Futsal Premier League 2 Open Men’s Round 3 Review

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Round 3 in the Futsal Premier League Open Mens competition showed off another weekend full of fantastic action which ignited the long weekend. We had four matches which saw wins for South Coast Taipans in the Match of the Round, Raiders Futsal Club, APIA FC Futsal and Sydney City Eagles.

Let’s get onto the review.

Match of the Round: Phoenix Futsal Club 1 defeated by South Coast Taipans 7

South Coast Taipans recorded a comfortable 7-1 win over Phoenix Futsal Club at The Centre – Dural on Saturday night.

Phoenix Futsal Club were unable to match it against a strong Taipans side but they did have their moments in the game. Hoi Chun Lo was the only goal scorer for the hosts early in the second half to make it 3-1.

For South Coast Taipans, it was the definition of a professional performance which delighted coach Bobby Mazevski. Giovanni Panuccio starred with a hat-trick while Adam Voloder, Kyle Del, Tyson Black and Daniel Merola all found the back of the net.

Both Phoenix Futsal Club and South Coast Taipans strode onto The Centre – Dural pitch looking to pick up a vital three points.

The Taipans started on the front foot. Logan Mathie and Kyle Del had early chances which went wide of the mark.

They opened the scoring in the 7th minute. Del was found with a superb pass to fire into the bottom corner to make it 1-0 for the Taipans.

It was quickly double delight for the visitors. Giovanni Panuccio started and finished a slick move for the Taipans to make it 2-0.

Phoenix Futsal Club tried to find a response with a goal of their own. Joshua Moore found some space before he thrashed a volley wide.

Taipans continued to have the bulk of the chances. Tyson Black touched wide then Panuccio fizzed one past the post soon after.

The Taipans added a third in the 18th minute. Black was on the end of another well-worked move from the visitors which saw him roll home for 3-0.

Panuccio had a chance to add a fourth for the Taipans. He rattled the left post with a vicious shot which was swept away by defence.

Coming out of the break, Phoenix Futsal Club got the start they needed. Hoi Chun Lo capitalised on an errant pass to find the back of the net and make it 3-1.

Taipans quickly restored their three goal advantage. Adam Voloder was patient and poked the ball home to make it 4-1 in the 24th minute.

Phoenix Futsal Club had a pair of chances to further cut into the lead. Matthew Luttringer fizzed wide from a kick in while Richard Lee hit the post.

Taipans showed off their clinical finishing in the 33rd minute. Panuccio was central to the action again and curved home to make it 5-1.

He quickly completed his hat-trick in the 30th minute. Panuccio had a smooth combination play before he slotted home for 6-1.

Phoenix Futsal Club kept looking for further goals. Chun Loi was denied on the counter then Luttringer scooped over from close range.

The visitors remained comfortable in possession and were seeing out the contest well. Voloder and Black had shots to try and add to their goal tally which went wide.

They did add one final goal for some icing on the cake. Daniel Merola was able to find the back of the net in the 40th minute to make it 7-1 for the Taipans.


Saturday 30 September 2023

The Centre – Dural

Phoenix Futsal Club 1 (Lo ‘23)

South Coast Taipans 7 (Panuccio ‘7, ‘28, ‘30 Del ‘7, Black ‘17 Voloder ‘23 Merola ‘39

Phoenix Futsal Club: 6. Matthew Luttringer, 7. Jay Azzopardi, 10. Richard Lee, 17. Emlyn Cross, 10. James Brunacci, 22. Hoi Chun Lo, 31. Joshua Moore, 36. Maisam Awaz, 39. Daanish Awaz

Yellow cards: M. Awaz ‘40

Red cards: nil

South Coast Taipans: 2. Riley Nicholl, 3. Adam Voloder, 4. Tyson Black, 5. Matthew Mazevski, 7. Kyle Del, 10. Logan Mathie, 13. Matthew Jackson, 16. Daniel Merola, 19. Jay De Gouveia, 21. Max Cunial, 33. Giovanni Panuccio

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil


Raiders Futsal Club 7 defeated Sydney Futsal Club 3

Raiders Futsal Club bounced back with a 7-3 win over Sydney Futsal Club at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts did all the damage in the first half to pick up three points. Sydney Futsal Club stunned the hosts with the opener through Edwin Garcia before Raiders Futsal Club kicked into gear. Slaven Ljuboja equalised before Luis Ferreira, Jovan Miladinovic and two Thomas Todd goals made it 5-1.

Sydney Futsal Club pulled one back to make it 5-1 through an own goal in a tight second half. Todd completed his hat-trick in the 32nd minute then Ryuki Hirota got the visitors third in the 33rd minute. Tomas Medimurac put the icing on the Raiders Futsal Club win his goal to make it 7-3.

APIA FC Futsal 11 defeated SD Raiders Futsal 3

APIA FC Futsal made a statement with their 11-3 win over SD Raiders Futsal at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday afternoon.

They have won back-to-back games in impressive style scoring 18 goals. Christian Dos Santos scored twice in the 3rd minute alongside one from Luiz Filho for a 3-0 start. Ibrahim El Khoury pulled one back for SD Raiders Futsal in the 10th minute to stem the tide for a moment.

APIA FC Fustal were in a goalscoring mood on Saturday and led 7-1 at half-time and on course for three points. Guilherme Mazurkievicz Pansonato fired home a double while Dos Santos completed his hat-trick in the 17th minute while Arthur Demberi was the other goal scorer.

Pansonato was the next APIA FC Futsal player to record a hat-trick with his goal in the 24th minute. SD Raiders Futsal scored their second through Dimi Petratos in the 27th minute before Dos Santos made it 9-2 near the half hour mark.

Petratos doubled his delight in the 32nd before late goals from Filho and Pansonato rounded off the goal fest. Franco Maya also received a red card for SD Raiders Futsal in the second half.

Sydney City Eagles 5 defeated West City Crusaders 2

Sydney City Eagles won 5-2 against West City Crusaders down at Morris Iemma Indoor SC on Saturday night.

The Eagles got off the mark for the season with a solid performance against a strong Crusaders side. The Crusaders broke the deadlock in the 15th minute through Stuart Gosling before Bruno Antelmi equalised in the 18th minute. Ryan Faulkner gave the Crusaders a 2-1 half-time lead with his strike while Dean Pelekanos saw red for the Eagles.

Despite having a man sent off, the Eagles showed off their spirit to record the comeback win with four unanswered goals in the second half. Antelmi, Dejan Simonoski and Judah Cleur twice were the goal scorers in the win.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)