Reports from Round 6 in Divisions One, Two and Three
Leaders Aroma fall from grace suffering their first loss of the season, Fisherman end their losing streak TTT continue their’s, a second half comeback not enough for McWarriors going down by a goal to Karma who much needed a win to stay in contention and in the last game WeSoy continue their unbeaten run defeating the Deez.
Game 1. Fisherman vs TTT .. A quite game really with not to much action, all though it was close the Fisherman looked comfortable and untroubled as they breezed their way to victory thanks to a double from John Jang ( this a sneaky one –> http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=222181234503481) and Robert Shin. A second half comeback was not enough as David Chu got a double for the T’s and Tom Dobbelsten seemed to trouble the Fisherman defense at times, this lob nearly a goal , click to view http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=222182554503349. Final score is what mattered in the end and it said 4-3 to the Fisherman.
Game 2 . Mac Warriors vs Karma .. Karma starting off real hard and fast getting a quick 2 goal lead thanks to some great team work and some great finishing by Louis Amon. McWarriors seeming to be all over the place as the lead was extended to 3-0 at one stage. Mcwarriors attack kept hitting a defensive wall. Finally the Warriors get through with a goal from Jesse and seemed to be on a comeback.First half finished at that scoreline as the game settled down. Karma again drew first blood in the second half as it seemed they would well and truly run away with the game making the scoreline 5-1 at one stage, however were soon tired and the Warriors youth began to show as a comeback was on the cards. The Warriors scoring three consecutive goals were able to bring the score to a more respectable 5-4 but it wasnt enough in the end. Final score 5-4 to the Karma and a very valuable win.
Game 3- Aroma vs Relax FC: A very physical and exciting game as last seasons king pins went head to head, a very close game with Relax FC having the final laugh in a 3-2 victory. Aroma unable to really get a game happening as they tried to use their usual physical approach while Relax on the other hand played it calm and patient capitalizing on the Aroma errors. A double from Sercan Agar was the only goals that were scored for Aroma as they kept missing chance after chance much to the delight of Relax .. A second half collision between Aroma keeper and Relax FC player scarred the game which was otherwise had plenty of entertainment. Sami Ali Khan getting a double for his team and Besat Haliti the middle man getting a well deserved goal. FInal score 3-2 to Relax ..
Game 4- Deez vs WeSoy :Deez against WeSOY on paper suggested it was going to be a tight game. Only one place separated the two teams on the ladder, and only 3 goals separated their goal difference. The opening five minutes was exactly as expected with WeSOY throwing players forward with a few good scoring opportunities coming their way. Deez netted the game’s first goal, however WeSOY quickly answered bringing it to 1-1. The remainder of the first half went back and forth with some great opportunities going to both teams. The difference maker here was the WeSOY goal keeper Melad Najem who made some stunning saves to deny Deez any more goals before half time. Going into the break the score was 3-1 to WeSOY. Both teams started strong in the second half however it was Deez who showed the technical and fitness edge. Their give-and-go clearly got the better of the WeSOY defence on more than one occasion and allowed them 4 goals throughout the second half. Again, it was because of brilliant goal keeping from the WeSOY custodian that Deez did not score more. A video of one such save is up on the Futsal Homebush facebook page. In the end, WeSOY were able to secure two more crucial goals to give them just enough for the win. The final score 5-4 to WeSOY to set the stage for a very exciting match next time these two meet. Please click for some highlights of the game
Round 6 in Div 2
Another fine round of Futsal which saw some great contests, all games were close with the highest deficit being a 2 goal victory. Game of the night i believe was between Hard Core Noobs and Spray n Wipe. HCN won it in the end with a one goal difference however were very lucky as the Spray n WIpe hit the uprights to many times to count … Please see below for full match report.. Spray N WIpe were thus the biggers losers of the week falling a massive three places just for losing a game with a one goal difference. That should give you a good clue on just how close things are in this comp, reminiscence of last comp ..
In the other games Black Eagles on a losing streak as they go down to Those Guys who have just ended a 2 match loosing streak, David Tse reports for that game:
7pm : Those Guys vs Black Eagles: Both sides headed into the game knowing a win will leap them into the Top 4.
