Futsal Premier League Open Women’s Round 7 Review
Thirty four goals in six games, the Futsal Premier League Open Women competition was at it’s entertaining best as we reach the halfway point of the regular season.
Four sides had a double header weekend so there was plenty of movement in the standings.
Dural Warriors 3-3 Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club
Dural Warriors and Eastern Suburbs Hakoah couldn’t be separated in a high scoring game at the Centre, Saturday afternoon.
In reality, this could have been a lot worse for the hosts who were outplayed by their visitors. Sarah Easthope’s performance described as “out of this world” in the Dural Warriors goal to win them a point. While Emma Hurley, Charlotte-Paige Jonsson and Lauren Twycross all found the back of the net.
As you would assume based on that, Hakoah were left frustrated more than anything. One of their best performances this season, they held a 3-2 lead up until the 36th minute. Tamires Souza, Zoe Anderson and Gisella Pipino all impressing on the pitch. Zoe Anderson and Aurelia Collins mentioned as standouts in this one.
Dural Warriors hosted Enfield Allstars again on Sunday (report below) while Eastern Suburbs Hakoah end the first half of the season in sixth position, they host Mountain Majik next weekend.
Mascot Vipers 3-5 Macarthur Quake Futsal
Macarthur Quake were inspired securing a 5-3 win over Mascot Vipers at the Heffron Centre.
Mascot took a lead in this one early, Hannah Charak opening the scoring in the 17th minute perhaps against the run of play to take us to a 1-0 scoreline in favour of the hosts at half time. Both keepers keeping the score low leading into the break.
The second half was a different story however with goals flowing at either end. The two sides exchanging a goal each in the early stages of the half. Maddie Malone at one end, Sarah Moore at the other.
Before Alvina Khoshaba broke the exchange of goals with two goals in the space of five minutes to put the Quake 3-2 up around the half hour.
It was a hard-fought game with Mascot Vipers scoring their third three minutes later. Trudy Camilleri showing some trademark individual brilliance to equalise it at 3-3.
Step up Maddie Malone once again to score the crucial goal after a tough week for her and the Quake family. Or as Mel Keith put it, “angels were watching for sure.”
Sophia Brokenshire adding the cherry on top with their fifth goal to make it 5-3 Quake at full time. A remarkable effort indeed!
Mountain Majik Futsal Club 3-2 UTS Northside Futsal Club
Opening a gap at the top of the table, Mountain Majik scored a narrow victory over UTS Northside at home, Saturday evening.
It’s been a positive first half of the season for the Mountain Majik who have secured five victories in seven games. Ella Buchanan one of the best on the pitch in this one, joined by Clare Holder who also scored a brace.
It could have been so different though with UTS Northside holding a half time lead. They are once again in action against Macarthur Quake this weekend (report below).
Mountain Majik coach Julain Lam summed this one up best as a game of two halves. UTS Northside doing really well in the first half with Halle Smit opening the scoring before Chelsea Burton doubled their advantage to take it to a 2-0 half time scoreline.
However, some clever tactical changes saw the Mountain Majik take control in the second half with Ella Buchanan scoring their first before a Clare Holder brace. While Olivia Schembri was also impressive keeping her side ticking over throughout the comeback victory.
Enfield Allstars 1-2 Boomerangs FS
Boomerangs FS secured a rare away 2-1 victory over Enfield Allstars in a fixture which had implications in the club championship.
Scoring twice in the final five minutes, the Boomerangs showed plenty of character in this performance to pick up their second victory of the season. Three points a just reward for some positive performances in recent weeks.
The first half however saw the hosts on top. Enfield Allstars using their physicality to their advantage with Erin Jones giving them a halftime lead whilst testing the Boomerangs defense on multiple occasions in the opening half hour.
As so often happens in this great game of ours, the Boomerangs were able to change the momentum after that point with Elke Aitolu scoring seconds after a second yellow was shown to the Allstars.
Aitolu scoring the winner two minutes later after Stella and Natalie De Marco combined in the lead up. The victory secured inside the final stages with Jess Giovinazzo saving a ten-metre penalty.
UTS Northside Futsal Club 5-1 Macarthur Quake Futsal
UTS Northside bounced back from their Saturday defeat in style scoring five against Macarthur Quake at Valentine Sports Park.
Recapturing second place on the ladder, they scored two goals in the second minute which set them up nicely for victory before carrying on to claim the points. Halle Smit opening the scoring for the home side before Daisy Arrowsmith, Grace Arnold with a brace and Jenny Hill all found the net either side of the break.
After a heroic effort the night before, Macarthur Quake couldn’t quite back it up on this occasion. Eliza Pereira scored their goal to half the deficit ten minutes into the first half, but they couldn’t quite peg it back.
They two sides will meet again in round eight action next weekend.
Dural Warriors 4-2 Enfield Allstars
Dural Warriors came from behind in a game where all six goals came in the second half walking away with a 4-2 victory over Enfield Allstars.
The game started with Enfield shot stopper Issabella Coelho pulling a rabbit out of the hat to deny Emma Hurley who looked to open the scoring for the hosts.
Indeed, the keepers were the ones to earn the plaudits in the opening half with Coelho and Sarah Easthope showcasing their stuff.
Something had to give however, this is futsal after all and Enfield Allstars came out the better of the two sides scoring two goals in the first five of the second half. Mona Walker scoring the first with a powerful strike off the crossbar before Jordan Jasnos added their second.
However, that seemed to wake up the hosts who scored four unanswered goals from there forward. Kayla Osborn scoring the first three of those before Emma Hurley scored their fourth for the 4-2 final score.
By Justin Smith