Futsal Premier League Open Women’s Round 3 Review

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For the first time in 2023, round three of the Futsal Premier Leagues Open Women’s action saw four games take place, Saturday evening with entertainment aplenty.

In our featured match, UTS Northside and Dural Warriors shared the spoils. While elsewhere, Mountain Majik sprung a surprise, Boomerangs FS won their first game and Macarthur Quake hit their straps against Enfield Allstars.

Match of the Round: UTS Northside Futsal Club 1-1 Dural Warriors

Dural Warriors secured a hard-fought point against UTS Northside in our pick of the weeks action.

A match good enough to get you out of your seat, both goals came in the first half. A Daisy Arrowsmith goal cancelling out a Rachel Perrins strike a couple minutes earlier.

The pick of the action in this one came in the opening period with chances at either end before things tightened up in the second half.

Daisy Arrowsmith opening the game in terms of chances for UTS Northside after breaking down the right side early on before shooting wide.

Skye Hill having the Warriors first effort at the other end with a shot across the face of goal.

While Sarah Easthope was kept busy with a couple of saves after ten minutes. First denying Jenny Hill after some Halle Smit trickery before a Skye Hill deflected shot went wide.

Our first goal of the fixture came at the other end however thorough none other than Rachel Perrins. Perrins having a shot pushed wide on 13 minutes before she was able to sneak a shot past the keeper from an acute angle on the quarter hour.

That lead not lasting long, UTS Northside equalising two minutes later, Daisy Arrowsmith pouncing on a rebound inside the circle to equalise.

After an enticing finish to that half, things seemed to settle early in the second half with chances few and far between.

Grace Arnold and Halle Smit both having chances in the opening five minutes of the second half at one end.

While Rachel Perrins was the most threatening for the Warriors with here shot pushed wide before the half hour.

The final ten minutes belonging to Dural keeper and captain Sarah Easthope who came up big with a string of saves.

Denying Chelsea Burton on 36 minutes, Daisy Arrowsmith with a one-handed save on 37 minutes, Grace Arnold with a diving save on 39 minutes before a one on one save to deny Arrowsmith with the last opportunity of the match to earn her side a point.

Skye Hill also deserving of a mention for her defensive work throughout.

UTS Northside host the final game of their early season home stand against Boomerangs FS next weekend. While Dural Warriors host Mascot Vipers next weekend

UTS Northside Futsal Club 1 (Daisy Arrowsmith 17’)

Dural Warriors 1 (Rachel Perrins 15’)


Macarthur Quake 6 defeat Enfield Allstars 0

Macarthur Quake flexed their muscle with a comfortable 6-0 victory over Enfield Allstars in their first home game of the season.

In contrast to last week’s victory over Eastern Suburbs Hakoah, the Quake were dominant in this one from the beginning. Libby Morris opened the scoring inside ten minutes after, the assist coming from Tea Mucenski.

Before Danielle Cannarella on debut, Darcey Malone and Tea Mucenski all found the back of the net before half time.

Danielle Cannarella completing her brace in the second half after Linda Dudek scored a penalty earlier in the second half. A good way for three debutants to introduce themselves to the competition.

While Ashley Purcell and Kathryn Mladineo were standouts for Enfield in the defeat. Enfield next face Eastern Suburbs Hakoah next weekend while Macarthur Quake visit another unbeaten side in Mountain Majik.

Boomerangs FS 5 defeat Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club 3

Boomerangs FS ensured their return to the competition was a memorable one with a 5-3 victory over Eastern Suburbs Hakoah.

Playing their first game of the season, it was important that the Boomerangs got minutes in their legs more than anything as they emerged victorious in a game they controlled.

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah for their part were brave considering they were down a few players relying on players backing up from the U17’s.

Standing out from the pack were the trio of Dianne Wilson, Natalie and Stella De Marco for the Boomerangs. While Ayla Robertson, Michaela Thornton and Elke Aitolu also opened their goalscoring account for the season.

Understrength, Eastern Suburbs Hakoah were brave on the pitch. Their best players were Aurelia Collins and Gisella Pipino while Jakeelie Hook also scored a goal for the visitors.

Boomerangs FS next face UTS Northside away from home next weekend, while Eastern Suburbs Hakoah return home to host Enfield Allstars.

Mascot Vipers 4 defeated by Mountain Majik Futsal Club 7

Two wins in two games but not for the side you expect! Mountain Majik proved too good for Mascot Vipers at the Heffron Centre.

Backing up from their victory last weekend, the Majik got out to an early lead which they were able to maintain throughout the contest.

Still not at full strength, the deficit proved to be too much for the Mascot Vipers to chase down at home despite welcoming back a few players.

After withstanding the Vipers early pressure, three quick Majik goals took us to our half time score. Kayla Buchanan with the opener before Pene Bonovas and Chelsea Barton added a second and third goal.

As expected, the Vipers responded and threatened a second half comeback with three goals of their own earlier in the second half. Trudy Cammilleri opening their account before Sarah Moore added a second and third.

However, the Majik were settled taking the game beyond doubt with further goals to Pene Bonovas and Kaiya Buchanan while Clare Holder and Cameron Janssen also found the net for the 7-4 victory.

By Justin Smith