After a nervous opening by boths sides, just before half time ‘Those Guys’ were awarded a indirect free kick.
David Tse’s low drilled shot was guided into the back of the net by the faint touch from Ricardo de Gamboa to open the scoring. The second goal came from a deflected David Tse’s shot.
Black Eagles were awarded a debatable penalty which was cooly converted by Cagri. The penalty swung momentum to the Black Eagles, who were unlucky to not have equalised with a header going just wide and a shot hitting the cross bar. Tim Smith for ‘Those Guys’ pouced on the Black Eagles defender and cooly converted the 3rd goal for ‘Those Guys’ which secured the win. Reports compliments of David Tse
7:40pm HCN vs Spray N Wipe: The Matchup between Hard Core Noobs and Spray n Wipe was the battle to determine who would lead the competition into Round 6 and the game was closely contested until the final whistle. HCN got off to a flying start, working the ball with ease through the heart of the Spray n Wipe defence creating and finishing their first chance of the game – with the HCN player successfully converting his breakaway one on one with a powerful strike that sent the keeper the wrong way. The game was mainly played in midcourt as Spray n Wipe tried to strike back however it was HCN who looked more dangerous in front of goal. The second half sprung to life when a direct free kick was blasted by Francis Basbas for Spray n Wipe, the ball glancing down off the crossbar and into the net. With this injection of energy the match opened up and the chances were coming thick and fast as both sides forced good saves out of the keepers. In the final minutes HCN intercepted a clearance, with what appeared to be a 6th man on the court, he distributed the ball wide to Milos Popadic who struck the ball firmly into the top corner, netting to give the ladder leaders the lead late in the Match (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=222175477837390) as Spray n Wipe’s disagreement with the decision fell on deaf ears. The last chance in the Match would fall to Oskar Frankl as his attempt to score a dramatic equalizer was denied only by the woodwork (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=222177521170519). This meant HCN would hold on for a well deserved victory and consolidate their position at the top of the league table. Report compliments of David Astalosh
7:40pm Scuba FC vs Froosh: Froosh trying hard but still unable to get that win as Scuba FC cruise to a 4-2 victory thanks to a magnificent hat trick from Sinan Soyoz. Click here for one his decent goals ..http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=222170447837893. Scuba never looking troubled however did comp a few in the second half as Froosh looked to have been making a come back, however just not enough juice in em to get them those vaulable goals as there fate was sealed by a late goal to Dazza Reynolds a few minutes from full time, click here for his goal http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=222170101171261 . Final score was 4-2 to Scuba FC ..
9:00pm Snipers vs Last Place : Last Place starting positive and scoring first in this game , click here for the goal http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=222553974466207, as the SNipers started off very unsteadily, this has been a trend in recent games, however were able to get there momentum back as they came back soon after with a goal from Kutty after a great reflexive assist from Ibrahim, click to view goal http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=222507091137562. The game was going in a balance until the controversial penalty came in the second half. The incident was recorded and can be viewed from this link , http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=222482594473345 . To add to this misery the penalty was turned into a goal from Arif, click here to see the goal http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=222248111163460 . Last Place a bit unlucky there as it seems the benefit of a doubt went against them. From there on Snipers gaining control of the game as Last Place seemed to have lost morale. Final goal from Atalay, sealed the fate and decided the final score 3-1 to the Snipers which carries them to second just behind HCN.
Another great round and looking forward to seeing you guys next week.
Round 6 in Div 3
Interesting round played in week six of the competition, AGM have been seriously slowed down after making a super start to the season being locked down to another 2-2 draw two weeks in succession by the competition dark horses Cable Jockeys, this time they were lucky only scoring in the final minute, the Gumbies delighted as they finally made a break through getting their first win of the season over Commsec Utd, the Chugglaz again losing their game by one goal to the impressive Drama Queens, maybe they should change their name to minus one? And finally the Fortinhos lost miserably to Power Rangers who for the first time in their history are at the top of the ladder …
game 1: Any Given Monday vs Cable Jockeys: Any Given Monday (AGM) and the Cable Jockeys played out a tough, scrappy game this week and ended up sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw. With keeper Boutros still missing and key players Gobi and Shabaka adding to the absentee list, a patched up AGM, with Luke Girgis making a first ever appearance in goal, set out to hold on to their place at the top of the table. The Cable Jockeys began strongly with AGM struggling to cope with their quick counter-attacking game and they were soon a goal down after a defensive mix-up. AGM slowly grew into the game but too often their approach play was let down by a poor final ball. Both teams struggled for possession and there was little fluency to the game as the first half came to a close.
