Futsal Premier League 2 Open Women’s Round 6 Review

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Round 6 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens saw the top four break free from the pack as the competition continues to heat up alongside the weather. We had four matches which saw winners from APIA FC Futsal, South Coast Taipans and Sydney City Eagles.

Let’s get to the review.

Match of the Round: SD Raiders Futsal 3 drew with West City Crusaders 3

SD Raiders Futsal and West City Crusaders shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw at Thomas Hassell Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts will be disappoint not to take home three points after having a 3-1 lead just after half-time in the game. Dione King equalised for SD Raiders Futsal in the 10th minute while Jessica Neville scored either side of the break.

It is a positive result for West City Crusaders who registered their second point of the FPL2 Open Womens season. Charlotte Owen gave them a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute before second half goals from Tia Berg and Emily Fenn earned them a draw.

SD Raiders Futsal came out of the gates with a bang. Dione King had an effort from range which would become a pattern in this game. It was deflected wide

She tested West City Crusaders custodian Alannah Ellul who tipped her ferocious effort over the bar to keep it scoreless.

The Crusaders settled into their rhythm and had their first chance. Grace Chambers found some space and fired low right at the keeper.

It was the Crusaders who struck first. It was from a set piece which saw Charlotte Owen tap home to make it 1-0 after five minutes.

They almost doubled their delight right after. Once again, it was Chambers who got into space and fired over the bar.

SD Raiders Futsal continued to test Ellul in goal. They peppered her with efforts from range but she was up to the task each time.

The hosts ratcheted up the pressure headed into the 10th minute. Jessica Neville hit the crossbar then Tayla Garifalakis whipped one wide.

They did find the equaliser in the same minute. King once again rocketed an effort towards goal and it rolled into the net for 1-1.

SD Raiders Futsal went close to their first lead after hitting the crossbar twice in succession then Crusaders hit the base of the post.

Neville has been a key performer for SD Raiders Futsal and fired home to make it 2-1. She weaved past the Crusaders defence before arrowing home.

Coming out of the break, SD Raiders Futsal felt just fine. Again, it was Neville who found the back of the net with a well-timed effort to make it 3-1.

Crusaders pulled a goal back in the 26th minute from another kick-in. This time it was Tia Berg who swept the ball into the net for 3-2.

The visitors completed their comeback and made it 3-3. Emily Fenn broke down the court and thrashed home in the 30th minute.

SD Raiders Futsal pushed forward to get a late winner. Angelina Powell fizzed one wide then Neville hit the right post.

King went close to the winner with a few efforts but they whistled wide of the mark as the game started to heat up.

Crusaders had the final two chances in this pulsating contest. Owen poked wide then Fenn wasn’t able to keep her effort down as the teams shared the points.


Saturday 21 October 2023

Thomas Hassell Anglican College

SD Raiders Futsal 3 (King ‘10 Neville ‘16, ‘22)

West City Crusaders 3 (Owen ‘5 Berg ‘26 Fenn ‘30)

SD Raiders Futsal: 5. Dione King, 6. Angelina Powell, 7. Natalie Randall, 10. Jessica Neville, 13. Aleesha Santos, 15. Maritsa Tamayo, 21. Elana Topalidis, 24. Tayla Garifalakis, 30. Delta Garifalakis

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

West City Crusaders: 1. Emily Fenn, 2. Grace Chambers, 4. Tia Berg, 9. Courtney Franks, 16. Charlotte Owen, 45. Alannah Ellul

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

Sydney City Eagles 4 defeated by Sydney Futsal Club 5

Sydney Futsal Club won 5-4 against a dogged Sydney City Eagles at Penrith Valley Regional SC on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles swooped from the opening whistle through Tania Baban. She rolled home in the third minute before Alessia Perre made it 2-0. Annalise Schiraldi got Sydney Futsal Club on the board then Liana Calabro and Mia Nataly put the visitors in the lead.

It would be 3-3 at the break after Melina Manna rifled home in the 18th minute. The second half saw Mya Callil and Baban trade goals to set up a grandstand finish. Sydney Futsal Club took home the chocolates after Charlotte Health’s 33rd minute strike made it 5-4.

South Coast Taipans 4 defeated Raiders Futsal Club 2

South Coast Taipans won 4-2 against a gallant Raiders Futsal Club at Illawarra Hockey Centre on Saturday afternoon.

The Taipans remain firmly in the top four after back-to-back wins which has them in third spot. They did all their damage in the first half taking a 3-1 lead to the sheds. Ebony Freeman tallied twice before Alyssa Clark pulled one back for Raiders Futsal Club. Jordan Baker restored the Taipans two-goal lead with her goal in the 17th minute.

Raiders Futsal Club showed off their resillience after they clawed the game back to 3-2 in the 30th minute through Alicia Bartolillio. Baker added a fourth for Taipans in the 35th minute to confirm the three points.

APIA FC Futsal 9 defeated Phoenix Futsal Club 1

APIA FC were 9-1 winners against Phoenix Futsal Club in their game at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday night.

Back-to-back wins has helped APIA FC Futsal into second place on the FPL2 Open Womens ladder and helped their goal difference. Taiana Almeida Silva put APIA FC Futsal into the lead after a minute followed by Kalize Jarvis, Claudia Pickett, Alyssa Thomson and another from Silva made it 5-0. Adisyn Lopez pulled one back for Phoenix Futsal Club before Alyssa Walsh added a sixth for the hosts.

The second half was a tighter affair between the two sides as APIA FC Futsal looked to ride out the contest and get three points. Thomson added a second goal to her tally while Silva arrowed home twice to round out the contest.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)