An astonishing 35 goals were scored across the Men’s Futsal Premier League at ANU Sports Centre last night, as the competition entered the final three weeks before finals.
Soccer FC 7 def Supercats 3
Soccer FC confirmed their spot in the finals with a dominant four goal win over bottom of the table Supercats
It would be the Supercats that would strike first as Xavier Graham scored the opener six minutes in. Edward McCarthy levelled the scores a few minutes later, grabbing his first of the night. David Jenkins would follow with a goal of his own right after, as Soccer FC went into the break one goal up.
McCarthy would score four times in the second half, with Caleb Cullen-rua also adding his name to the scoresheet.
Graham went on to grab a second for Supercats, with James Noja adding to his team’s tally late on, but it would count for little, as Soccer FC cruised to victory.
Wildcats 12 def Canberra Olympic 7
The ladder leading Wildcats flexed their muscles with a big win in a high scoring encounter against Canberra Olympic.
Leon Michl got the ball rolling three minutes into the match, and Wildcats never looked back from there. Nick Dahl and Nick Rathjen would both contribute with a goal apiece, while Will Manalo, Michael Rinaudo, and Michl, would all grab a brace. Jayde James-Ward was the star of the match with four goals to his name.
As they have shown multiple times throughout the season, Olympic refused to make it simple for the opposition, scoring seven of their own. Along with an own goal, Matt Purcell, Aisosa Ihegie, and John Hajdu would score one goal each, while Tupaia Ringi would grab a hattrick.
Timberwolves FC 3 draw North Canberra Untouchables 3
Fellow top four hopefuls Timberwolves FC and North Canberra Untouchables played a tense 3-all draw, with Untouchables coming from two goals, and a player down, to snatch a draw in the final minute.
Untouchables found themselves in front early on after the ball deflected off Will Liston and into the back of the net. There was not much action for the rest of the first half, but the game came to life in the second, with five goals and a red card.
Michael Nolan and Nicholas Subasic would score early on for the Timberwolves, with Subasic also adding a second in the final nine minutes. However, a second own goal and a final minute strike from Daniel Fulton would see both sides leave with a share of the points.