Futsal Premier League 2 Open Women’s Round 11 Preview
Round 11 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Women’s competition is another blockbuster edition which might help decide the location of the Premiership. There are also some important games to help shake out the rest of the top four.
Let’s get onto the preview.
Raiders Futsal Club vs West City Crusaders, Saturday 25 November, 3pm, Thomas Hassall Anglican College
Raiders Futsal Club host West City Crusaders down at Thomas Hassall Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.
They will be keen to get back in the winner’s circle after their 6-2 loss to Sydney Futsal Club last Sunday afternoon.
Their leading scorer Nicole Ossio was on target again in the loss and she will hope to find the back of the net again at home.
Raiders Futsal Club need three points in this game to maintain their chase for a top four spot in the FPL2 Open Women’s competition.
The Crusaders went down in a close 5-4 loss to fourth place Sydney City Eagles at PCYC Hawkesbury last weekend.
The visitors have shown despite being seventh on the ladder they can challenge any team when they step on the pitch.
Paris Vinuya returned to the scoresheet in the loss and she will want to add to her five goals for the season.
Sydney Futsal Club vs South Coast Taipans, Saturday 25 November, 3:50pm, NC of Indigenous Excellence
Sydney Futsal Club take on leaders South Coast Taipans at NC of Indigenous Excellence on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts warmed up for this game with a 6-2 win over Raiders Futsal Club on their home pitch last weekend.
This is their big chance to jump back on top of the FPL2 Open Women’s ladder after holding it for several weeks.
Sydney Futsal Club has been a strong team across the season and much of that is down to the work of Leila Szczepanik up front.
South Coast Taipans were in fine goal scoring form in their 12-3 win over Phoenix Futsal Club in their last home game of the season.
Three points in this game will take the Taipans a long way to securing the top spot in the competition before the final round.
The Taipans were handed one of their two losses against this opposition and hope to avenge that on Saturday.
Phoenix Futsal Club vs SD Raiders Futsal, Saturday 25 November, 4:20pm, The Centre – Dural
Phoenix Futsal Club face off against SD Raiders Futsal down at The Centre – Dural on Saturday afternoon.
They will be glad to be back at their home pitch after losing to South Coast Taipans down at Illawarra Hockey Centre.
One bright spot for Phoenix Futsal Club has been the goal scoring of Laura Wilson who has nine goals thus far this campaign.
Phoenix Futsal Club hope to play spoiler for the last three weekends of the season and move off the bottom of the ladder.
SD Raiders Futsal extended their unbeaten run to five games after their 4-2 win over APIA FC Futsal last weekend.
Despite that win streak, SD Raiders Futsal remains in fifth spot on the ladder and outside the finals spots headed into this game.
They will look to Rojin Polat and Abigail Boag to push them forward and hopefully jump in the top four on Saturday afternoon.
APIA FC Futsal vs Sydney City Eagles, Saturday 25 November, 4:50pm, Valentine Sports Park
APIA FC Futsal welcomes Sydney City Eagles to Valentine Sports Park for their game on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts had a mixed weekend losing in the Match of the Round before beating Phoenix Futsal Club 10-3 on Sunday.
They hope to avenge their 6-1 loss to the Eagles back in Round 4 and consolidate their spot in the FPL2 Open Women’s top four.
Taina Almeida Silva was in solid form last weekend with five goals and will lead the way for APIA FC Futsal again.
Sydney City Eagles triumphed in a tight tussle 5-4 against West City Crusaders at PCYC Hawkesbury last Saturday night.
The Eagles put one of their best performances in against APIA FC Futsal back in Round 4 and hope to repeat the dose.
The combination between Kelsea Nash and Sofia Sollecito will be vital to them taking home three points in this clash.
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)