Men’s FPL Round 8
Boomerangs FS White 0 def. by Timberwolves 5 (Sam Carters 5’, Thomas Zeitlhofer 8’, 37’, Michael Nolan 29’, 31’)
Timberwolves turned on the jets in their round eight clash with Boomerangs White to record a big win.
After an even opening five minutes the Wolves drew first blood as Sam Carters fired home, before Boomerangs goalie Nick Van Aalst almost found his way on to the scoreboard as he left the goals.
Shortly after though Van Aalst could only keep the Timberwolves out for so long as Thomas Zeitlhofer scored after being denied by Van Aalst and the goal frame, before Boomerangs came close a couple more times ahead of the break but remained behind by two goals.
Both teams had chances at the beginning of the second half to change the scoreline but neither could until nine minutes in when Michael Nolan netted his first, and two minutes later he had his second as Timberwolves ran away with the game.
There was still time for one more though and Zietlhofer added his second with three minutes remaining to round the scoring out at five.
This result solidifies Timberwolves 2nd spot on the ladder and Boomerangs White on the bottom of the ladder. This week sees Timberwolves with the bye, whilst Boomerangs White take on O’Connor Knights
Prawns 8 (Stephen Domenici 7’, 19’, 22’, 39’, Jeremy Habtemariam 9’, Goran Josifovski 13’ 18’, Angelo Konstantinou 30’) def. NCU Navy 2 (Cameron Gordon 2’, Michael Sydney 4’)
Prawns overcame a two goal deficit before romping to a dominant six-goal win in their round eight meeting with NCU Navy.
Cam Gordon put NCU on the board two minutes in and Michael Sydney doubled the lead two minutes later to leave Prawns shocked.
It was short-lived however with Stephen Domenici cutting the lead seven minutes in as Richard Moon came out of his goalmouth and the Prawns restored parity moments later through Jeremy Habtemariam.
A goal from Goran Josifovski gave Prawns their first lead of the game seven minutes before the break, and both he and Domenici added a goal more before the half to leave them up by three at the break.
Domenici completed his hat-trick two minutes into the second half, and Prawns continued to dominate the game with NCU having sporadic chances.
Angelo Konstantinou found his way on to the scoreboard with ten minutes to play and Domenici’s fourth sealed the score at 8-2 in the final minutes of play, locking up Prawns’ spot at the top of the table.
NCU Red 1 (Chris Lee 7’) def. by O’Connor Knights 2 (Jake Wilsener 3′, Regan Walsh 28’)
Regan Walsh’s second half strike proved to be enough for O’Connor Knights to take the points from their meeting with NCU Red in round eight.
Jake Wilsener found the back of the net three minutes in with a good strike to give Knights the lead only for it to be dashed four minutes later as Chris Lee fired home for NCU.
That was the end of the scoring for the first half but there were chances at both ends as both teams pushed hard to take the lead.
Knights came close a number of times only to be denied by Southam in the NCU goals, but he couldn’t keep out Walsh’s header with 12 minutes to play in the game.
That proved to be the winner despite an intense final period with both sides trading chances and NCU pushing for an equaliser.
Women’s FPL Round 8
Wanderers 2.0 v NCU Navy | Abandoned
Canberra FC 0 def. by Boomerangs FS 8 (Maja Blasch 4’, 8’, 20’, Sabrina Spinapolice 9’, Eleanor Raymond 11’, Rachael Corvett 15’, 39’, Leah Carnegie 35’)
Boomerangs stormed to an eight-goal win in their match with Canberra FC thanks in large part to a six goal first half.
They started fast and created early chances at goal, and Canberra FC struggled with weather the storm.
Maja Blasch drew first blood four minutes in and grabbed her second four minutes following that, and Sabrina Spinapolice scored a minute later to stretch the lead to three goals inside 10 minutes.
Ellie Raymond followed suit two minutes later, Rachael Corvett added a goal with five minutes to play and Blasch completed her hat-trick on the stroke of the break to cap off an emphatic 20-minute display.
Canberra FC took hold of more possession in the second half and made some attacking forays, but none came to fruition as Boomerangs defended resolutely.
FC also did better at the back, restricting Boomerangs to just two goals in the half as Leah Carnegie and Corvett both scored in the final five minutes.
Round nine will be split across February 6th and March 6th, with round ten to be played this Thursday, 7th February.