Futsal Premier League 2 Open Men’s Round 5 Preview

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Round 5 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens competition will be another stellar weekend of futsal as the season closes in on the halfway mark. We have a four-way logjam at the top and the games on Saturday will help to clear the jam. Let’s get onto the preview.

South Coast Taipans vs SD Raiders Futsal, Saturday 14 October, 4:10pm, Illawarra Hockey Centre

South Coast Taipans face off against SD Raiders Futsal at Illawarra Hockey Centre on Saturday afternoon.

The Taipans won back-to-back games after their comfortable win against Sydney Futsal Club at Illawarra Hockey Centre last weekend.

They have been in good form in the last fortnight and Saturday will be another opportunity to cement themselves in the top four.

Leading the way for South Coast Taipans is Matthew Mazevski who found the back of the net in their win and will look to add to his tally.

SD Raiders Futsal triumphed 8-6 against Phoenix Futsal Club at Thomas Hassell Anglican College last weekend.

The visitors are involved in the four-way log jam at the top of the FPL2 Open Mens competition and can break it open themselves with three points.

They are the top scoring team in the league thus far and this game might be a high scoring affair on the south coast.

Raiders Futsal Club vs Sydney City Eagles, Saturday 14 October, 4:30pm, Thomas Hassell Anglican College

Raiders Futsal Club welcome Sydney City Eagles to Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts come into this game off a 9-4 loss to West City Crusaders in their game at PCYC Hawkesbury last weekend.

Raiders Futsal Club sit just outside the top four and can vault themselves in the top four with a big result on Saturday.

Tomas Medimurac scored twice in the loss last weekend but will be keen to add to his goal tally in their home game.

Sydney City Eagles were in the pulsating Match of the Round against APIA FC Futsal last weekend losing 6-4 in the game.

The Eagles had a few players that featured for the first time in the loss and they will be better for the run this weekend and ready to go.

They will be without Patrick Antelmi after his red card but the Eagles have plenty of firepower in their line-up.

West City Crusaders vs APIA FC Futsal, Saturday 14 October, 5:20pm, PCYC Hawkesbury

West City Crusaders take on leaders APIA FC Futsal in their game at PCYC Hawkesbury on Saturday afternoon.

The Crusaders were winners in a high scoring 9-4 win over Raiders Futsal Club in their home opener last weekend.

This will be their second home ground on the bounce and they will want to make PCYC Hawkesbury into a tough place to visit for teams.

They have found scoring all around the pitch which will make them a tough out for anyone in the FPL2 Open Mens competition.

APIA FC Futsal featured in the Match of the Round last weekend defeating Sydney City Eagles 6-4 at Morris Iemma Indoor SC.

The leaders will be without one of their key attacking weapons in Italo Wanderley after his red card in the win.

They will look to hat-trick hero from last weekend Guilherme Mazurkiewicz Pansonato to lead the way for them on Saturday night.

Phoenix Futsal Club vs Sydney Futsal Club, Saturday 14 October, 6:40pm, The Centre – Dural

Rounding off the weekend is Phoenix Futsal Club hosting Sydney Futsal Club at The Centre – Dural on Saturday night.

Phoenix Futsal Club battled hard in their 8-6 defeat to SD Raiders Futsal at Thomas Hassell Anglican College in Round 4.

Back in their home digs, Phoenix Futsal Club hope they can take that second half momentum into this game and pick up their first points.

Up top, they have the combination of Joshua Moore and Jay Azzopardi to help them find the back of the net in this contest.

Sydney Futsal Club were beaten 3-1 in their travels to Illawarra Hockey Centre against South Coast Taipans last Saturday night.

The visitors will look at this game against their fellow winless side to be the starting point to moving up the FPL2 Open Mens ladder.

Adin Scalone has been a bright spot for Sydney Futsal Club. He has scored in all three games thus far and will look to make it four on Saturday night.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)