Finalists aim for JOMA Premier League title (ACT)

Capital Football Futsal

Logo - ACT FutsalThe JOMA Premier League Futsal competitions conclude this week at the AIS with a new name guaranteed on the men’s trophy, whilst Boomerangs FS look to retain their Women’s Futsal crown.

Having claimed the inaugural Premier League title last year, Boomerangs FS are on course to repeat the feat in the JOMA Women’s Premier League, as they line-up in the semi-finals on Thursday evening. The vastly experienced Boomerangs outfit finished second in Pool A (top-ranked teams) after losing their final match of the regular season competition 2-3 to WVFC Timberwolves.

The defeat means that the Boomerangs will face up to Tuggeranong United Vogue in the last four, whilst the WVFC Timberwolves play-off against Canberra City Prawns who came through the sudden-death qualifier with Belconnen United, 6-2.

Both Boomerangs FS and WVFC Timberwolves will be favoured to reach the Grand Final having comprehensively defeated their semi-final opposition in the group stages on two occasions.

The Timberwolves have an enviable 13-3 record over the Canberra City Prawns after heavy victories in Round Six and Eight, whilst Tuggeranong United Vogue are yet to breach the Boomerangs defence, going down 0-3 and 0-5 in Round Six and Eight respectively. But, it’s a semi-final and anything could happen on the night.

One thing that is guaranteed though is a new name on the men’s JOMA Premier League trophy following the elimination of holders TUFC Gunners on Friday night.

The Gunners were forced into a play-off with Canberra City Prawns, the highest ranked team in Pool B, after falling 1-3 to the White Eagles on Thursday night. The Gunners, who claimed the 2008 title on a penalty shoot-out, were unable to repeat the heroics of last year and were heavily outplayed, crashing to a 1-11 thumping.

City’s victory earns them a shot at the Grand Final with a match against Boomerangs FS as the long-time leaders wrapped up the Pool A top-spot, despite a surprise 3-4 reverse to the TUFC Gunners in the early evening kick off. Belconnen United’s loss to the White Eagles confirmed the Boomerangs as top seeded qualifiers, and means Belconnen are forced into a repeat fixture with the White Eagles, hoping to reverse the outcome.

All four semi-finals take place at the AIS Training Hall on Thursday evening, with action commencing at 6.00pm. The JOMA Premier League Grand Finals will take place on Friday night with the women’s match commencing at 6.00pm and the men’s final following at 7.00pm.

This Week’s Fixtures

Thursday 17th December 2009

JOMA Premier League – Men’s

18:00 – Boomerangs FS v Canberra City Prawns
18:45 – White Eagles v Belconnen United

JOMA Premier League – Women’s

19:30 – WVFC Timberwolves v Canberra City Prawns
20:15 – Boomerangs FS v Tuggeranong United Vogue

Friday 18th December 2009

JOMA Premier League – Women’s

Grand Final
18:00 – WVFC Timberwolves/Canberra City Prawns v Boomerangs FS/Tuggeranong United Vogue

JOMA Premier League – Men’s

Grand Final
19:00 – Boomerangs FS/Canberra City Prawns v White Eagles/Belconnen United

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