Futsal Premier League Open Men’s Round 11 Review

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A taste of what’s to come? The Futsal Premier League Open Men competition saw some thrilling goal fueled action across Saturday afternoon. Let’s reflect on our round 11 action below.

Featured Match: Enfield Allstars 3-2 Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club

The makings of a rivalry? Enfield Allstars prevailed 3-2 over Eastern Suburbs Hakoah in the late game, Saturday evening.

In front of a cauldron like atmosphere at Morris Iemma Indoor SC, these two shared blows before hosts Enfield Allstars emerged victorious.

As you can imagine with both sides in the top four, this one started in frantic fashion with frequent chances at either end. Marko Filipovic had the Allstars first while Adam Paulsen hit the side netting at the other end.

Enfield Allstars opened the score in the 5th minute of action. Bruno Pivato exchanging passes with Shervin Adeli before finishing into the bottom right corner. Adeli’s one-touch assist was as classy as you would expect.

The Allstars were in control for this period of play but the visitors’ held things to one before releasing the pressure with chances of their own.

Equalizing five minutes later through Mitchell Lowe, Lowe scoring from a well-executed counter. Hakoah keeper Eliezer De Faria showed good awareness to spring the attack with a long throw which was flicked on by Adam Paulsen into Lowe’s path. 1-1

However, the visitors were playing with fire in possession with plenty of turnovers at the other end. Jonathan Lynch coming up with a crucial goal-line clearance from a Sebastian Boffa shot soon after.

Step up Shervin Adeli who first missed a penalty hitting the post before soon making amends for it.

A lovely touch with his back to goal setting up his goal after the quarter hour. A classy finish making it 2-1 to the Allstars. Bruno Pivato providing the assist.

The final stages saw Eastern Suburbs Hakoah mounting pressure on the Allstars goal with Allstars keeper Domenic Badolato standing tall to deny Cesar Perego and Samuel Tzanakes.

Their momentum continued into the second half with Emmanuel Tzanakes hitting the post before James Reed tested Badolato again.

Allstars responding on 24 minutes with a crossbar hit of their own, Luiz Lobo finding Bruno Pivato who headed onto the bar.

It was Hakoah who were mounting the more pressure though Lucas Vidal, Samuel Tzanakes and George Lethbridge all had chances in quick succession.

However, that would cost them a third on 33 minutes. A costly turnover with their keeper committed to the attack allowing Marko Filipovic to finish into an open net at the other end into an open net.

Hakoah weren’t going to give up, continuing to attack with intent. The reward falling to Samuel Tzanakes a few minutes later. Tzanakes finished on his second effort after a Badolato save.

They were unable to score another though, Samuel Tzanakes going close again hitting the post in the final stages.

Enfield Allstars would hold out though for the 3-2 victory however you get the sense if these two played 10 times, they would win 5 each.

Enfield Allstars 3 (Bruno Pivato 5’, Shervin Adeli 16’, Marko Filipovic 33’)

Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club 2 (Mitchell Lowe 11’, Samuel Tzanakes 36’)


Mascot Vipers 7-1 Dural Warriors

A pre-finals statement of intent? Mascot Vipers bounced back in style against Dural Warriors with a 7-1 victory.

Heading into the games after a couple of disappointing performances, Mascot Vipers turned in a professional performance in this one with Ethan De Melo and Yianni Platoniotis returning to the squad.

While the missing Daniel Fornito and Mikah Chilas allowed youngsters Hikun Nguyen and Cameron Duong to step up. Hikun Nguyen opening the score in the 11th minute.

Nguyen was joined by Yianni Plataniotis and Ethan De Melo on the scoresheet to give them a 3-0 halftime lead.

The Vipers continued to run away with the game in the second half with Ethan De Melo and Hikun Nguyen completing their braces joined by Thomas Quilligan and Nathan Niski on the scoresheet.

While Sasha Chilas and Dylan Niski both kept things tidy at the other end of the pitch, only Ahmed Sweedan found a way through in the final minute as Dural pushed to get back into the contest.

Mascot Vipers feature again in this review against Boomerangs FS (see below), while this was a blow to Dural Warriors finals hopes, they will look to bounce back next weekend against Mountain Majik.

Macarthur Quake Futsal 3-13 Mountain Majik Futsal Club

Speaking of messages to the competition. Mountain Majik scored a season high 13 goals to blow Macarthur Quake off the pitch in Sydney’s South-West.

Yeah, this was a touch watch if you are a Quake fan with a Mountain Majik side featuring six former faces running away with this one.

It didn’t always look like it was going to turn out this way with the hosts taking a 2-1 lead after ten minutes. Daniel Goni and Joshua Da Silva scored their goals. But that advantage was gone by half time with Anthony Haddad, Jordan Guerreiro and an own goal giving the Majik a 3-2 lead at the break.

The Majik’s numerical advantage paying off in the second half with Jordan Guerreiro adding another. Followed by goals to Jett Mccue-Shore, Alexander Vlismas, Robson De Souza, Jaidyn Dunn, Anthony Haddad and Nicholas Bakopoulos. Haddad scored a total of five goals overall in this one.

While Alexander Euripidou scored the sole Quake goal in the second half. Majik next face Dural Warriors next weekend while Quake host Boomerangs FS.

Boomerangs FS 3-3 UTS Northside Futsal Club

Boomerangs FS secured their first point in six games sharing the spoils with UTS Northside in a 3-3 draw at the Mpowerdome.

The first half in this one saw both teams take the lead at different points. UTS Northside carried the momentum from their long drive onto the pitch with a Kyle Devine goal early. Devine finishing from a wonderful assist from Nick Rainbird.

However, Boomerangs perhaps edged proceedings and went into the break with the lead courtesy of two goals for Elle Darwich.

Fatigue would play a factor here with UTS Northside wrestling back control with two goals. Kyle Devine scoring their second before Grant Lynch scored the third with a minute left.

There was to be another twist in the tail however with Elle Darwich equalizing late to cap off an impressive individual performance with a hat-trick. While both Rainbird’s stood out for the visitors.

Boomerangs made the trip up to Sydney for another game this weekend. While UTS Northside host Enfield Allstars next.

Mascot Vipers 8-1 Boomerangs FS

15 goals in two games! The goals continued to flow as Mascot Vipers secured a dominant victory over Boomerangs FS, Sunday afternoon in a round 1 catch up.

Restoring their position in 2nd place, the Vipers will look to carry the momentum into the double header weekend.

The Vipers were quick to get going in this one with six goals in the first half. Peter Politis scored a brace in the first six minutes before Nathan Niski and Hikun Nguyen joined in to make it 4-0 after ten minutes.

Mikah Chilas then capped off the first half scoring with a brace of his own before the half. While William Manalo scored at the other end.

Chilas went on to complete his hat-trick before the break with Ethan De Melo scoring the final goal in the rout.

While captian Sasha Chilas was not to be out done with several good saves in the second half. Mascot Vipers return to the Heffron Centre next weekend against Eastern Suburbs Hakoah. While Boomerangs take on Quake.

By Justin Smith