It was an action-packed night of Men’s Futsal Premier League at ANU Sports Centre as teams faced off in the final set of fixtures before the Christmas break. Read below for the major talking points from all three games.
Wildcats 3 def. Timberwolves FC 0
Wildcats took top spot on the FPL ladder after a strong three goal win over Timberwolves FC. Both sides showed plenty of attacking intent in the opening stages but neither could break through partly due to some solid defensive work from both outfits.
Despite the lack of goals, Wildcats had been looking the stronger of the two and with less than five minutes left in the half, they would capitalise with two goals in as many minutes with Nick Rathjen and Arlo Hook finding the back of the net.
An early second half goal from Rathjen confirmed the result as Wildcats saw out the rest of the match.
Soccer FC 2 def. by Boomerangs FS 3
The top four clash between Soccer FC and Boomerangs FS did not disappoint in a cracking five goal encounter in the second match of the evening.
Soccer FC found themselves out to an early lead with David Jenkins finding the back of the net in the seventh minute. Their lead would not last long however, as Boomerangs evened the scores through Max Green.
Boomerangs went ahead minutes before the break with Bailey Sorenson scoring from range. Bringing an end to an entertaining first half, Hassan Alnuwaysir levelled the scores once again right on the half -time whistle.
There would only be one goal in the second half, with Sorenson scoring another long-range effort. It would still be an entertaining half of Futsal with plenty of chances at either end, Boomerangs holding on for the win.
Supercats 4 def. by North Canberra Untouchables 5
The final game of the evening was a nine-goal thriller as North Canberra Untouchables edged FPL newcomers Supercats.
In a tense first half, Kenrich Beuth and Xavier Graham scored for Supercats, while Aidan Brown and Michael Sydney would score for Untouchables. A four-goal first half would be backed up with an even more entertaining five-goal second stanza.
Beuth and Graham would both score again for the Supercats. Sydney would do the same for Untouchables.
Supercats looked destined to win their first game of the season but could not hold out a strong Untouchables outfit as Daniel Fulton levelled the scores and a late own goal sealed the result in favour of the men in red and black.