Futsal Premier League 2 Open Women’s Round 12 and 13 Previews

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Futsal Premier League 2 Open Womens competition heads into the double header weekend filled with a lot of questions to be answered. The biggest one being who will make up the top four and the eight games played across Saturday and Sunday will help with that. Let’s get onto the preview.

Round 12:

SD Raiders Futsal vs South Coast Taipans, Saturday 2 December, 3:20pm, Thomas Hassall Anglican College

SD Raiders Futsal welcome leaders South Coast Taipans to Thomas Hassall Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts were forced to share the points in their 2-2 draw against Phoenix Futsal Club down at The Centre – Dural.

There is a lot of talent in the SD Raiders Futsal side to push them forward and into the top four including Maritsa Tomayo and Abigail Boag.

They will hope to reverse the result from back in Round 5 where they lost 6-3 to the Taipans down at Illawarra Hockey Centre.

South Coast Taipans are still the pacesetters in the FPL2 Open Womens competition after their 4-2 win over Sydney Futsal Club.

Golden Boot leader Lulu Lozano had a pair of goals in the win which has taken her to 20 goals for the campaign thus far.

They are a well drilled team and will be a tough team for anyone to beat headed into the final series in December.

Sydney City Eagles vs Raiders Futsal Club, Saturday 2 December, 3:30pm, Morris Iemma Indoor SC

Sydney City Eagles take on Raiders Futsal Club for their game at Morris Iemma Indoor SC on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles will look to get back in the winner’s circle after their 9-5 loss to APIA FC Futsal at Valentine Sports Park.

They are looking to hold off the chasing pack for their fourth spot in the final three weeks of the FPL2 Open Womens season.

These two sides played out a 2-2 draw in their game back in Round 5 so both will be ready to take three points on Saturday.

Raiders Futsal Club helped their top four chances with a close 3-2 win against West City Crusaders last weekend.

They put together one of their best defensive performances in the previous game between the two and might need another solid game.

Helping to drive the Raiders Futsal Club performances has been Nicole Ossio who finds the back of the net regularly.

Sydney Futsal Club vs Phoenix Futsal Club, Saturday 2 December, 3:50pm, NC of Indigenous Excellence

Second place Sydney Futsal Club host Phoenix Futsal Club at NC of Indigenous Excellence on Saturday afternoon.

They will be keen to bounce back after their close 4-2 loss against leaders South Coast Taipans in the Match of the Round.

Sydney Futsal Club missed a chance to move back to the top in that game but hope to cement themselves in the top two.

The combination between Layla Hamdan and Abbey Harrison will be key towards them getting three points.

Phoenix Futsal Club got a point in their battling 2-2 draw against SD Raiders Futsal at The Centre – Dural last Saturday.

That result broke a long run for Phoenix Futsal Club who hope it might propel them towards some more positive results.

They will look towards Laura Wilson who scored both goals in the draw and she will be keen to find the back of the net again.

APIA FC Futsal vs West City Crusaders, Saturday 2 December, 4:50pm, Valentine Sports Park

Rounding off Saturday is APIA FC Futsal facing off against West City Crusaders at Valentine Sports Park in the afternoon.

APIA FC Futsal head into this game off a 9-5 win over Sydney City Eagles at Valentine Sports Park last weekend.

Lauren Featherstone led the way for APIA FC Futsal with her hat-trick in the win and look to add to her tally on Saturday.

They will want to add three points to secure their spot in the top three of the FPL2 Open Womens competition.

The Crusaders battled hard but fell to a 3-2 loss against Raiders Futsal Club at Thomas Hassall Anglican College.

The visitors will look to their top goal scorer in Emily Fenn to drive them forward and a possible upset against a top contender.

Another win might be enough for West City Crusaders to keep enough distance from the bottom of the ladder.

Round 13:

Sydney Futsal Club vs Sydney City Eagles, Sunday 3 December, 2:50pm, NC of Indigenous Excellence

Sydney Futsal Club host Sydney City Eagles in their game at NC of Indigenous Excellence on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts will be keen to hold onto their top spot with another solid performance and picking up three points at home.

Custodian Natalie Milenkovski made some key stops in Sydney Futsal Club’s last game and might need a repeat performance.

The Eagles hope to hold firm in the top four of the FPL2 Open Womens competition and hold off the chasing pack.

They will look towards the combination of Kelsea Nash and Sheiden Jabour to propel them forwards toward the result.

Raiders Futsal Club vs South Coast Taipans, Sunday 3 December, 3pm, Thomas Hassall Anglican College

Raiders Futsal Club take on leaders South Coast Taipans at Thomas Hassall Anglican College on Sunday afternoon.

They remain within striking distance of the top four and might have to win their last three games to make the top four.

Jessica Burke got a brace of goals in their win last weekend and will be keen to find the back of the net again at home.

The Taipans remain in pole position and on track to do the double in both FPL2 Open Mens and Open Womens competition.

South Coast Taipans have scored the most goals in the competition and aim to add to that further on Sunday afternoon.

West City Crusaders vs SD Raiders Futsal, Sunday 3 December, 3:50pm, PCYC Hawkesbury

West City Crusaders welcome SD Raiders Futsal to PCYC Hawkesbury in their game on Sunday afternoon.

The Crusaders had some joy last time in this fixture with a 3-3 draw in the Match of the Round back in October.

Charlotte Owen was on target in their last game and she will want to add to her three goals for the campaign.

SD Raiders Futsal remain on the outside of the top four and look to turn some of their recent draws into a win.

Jessica Neville has been part of the engine driving the SD Raiders Futsal side forward with her goals and work through the midfield.

APIA FC Futsal beat Phoenix Futsal Club 10-3 on the 19th November

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)