Capital Football Futsal Premier League Men’s Round 1 Wrap |
Timberwolves FC 6 (Michael Southam 7’, Ashley Blount 9’, 29’, 32’, Misko Naumoski 25’, Sam Carters 39’) def. Boomerangs FS White 3 (Jayde James-Ward 22’, 30’, 35’)
Three goals from Ashley Blount and strikes from three other players helped Timberwolves overcome Boomerangs and a Jayde James-Ward hat-trick in round one of the FPL.
Timberwolves started fast as Michael Southam and Blount both netted inside the opening 10 minutes, and the leaders looked more composed for the duration of the first period as Boomerangs struggled to find a rhythm.
James-Ward scored his first on the other side of half-time but couldn’t pull his side within less than a goal as Misko Naumoski extended the lead once more shortly after.
Blount added a goal either side of James-Ward’s next goal and James-Ward completed his own hat-trick with five minutes to play. There was still time for another goal though and Sam Carters fired home in the second-last minute of the half to seal the score line at 6-3.
NCU Navy 3 (Cameron Gordon 21’, Brett Forward 26’, Jason Farrell 30’) def. by Prawns 4 (Ryan Keir 10’, Daniel Fulton 36’, 40’, Jeremy Habtemariam 39’)
A frantic closing five minutes saw Prawns come from two goals down in the second half against NCU Navy to get their FPL season off to a winning start.
Prawns struck first in the opening half as Ryan Keir fired home after 10 minutes, and the teams remained separated by only a goal at half-time of a hotly contested match.
Untouchables hit back just after the break though as Cameron Gordon struck just a minute in and five minutes later Brett Forward put his side in front with a well-taken strike. Jason Farrell’s goal on the half hour mark extended the run to three unanswered goals and suddenly Untouchables were up by two goals with 10 minutes to play.
Trent Flanigan was sent from the sideline for two cautions in as many minutes, but Prawns were not done with, and Daniel Fulton’s goal with four minutes left dragged them back within one. Jeremy Habtemariam struck in the 39th minute to draw his side level and Fulton scored in the very last minute to steal what had appeared an unlikely win just minutes before.
O’Connor Knights 4 (Own Goal 13’, Corey Rukavina 14’, Dorian Esposito 16’ Kynan Dodd 34’) def. NCU Red 3 (Ryan Tredinnick 15’, Benjamin Rolfe 20’, Elijah Chacos 38’)
O’Connor started their season the right way as a three-goal first half laid the foundation for a 4-3 win over NCU Red on Wednesday night.
An own goal from NCU gave Knights a lead just 13 minutes in, and that was followed by a flurry of strikes as Corey Rukavina extended the lead only for Ryan Tredinnick to pull one back.
Dorian Esposito pushed Knights’ lead back out one minute later, but Benjamin Rolfe’s goal on the stroke of half-time meant NCU were within a solitary goal at the break.
The second half was a quieter affair with both sides scoring once each, Kynan Dodd pushing the O’Connor lead to two goals with six minutes to play before Elijah Chacos set up a frantic finish with a goal two minutes from the end. NCU couldn’t take some chances in the dying minutes though and fell short of a draw by a single goal.
Capital Football Futsal Premier League Women’s Round 1 Wrap |
Boomerangs FS 0 drew. NCU Navy 0
Boomerangs and NCU Navy couldn’t be separated in a thrilling goalless draw on Thursday night, as they opened the new season with a brilliant match.
There were plenty of efforts from both teams, but neither side could find a way through strong showings from opposing goalkeepers Jessica Giovinazzo and Nat Lacey.
Both ‘keepers were called upon a number of times to make crucial saves, particularly as players tired with time winding down in the second half.
NCU had a good chance in the final few minutes as Nicole Jalocha was cautioned for a strong foul just outside the goal arc but they were unable to get an effort on target and the danger was cleared as the two sides shared the points to open the season.
Flame FC 3 (May Bailey 17’, 38’, Gemma Murphy 34’) def. Canberra FC 1 (Alexa Panagiotopoulos 32’)
May Bailey’s brace and a goal from Gemma Murphy were enough for Flame FC to win their first outing in the FPLW with a 3-1 victory over Canberra FC on Thursday.
Both sides struggled to settle early on in a scrappy contest, not short on energy but with plenty of misplaced passes. May Bailey managed to find the back of the net three minutes before the break though and Flame FC took the one goal advantage into the half time break.
Both keepers were called upon in the second half, and a flurry of goals heading into the final ten minutes saw the scoreboard tick over.
Alexa Panagiotopoulos pulled Canberra FC level with eight minutes to play set the game up for a grandstand finish only for Gemma Murhy’s well-taken effort two minutes later to put Flame FC back ahead.
And Bailey finished the job four minutes later, completing her brace with a second goal and sealing the result at 3-1.