Futsal Premier League 2 Open Women’s Round 3 Preview


We head into Round 3 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens competition throws up some fascinating matchups to check out across Saturday this long weekend.

The four games offer up some valuable points for teams at either end of the table. Let’s get onto the preview.

Raiders Futsal Club vs Sydney Futsal Club, Saturday 30 September, 3pm, Thomas Hassell Anglican College

Kicking off the weekend is Raiders Futsal Club welcoming Sydney Futsal Club to Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

Raiders Futsal Club were in the Match of the Round last weekend losing a tight clash 2-1 to APIA FC Futsal at Valentine Sports Park.

Keeper Jasmine Crouch put in a good performance despite the loss to APIA FC Futsal and will look to repeat the dose against another strong team.

Coming off back-to-back losses, Raiders Futsal Club will hope their home ground might help them in getting three points.

Sydney Futsal Club sit at the top of the FPL2 Open Womens ladder after their 9-3 win over SD Raiders Futsal at the same venue.

They have set a good tone for the season and that has been highlighted by the form of Cynthina Coghlan with four goals thus far.

The visitors have options across the pitch including Mya Calill who links the attack well and helps them move forward.

APIA FC Futsal vs SD Raiders Futsal, Saturday 30 September, 4:50pm, Valentine Sports Park

APIA FC Futsal have back-to-back home games when they face SD Raiders Futsal at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday afternoon.

They have also registered back-to-back wins after their 2-1 win over Raiders Futsal Club in the Match of the Round last weekend.

Isabelle Antoniou deputised well after Jessica Urquhart’s red card and will step into the breach again this weekend against SD Raiders Futsal.

Up top, goal scorer Lauren Featherstone and Zoe Zaczek have combined well which has helped APIA FC Futsal with their strong start to the season.

SD Raiders Futsal look to get back on track after back-to-back losses to open the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens season.

They will aim to get their first points of the season and move themselves away from the pack at the bottom of the competition.

Sydney City Eagles vs West City Crusaders, Saturday 30 September, 5:10pm, Morris Iemma Indoor SC

Sydney City Eagles face off against West City Crusaders at Morris Iemma Indoor SC on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles had their wings clipped in a 5-5 draw against Phoenix Futsal Club at The Centre – Dural last weekend.

Despite the draw, they remain unbeaten and look to get in the winner’s circle against the young Crusaders side.

Both Mia Murialdo and Sofia Sollecito found the back of the net in the draw and will aim to add to their tallies on Saturday afternoon.

West City Crusaders suffered back-to-back losses after their heavy loss to heavyweights South Coast Taipans last weekend.

One bright spot for them has been the form of Ana Soares-Ward. She has scored in both games and is looking for three on the bounce in this game.

They are a team that is gelling together each week and are moving forward towards their first points of the campaign.

Phoenix Futsal Club vs South Coast Taipans, Saturday 30 September, 5:10pm, The Centre – Dural

Phoenix Futsal Club host South Coast Taipans in their game down at The Centre – Dural on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts picked up their first points of the season in a wild 5-5 draw with Sydney City Eagles at The Centre – Dural.

Laura Wilson starred for Phoenix Futsal Club and she will hope to repeat the dose against the potent Tapians attack.

It will be a big game for custodian Sian Johnson who will be tasked to repel the Taipans team and take a big scalp in Round three.

South Coast Taipans were explosive in their 16-2 win over West City Crusaders down at Illawarra Hockey Centre last weekend.

The Taipans rebounded from their opening loss in style and showed why they will be one of the top teams in the FPL2 Open Womens competition.

They have goal scorers all around the pitch and new singings Jordan Baker, Nicole Besz and Bronte Pyke all featured on the scoresheet last weekend.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)