daniel. It led to a sustained period of pressure for the visitors where Battle had to make some key saves.

APIA FC Futsal made it 6-1 in the 33rd minute. Pansonato whipped home a free-kick for his second goal and had APIA on course for three points.

Terry Bradshaw tried to spark Raiders Futsal Club with his combination work alongside Christopher Godoy Bascur but Battle stood tall again.

Raiders Futsal Club went close to adding their second through captain Slaven Ljuboja. He sent in a free kick which was cleared off the line by Wanderley.

Fittingly, Wanderley added the last goal to make it 7-1. He strode down the pitch and fired past Daniel in the 39th minute for APIA FC Futsal.

Big thanks to Eric Subijano for their help with the report.


Saturday 23 September 2023

Valentine Sports Park

APIA FC Futsal 7 (Wanderley ‘12, Welkson ‘19, Wanderley ‘25, Pansonato ‘26, Filho ‘26, Pansonato ‘33, Wanderley ‘39)

Raiders Futsal Club 1 (Jalloh ‘12)

APIA FC Futsal: 2. Arthur Demberi, 4. Giacomo Di Mento, 7. Guilherme Mazurkievicz Pansonato, 8. Welkson Souza Bispo, 10. Jamal Belkadi, 11. Italo Wanderley, 17. Luiz Claudio Dos Santos Pereira Filho, 20. Riley Battle

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Raiders Futsal Club: 1. Ibrahim Daniel, 4. Luis Ferreira, 5. Anthony Makris, 6. Christopher Godoy Bascur, 8. Goran Ljuboja, 9. Tomas Medimurac, 10. Slaven Ljuboja, 12. Terry Bradshaw, 17. Thomas Todd, 32. Abdul Jalloh, 30. Ryan Henderson, 90. Nenad Vekic

Yellow cards: Henderson

Red cards: nil

South Coast Taipans 6 defeated by West City Crusaders 8

West City Crusaders were 8-6 winners against South Coast Taipans down at Illawarra Hockey Centre on Saturday night.

The Crusaders opened the season with both back-to-back wins and back-to-back 8-6 results which featured a comeback. Taipans led 2-0 after six minutes through Rick Goodchild and Kyle Del before Arsallan Mangel pulled one back for Crusaders. Matthew Mazevski scored twice for Taipans in the 10th and 16th minute alongside Zachary Reardon’s strike for Crusaders sent the game into the break at 4-2 Taipans.

Del gave the Taipans a 5-2 lead in the 23rd minute before it was another Crusaders comeback. Kwadno Boamah-Addai started the comeback in the 26th minute before Mangal scored twice in the same minute to complete his hat-trick and make it 5-all. Reardon gave the Crusaders their first lead alongside a Peter Malecki goal and an own goal for 8-5. Mazevski got a late goal for Taipans to complete the scoring and his hat-trick.

SD Raiders Futsal 8 defeated Sydney Futsal Club 5

SD Raiders Futsal were 8-5 winners against Sydney Futsal Club in their game at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday night.

The hosts picked up back-to-back wins and continue their strong start to the FPL2 Open Mens campaign after a strong win. SD Raiders Futsal goals were scored by Charles Abou Serhal, Franco Maya, Dimi Petratos and Simon Nicholas. The only downside in the loss was the red card to Abou Serhal.

For Sydney Futsal Club, they were involved in another high scoring affair which didn’t go their way but a win shouldn’t be too far for the club. Their goals came from Antonio Ruso Gomez, Ryuki Hirota, Adin Scalone and Dilan Perez in the loss.

Phoenix Futsal Club vs Sydney City Eagles was postponed