Futsal Premier League Open Men’s Round 14 Review
Round 14 of the Futsal Premier League Open Men competition saw our premiers in Mascot Vipers crowned and Eastern Suburbs Hakoah secure the final spot in next week’s finals series.
Drama at either end of the table, check out our final regular season review of the season!
Eastern Suburbs Hakoah Futsal Club 5-5 Dural Warriors
Eastern Suburbs Hakoah held on against a fast-finishing Dural Warriors to book a spot in next weekend’s finals series.
Having held a 5-2 lead with five or so minutes left, Hakoah then conceded three goals to make things tense in the last minute. However, they held on to book fourth spot in the league, next facing Mascot Vipers next Saturday.
Their opposition Dural Warriors just left themselves with a little too much to do in the final five minutes. Missing out on the finals by a point, their second half of the season was impressive nearly breaking into the four.
Ahmed Sweedan got things started in this one with a goal to set his side on their way. But mistakes started to creep in and Hakoah weren’t willing to let their visitors get away with it. Emmanuel Tzanakes and Cesar Perego both scoring in the 8th minute. A 2-1 lead they held heading into the break.
Andrew Luttringer restoring parity for the visitors before three goals in six minutes came at the other end. Adam Paulsen, Jonathan Lynch and Lucas Vidal giving the hosts a 5-2 lead.
Which was pegged back to the visitor’s credit with Cameron Philp and Jamal Belkadi both finding the back of the net to make it 5-5. However, they couldn’t find the sixth goal they needed.
The draw setting up a clash between Eastern Suburbs Hakoah and Mascot Vipers next Saturday.
Macarthur Quake Futsal 2-9 Mascot Vipers
Mascot Vipers secured the 2023 Open Men’s premiership with a victory over Macarthur Quake at Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre.
As well as securing the premiership with this win, this result also gave the Vipers the club championship for season 2023. They set the pace in this one with five unanswered goals before going to score nine overall.
This one bringing an end to Macarthur Quakes season who walked away who finished with 7 points across their 14 games. With results elsewhere not going their way, they bid farewell to the division with FPL2 awaiting them.
They raced out to a 5-0 lead in this one after 25 minutes. Nathan Niski scoring a goal either side of half time with Jacob Debien also scoring a first half brace and Ethan De Melo opened the scoring after two minutes.
Diego Goni breaking that five-goal run before Ethan De Melo and Jacob Debien completed their hattricks. Mikah Chilas adding a 9th goal late. While David Von Dinklage scored the Quakes second goal.
The Vipers finishing first which means a meeting with Eastern Suburbs Hakoah next weekend.
UTS Northside Futsal Club 3-4 Mountain Majik Futsal Club
Returning to form at the right time, Mountain Majik picked up a crucial victory over UTS Northside away from home at PCYC Northern Beaches.
After back-to-back defeats across the weekend, a victory here was important for the Majik ahead of next weekend. They finished on a total of 31 points scoring a league high 79 goals in their 14 fixtures and should be considered favourites for a grand final spot next Sunday.
It’s been a challenging season for UTS Northside who just couldn’t quite manage to end their season on a high. Edward Caspers was perhaps their best while Harry Turner impressed on his debut in goal.
Big weekend for the Caspers family with Maddie making a A-league women debut. Edward opened the scoring two minutes into this one.
However, the visitors were determined to prove a point after their hiccup last weekend and took a 3-1 lead at the break. Jordan Guerreiro scoring the first before Christopher Barbera and Anthony Haddad added goals before the quarter hour.
UTS Northside outscoring their visitors in the second half but ultimately falling short. Omar Moursi and Kyle Devine rounding out their tally while Jordan Guerreiro completing his brace at the other end.
Boomerangs FS 7-0 Enfield Allstars. Game stopped in the first half due to injury. Boomerangs awarded the three points.
By Justin Smith