Futsal Premier League 2 Open Women’s Round 9 Preview

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Round 9 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens competition offers up some intriguing matchups across Saturday evening. The four games will be important to seeing who is challenging for the top four later in the season. Let’s get onto the preview.

Sydney Futsal Club vs SD Raiders Futsal, Saturday 11 November, 3pm, NC of Indigenous Excellence

Leaders Sydney Futsal Club host SD Raiders Futsal at NC of Indigenous Excellence on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts come into this game after being held to a 4-4 draw against West City Crusaders away from home last weekend.

Sydney Futsal Club remains on top of the FPL2 Open Womens after that draw and look to hold their position after the weekend.

They will look towards Liana Calabro who scored a brace in that game to repeat the dose against SD Raiders Futsal.

SD Raiders Futsal were also involved in a 4-4 draw last weekend against Sydney City Eagles on their home pitch.

Rojin Polat made her season debut with a goal in that result and she will be keen to add further to her goal tally.

The visitors remain three points outside the top four and three points on Saturday could propel them closer to finals football.

Raiders Futsal Club vs APIA FC Futsal, Saturday 11 November, 3pm, Thomas Hassall Anglican College

Raiders Futsal Club take on APIA FC Futsal in their game at Thomas Hassall Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

Raiders Futsal Club got back on track with a comfortable 7-0 win against Phoenix Futsal Club at The Centre – Dural last weekend.

The hosts will want to avenge their Round 2 loss to APIA FC Futsal in this game and ignite their top four hopes again.

Nicole Ossio led the way for Raiders Futsal Club with a hat-trick last weekend bringing her season total to eight goals for the campaign.

APIA FC Futsal weren’t at their best in their 9-1 defeat to a rampaging South Coast Taipans in the Match of the Round last week.

They will hope to get some troops back for their trip to Thomas Hassall Anglican College and cement third spot on the ladder.

One bright side in the loss was Lauren Featherstone. She scored the only goal and is a pivotal part of their line-up.

West City Crusaders vs South Coast Taipans, Saturday 11 November, 5pm, PCYC Hawkesbury

West City Crusaders welcome the inform South Coast Taipans to PCYC Hawkesbury for their game on Saturday night.

The Crusaders dug deep to get themselves a point in a 4-4 draw against leaders Sydney Futsal Club last weekend.

They will be buoyed by that point and can use that as a building block to make a late charge towards the top four.

Emily Fenn is the Crusaders leading scorer thus far with six goals and she will be keen to add to her tally on Saturday.

South Coast Taipans ran rampant in their 9-1 win over APIA FC Futsal in the Match of the Round last weekend.

Their fourth straight win has them within one point of top spot and they hope to keep that momentum going away from home.

Bronte Trew scored twice in the huge win and she will be keen to add further to her 10 goals for the season in this game.

Sydney City Eagles vs Phoenix Futsal Club, Saturday 11 November, 5:10pm, Morris Iemma Indoor SC

Rounding off the weekend is Sydney City Eagles facing Phoenix Futsal Club at Morris Iemma Indoor SC on Saturday night.

The Eagles battled hard to get themselves a 4-4 draw against SD Raiders Futsal at Thomas Hassall Anglican College.

They will be missing one of their key contributors in Jorja Smith after her red card in the first half against SD Raiders Futsal.

There is plenty of firepower in the Eagles line-up including Tania Baban and Jamaica Marshall who found the back of the net last weekend.

Phoenix Futsal Club will look to bounce back after their 7-0 loss to Raiders Futsal Club at The Centre – Dural last weekend.

It has been a tough year for Phoenix Futsal Club but a win on the weekend could see them rise off the bottom of the FPL2 Open Womens ladder.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)