The U’11 1 Strikers team ended their Victorian Club Futsal Championships with a third place finish, losing to the EFA by 4 goals to one in a tense semi-final. Going into the tournament as one of the favourites the Strikers got off to a shakey start going down to the tough Cobras 5:3 in a nervous first game. In another close game the Strikers overcame one of the other EFA teams by 5 goals to 3 and then finally found their rhythm beating the Strikers 3 team by nine goals. With that result the Strikers finished on top of their pool and were poised to meet the EFA in the semi-final. The Strikers dominated for long periods of the match but could not find their way past the EFA goal keeeper who was one of the stars of the tournament.
The Strikers will look to regroup in the MFL where they are sitting pretty at the top of the ladder. One hopes they can continue their form and bring home some silverware for the club. They are continuing the clubs fine tradition of having quality U’11 sides, with last year’s U’11 winning the MFL.
Squad: Liam Brian, Adnan Jumeri, Samuel Magro, Gabriel Beck-Godoy, Peter Soumbassis, Tom Rojas, Dylan Kostdinovski, Jules Jimenez, Luke Buttigieg and Kyle Borg