Round three of the Futsal winter state league was a nice night for some close Futsal action at the Sports Halls, Sydney Olympic Park.
In the women’s match of the round Force 10 took on V.I.M with both sides in the top four this was always going to be a close battle. Force 10 were slow out of the blocks with V.I.M dominating the bulk of the possession in the first half however Mel McCauley was only called on to make a the odd save in the Force 10 Goal. Natalie Spirovski had the best chance in the first half after a nice through ball by Amanda Bowering only for McCauley to make a fine one v. one save.
The second half Force 10 took the game to much fancied V.I.M sided and took the lead after a great goal scored by Jo-Anne Saliba. Force 10 was now having great spells of possession and Sarah Yatim and Steph Haaring having good chances to extend the lead but Tani Rosekelly was equal to both efforts in the V.I.M goals. Spirovski was always a threat on the break for V.I.M and linked well with her team mates, however the final pass would just miss its mark on the edge of the “D” reliving the pressure off the Force 10.
With Minutes remaining Renee Tomkins levelled the scores when her tame effort was spilled across the line by Nina Blundell in the Force 10 Goal at Half time. Both sides will be disappointed with the result as it was a chance to break away from the teams around them in the table.
Force 10 1 (Jo-Anne Saliba 23′) drew with V.I.M 1 (Renee Tomkins 32′)
Force 10: 32. M. McCauley, 11. S. Yatim, 10. D. Caridad, 3. C. Tyson, 4. S.Svinos, 8. J. Saliba, 9 S. Harring, 21. N. Blundell.
Yellow Cards: D. Caridad
V.I.M: 21. T. Rosekelly, 3. K. Doyle, 5. R.Tomkins, 8. A. Bowering, 23. J. Kingsley, 4. E.Goss, 7. N. Spirovski, 9. N. Laws, 6. N. LoGuidice
Yellow Cards: N. LoGuidice
Referees: Jono Moore & Bruce Bailey
Other Women’s results from the round three …
Hachies 3 (E. Rugg 32′, C. Turner 33′, 35′) def. Pirates 1 (G. Tseng 8′)
Just 4 Kicks 6 (A. Gauthier 3′, C. Cannuli 12′, H. Buckingham 13′, E. Rodopoulos 30′, 32′, B. Sim Sing 35′) def. Sienna 0
Sydney City Quake 2 (C. Javie 9′, 16′) def. Wadey’s Army 1 (A. Hulme 29′)
In the Men’s Action match of the round pitted two super league clubs against each other with Barcelona taking on Enfield Rovers. In the first half it was a game of missed chances with both sides creating plenty with A. Riccio (Enfield) and J. Becerra (Barcelona) both working overtime in goals for the respective teams. Enfield took the lead thanks to a R. Foti effort that beat the keeper at the near post. Barcelona then equalized the with a nice build up and finish from JP. Foti. With the scores locked at one-one at half time the game was there for the taking.
In the second half Barcelona took the lead when a R.Ristevski effort was too hot for A. Riccio in the Enfield goal and cannoned into the back of the net. It looked like Barcelona would go on with it however R. Foti seemed to inspire the enfield boys and they resposed with 3 quick goals with R.Foti having a scoring one and having a hand in the other two. Barcelona pulled back a consolation goal in the dying minutes but Enfield prevailed to claim the points.
Enfield Rovers 4 (R. Foti 8′, 29′, I. Kerem 30′, S. Tonkin 34′) def. Barcelona 3 (JP. Foti 11′, R. Ristevski 22′, M Faballo 36′)
Enfield Rovers: 1. A. Riccio, 3. A. Cole, 17. I. Kerem, 14. S. Ehlisoydan, 7. R. Foti, 19. S. Tonkin, 9. W. Donato, B. Khoussainou
Yellow Cards: A. Riccio, S. Ehlisoydan
Barcelona: 1. J Becerra, 51. R. Ristevski, 88. R. Martinez, 8. M Faballo, 6. M. Liberatore, 7. J. Albayiati, 5. A. Garreton, 61. JP. Foti
Referees: Owen Ferguson & Bruce Bailey
Other Men’s results from the round three…
Any District 4 (C. Ongaratto 4′, I. Batista 7′, O. De Barros 21′, G. Carniel 30) def. Riff Raff 1 (B. Lam 28′)
Maccabi Maulers 3 (A. Tow 15′, 21′, D. Pozniak 23′) def. Pirates 1 (G. Kaye 16′)
Quake Youth 3 (C. Sheerin 15′, S. Collie 16′, T. Valentino 29′) def. Northern Tigers 2 (D. Ros 14’pen, S. Doran 23′)
Academy 7 (M. Candy 2′, 9′, 15′, 27′, E. Apkaya 17′, A. Cimitile 24′, C. Hanly 33′) def. Futsal4All Phoenix 2 (R. Da Silva 22′, J. Boutkabout 24′)
Dural Warriors WOF def. Sydney Tigers LOF