Futsal Premier League 2 Open Men’s Round 12 and 13 Reviews

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There is time to catch your breath after an exciting Round 12 and 13 in the Futsal Premier League Open Mens competition which saw five of the eight games have teams score double digits.

Three of the four spots in the top four have been confirmed after the weekend of games.

Let’s get onto the review.

Round 12

Match of the Round: APIA FC Futsal 7 defeated by West City Crusaders 12

West City Crusaders won 12-7 in a high scoring affair in their game at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday night.

The Crusaders cruised into a 6-1 lead before they were pegged back then piled in the goals in the second half. Ryan Faulkner led the way with give goals while Kurt Elborough netted twice. Kwadwo Boamah-Addai, Alexander Murrell, Benjamin Lam, Stuart Gosling and an own goal rounded it off.

APIA FC Futsal will rue a missed chance to consolidate their spot in the top four. Guilherme Mazurkiewicz Pansonato scored four goals alongside one goal from Danny Martinez, Dean Lockhart and Mark Symington.

The game was billed as a top four decider and it entertained in the same fashion. Crusaders scored in the first minute through Kwadwo Boamah-Addai to make it 1-0.

APIA FC Futsal almost had an instant response. Mark Symington wriggled free and whacked his shot against the post.

West City Crusaders quickly made it 2-0 through Alexander Murrell. He unleashed a shot through a crowd of players which found the back of the net.

The hosts responded with a goal to bring it back to 2-1. Guilherme Mazurkiewicz Pansonato rocketed a shot into the bottom corner in the third minute.

It continued to rain goals as Crusaders made it 3-1 in the fifth minute. Arsallan Mangal and Ryan Faulkner combined for the latter to tap home.

That goal set off a chain of events which saw Crusaders make it 6-1 in a flash. It started with an own goal for the fourth then Benjamin Lam and Kurt Elborough chipped in.

APIA FC Futsal went close to pulling a goal back through Danny Martinez. He strode through on goal and was denied by Crusaders custodian Shane Watson.

They weren’t disheartened by that and got back into the game. APIA FC Futsal scored five goals quickly as it went to 6-6 at the break.

Martinez made up for his earlier effort and poked home for 6-2. It was followed by Dean Lockhart adding the third in the 15th minute.

Pansonato fired home a quickfire hat-trick which brought the game level. He scored a cut back, arrowed home then dinked it over Watson for his three goals.

Both teams ended the half with hitting the woodwork. Faulkner hit the post for Crusaders and Lockhart did similar for APIA FC Futsal.

Coming out of the break, Crusaders felt just fine. They snatched back the lead through Gosling who weaved through the defence to make it 7-6.

The scoring continued to come in bunches in the game. Faulkner completed his hat-trick with two well taken goals which took the score to 9-6.

APIA FC Futsal were looking for a route back into the game and went for the extra man to exploit the space in the Crusaders defence.

Crusaders were the ones to take advantage and added three empty net goals to make it 12-6. Faulkner got a pair to take his tally to five and Elborough added the other.

APIA FC Futsal did find a late consolation through Symington. It was started by Martinez who cut it back for him to roll home for 12-7.

Big thanks to Eric Subijano for helping to compile this report.


Saturday 2nd December 2023

Valentine Sports Park

APIA FC Futsal 7 (Pansonato ‘3 ‘15 ‘15 ‘18 Martinez ‘9 Lockhart ‘14 Symington ‘40)

West City Crusaders 12 (Boamah-Addai ‘1 Murrell ‘2 Faulkner ‘5 ‘25 ‘31 ‘34 ‘37 Lam ‘7 Elborough ‘8 ‘39 Gosling ‘22 OG ‘6)

APIA FC Futsal: 2. Arthur Demberi, 5. Mark Symington, 7. Guilherme Mazurkiewicz Pansonato, 14. Dean Lockhart, 15. Christian Dos Santos, 17. Danny Martinez, 99. Joshua Da Palma

Yellow cards: Martinez Da Palma

Red cards: nil

West City Crusaders: 1. Shane Watson, 2. Kurt Elborough, 5. Alexander Murrell, 6. Stuart Gosling, 7. Arsallan Mangal, 8. Ryan Faulkner, 12. Kwadwo Boamah-Addai, 13. Benjamin Lam

Yellow cards: Gosling

Red cards: nil

SD Raiders Futsal 5 defeated by South Coast Taipans 15

South Coast Taipans won 15-5 against SD Raiders Futsal in their game at Thomas Hassall Anglican College on Saturday afternoon.

The Taipans confirmed their FPL2 Open Mens title win in a pulsating game against a fellow top four contender. Kyle Del made it 1-0 for the Taipans in the 8th minute before Clay Tanti equalised in the same minute.

