Futsal Premier League Open Women’s Round 9 Review

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Goals flew in throughout week nine of the Futsal Premier League Open Women competition with a total of 35 coming in five fixtures.

A switch of fourth and fifth place was probably the most notable revelation this weekend, while our top two in UTS Northside and Mountain Majik prevailed in their fixtures.

Mountain Majik Futsal Club 6-3 Enfield Allstars

Top of the table and feeling fine, Mountain Majik picked up their fourth straight victory overcoming Enfield Allstars 6-3 at Penrith Valley Regional SC.

Quickly becoming a question of who is going to stop them? It’s a fourth straight victory for Mountain Majik who have a two-point advantage at the top of the table.

Enfield Allstars did well to push them in this one however, keeping themselves in it particularly in the opening half.

The first half saw the Majik come from behind before finishing the job after the break. Renee Houliaras broke the deadlock for the visitors in the third minute before Clare Holder scored the equalizer and Olivia Schembri the go ahead.

Majik scored a further three goals without response in the ten minutes after the break. Pene Bonovas, Ella Buchanan and Holder scored those goals. Clare Holder then went on to complete her hat-trick later in the half to make it 6-3. Llara Llorente picking up a brace at the other end.

Majik host Mascot Vipers in an important fixture next weekend, while Enfield Allstars take on Macarthur Quake.

Mascot Vipers 0-2 UTS Northside Futsal Club

Biggest victory of their season? UTS Northside secured a priceless 2-0 victory over Mascot Vipers away from home.

Despite missing Daisy Arrowsmith in this one, UTS Northside stepped up keeping a rare clean sheet before Tess Olsen scored twice in the last three minutes for the win.

Mascot Vipers on the other hand are just struggling to string results together falling to their second loss in three weeks in this one. A clash against Mountain Majik next weekend looks like an important one in the context of their season.

Coming into this one UTS Northside knew they had to step up defensively after their first meeting and they managed to do just that in a fantastic performance. Samantha Fulwood once again stepped up to meet the challenge in goal while Tess Olsen stepped up in attack scoring two fantastic goals in the final three minutes.

Mascot Vipers face Mountain Majik next weekend, while UTS Northside take on Dural Warriors in round 10 action.

Dural Warriors 3-3 Boomerangs FS

Boomerangs FS held third placed Dural Warriors to a 3-3 draw in the first of two games between the two this weekend.

A game where both sides could have realistically walked away with three points, the result probably favored the visitors more than the hosts on this occasion. Boomerangs securing their second result on the road this season.

Whereas Dural Warriors kept their unbeaten streak going, their last defeat all the way back in round four.

This one played out with Boomerangs in control of proceedings in the first half before Dural Warriors hit back after the break.

In saying that, Dural Warriors took the lead in the 5th minute through Charlotte-Paige Jonsson. Boomerangs perhaps using that as motivation with Olivia Gurney opening their account before Stella De Marco gave them a 2-1 lead into the break. Boomerangs put their hosts under plenty of pressure during this period.

Against a well-organized Boomerangs defense, the Warriors were finally rewarded for their patience before the half hour through Rachel Perrins who equalized things at 2-2. Perrins scoring a go ahead just a minute later from a set piece which was squared to her.

Boomerangs equalizing in the final five minutes through Olivia Gurney to secure them a point, a fair result after an entertaining fixture.

Macarthur Quake Futsal 7-4 Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club

Macarthur Quake proved just a bit too good for Eastern Suburbs Hakoah to finish our round nine action this weekend.

Returning to the top four with the win, Macarthur Quake built a lead for themselves before holding on in a physical battle in the second half.

Things just aren’t going Hakoah’s way currently, next weekend’s fixture against Boomerangs is a big one for the club.

Overall, Mel Keith’s side did a good job at keeping their opponents at arm’s length in this one, scoring four goals in the opening ten minutes. Helena Halios-Lewis punished an early mistake before Libby Morris doubled their advantage with an own goal and Eliza Pereira extending the lead to four.

However, Hakoah were to bounce back led by Gisella Pipino. Pipino leading her team back into it with a brace on the night while assisting goals to Keira Danes and Zoe Anderson.

Further goals to Alvina Khoshaba (with a brace) and Libby Morris completing the full time scoreline of 7-4. While Sophia Brokenshire saw a red card in the competitive dying stages.

Macarthur Quake take on Enfield Allstars next weekend while Eastern Suburbs Hakoah host Boomerangs FS.

Boomerangs FS 3-4 Dural Warriors

The youth are alright! Dural Warriors secured bragging rights over Boomerangs FS in the second game of their double header this weekend.

Relying on their young players in this one, they scored four goals in a high scoring second half to secure the victory. Charlotte-Paige Jonsson scoring a brace before the half hour joined by Rubi Sullivan and Bianca Dobson.

Only one goal separating the two over their two fixtures, it couldn’t have been much closer. Boomerangs took the lead in both but only walk away with one point, Sharon Chao scoring their first before Stefanie Lejins scored a second half brace.

By Justin Smith