Futsal Premier League Open Women’s Round 5 Review

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There was plenty of moves up and down the table as Futsal Premier League Open Women competition completed its first month.

 Highlighted by a local derby in which Mascot Vipers prevailed, Macarthur Quake, Dural Warriors and UTS Northside also emerged victorious.

Featured Match: Mascot Vipers 6-3 Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club

Mascot Vipers came from behind to run over Eastern Suburbs Hakoah in the second half of our featured match.

Conceding two early goals, the Vipers were rampant in the second half with five goals after the 28th minute of play. The goals shared around in their performance with five players finding the back of the net.

In contrast, Eastern Suburbs Hakoah started this one strong with two goals in the opening five minutes however couldn’t match their opponent’s tempo in the second half.

In front of a good crowd at both sides home pitch, the fixture was played at a good tempo throughout. Eastern Suburbs Hakoah starting the better of the two sides.

The opening goal of the game coming through Tamires Souza four minutes in. Aurelia Collins with the assist from the right for Souza to tap in.

A lead doubled a minute later, Gisella Pipino who was superb throughout the game leaving no doubt with a powerful finish high into the net.

While Amy Orphanides was forced into her first save at the other end denying Jess Frampton’s low shot. A timeout called shortly after by the Vipers.

As mentioned previously, Gisella Pipino didn’t deserve to be on the losing side and she had the chance to restore the two goal lead shortly after. Only denied her second goal by Ivana Rozman who made a good save one on one shortly after.

A save which proved more crucial with the Vipers halving the deficit on 15 minutes. Sarah Moore winning the ball on halfway before playing in Trudy Camilleri. Her finish taking a touch on its way into the back of the net. 2-1 the halftime scoreline in favour of Hakoah.

Signs were there that the Vipers had woken up and didn’t that prove to be the case early in the second half.

The shot stopping efforts of Ashley Purcell in the Eastern Suburbs Hakoah net proving crucial in the first five minutes of the half.

It was only a matter of time however and Trudy Camilleri got her second in the 28th minute. A piercing ball across the face finished at the back post.

Vipers doing well getting numbers forward in attack particularly in the second half adding their third on the half hour. Hannah Charak adding the third goal in similar vein to the second.

With the last goal in this goalscoring run coming five minutes later. Purcell denying Maryam Mostaghimi before Demi Koulizakis finished into an open net.

However, the game wasn’t over yet with Hakoah adopting a fifth player after that goal, Putting it to good use for their third goal. Tamires Souza as the roaming keeper setting up Gisella Pipino for her brace.

That left them open however and there wasn’t a shortage of attempts into the open net. With both Jess Frampton and keeper Ivana Rozman both finding the open goal in the final stages to give them the three-goal margin.

The victory a signal of intent from the Mascot Vipers who next take on Enfield Allstars. While Eastern Suburbs Hakoah host UTS Northside.

Mascot Vipers 6 (Trudy Camilleri 16’ 28’, Hannah Charak 30’, Demi Koulizakis 35’, Jess Frampton 39’, Ivan Rozman 40’)

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club 3 (Tamires Souza 4’, Gisella Pipino 5’ 37’)


Boomerangs FS 2-4 Macarthur Quake Futsal

Macarthur Quake bounced back from their round four defeat with a 4-2 victory over Boomerangs FS down in Canberra.

It’s a sense of déjà vu for hosts Boomerangs FS who went down in similar fashion last weekend to UTS Northside. They took the lead through … in the first half and looked in control at that point.

However, the Quake struck back just before halftime through Madeleine Malone with Tea Mucenski involved in the build-up.

That giving the visitors the confidence boost though the game did remain even for large parts. Eliza Pereira providing the assist for the Quakes second with some “filthy nutmegs” before squaring it to Helena Halios-Lewis who scored on her debut.

Before Brianna Clarke made a crucial double save shortly after, all the more crucial as Tara Baudana made it 3-1 shortly after. Boomerangs then making it 3-2 after a period of persistent attack.

The game wrapped up for the visitors through Linda Dudek as Boomerangs employed the powerplay. Macarthur Quake running out 4-2 winners away from home.

Mountain Majik Futsal Club 2-7 Dural Warriors

First of two one sided scorelines in our review. Dural Warriors were clinical in their 7-2 victory over Mountain Majik.

It’s a much-needed victory for Dural Warriors who opened their account this season in decisive fashion over the Mountain Majik who fell to their second defeat. The scoreline perhaps flattering the visitors a bit with two late goals blowing things out.

The hosts started the better of the two sides in this one with Olivia Schembri scoring her second goal in two games.

A lead which lasted four minutes before Rachel Perrins equalised with Sarah Easthope picking up the assist. Nikkita Fazzari and Kayla Osborn adding another couple of goals before the break to make it 3-1 Dural Warriors.

Picking up where they left off, Samantha Nagy and Skye Hill brought it out to 5-1 before the Majik brought a goal back, Cameron Janssen playing a key role though it went down as a Sarah Easthope own goal.

Kayla Osborn and Samantha Nagy both securing braces in the final stages with it finishing 7-2 in favour of the Warriors.

Enfield Allstars 0-8 UTS Northside Futsal Club

Finally, defending champions UTS Northside won their first game away from home in 2023 with an 8-0 victory over Enfield Allstars.

It was a day out for the visitors who opened a five-goal advantage before half time. Emily Bastow opening the scoring four minutes in before a Kathryn Mladineo own goal made it two goals in five minutes.

Halle Smit adding their third goal before Daisy Arrowsmith scored two goals inside a minute before the break.

Arrowsmith completing her hattrick two minutes into the second half, Emily Bastow adding another before Grace Arnold scored the 8th goal of the fixture.

UTS Northside turning their attention to Eastern Suburbs Hakoah next weekend, while Enfield Allstars host Mascot Vipers in another tough test.

By Justin Smith