fUTSAL PREMIER LEAGUE MEN’S ROUND 4
Boomerangs White 3 (Ryan Quarmby 14′, Ben Basser-Silk 23′, 35′) def. by Boomerangs Blue 6 (Odhran Traynor 21′, Own Goal 25′, Nicholas Rathjen 25′, 26′, 39′, Nicholas Dahl 30′)
Boomerangs Blue laid down an emphatic marker in the round four Boomerangs derby, finishing 6-3 winners against Boomerangs White thanks to a six-goal second half.
It was the White side that got on the board first though as Ryan Quarmby scored shortly after Blue struck the crossbar with a good effort.
The second half was a different story though, and after trailing by a goal at the break Blue struck back just a minute in as Odran Traynor scored.
Ben Basser-Silk restored the lead for White two minutes later but an own goal and Nick Rathjen’s first strike within the next four minutes saw Blue surge back into the lead, and it was all Blue from then on.
Rathjen grabbed his second a minute later and that was followed by a goal from Nick Dahl to push the lead out to three goals at 5-2, before Basser-Silk pulled another goal back with five minutes to play. Rathjen closed out the game in the dying minutes with his hat-trick goal though and ensured his side would move into the top four.
Timberwolves FC 2 (Ashley Blount 30′, Thomas Zeitlhofer 35′) def. NCU Navy 0
Two second half strikes helped Timberwolves FC to a 2-0 win over NCU Navy and third spot on the table after four rounds.
There were chances at both ends in the first half but neither team could make any serious inroads, and the first 20 minutes ended with the sides locked goalless.
The second half began in a similar manner but only for 10 minutes as Ash Blount struck on the half-hour mark to break the deadlock and put the Timberwolves ahead.
And five minutes later Thomas Zeitlhofer put his side further ahead and all but sealed the victory with a well taken strike.
NCU Red 1 (Jeremy Saleh 32′) def. by Prawns 5 (Goran Josifovski 7′, 12′, 30′, Jeremy Habtemariam 22′, Stephen Domenici 38′)
A controlled performance from Prawns eased them to a 5-1 win against NCU Red and leave them second on the table, only a point behind O’Connor after four rounds.
NCU had chances early but couldn’t find a way past Angelo Konstantinou early and two quick goals inside a five minute span from Goran Josifovski gave the Prawns a quick 2-0 lead down the other end.
Daniel Fulton sent a shot over the crossbar just before the break, but it didn’t take long for Prawns to eventually extend the lead as Jeremy Habtemariam hit the target two minutes into the second period.
The game went back and forth for the next few minutes until Josifovski scored his third in the 30th minute to make it 4-0, but Jeremy Saleh pulled one back for NCU two minutes later.
Prawns wouldn’t be stopped though and Stephen Domenici converted from a cross in the dying minutes to seal the four-goal victory.
The result leaves NCU Red in second last on the table after four weeks of action.
All Men’s Round 5 matches will take place on Friday, 16th November
FUTSAL PREMIER LEAGUE WOMEN’S ROUND 4
NCU Navy 5 (Krista Hagen 15′, 36′, Erika Pennyfield 32′, Alice Churchill 37′, Bec Kiting 39′) def. Flame FC 0
NCU Navy used a four-goal second half to propel them to a big 5-0 win over Flame FC in round four of the FPL to steal a three point lead at the top of the ladder.
Both teams looked to hold possession early on in the game but struggled to create too many chances until Krista Hagen put NCU ahead with five minutes to play in the first period.
The intensity lifted a touch in the second half but it was NCU still on top and they netted four times in the final ten minutes to push the score out.
Erika Pennyfield netted with eight minutes to play, before Hagen, Alice Churchill and Bec Kiting all scored in the final four minutes to round out the scoreline.
Flame FC remain in third, six points ahead of the winless Wanderers 2.0 and Canberra FC.
Wanderers 2.0 2 (Sarah Whitfield 10′, Sarah Crittenden 27′) def. by Boomerangs 5 (Nicole Jalocha 5′, 32′, 33′, Rachael Corbett 10′, Maja Blasch 31′)
Wanderers 2.0 remain winless after a controlled Boomerangs performance helped them to a 5-2 win on Thursday night.
Nicole Jalocha kicked things off for Boomerangs after just five minutes but Sarah Whitfield pulled Wanderers level five minutes later, only for Rachael Corbett to immediately score for Boomerangs and put them back in the lead.
Seven minutes in to the second half Sarah Crittenden levelled again for Wanderers, but from there on it was all one way traffic.
Maja Blasch scored with nine minutes to play and Jalocha then hammered in two goals in two minutes to not only complete her hat-trick but also blow the lead out to three goals.
Boomerangs stuck by their lead and the score remained 5-2 at the full-time whistle and the win leaves them three points behind first placed NCU Navy with a game in hand.