Futsal Premier League Open Women’s Round 4 Review

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Plenty of goals and a semi-final replay highlighted round 4 of the Futsal Premier League Open Womens competition as teams have begun to hit form. Let’s look at this weekend’s action in our review.

Mountain Majik Futsal Club 7 defeat Macarthur Quake Futsal 0

Mountain Majik continued their impressive start to the season with a thumping win over Macarthur Quake at Valentine Sports Park.

Continuing their hot start to the season, the Majik bounced back from a defeat to Eastern Suburbs Hakoah last week in style with a seven-goal victory.

Not quite a case of going back to the drawing board but there will be a bit of soul searching for Macarthur Quake who could be without Darcey Malone for the rest of the season. They have a trip to the nation’s capital next weekend in round five action.

It was an even game up until the first goal where a Clare Holder shot snuck through the grasp of the Quake keeper. That goal opened the floodgates as Pene Bonovas joined her on the scoreboard before the break.

Majik extended their lead to five before the break with Bonovas completing her brace joined by Ella Buchanan. Clare Holder and Olivia Schembri completed the rout with two goals as the Quake added a fifth player forward.

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club 13 defeat Enfield Allstars 5

It was a good week for Eastern Suburbs Hakoah in the Open Womens competition picking up their second win in five days over Enfield Allstars.

A sign that they are hitting their straps after a shaky start to the season, Eastern Suburbs Hakoah scored five unanswered goals in the opening ten minutes to give them control of this one. Tamires Souza the standout with a seven-goal performance, while Gisella Pipino joined her with four goals of her own. Aurellia Collins the other scorer in the high scoring fixture.

Five goals is the best goalscoring output for Enfield Allstars this season. Kathryn Mladineo scored a brace for the visitors while Jennifer Kokoris, Jessica Lampasona and Daniela Mandile all picked up a goal each.

They face UTS Northside next, while Eastern Suburbs Hakoah return to the same venue for an away game against Mascot Vipers.

UTS Northside Futsal Club 6 defeat Boomerangs FS 2

UTS Northside picked up their first win of the season beating Boomerangs FS 6-2 at PCYC Northern Beaches.

We’ve seen this before, UTS Northside led by Daisy Arrowsmith picked up an important win in their third home game of the season. Going behind early on, Northside found their groove with a fantastic team goal to equalize, Tess Olsen finishing that one off.

Before Daisy Arrowsmith scored from the penalty spot before adding another two goals after half time. Halle Smit and Grace Arnold finishing their scoring with a goal apiece.

Tess Olsen and Grace Arnold singled out for good performances alongside Daisy Arrowsmith.

As mentioned before, Boomerangs actually took the lead in this one through Dianne Wilson before a late goal brought it back to 6-2 late on in the fixture. They return home next weekend to face Macarthur Quake at home.

While UTS Northside takes to the road for the first time in 2023, their next home game coming in round 12 action, with Enfield Allstars their next opponents.

Dural Warriors 2 defeated by Mascot Vipers 3

In a rematch of a 2022 semi-final, Mascot Vipers picked up a hard fought 3-2 victory over Dural Warriors away from home.

A clash between two very good sides, both teams showed their quality in defense and attack during the first half. The only goal came from Alissiah Marmont for the Vipers after a Hannah Roberts cross picked her out.

In response to that, Dural Warriors started the second half the better of the two sides pushing high up the pitch which gave them their equalizer. Rachel Perrins threading a through ball to Samantha Nagy who finished off.

Both sides were playing at a high tempo with both keepers busy at either end. Sarah Easthope making some good saves at one end, while Ivana Rozman came up big for the Vipers on occasion.

Dural taking a lead through Samantha Nagy on the rebound before Vipers equalized 30 seconds later through Trudy Camilleri (Thanks for the report), Camilleri slotting it through the keeper’s legs, Hannah Roberts once again picking up the assist.

The winner for the Vipers coming in the 31st minute, Isabella Woods scoring the winner on debut to give the Vipers the victory, Trudy Camilleri this time with the assist.

Mascot Vipers next face Eastern Suburbs Hakoah, while Dural Warriors make the short trip to take on Mountain Majik.

R1 Catch Up fixture: Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club 7 defeat Mountain Majik Futsal Club 3

Finally, Eastern Suburbs Hakoah secured their first win of the season and first of two this week just gone prevailing over Mountain Majik midweek.

Up against an improved Majik squad, the hosts struggled in the early stages against a high press before making adjustments to their set up which ended up working come full time.

Two names we’re becoming very familiar starring in this one in Gisella Pipino and Tamires Souza while Claudia Valletta showed signs that she has settled into the squad. Zoe Anderson the other scorer on the night.

It was the Majik’s first defeat of the season, and they gave it a good crack in this one. Ella Buchanan opening their scoring before Chelsea Barton scored the other two goals.

By Justin Smith