On Saturday, Campbelltown City Quake hosted Western Raiders Futsal Club in Round 12 of the NSW Futsal Premier League. It turned out to be a great week-end for Quake in their quest to win the prestigious Club Championship, where they were equal first going into the Round. Quake won a total of 20 points from a possible 24, from 6 wins, a draw and a solitary loss keeping them well and truly in the hunt for the Championship.
The 12 boys was the one and only loss, going down 6-1 in a game where Quake failed to convert the few chances they had.
The 14 boys took their time to click into top gear and when they did, Quake showed why they are currently 2nd on the ladder. Highlight of the match was the double scored by 12 boys player Jack Taseski playing up a grade.
The 13 girls was the highlight of the day, where Quake came away with an unlikely 3-2 win over their more fancied opponents. A goal each to Ruby Mosca, Lucy Chapman and Annika Chapman gave Quake a very exciting victory.
The 16 boys was an important game for Quake as a win could push them into play-off contention. The 2-nil win courtesy of a double to 14 boys player Bruno Antelmi was all the Simon Keith coached team needed to take all three points.
The 16 girls was a different story. Quake were expected to win easily, but were not playing well enough to do so. Raiders took a 2-nil win and well into the second half, Quake was headed for an upset defeat. But a goal to Lisa Seeney and a late 10 meter penalty to Jasmina Kasic, resulted in a share of points, a good result under the circumstances.
The Quake Youth team needed just one point to win their 3rd consecutive Minor Premiership. And whilst they won 3-2 and celebrated their minor premiership, they did not have it all their own way against a very determined Raiders outfit. In the end, Quake was too good, congratulations to players and coach Dom Helene on their achievement.
The Open Women saw the welcomed return of W-League Central Coast Mariner Stephanie Haim. And what a return it was, as Quake romped in 7-2, Steph bagging 5 goals for herself.
The final game was the Open Men where Equal competition Leaders Quake defeated Raiders by 5-2. The match was an even encounter but in the end, Quake had too much horse power, lead by Futsalroos Gavin O’Brien and Miles Downie.
Quake hosts Inner West Allstars in the final Home game of the regular season at Minto Sports Indoor Stadium, all the action from 2 pm.
Dont Forget the Forty Winks Australia Day Promotion on Monday the 26th Jan. We need as Many people as possible there to support our Club Sponsor!!!!!!!
Source : Campbelltown City Quake
By : Carlos Martinez
Published : 21/1/2009