Futsal Premier League 2 Open Men’s Round 9 Review

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Round 9 was the weekend for the away teams as all four of them registered wins in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens competition. There were four games played across Saturday in the league which saw wins for SD Raiders Futsal, APIA FC Futsal, South Coast Taipans and Phoenix Futsal Club.

Let’s get onto the review.

Match of the Round: Sydney Futsal Club 2 defeated by SD Raiders Futsal 6

SD Raiders Futsal won 6-2 against Sydney Futsal Club at NC of Indigenous Excellence on Saturday afternoon.

Sydney Futsal Club will be disappointed to not back up their strong win from last weekend. Omid Mokhtar and Dion Kellis gave them the lead twice in the game before they were pegged back by the visitors.

For SD Raiders Futsal, it is back-to-back wins and firmly puts them in second spot on the FPL2 Open Mens ladder. The scoring was shared around between Ramiz Goria, Carl Skobla, Charles Abou Serhal, keeper Ryan Baldi and Matthew Barkho in the result.

The visitors were the first team to register a shot in the game. Charles Abou Serhal cut inside and fired an effort which was tipped over by Sydney Futsal Club’s Ata Hoveidaeifar.

Sydney Futsal Club went close to the opener themselves. Hoveidaeifar found Ryuki Hirota down the wing before he scooped over.

Both teams traded chances in an open first half. Omid Mokhtar had a free-kick blocked then Matias Paz flicked over for SD Raiders Futsal.

The hosts were the first team to find the back of the net. Mokhtar tapped home at the far post after some slick build up to make it 1-0.

They almost doubled their delight a minute later. Sydney Futsal Club countered down the field and Dilan Perez couldn’t sweep the ball home.

SD Raiders Futsal equalised in the 16th minute. Matthew Barkho rolled down the wing before he found Ramiz Goria to slam home for 1-1.

The visitors found the lead late in the first half. It was a shot from Goria which deflected off a defender and into the net for 2-1.

Sydney Futsal Club levelled the game just before the break. Dion Kellis dug the ball free then rolled it home for 2-2 in the 20th minute.

The game kept up the high pace just after half-time. Gustav Soerensen was denied by SD Raiders Futsal keeper Ryan Baldi.

Sydney Futsal Club surged forward to take the lead for a third time. Soerensen shot wide then Mokhtar rattled the bar with an effort.

SD Raiders Futsal were clinical in front of goal and made it 3-2. They worked the ball around before Carl Skobla fired home in the 30th minute.

The hosts were unlucky not to equalise again through Perez. He had a shot which hit both goal posts before it trickled out.

SD Raiders Futsal put the game to bed with three goals late in the contest. Abou Serhal volleyed home from superb work from Clay Tanti for 4-2.

Next, it was another keeper goal for Baldi. He was able to direct the ball into the net for 5-2 after Sydney Futsal Club went for the extra attacker.

Matthew Barkho put the icing on the cake for SD Raiders Futsal. He weaved through the defence and arrowed home for 6-2 in the 40th minute.


Saturday 11 November 2023

NC of Indigenous Excellence

Sydney Futsal Club 2 (Mokhtar ‘12 Kellis ‘20)

SD Raiders Futsal 6 (Goria ‘16 Skobla ‘30 Abou Serhal ‘34 Baldi ‘38 Barkho ‘40)

Sydney Futsal Club: 3. Ryuki Hirota, 4. Adin Scalone, 8. Dion Kellis, 9. Omid Mokhtar, 10. Dilan Perez, 13. Gustav Soerensen, 14. Lucas Bond, 21. Ata Hoveidaeifar, 22. Praneil Manandhar, 24. Dominic Ofria, 26. Alessio Cencigh, 27. James Tsokos, 41. Fabrizio Dardano, 45. Bruno Lariccia

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

SD Raiders Futsal: 1. Matias Paz, 6. Ramiz Goria, 8. Charles Abou Serhal, 10. Matthew Barkho, 11. Ryan Baldi, 17. Carl Skobla, 18. Ibrahim El Khoury, 21. Yousaf Amwar, 30. Phoenix Molloy, 44. Clay Tanti, 98. Peter Daniel

Yellow cards: Barkho

Red cards: nil


Raiders Futsal Club 1 defeated by APIA FC Futsal 6

APIA FC Futsal recorded a comfortable 6-1 win over Raiders Futsal Club at Thomas Hassall Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors held onto their third spot on the ladder with their fifth win of the season against the defending champions. Mark Symington scored first for APIA FC Futsal in the 10th minute then the hosts responded through Ryan Henderson a minute later. Symington doubled his delight to give APIA FC Futsal a 2-1 lead at the break.

APIA FC Futsal were firing on all cylinders in the second half to take home three points. Danny Martinez fired home in the 21st minute quickly followed by Dean Lockhart and Joshua Da Palma. Symington put the icing on the victory with his hat-trick and APIA FC Futsal’s sixth goal of the afternoon.

Sydney City Eagles 3 defeated by Phoenix Futsal Club 7

Phoenix Futsal Club beat Sydney City Eagles 7-3 in their game at Morris Iemma Indoor SC on Saturday night.

That was Phoenix Futsal Club’s second win of the season and it came in strong fashion. Jordan Smylie found the back of the net in the opening minute before Markos Galla equalised for the Eagles. Smylie completed a four-minute hat-trick to make it 3-1 for Phoenix Futsal Club. William Gafa pulled one back in the seventh minute in a dynamite opening ten minutes.

The Eagles equalised just after half-time through Leandro Carle for 3-3. From there, Phoenix Futsal Club rose to the occasion and took home three points. Richard Lee fired home twice while Smylie added fourth and Matthew Luttringer made it 7-3 in the 34th minute.

West City Crusaders 4 defeated by South Coast Taipans 8

South Coast Taipans won 8-4 against a dogged West City Crusaders side down at PCYC Hawkesbury on Saturday night.

The visitors remain on top of the FPL2 Open Mens ladder and are in what Bobby Mazevski described as “uncharted territory” after this win. Taipans opened the scoring through Jayden Makowski in the 10th minute before Jyden Harb made it 2-0 just before the break. Crusaders fired home a quickfire double from an own goal and Stuart Gosling to make it 2-2.

South Coast Taipans took control of the game in the second half. Matthew Jackson, Harb, Tyson Black and Adam Voloder all found the back of the net to make it 6-2. Gosling scored his second goal to pull one back then Matthew Mazevski fired home a seventh. Cody Waller and Kwadwo Boamah-Addai added late goals to round out the scoreline.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)