Headed into Round 6 of the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens competition we have seen the top four start to pull away from the pack.
There are four games across Saturday which could see the ladder shaken up afterwards. Let’s get onto the preview.
Sydney City Eagles vs Sydney Futsal Club, Saturday 21 October, 2:40pm, Penrith Valley Regional SC
Kicking off the weekend is Sydney City Eagles taking on Sydney Futsal Club at Penrith Valley Regional SC on Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles battled back twice to secure a 2-2 draw against Raiders Futsal Club in the Match of the Round last weekend.
They have the ability to beat any team in the FPL2 Open Womens competition and will want to show that off against a fellow contender in this game.
It will be a big game for custodian Isabella Sollecito to keep the visitors potent attack at bay and help the team towards three points.
Sydney Futsal Club ran rampant in their 10-2 win over Phoenix Futsal Club at The Centre – Dural last Saturday night.
The visitors sit at the top of the FPL2 Open Womens ladder after their back-to-back wins in the last fortnight.
This game is between the top two sides in the competition and should be a pulsating game at Penrith Valley Regional SC.
South Coast Taipans vs Raiders Futsal Club, Saturday 21 October, 2:50pm, Illawarra Hockey Centre
South Coast Taipans host Raiders Futsal Club in their game at Illawarra Hockey Centre on Saturday afternoon.
The Taipans bounced back from their shock loss with a 6-3 win over SD Raiders Futsal down at Illawarra Hockey Centre.
They have three players in the top five of the goalscoring charts for FPL2 Open Womens which will make them a tough prospect for any opponent.
Jordan Baker returned to the pitch with a goal in their win and she will look to add to her goal tally of seven goals on Saturday afternoon.
Raiders Futsal Club led twice before they were pegged back in their 2-2 draw against Sydney City Eagles last weekend.
Once again, Nicole Ossio led the way for Raiders Futsal Club and will be keen for a repeat performance on the weekend.
They showed in the draw they can hold off teams with their defence and need to be stout once again in the game against the Taipans.
SD Raiders Futsal vs West City Crusaders, Saturday 21 October, 3:20pm, Thomas Hassell Anglican College
SD Raiders Futsal welcome West City Crusaders to Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts were beaten 6-3 in their travels down to South Coast Taipans and Illawarra Hockey Centre last weekend.
SD Raiders Futsal sit on four points in sixth spot on the FPL2 Open Womens ladder and need to pick up some points to keep chase with the top four.
Abigail Boag scored a double in their loss last weekend and her combination with Tayla Garifalakis will be vital to their success.
West City Crusaders were on the losing side of a 7-3 result against APIA FC Futsal at PCYC Hawkesbury last weekend.
The Crusaders will want to build on their only point thus far this season a fortnight ago with a positive result in south-west Sydney on Saturday.
They will lean on Emily Fenn and Paris Vinuya to find the back of the net against SD Raiders Futsal in this contest.
APIA FC Futsal vs Phoenix Futsal Club, Saturday 21 October, 4:50pm, Valentine Sports Park
The round finishes with APIA FC Futsal facing Phoenix Futsal at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday afternoon.
APIA FC Futsal bounced back with their 7-3 win over West City Crusaders at PCYC Hawkesbury last weekend.
It was a star performance from Lauren Featherstone with her hat-trick and she will want to replicate that performance back at home.
If they can make it back-to-back wins APIA FC Futsal can build momentum headed into the halfway point of the season.
Phoenix Futsal Club were beaten 10-2 in their game against Sydney Futsal Club at The Centre – Dural last Saturday afternoon.
They will want to limit the mistakes which cost them in that game and look to pick up their second win of the season.
The visitors are confident in starting to turn around their form and will lean on top scorer Laura Wilson to lead them on Saturday.
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)