Futsal Premier League 2 Open Men’s Round 4 Preview

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Round 4 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens competition is filled with some fabulous fixtures to enjoy across Saturday night. The four games will help to shake out the ladder after the first month of the season.

Let’s get to the preview.

SD Raiders Futsal vs Phoenix Futsal Club, Saturday 7 October, 5:20pm, Thomas Hassell Anglican College

Kicking off the weekend is SD Raiders Futsal and Phoenix Futsal Club at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts will want to bounce back after suffering their first defeat to APIA FC Futsal at Valentine Sports Park last weekend.

Dimi Petratos has been a key figure for SD Raiders Futsal with five goals through three games with an eye for more at Thomas Hassell Anglican College.

One player who will be missing for them is livewire attacker Franco Maya after his red card in their defeat last weekend.

Phoenix Futsal Club battled hard before their 7-1 defeat to South Coast Taipans in the Match of the Round last weekend.

They have endured a tough start with two losses but might aim to cause an upset away from home on Saturday afternoon.

Custodian James Brunacci is the vocal leader for the side and will push them forward against a potent SD Raiders Futsal line-up.

West City Crusaders vs Raiders Futsal Club, Saturday 7 October, 5:20pm, PCYC Hawkesbury

West City Crusaders host Raiders Futsal Club in their game down at PCYC Hawkesbury on Saturday afternoon.

The Crusaders were beaten on their travels to Thomas Hassell Anglican College against Sydney City Eagles last weekend.

This is the first home game this season for the Crusaders so they will be keen to impress in front of their home crowd on Saturday.

Ryan Faulkner has been a mainstay for the home side in recent seasons and hopes to add to his goal tally in this game.

Raiders Futsal Club got back in the winner’s circle after their strong win over Sydney Futsal Club at home last weekend.

They were clinical in front of goal and the visitors might need to repeat the dose against a solid Crusaders side.

Thomas Todd led the way in the win with a hat-trick and his work alongside Christopher Godoy Bascur to power Raiders Futsal Club forward.

It will be a good battle between custodians Ibrahim Daniel and Shane Watson in this game which should be an entertaining game.

Sydney City Eagles vs APIA FC Futsal, Saturday 7 October, 5:50pm, Morris Iemma Indoor SC

Sydney City Eagles welcome APIA FC Futsal to the Morris Iemma Indoor SC for their game on Saturday night.

The Eagles got off the mark with their comfortable win over the West City Crusaders at their home ground last weekend.

They will be missing a key player in Dean Pelekanos after his first half red card last weekend in their result over the Crusaders.

Bruno Antelmi has been a strong start to the season with four goals in two games and will be keen to find the back of the net again on Saturday.

APIA FC Futsal have been the early trendsetters in the FPL2 competition with a pair of dominant wins in the last fortnight.

The combination between Guilherme Mazurkievicz and Luiz Claudio Dos Santos Pereira Filho has been central to their success thus far.

This shapes up as an early season heavyweight matchup between two sides keen for silverware this FPL2 season so come down to Morris Iemma Indoor SC for this clash.

South Coast Taipans vs Sydney Futsal Club, Saturday 7 October, 6:05pm, Illawarra Hockey Centre

Rounding off the weekend is South Coast Taipans facing Sydney Futsal Club at Illawarra Hockey Centre on Saturday night.

The Taipans were comfortable 7-1 winners in the Match of the Round last weekend against Phoenix Futsal Club.

It was a performance which coach Bobby Mazevski hopes is the sign of things to come for the Taipans and their push for the top four this season.

The work of Giovanni Panuccio was key to their win alongside the leadership of experienced Matthew Mazevski which will propel them forward in this game.

Sydney Futsal Club remain winless after their 7-4 loss to Raiders Futsal Club at Thomas Hassell Anglican College.

They will remain positive despite their record and coach Carlos Perez will hope they can cause an upset down in the ‘gong.

Ryuki Hirota has been on the scoresheet in all three games thus far and the attacker will hope to make it four in a row on Saturday night.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)