Matthew Mazevski fired Taipans ahead then goals from Simon Nicholas and Franco Maya saw SD Raiders Futsal take the lead. The visitors took control with Mazevski scoring twice alongside a goal from Harrison James for 5-3 at the break.

SD Raiders Futsal were dealt a big blow early in the second half with Simon Nicholas, Ramiz Goria, Charles Abou Serhal and Franco Maya seeing red. Taipans ran riot with Mazevski completing his hat-trick then adding a fourth alongside goals from Jacob Gjorsevski and Cody Waller.

The hosts didn’t go down without a fight. Dimi Petratos and Peter Daniel both found the back of the net for SD Raiders Futsal. Tyson Black got himself a goal then Mazevski went on a scoring spree and ended with nine goals in the 15-5 win.

Sydney Futsal Club 11 defeated Phoenix Futsal Club 3

Sydney Futsal Club were 11-3 winners against Phoenix Futsal Club at NC of Indigenous Excellence on Saturday night.

This win breaks a three-game losing streak for Sydney Futsal Club. The first half was a tight affair which only saw two goals scored. Both of them were netted by Sydney Futsal Club attacker Omid Mokhtar in the 5th and 20th minute.

James Tsokos extended their advantage to 4-0 in the 22nd minute before usual reserve keeper Emlyn Cross found the back of the net for Phoenix Futsal Club. Sydney Futsal Club continued to score goals with Tsokos getting a hat-trick alongside a goal from Adin Scalone for 7-1.

Next, Mokhtar completed his hat-trick for 8-1 before Cross netted again for Phoenix Futsal Club. Dion Kellis got involved in the scoring with a pair to make it 10 followed by another for Tsokos. One bright spot for Phoenix Futsal Club was Cross completing his hat-trick for 11-3.

Sydney City Eagles 2 defeated by Raiders Futsal Club 7

Raiders Futsal Club won 7-2 against Sydney City Eagles in their game Morris Iemma Indoor SC on Saturday night.

The result put Raiders Futsal Club into the FPL2 Open Mens top two. Their scoring all came late in the first half of the game. Goran Ljuboja made it 1-0 in the 17th minute before two goals from Tomas Medimurac made it 3-0.

Sydney City Eagles started the second half in fine fashion with goals to Markos Galla and Robert Perre helping them bring it back to 3-2. Two goals from Jovan Miladinovic restored Raiders Futsal Club’s three-goal advantage.

Raiders Futsal Club added a pair of goals to make it 7-2. Medimurac completed his hat-trick in the 33rd minute then Sebastian Tamayo netted in the 37th minute. Cameron Caliguiri and goal scorer Galla got red cards for the Eagles in the second half.

Round 13

Match of the Round:

Raiders Futsal Club 2 defeated by South Coast Taipans 4

South Coast Taipans won 4-2 against a dogged Raiders Futsal Club at Thomas Hassall Anglican College on Sunday afternoon.

The Taipans celebrated their title win in style with their eleventh win of the FPL2 Open Mens season. Matthew Mazevski had a pair of goals in the second half while Harrison James and Cody Waller also foun the back of the net.

Raiders Futsal Club battled hard but were unable to fight fire with fire in this top of the table clash on Sunday afternoon. They scored twice late in the game through Goran Ljuboja and Sebastian Tamayo in the defeat.

Both Raiders Futsal Club and South Coast Taipans were ready to go at Thomas Hassall Anglican College for this top of the table clash.

The first chance in the game fell to the hosts. Their top scorer Tomas Medimurac found space and rolled one past the post.

The Taipans responded in kind a minute later. Harrison James fizzed an effort wide of the mark in a good start to the game.

Jovan Miladinovic had a big chance to open the scoring in the 9th minute. He latched onto an errant pass and whistled it wide.

He was involved in the action again for Raiders Futsal Club. Miladinovic took a free kick from range and it didn’t go wide by much.

The Taipans started to get into rhythm and build chances. Jyden Harb and Matthew Mazevski were denied in quick succession by Raiders Futsal Club keeper Ibrahim Daniel.

Kyle Del went close to getting the Taipans on the board. A back heel from Logan Mathie found him but he found the side netting.

It was a tight and tense battle between first and second and it wasn’t a surprise that it headed into the break at 0-0.

The Taipans were again on the front foot early in the second half. Del was involved again and he fired his effort over the bar.

The visitors did open the scoring in the 25th minute. James pulled off a party trick hitting both posts before it rolled in for a 1-0 Taipans lead.

They doubled their delight and made it 2-0. Cody Waller unfurled a shot which deflected off a Raiders Futsal Club defender into the net in the 27th minute.

Quickly it was 3-0 for the Taipans. Rick Goodchild and Mazevski combined which saw the latter slam home in the 29th minute.

