The Futsal Premier League season is drawing to a close but the action is just heating up, with Round 11 of the Futsal Premier League Men’s and Round 12 of the Women’s competition proving no different. Check out the recaps below!
Futsal Premier league Men’s round 11 |
Boomerangs FS Blue 9 (Nicholas Dahl 9’, 32’, 33’, 38’, Michael Rinaudo 10’, 17’, 31, 36’, Jonathan Ciminelli 39’) def. Boomerangs FS White 5 (Ryan Quarmby 1’, 19’, 28’, Nicholas van Aalst 3’, Kristian Collins 16’)
The Round 11 Boomerangs Derby certainly lived up to expectations as Blue & White played out an extraordinary 14-goal thriller at the AIS on Wednesday night.
Ryan Quarmby opened the scoring for White in the first minute and Nick Van Aalst added to the scoreboard to double the lead moments later. Van Aalst tried to push the lead further but skied his effort and two minutes later Blue were level as first Nick Dahl and then Michael Rinaudo fired home in quick succession.
The game calmed down momentarily as the two teams settled, but it lasted six minutes as Kristian Collins fired home past his brother only for Blue to level proceedings a minute later with Rinaudo’s second.
There was still time for another goal ahead of the break though Quarmby as he grabbed his second, and Blue took a slender lead into half-time after a seven-goal period.
The second half began far quieter than the first, but eight minutes in Quarmby completed his hat-trick and extend the lead of his team to two goals. Rinaudo’s hat-trick goal just three minutes later and two goals in two minutes from Dahl put Boomerangs Blue in the lead with seven minutes to play.
A fourth from Rinaudo, a fourth from Dahl and a final cherry on top from Jonathan Ciminelli capped off a blitzkrieg final stanza as Boomerangs Blue finished 9-5 victors.
NCU Navy 5 (Richard Moon 11’, Cameron Gordon 16’, 23’, Arlo Hook 20’, Michael Sydney 21’) def. Timberwolves 3 (Michael Southam 36’, Michael Nolan 37’, Ashley Blount 40’)
NCU Navy finished 5-3 winners in Round 11 despite a frantic finish from Timberwolves in their clash on Wednesday.
Both sides failed to capitalise on chances in the opening 10 minutes, but after 11 Richard Moon broke the deadlock and gave NCU a one goal lead before Cameron Gordon doubled it five minutes later. Just as it looked like the lead would remain two goals at the break Arlo Hook scored to push the lead to three and seemingly out of reach for Timberwolves.
Michael Sydney inflicted more damage for NCU inside the opening minutes of the second half and Timberwolves found their best chance of the game with a set piece but could not convert.
Gordon netted his second with 17 minutes to play, pushing the lead out to five goals and it looked like NCU might continue to push the envelope as the match wore on.
They were unable to find the back of the net again though, and Michael Southam looked to have scored a consolation goal inside the final four minutes, but Michael Nolan’s strike just a minute later must have frayed some nerves in the NCU camp.
Timberwolves couldn’t keep up the rate of fire though and Ashley Blount’s goal in the final minute served only to tidy up the scoreboard for Timberwolves when the final whistle went at 5-3.
Prawns 5 (Stephen Domenici 9’, 22’, 39’, Daniel Fulton 21’, Goran Josifovski 40’) def. NCU Red 4 (Michael Knee 13’, Chris Lee 20’, 27’, Elijah Chacos 32’)
A winner in the dying minutes from Goran Josifvoski was enough to give Prawns a 5-4 win in a thrilling round 11 encounter with NCU Red.
Josifovski had the first chance of the night with a free-kick but could not convert, and Elijah Chacos came close moments later for NCU and Stephen Domenici struck the bar early as well.
It would be Domenici to open the scoring after his early miss though as he scored in the ninth minute only to see NCU Red equalise four minutes later through Michael Knee.
NCU Red grabbed a late lead through a tidy flick from Chris Lee to take a one-goal advantage in to half-time after going behind early.
Daniel Fulton was replaced in goals at half-time by Pat Ross-Magee and he made an immediate impact on the pitch, scoring in the 21st minute to square the ledger and the next minute Domenici grabbed his second with a stunning effort to put Prawns back in front.
Five minutes later and after some good pressure NCU red pulled level again with Lee’s second goal before Chacos put them ahead for the second time with eight minutes to play.
Prawns ramped up the intensity as they began to chase the game and Domenici grabbed what seemed like a last-gasp equaliser in the 39th minute to tie the game at 4-4.
But there was still time for Prawns to go one better and Josifovski fired home in the last minute of the game to steal the points and solidify their spot at the top of the league table.
Futsal Premier League Women’s Round 12 |
Canberra FC 0 def. by NCU Navy 6 (Alice Churchill 5’, 12’, Rebecca Kiting 9’, 11’, 25’, Ruby Gambale 37’)
NCU Navy turned on the Jets in their FPL Women’s Round 12 encounter to thrash Canberra FC by six goals.
Alice Churchill opened the scoring five minutes in and Bec Kiting added two to the tally in quick succession, before Churchill made it four just moments later to leave Canberra FC reeling after 12 minutes of play.
Canberra FC fought back though and held Navy scoreless for the rest of the half, with the score remaining 4-0 at the break.
Kiting snagged her third just five minutes into the second half but Navy couldn’t keep up their ferocious pace from the first half, and Ruby Gambale added the finishing touches with three minutes of play left to round out the score at 6-0.
Boomerangs FS 8 (Nicole Jalocha 9’, 11’, 17, Samantha Price 24’, 32’, 34’, Rachael Corbett 30’) def. Wanderers 2.0 0
Round 12’s second clash got off to a strange start as Boomerangs were awarded a goal for Wanderers 2.0 arriving late to the game, but it was not to have a material impact on the game as Nicole Jalocha poured in a first-half hat-trick across eight minutes to have Boomerangs leading 4-0 at the break.
The second half began with Boomerangs on the front foot once more, and Samantha Price took the scoring reins with a 14 minute hat-trick punctuated by a strike from Rachael Corbett in the 30th minute that blew the lead out to eight goals.
That’s how the game ended, with an emphatic victory, and Boomerangs now turn their attention to a clash with Canberra FC on Thursday night.