Round 7 sees the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens competition move towards the halfway mark with a bang. There are four games to enjoy across Saturday which will have a massive impact on the makeup of the finals.
Let’s get onto the preview.
Raiders Futsal Club vs SD Raiders Futsal, Saturday 31 October, 3pm, Thomas Hassell Anglican College
Raiders Futsal Club take on SD Raiders Futsal at Thomas Hassell Anglican College in their game on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts will want to bounce back after their 4-2 loss to South Coast Taipans down at Illawarra Hockey Centre last weekend.
They will look towards Alyssa Clark who has three goals thus far and she will be keen to add to her tally at home.
Raiders Futsal Club will use their defence to help frustrate opponents and find goals on the counter to pick up three points.
SD Raiders Futsal had the lead before they were forced to settle for a 3-3 draw in their game against West City Crusaders last weekend.
Jessica Neville was pulling the strings for SD Raiders Futsal again and fired home a pair of goals in the draw.
This is a big game for the visitors to boost their chances in trying to make the top four in the last six weeks.
South Coast Taipans vs Sydney City Eagles, Saturday 31 October, 3:40pm, Illawarra Hockey Centre
South Coast Taipans face off against Sydney City Eagles down at Illawarra Hockey Centre on Saturday afternoon.
The Taipans triumphed 4-2 against Raiders Futsal Club to register back-to-back wins and remain in third on the FPL2 Open Womens ladder.
The work of Ebony Freeman and Jordan Baker in the win saw them score all four goals and they will be keen to repeat that dose on the weekend.
If the Taipans can continue to make Illawarra Hockey Centre a fortress it will put them in good stead for another finals appearance.
Sydney City Eagles battled hard but fell to a close 5-4 loss against leaders Sydney Futsal Club last weekend.
The Eagles showed heart in the defeat and look to get some troops back for this vital game against a fellow top four side.
They will look towards the combination of Tania Baban and Kelsea Nash to go forward. They provided three of the four goals in the game last weekend.
Sydney Futsal Club vs APIA FC Futsal, Saturday 31 October, 3:45pm, NC of Indigenous Excellence
Leaders Sydney Futsal Club welcome APIA FC Futsal to the NC of Indigenous Excellence on Saturday afternoon.
They remain on the top of the FPL2 Open Womens ladder after the 5-4 win over Sydney City Eagles last weekend.
This is a top of the table clash against APIA FC Futsal which could give them some breathing space headed into the rest of the season.
Sydney Futsal Club have shared the scoring around all season which makes them a tough prospect for any team.
APIA FC Futsal were in fine form after their 9-1 win over Phoenix Futsal Club at Valentine Sports Park last weekend.
Since their loss to Sydney City Eagles, APIA FC Futsal have plundered 16 goals and head into this contest in good rhythm.
It was a big performance in the win from Taiana Almeida Silva who scored four goals and will be keen to add further to her tally here.
West City Crusaders vs Phoenix Futsal Club, Saturday 31 October, 5pm, PCYC Hawkesbury
Rounding off the weekend is West City Crusaders against Phoenix Futsal Club at PCYC Hawkesbury on Saturday night.
The Crusaders got a vital point in their 3-3 draw against SD Raiders Futsal in the Match of the Round last weekend.
This game represents a good opportunity for the hosts to get their first win of the FPL2 Open Womens competition.
The combination between Emily Fenn and Charlotte Owen will be keen to drive them forward towards three points.
Phoenix Futsal Club were beaten 9-1 against a rampant APIA FC Futsal team at Valentine Sports Park last weekend.
One positive for Phoenix Futsal Club is their only win of the season came on the road against Raiders Futsal Club back in Round 1.
Both Ashley Limnios and Teresa Morabito have been key contributors for the visitors this season and will be prominent on Saturday.
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)