Futsal Premier League Open Women’s Round 8 Review
All top four sides in the Futsal Premier League Open Women competition claimed round eight victories in round eight action.
A marker for the teams below to respond too, the competition remains tight with six rounds remaining.
Boomerangs FS 2-4 Mascot Vipers
Mascot Vipers took home a much needed three points from their trip to the nation’s capital edging out Boomerangs FS 4-2.
Sitting outside the top four before the weekend, they overtook Macarthur Quake with the result with a game in hand. While Boomerangs remain in 7th with six points from as many fixtures ahead of a double header next weekend.
With the game in the balance for a lot of the second half, two clinical finishes from Trudy Camilleri proved the decisive difference late on. Those two goals were complemented by two earlier goals from Demi Koulizakis. Club president Zvi Bendavid noting how proud he was of the undermanned Vipers giving a special mention to Maryam Mostaghimi post-game who led the way to victory.
Contrastly, it was a sense of déjà vu for the Boomerangs. Like previous weeks, they had their chances to take this out but couldn’t capitalize. Rachel Corbett and Olivia Gurney scoring a goal in the early stages of both halves.
They face Dural Warriors home and away next weekend, while Mascot Vipers return home to host UTS Northside.
Macarthur Quake Futsal 0-6 UTS Northside Futsal Club
Futsal can be a funny game sometimes… an Emily Bastow led UTS Northside side secured a six-goal victory over Macarthur Quake.
If you are willing to take a closer look at the fixture however, you will discover that this one could’ve been a lot closer with both sides missing countless opportunities. Emily Bastow scoring an important hat-trick in the victory.
The first half of this one saw just the two goals with Emily Bastow scoring them both in the 3rd and 15th minute respectively. The second half opening up at either end of the pitch, but it was the visitors taking their chances. Grace Arnold scoring their third just after the half hour before Emily Bastow completed her hattrick a minute later.
Despite this, Macarthur Quake were creating plenty of chances just unable to get it past Samantha Fulwood in the Northside goal who impressed once again, a common theme in their season so far.
Halle Smit and Jenny Hill adding two more goals in the final stages to take it to 6-0, the Quake employing a powerplay at this point.
Macarthur Quake will take some positives from their performance heading into a clash with Eastern Suburbs Hakoah next weekend. While UTS Northside visit Mascot Vipers next, we’re looking forward to that one.
Eastern Suburbs Hakoah 3-7 Mountain Majik Futsal Club
Mountain Majik extended the woes of Eastern Suburbs Hakoah with a 7-3 victory away from home, Saturday afternoon.
No surprise in this one, the Majik proved a bit too strong for their hosts, making it three victories in a row. While Eastern Suburbs Hakoah are in the middle of a tough spell gaining just the one point from four fixtures now.
Up against a pressing Hakoah side, the Majik did well to weather the early pressure before finding two goals at the other end through Clare Holder and Pene Bonovas.
The home side doing well to keep themselves in it in the later stages of the half with goals to Kiara Holyoake-Caceda and Gisella Pipino. While Clare Holder scored at the other end to take us to half time at 3-2 for the visitors.
Another goal for the Majik early in the second half setting the tone from there with Clare Holder adding another two goals to her account while Olivia Schembri added a brace. Tamires Souza scoring at the other end before being red carded late.
Eastern Suburbs Hakoah take on Macarthur Quake away from home next weekend, while Mountain Majik host Enfield Allstars in a top v bottom clash.
Enfield Allstars 2-4 Dural Warriors
New weekend, same result! Dural Warriors claimed a 4-2 victory over Enfield Allstars at Morris Iemma Indoor SC in the late kick off.
One of the best performances from the Dural Warriors this season, they held on to a two-goal half time lead to see things through. The result leaving Enfield Allstars still chasing their first win of the campaign.
Dural Warriors needed to step up against a much-improved Enfield Allstars team, and coach Rob Varela credited as their best performance of the season so far. Leading the way for them was fourteen-year-old Rubi Sullivan who opened the scoring in a fantastic game overall. Sullivan joined by Emma Hurley and Rachel Perrins as goal scorers on the night.
Enfield Allstars did give them a scare twice in the second half however. Cutting the deficit to one on both occasions, Daniella Mandile and Renee Houliaras found the back of the net with a couple of new faces coming into the side.
Enfield Allstars face Mountain Majik next weekend while Dural Warriors have a home and away clash against Boomerangs FS.
By Justin Smith