Futsal Premier League 2 Open Men’s Round 8 Preview
There is a logjam from second to fifth in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens competition which should be worked out in Round 8. We have four games of futsal action to enjoy across Saturday with points up for grabs.
Let’s get onto the preview.
SD Raiders Futsal vs Sydney City Eagles, Saturday 4 November, 3:30pm, Thomas Hassall Anglican College
SD Raiders Futsal welcome Sydney City Eagles for their game at Thomas Hassall Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.
They will be keen to bounce back after their 6-2 loss against Raiders Futsal Club in the Match of the Round last weekend.
Livewire attacker Franco Maya will miss the clash after his red card in the game against Raiders Futsal Club.
SD Raiders Futsal have plenty of talent to help push them forward including sharpshooter Dimi Petratos who has 12 goals thus far this season.
The Eagles battled hard before they fell to a 3-2 loss to leaders South Coast Taipans at Illawarra Hockey Centre last Saturday afternoon.
They will take heart from the performance and push forward against one of their fellow rivals for the FPL2 Open Mens top four.
Sydney City Eagles will be without influential attacker Robert Perre after his red card in the defeat to the Taipans.
APIA FC Futsal vs South Coast Taipans, Saturday 4 November, 6:30pm, Valentine Sports Park
APIA FC Futsal face off against leaders South Coast Taipans down at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday night.
The hosts head into this game in fine form after their 7-2 win against Sydney Futsal Club away from home last weekend.
Danny Martinez opened his FPL2 Open Mens account in style with four goals and will look to add further to his tally in this game.
APIA FC announced themselves with a strong performance against the Taipans back in Round 1 and aim to do similar on their home court Saturday.
South Coast Taipans remain at the top of the FPL2 Open Mens ladder after their 3-2 win against Sydney City Eagles last weekend.
This is a big two weeks for the Taipans who embark on two away games against a pair of tough opponents for the top four.
Matthew Mazevski led the way for the Taipans with a pair of goals in the win and he will aim to be on target again.
West City Crusaders vs Sydney Futsal Club, Saturday 4 November, 6:30pm, PCYC Hawkesbury
West City Crusaders host Sydney Futsal Club for their game down at PCYC Hawkesbury on Saturday night.
The Crusaders will be refreshed after the weekend off due to their clash against Phoenix Futsal Club was postponed to November.
They will want to bounce back after their Match of the Round defeat and continue their strong form at PCYC Hawkesbury.
The combination between Ryan Faulkner and Arsallan Mangal will be vital to their success in the second half of the season.
Sydney Futsal Club were beaten 7-2 by APIA FC Futsal in their game at NC of Indigenous Excellence last weekend.
Most of the damage was done after Bruno Lariccia was shown a red card and the key attacker will miss this trip to Windsor.
The visitors will look to goal scorer from last weekend Gustav Soerensen to propel them forward against the Crusaders.
Phoenix Futsal Club vs Raiders Futsal Club, Saturday 4 November, 6:40pm, The Centre – Dural
Finishing off the weekend is Phoenix Futsal Club taking on Raiders Futsal Club at The Centre – Dural on Saturday night.
The hosts had the weekend off before they played their catch-up game against Sydney City Eagles on Tuesday night where they lost 7-5.
Phoenix Futsal Club hope they turned the corner after their first win of the season against APIA FC Futsal back in Round 6.
Jordan Smylie returned to the pitch in style with a goal in that win and he will lead the line for Phoenix Futsal Club for the rest of the season.
Raiders Futsal Club head into this game after their 6-2 win against SD Raiders Futsal in the Match of the Round last weekend.
They joined the log jam of teams from second to fifth who are on 12 points and remain in the race for the FPL2 Open Mens top four.
The visitors have plenty of firepower up front but they also have one of the top custodians in Ibrahim Daniel in the net to keep their opponents at bay.
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)