Futsal Premier League 2 Open Men’s Round 3 Preview


Round 3 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens competition offers up another buffet of action across the long weekend to enjoy. We have four games which promise to serve up plenty of goals and drama to gorge on. Let’s get onto the preview.

Raiders Futsal Club vs Sydney Futsal Club, Saturday 30 September, 4:30pm, Thomas Hassell Anglican College

Starting off on Saturday is Raiders Futsal Club taking on Sydney Futsal Club at Thomas Hassell Anglican in the afternoon.

Raiders Futsal Club will want to bounce back after their heavy loss to APIA FC Futsal in the Match of the Round last weekend.

One bright spot in the defeat was custodian Nenad Vekic. The former Futsalroo showed he doesn’t mind getting involved in attacks and is always an option for the hosts.

Captain Slaven Ljuboja leads from the front and he will have them ready to go against a capable Sydney Futsal Club side.

Sydney Futsal Club featured in another high scoring affair on the losing side of a 8-5 game against SD Raiders Futsal.

While they haven’t got the results yet, Sydney Futsal Club have found the back of the net regularly and that should generate a win over their next few fixtures.

Adin Scalone has scored in back-to-back games and he will help lead the way for Sydney Futsal Club in the south-west.

APIA FC Futsal vs SD Raiders Futsal, Saturday 30 September, 6:20pm, Valentine Sports Park

APIA FC Futsal face off against fellow highflyers SD Raiders Futsal at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday night.

The hosts featured in the Match of the Round last weekend, beating Raiders Futsal Club 7-1 at Valentine Sports Park.

It has been a positive start for APIA FC Futsal in their quest to return to the Futsal Premier League and face another tough test this weekend.

Italo Wanderley has led the way for APIA FC Futsal and his combination with Guilherme Mazurkievicz Pansonato will be key to three points.

SD Raiders Futsal made it back-to-back wins with their 8-5 win over Sydney Futsal Club at Thomas Hassell Anglican College.

They will be without one of their strike weapons in Charles Abou Serhal after his red card in their win last weekend.

The visitors were one of the highest scoring teams in the FPL2 Open Mens competition last season and have started in the same vein for 2023.

Sydney City Eagles vs West City Crusaders, Saturday 30 September, 6:40pm, Morris Iemma Indoor SC

Sydney City Eagles clash with West City Crusaders down at Morris Iemma Indoor SC for their game on Saturday night.

The Eagles will be primed to get going again after their game against Phoenix Futsal Club was postponed last weekend.

It hasn’t been the ideal start for the Eagles. They will aim to soar higher after taking three points in this fixture on Saturday night.

They will look to the leadership in their group led by Robert Perre to help get them get their first three points in their new digs.

West City Crusaders have built an early reputation as the comeback club after stirring wins from being down multiple goals in the first two rounds.

Arsallan Mangal has made a strong start to life at the Crusaders with four goals in two games and looking to add to their tally on Saturday.

They have plenty of firepower across the pitch which will set this game up as a fantastic contest between two heavyweight sides.

Phoenix Futsal Club vs South Coast Taipans, Saturday 30 September, 6:40pm, The Centre – Dural

Phoenix Futsal Club welcome South Coast Taipans down to The Centre – Dural for their game on Saturday night.

The hosts will be glad to be back on the futsal pitch after their away game against Sydney City Eagles was postponed last weekend.

They will look to pick up their first win of the campaign and start to make their rise up the FPL2 competition ladder.

South Coast Taipans were beaten in a slugfest 8-6 against West City Crusaders down at Illawarra Hockey Centre last Saturday night.

This is the Taipans first away trip and they will want to make it a memorable one taking back another three points.

Coach Bobby Mazevski will hope they learnt their lesson last weekend and won’t let another lead slip in this fascinating contest.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)