Futsal Premier League Open Women’s Semi-Finals Review

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Macarthur Quake and Mountain Majik booked their grand final spot with a couple of convincing victories in the semi finals of the FPL Open Women competition.

UTS Northside Futsal Club 0-5 Macarthur Quake Futsal

Macarthur Quake claimed a place in the grand final with a 5-0 victory over UTS Northside in their semi-final.

The Quake stepped up to the task in their victory over the Premiers taking the few opportunities which they had in the first half to give them the box seat in the contest. Alvina Khoshaba scoring both goals in the first half.

Her first six minutes in with a low shot before a first time shot six minutes later found the top corner to make it 2-0.

That meant that UTS Northside needed to take the initiative in the second half putting the Quake under a lot of pressure in the second half. With Brianna Clarke stepping up to deny the premiers on a few separate occasions.

Macarthur Quakes final three goals coming from transitional play. Khoshaba with two goals in as many minutes to make it three then four goals. Her fourth a rare right-footed effort.

Tea Mucenski adding the final goal in the final minute of play to make it 5-0 and send the Quake into the grand final with plenty of momentum.

Mascot Vipers v Mountain Majik Futsal Club

Mountain Majik booked their place in the FPL Open Women’s grand final with a 10-5 victory over Mascot Vipers.

The first half saw the side with the less possession have more joy in front of goals. Majik’s Ella Buchanan setting the tone with a 2nd minute goal on the end of a Savannah Murray ball across the face.

Majik missing several chances to double their lead before the Vipers equalised. Sarah Moore with the one touch finish from a central position outside the circle.

It was the Majik who continued to be in the ascendency, and they scored three further goals without reply.

Clare Holder adding the second with a curled effort cutting in off the left. Before Halle Thomas added a third and fourth goal in the late stage of the first half. Ella Buchanan outstanding throughout setting up the fourth goal.

In need of a goal to bring things back level, Maryam Mostaghimi had the first noteworthy chance in the second half for the Vipers.

But Majik would be first to score in the second half. Savannah Murray with the finish off balance taking the ball right to left.

And it only was getting uglier for Vipers with another Majik goal before the half hour. Alyssa Mckenzie finishing from close range, Buchanan with the assist. 6-1

Hopes of a comeback were revived with under 10 minutes left with Trudy Camileri rounding the keeper before Sarah Moore made it 6-3 shortly after.

Those hopes extinguished by a Clare Holder goal from the left wing to restore the Majik’s lead to four.

Hannah Charak then adding the Vipers fourth with just three minutes left before Murray once again responded for the Majik.

Camilleri, Alyssa Mckenzie and Ella Buchanan adding to their respective sides tallies late for it to finish 10-5 in favour of the Majik.

By Justin Smith