Medimurac continued to be the Raiders Futsal Club’s biggest threat. He weaved through the defence and was denied.

South Coast Taipans piled on the pain and added their fourth. Mazevski was on hand to tap home to make it 4-0.

Raiders Futsal Club kept fighting until the end. Medimurac was denied again then rattled the post with another effort.

They did pull a goal back through Goran Ljuboja. He arrowed an effort into the bottom corner to make it 4-1 in the 35th minute.

Raiders Futsal Club ended the game on a high with a second goal. Sebastian Tamayo fired into the net to make it 4-2.


Sunday 3rd December 2023

Raiders Futsal Club 2 (Ljuboja ‘35 Tamayo ‘40)

South Coast Taipans 4 (James ‘25 Waller ‘27 Mazevski ‘29 ‘31

Raiders Futsal Club: 1. Ibrahim Daniel, 4. Peter Makris, 6. Christopher Godoy Bascur, 7. Jovan Miladinovic, 8. Goran Ljuboja, 9. Tomas Medimurac, 12. Terry Bradshaw, 27. Daniel Ferreira, 31. Jonathan Munoz Roberton, 34. Sebastian Tamayo, 77. Luis Ferreia

Yellow cards: nil

Red cards: nil

South Coast Taipans: 1. Brandon Groom, 2. Riley Nicholl, 4. Tyson Black, 5. Matthew Mazevski, 7. Kyle Del, 8. Rick Goodchild, 9. Cody Waller, 10. Logan Mathie, 17. Jyden Harb, 18. Levi Martins, 24. Harrison James, 99. Kaydin Harrison

Yellow cards: Black

Red cards: nil

Sydney Futsal Club 13 defeated Sydney City Eagles 2

Sydney Futsal Club were 13-2 winners against Sydney City Eagles at NC of Indigenous Excellence on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts pick up back-to-back wins as they look to end the season in a positive fashion. Sydney Fustal Club were in strong form in the first half and flew out to a 4-0 lead. James Tsokos scored the first and third while Dion Kellis netted twice.

Sydney Futsal Club continued where they left off in the second half. Gustav Soerensen added the fifth goal followed by Kellis completing his hat-trick. Youngster Ashton King got a pair of goals for the Eagles in the defeat.

Otherwise, it was one-way traffic. Ryuki Hirota and Lucas Bond got themselves on the scoresheet in the huge win. Both Kellis and Tsokos piled in the goals and they ended up with four and fives goals as Sydney Futsal Club had a good doubleheader weekend.

Phoenix Futsal Club 6 defeated APIA FC Futsal 4

Phoenix Futsal Club won 6-4 against finals chasing APIA FC Futsal at The Centre – Dural on Sunday afternoon.

The loss puts a big dent in APIA FC Futsal’s finals chances headed into the final round. The hosts opened the scoring through Daanish Awaz before Kleber Capelozzi equalised for APIA FC Futsal. The visitors took the lead through Guilherme Mazurkiewicz Pansonato then this time Phoenix Futsal Club leveled through Jeremiah Roffaell.

Jay Azzopardi and Luiz Claudio Dos Santos Pereira Filho both found the back of the net for 3-3 at the break. APIA FC Futsal went ahead again through an own goal then Phoenix Futsal Club equalised with their own goal. Goals from Awaz and Emlyn Cross confirmed the upset for the hosts.

West City Crusaders 11 defeated SD Raiders Futsal 10

West City Crusaders won a blockbuster 11-10 against SD Raiders Futsal at PCYC Hawkesbury on Sunday afternoon.

It is a huge win for the Crusaders which moves them into second spot on the FPL2 Open Mens ladder in a dramatic game. Crusaders flew out of the blocks and led 5-0 after 15 minutes of the game. Ryan Faulkner scored twice as did Kurt Elborough alongside Kwadwo Boamah-Addai.

SD Raiders Futsal responded through Matthew Barkho to make it 5-1. Alexander Murrell and and Tobias Elliot-Orr helped to put Crusaders ahead 7-1 in a goalfest. Goals from Carl Skobla and Barkho again got the visitors back in the game.

The visitors cut into the deficit further early in the second half. Skobla made it 7-4 in the 22nd minute before Dimi Petratos added the fifth. Elliot-Orr scored the Crusaders eighth then Phoenix Molloy brought it back to 8-6.

There was plenty of scoring left in the game. Benjamin Lam made it 9-6 before Petrators scored his second goal. Boamah-Addai put Crusaders into double digits before a flurry of goals from Matthew Barkho made it 10-all. The final twist in the game was a ten metre penalty for Crusaders which Stuart Gosling fired home and gave them all three points.

By Justin Davies (@JustDavies90)