Futsal Premier League 2 Open Men’s Round 11 Review
Round 11 in the Futsal Premier League 2 Open Mens competition featured some scintillating games of futsal across Saturday.
The four matches saw plenty of goals, drama and huge performances, which has become a feature of the season. Let’s get to the review.
Match of the Round: Sydney Futsal Club 2 defeated by South Coast Taipans 4
South Coast Taipans won 4-2 in a close game against Sydney Futsal Club at NC of Indigenous Excellence on Saturday night.
The Taipans inch closer to the title with their ninth game unbeaten against a dogged opposition. Tyson Black and Matthew Mazevski were at the double for the Taipans in the result who led 2-1 at the half-time break.
Sydney Futsal Club got off to the perfect start with Dion Kellis putting them ahead in the first minute before they were pegged back. They did get a late goal with Omid Mokhtar firing home on the extra man advantage.
Both Sydney Futsal Club and South Coast Taipans headed onto the pitch at NC of Indigenous Excellence looking to secure three points.
The hosts had the best start making it 1-0 in the first minute. Dion Kellis was able to roll home for Sydney Futsal Club.
South Coast Taipans started to get into their rhythm and tested Ata Hoveidaeifar with a few shots but the custodian was up to the task.
The pressure continued to build for the visitors. Rick Goodchild rattled the base of the post before Jay De Gouveia slashed wide.
Both Goodchild and Jyden Harb went close to equalising for the Taipans. They were denied by two superb stops from Hoveidaeifar.
The Taipans did find a way past Sydney Futsal Club eventually. Hoveidaeifar had to go off for injury which meant Fabrizio Dardani entered the game.
It was a bit unlucky for Dardani. Tyson Black unfurled a shot which hit the left post, hit Dardani then rolled into the net for 1-1.
Sydney Futsal Club had a chance to go back ahead before the break. Omid Mokhtar tried to curl a free-kick into the net but it whistled wide.
South Coast Taipans look a lead going into the break thanks to Matthew Mazevski. He produced a determined effort to dig out the chance and make it 2-1.
Coming out of the break, the Taipans felt just fine. They continued to pile up the shots through Cody Waller and Levi Martins.
The hosts continued to work towards an equaliser. Mokhtar again was at the central of the action and was denied by Taipans keeper Brandon Groom.
Taipans wanted to add further to their lead and went close. Waller had a free kick blocked then Goodchild hit another post.
There were a pair of big chances for James Tsokos to equalise. He was firstly denied on the break then fired one wide of the post.
Taipans absorbed the pressure and made it 3-1. Black found some space and arrowed into the bottom corner in the 35th minute.
Sydney Futsal Club went for the extra attacker to get back into the game. Their best chance fell to Adin Scalone who fizzed wide.
The visitors took advantage and took a three-goal advantage. Mazevski weaved past the defence and rolled home for 4-1.
There was a late consolation goal for Sydney Futsal Club through Mokhtar. He was on as the extra attacker and fired home for 4-2.
Saturday 25 November 2023
NC of Indigenous Excellence
Sydney Futsal Club 2 (Kellis ‘1 Mokhtar ‘39)
South Coast Taipans 4 (Black ‘8 ‘34 Mazevski ‘19 ‘37)
Sydney Futsal Club: 2. Antonio Ruso Gomez, 3. Ryuki Hirota, 4. Adin Scalone, 8. Dion Kellis, 9. Omid Mokhtar, 10. Dilan Perez, 13. Gustav Soerensen, 14. Lucas Bond, 21. Ata Hoveidaeifar, 27. James Tsokos, 41. Fabrizio Dardani, 45. Bruno Lariccia
Yellow cards: Mokhtar
Red cards: nil
South Coast Taipans: 1. Brandon Groom, 2. Riley Nicholl, 4. Tyson Black, 5. Matthew Mazevski, 7. Cody Waller, 8. Rick Goodchild, 16. Daniel Merola, 17. Jyden Harb, 18. Levi Martins, 19. Jay De Gouveia
Yellow cards: Mazevski
Red cards: nil
APIA FC Futsal 7 defeated Sydney City Eagles 2
APIA FC Futsal were comfortable 7-2 winners against Sydney City Eagles at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday night.
The win is a big bounce back for APIA FC Futsal after their loss last weekend. They were made it work for the three points after the first half ended 1-1. John Morabito put the Eagles ahead in the 17th minute before Luiz Claudio Dos Santos Pereira Filho tied it up in the 19th minute.
APIA FC Futsal shifted into another gear in the second half. Christian Dos Santos made it 2-1 in the 24th minute then Shaun Irwin added the third in the same minute. Mustafa El Elbrizi brought them back to 3-2 with ten minutes to go.
The hosts kept pushing forward and ended up winning 7-2. Dos Santos completed his hat-trick quickly followed by Filho getting his second goal. Kleber Capelozzi rounded out the win with a goal in the 39th minute.
Phoenix Futsal Club 5 drew with SD Raiders Futsal 5
Points were shared between Phoenix Futsal Club and SD Raiders Futsal in a 5-5 draw at The Centre – Dural on Saturday night.
It is a big point for Phoenix Futsal Club who moved off the bottom of the FPL2 Open Mens ladder after a thrilling encounter. Clay Tanti opened the scoring for SD Raiders Futsal in the 6th minute before Maisam Awaz equalised for the hosts.
The first half continued to be a thrill, a minute between the sides. Simon Nicholas and Franco Maya made it 3-1 for SD Raiders Futsal before Matthew Luttringer and Jay Azzopardi once again levelled up. A late Matthew Barkho goal had the visitors up 4-3 at the break.
Compared to the seven goal first, the second was a tighter encounter. Both goals came in the final two minutes of the contest. SD Raiders Futsal made it 5-3 through Barkho with his second goal before a late goal from Phoenix keeper James Brunacci gave the hosts a chance.
Raiders Futsal Club 5 defeated West City Crusaders 3
Raiders Futsal Club were 5-3 winners against West City Crusaders at Thomas Hassall Anglican College on Saturday night.
The hosts move back into the FPL2 Open Mens top four with their seventh win of the campaign. They had to work for the three points coming back from a half-time deficit. Tomas Medimurac led the way for Raiders Futsal Club with a hat-trick while Slaven Ljuboja scored twice.
The loss is a big blow for West City Crusaders in their chase for a top four spot. Their goals came from Kwadwo Boamah-Addai who got a pair while Kurt Elborough continued his strong form with another goal. They also lost Tobias Elliot-Orr to a red card.
By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)