AGM started the second half with a sense of urgency and an equalizer came within a few minutes of the restart. After good defensive work, a quick counter sent Masterson on a mazy run down the right of the court and he finished with a sharp shot across goal which left the Cable Jockeys’ stand-in keeper little chance. AGM were growing in confidence but fatigue was beginning to set in and the fitter Cable Jockeys soon took advantage of gaps in AGM’s rearguard to put themselves in front once more. AGM lost possession with Markorios, Masterson and Eskander all pouring forward in search of a second goal, and the Cable Jockeys countered quickly to slot in a second goal of their own.
With time and energy running low, AGM’s play became more erratic as they desperately searched for an equalizer. A number of last ditch tackles and important stops from keeper Girgis kept the score at 2-1, while Markorious spurned a glorious chance to level the scores when he just failed to make contact with a ball into the box. With only two minutes remaining it fell to Masterson to equalize with a goal that was almost an exact replica of his first, the Cable Jockeys unable to contain his long range shooting. The game finished 2-2 and both teams had will have reason to be pleased with securing a hard fought draw. Match report compliments of Bishoy Eskander
Game 2: Gumbies vs Commsec United: Didnt get to watch this game though the result was a convincing win to the Gumbies , making it their first win of the season.
Game 3, Drama Queens vs Chugglerz:September 19 marked Chugglaz’ talisman Will Chen’s birthday. Chugglaz task was made a little easier with key drama queen players missing and some injury concerns to their already dimished side. None the less, the Drama Queens were out to spoil the party… and they ensured the birthday boy was in for a tough day at the office when some nice exchanges down the left hand side saw Chen stranded leaving a simple tap in for 1- 0. Drama Queens added more pain soon after with top scorer Sam Griffith doubling the score with a well taken free-kick. Chen may be a little angry with himself as on another day, that would probably have stayed out… The Queens however began to lose shape and direction towards the end of the first half and D. Wang inspired a mini-comeback; teasing, stepping and cunningly drawing in 3 defenders before passing to an open man who slotted home from close range clinically past the keeper for 2 – 1.
The Drama Queens are known for dropping into lulls (especially after half time) and they were exposed again as some sloppy defending and dogged determination with D. Wang heavily involved helped Chugglaz force the issue and make it 2 – 2. Nervous moments continued with little being created, birthday boy Chen’s long balls forward were consistently causing considerable issues at the back for the Drama Queens. However late in the half hero turned villian as D.Wang clattered into the back of an attacked streaming in the box. No complaints from anyone and the ref pointed to the spot. Golden Boot contender Sam Griffith sent Chen the wrong way for 3 – 2 and added another brace to his collection. The Chugglaz tried to launch several late attacks however the Drama Queens hung in to stay in finals contention… there was still time however for one last piece of action with Sam Griffith down the right finding half a yard inbetween 2 defenders, curling a glorious left footed goal bound effort towards the top corner only for Chen to deny the hat-trick seeker with an equally amazing diving fingertip save at full stretch. (Definitely one for the highlight reel… Happy bday Will!) Match report compliments of Ming Chang
Game 4: Fortinhos vs Power Rangers: The Fortinhos would probably agree with me in saying this was probably their most miserable loss ever … The scoreline was’nt so bad but it was the way they went down. They initially scored the first goal which was the only consolation of the game, they actually scored another one a bit later but that was into their own nets. Power Rangers first goal came from an impossible deflection from the corner line, which seemed to be out in the first place, then Men in Blue scored into their own goals and then copped a penalty which also seemed to be controversial … Just was’nt their night. On the brighter side the Power Rangers enjoying their first look down the table from up top, and it comes from an effortless win over one of their arch rivals ..
The Expendables were away with the BYE
That does it for this week … am looking forward to next weeks game …