Futsal Premier League 2 Open Women’s Round 3 Review
Round 3 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens was another thrilling installment which had plenty of action to enjoy across Saturday. There were wins for Raiders Futsal Club, Sydney City Eagles and South Coast Taipans in the Match of the Round.
Let’s get onto the review.
Match of the Round: Phoenix Futsal Club 1 defeated by South Coast Taipans 15
South Coast Taipans ran rampant in their 15-1 win over Phoenix Futsal Club at The Centre – Dural on Saturday night.
The hosts got off to the perfect start with Teresa Morabito finding the back of the net in the 3rd minute before the game fell apart. Morabito and Laura Wilson had the best chances for Phoenix Futsal Club in the heavy defeat.
South Coast Taipans have piled home the goals in the last fortnight. Lulu Lozano scored four in the rout while Ebony Freeman and Nicole Besz got hat-tricks. Bronte Pyke and Bronte Trew had doubles and Sofia Kent had the other. Their only blight was a first half red card to Ashley Kotevski.
Coming off their previous game where they scored 16 goals, South Coast Taipans started quickly. Bronte Trew picked up a loose pass and rattled the post.
Phoenix Futsal Club were the first to open the scoring. Teresa Morabito showed off good feet before she slotted home to make it 1-0 in the third minute.
The Taipans responded with an equaliser in the 7th minute. Trew sent her shot through the defence and the keeper to make it 1-1.
They quickly got into the lead. An incisive pass found Ebony Freeman who rolled the ball into the back of the net for 2-1 in the same minute.
Taipans opened the floodgates and took control of the game. Trew fired home from a free-kick to make it 3-1 then Freeman added her second to make it 4-1.
Phoenix Futsal Club tried to stem the tide of goals with one of their own. Laura Wilson swept wide on the counter.
It was all Taipans in the goal scoring department. Lulu Lozano profited from an errant pass at the kick in to make it 5-1 in the 14th minute.
Morabito continued to be the vocal point for Phoenix Futsal Club. She had a few chances from long range which Taipans keeper Caitlin Russell dealt with easily.
Taipans added a sixth in the 18th minute. It was a good pass from Ashley Kotevski which found Freeman to complete her hat-trick.
That was Kotevski’s last involvement after she was shown a second yellow which turned into a red card after the goal.
This led to a frantic period for Taipans who defended with only three players. Russell had to make a pair of good stops which helped the visitors take a 6-1 lead into the break.
Phoenix Futsal Club tried to find a spark early in the second half. Wilson had a pair of efforts which forced Taipans keeper Poppy Johnson into saves.
Taipans absorbed the early pressure and went into a goal scoring glut. Lozano set up Nicole Besz to make it 7-1 quickly followed by Sofia Kent making it 8-1 in the 25th minute.
Lozano got herself into the goalscoring act to get Taipans into double digits. She tapped home twice to make it 10-1 in the 26th minute.
Next, Bronte Pyke was able to sweep home to get the eleventh goal. She quickly made it double delight in the 33rd minute to make it 12-1.
Johnson was called into action again for Taipans. She had to make saves from Wilson and Laura Januszek to keep her clean sheet.
Taipans finished the game with a flurry of goals. Lozano added her fourth goal from a well-timed Trew pass to make it 13-1.
Besz then slammed home a pair of strong finishes to get herself a hat-trick and a dominant 15-1 win from the Taipans in Dural.
Saturday 30 September 2023
The Centre – Dural
Phoenix Futsal Club 1 (Morabito ‘3)
South Coast Taipans 15 (Lozano ‘14, ‘26, ‘26, ‘35 Freeman ‘7, ‘10, ‘18 Besz ‘25, ‘35, ‘38 Kent ‘26 Pyke ‘27, ‘33, Trew ‘6, ‘8
Phoenix Futsal Club: 11. Laura Januszek, 15. Emma Vandervelde, 19. Ashley Limnios, 21. Ava Sussanna, 25. Teresa Morabito, 29. Grace Gilhawley, 31. Jinneecka Klenka, 45. Sian Johnson, 71. Chaeli De Brincat, 75. Laura Wilson
Yellow cards: nil
Red cards: nil
South Coast Taipans: 2. Nicole Besz, 4. Ashley Kotevski, 6. Bronte Trew, 7. Ebony Freeman, 8. Bronte Pyke, 10. Lulu Lozano, 11. Poppy Johnson, 15. Sofia Kent, 24. Caitlin Russell
Yellow cards: Kotevski ‘3
Red cards: Kotevski ‘17
Raiders Futsal Club 4 defeated Sydney Futsal Club 3
Raiders Futsal Club won 4-3 against a gallant Sydney Futsal Club at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts opened their account for the 2023 campaign with this comeback result against the previously unbeaten Sydney Futsal Club. The visitors strode out to a 2-0 lead through Annika Hansen and Layla Hamden before Nicole Ossio struck back for Raiders Futsal Club. Annalise Schiraldi restored Sydney Futsal Club’s two-goal lead in the 18th minute for a 3-1 half-time score.
It was all Raiders Futsal Club in the second half. They stormed home with three goals to snatch all three points in this game. Ossio scored in the 22nd and 38th minute to complete her hat-trick then Jessica Burke sealed the win late for the hosts.
APIA FC Futsal 5 drew with SD Raiders Futsal 5
It was honours even for APIA FC Futsal and SD Raiders Futsal in their 5-5 draw at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday afternoon.
The first half featured six goals in this pulsating contest. Maya Abidin opened the scoring for APIA FC Futsal then twin strikes from Jessica Neville and Abigail Boag made it 2-1 for SD Raiders Futsal. APIA FC Futsal held a 4-2 lead at the break due to goals from Rebecca Watts, Alyssa Walsh and Alyssa Thomson.
SD Raiders Futsal refused to go away. Neville fired home a second to bring them back within a goal before Zoe Zaczek made it 5-3 for APIA FC Futsal. Neville completed her hat-trick alongside a goal from Dione King that gave the visitors their first point of the season.
Sydney City Eagles 7 defeated West City Crusaders 4
Sydney City Eagles were 7-4 winners against West City Crusaders in their game at Morris Iemma Indoor SC on Saturday night.
The Eagles picked up their second win of the season in style. Tania Baban opened the scoring for the hosts in the first minute before Sheiden Jabour made it 2-0 in the fifth minute. The Crusaders pulled one back through Paris Vinuya but Jabour added her second goal for a 3-1 Eagles lead at half-time.
Crusaders kept up the fight in the second half with Charlotte Owen getting them back within a goal in the 25th minute before Jabour completed her hat-trick quickly after. The two teams traded goals through Kitwarla Mkali and Sofia Sollecito for 5-3 then Vinuya set us up for a grandstand finish when she made it 5-4 in the 36th minute. Jorja Smith and Baban scored late in the contest to complete the scoreline.
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)