Futsal Premier League Open Women’s Round 11 Preview

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After nearly a full set of draws last weekend, our Futsal Premier League Open Women teams will be looking to go one better in their round 11 fixtures.

A lot to look forward to, let’s preview the weekend ahead!

Mascot Vipers v Dural Warriors; Saturday 25 November, 3:50pm, Heffron Centre

Third plays fifth as Dural Warriors travel east to take on Mascot Vipers at the Heffron Centre, Saturday afternoon.

Both sides come into this one on the back of a draw last weekend with Mascot Vipers holding a five-point advantage over Dural Warriors coming into this one.

Probably the pick of the weekend’s action, Mascot Vipers will be keen to return to the top four with a victory here. They have a double slate this weekend, so a result here is important as they try to keep pace.

Last weekend, they were involved in a thrilling 4-4 draw with Mountain Majik away from home. Hannah Charak led the Vipers attack in that one with a brace in a hardworking performance, so she is our player to watch ahead of this one.

The Dural Warriors are a tough proposition though. With only one defeat this season so far, they sit in third in the standings with five victories and four draws.

Last weekend, they came from behind in the second half to gain a point against UTS Northside. Noted as a fair result post-game, Rachel Perrins and Kayla Osborn both found the back of the net in a game of two halves.

Macarthur Quake Futsal v Mountain Majik Futsal Club; Saturday 25 November, 3:50pm, Minto Indoor Sports Centre

Another top four battle awaits us as Macarthur Quake host Mountain Majik in Sydney’s south-west.

The hosts Macarthur Quake will know they need to step things up against our competition leaders if they are to get reward here.

Yes, it’s been an inconsistent run of form in recent times for Mel Keith’s side. They have won two, drawn two and lost one in their last five but a run of home games to finish the season could change their fortunes.

Last weekend, they were held to a point by Enfield Allstars away from home. Linda Dudek their best on the night with a brace to double her season tally.

It will be a tough ask though against Mountain Majik who stretched their unbeaten run to five games last weekend. With a two-point gap at the top of the table, they look destined for a semi-finals spot in 2023.

Last weekend, they drew with Mascot Vipers in our featured match. Coming from behind on more than one occasion, they showed plenty of fight. All three goal scorers in Clare Holder, Pene Bonovas and Ella Buchanan were impressive particularly in transition.

Boomerangs FS v UTS Northside Futsal Club; Saturday 25 November, 3:50pm, Mpowerdome

Boomerangs will be chasing their third victory of the season when they host second placed UTS Northside at the Mpowerdome.

A chance to go top for the visitors or the upset of the season if it goes the other way, there is plenty to play for in this one.

Although they are just about out of the finals race, Boomerangs FS will still be chasing valuable points in the club championship here. Winning just one of their five home games this season, they’ll need to turn their home fortunes around.

Last weekend, they were edged out by Eastern Suburbs Hakoah away from home. The highlight of that one being Dianne Wilson’s fourth goal of the season which equalled the scores before they conceded late.

They come up against the best defense in the league in UTS Northside. Conceding just 14 goals in their ten games so far, they are comfortably the hardest side to break down in the competition.

Last weekend was a disappointing one however in which they saw a two-goal lead slip from their grasp. Halle Smit and Emily Bastow the scorers in that one in a game which saw Daisy Arrowsmith return after a week away.

Enfield Allstars v Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club; Saturday 25 November, 5:20pm, Morris Iemma Indoor SC

It’s a must win for Eastern Suburbs Hakoah if they want to hold semifinals ambitions when they visit Enfield Allstars.

A clash that looks more straightforward on paper than in reality, they will need to overcome an improving Enfield Allstars side away from home.

Securing their second point of the season, Enfield Allstars got some reward for their recent improvements last weekend, and they’ll be looking to go one better with their first victory here.

Against the Quake, they were very close to a victory scoring twice in the second half to take a late lead before conceding late. Estelle Fragale singled out as their best on the pitch. Could this be the weekend they secure a long-awaited victory?

Relief is the word that comes to mind regarding Eastern Suburbs Hakoah last weekend. A frustrating set of results saw them drop off in the top four race, but they could keep their hopes alive here.

Back to last weekend and they got the better of Boomerangs at home. Claudia Valletta their best on the field while some depth in the squad provided a welcome change for George Lethbridge’s side.

R1 Catch up: Mascot Vipers v Boomerangs FS; Sunday 26 November, 3:50pm, PCYC Hawkesbury

By Justin Smith