Our youngest team that competed in the U/9s had a great first experience qualifying top of their pool but were knocked out in the semi finals against the eventual champions 4-2.
Our U/10s Academy was split into two teams and unfortunately the Yellows were dealt the bad hand with a number of boys unable to compete and pulled out last minute leaving the boys to fight gallantly with minimal numbers available.
The Orange team played quite well winning their first game 8-1 but an unfavourable draw which pitted them again both finalists saw us miss out on qualifying from the group state on goal difference.
The U/11s like the under 10s were split into two and both teams did brilliantly to advance to the semi finals where unfortunately they met.
The Yellows battled but went down to their magic brothers 5-3 in the semis. The Orange advanced and took on an excellent Mascot Vipers side who were just too strong in the end winning the game by 2 goals (see the seperate team report after this summary).
The 12 Boys battled well but were knocked out in the Quarter finals whilst the 12 Girls were crowed STATE CHAMPIONS smashing everything in their path along the way (see the seperate team report after this summary).
The 14 Boys were at their scintillating best throughout the tournament hitting double figures 3 times in 4 games but our unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end losing 4-2 to a pumped up Quake team in a physical encounter.
Our 14 Girls also lost to the Quackers getting knocked out in the quarter finals.
The tournament was disappointing one for our 16 Boys losing their opening 2 games and missing out on qualifying but with a huge injury toll the boys just couldn’t get anywhere near their best.
The 16 Girls went out after a high scoring 5-5 draw against Pheonix in the Quarter finals which saw our girls go out in the dreaded penalty shootout.
The Youth Mens were involved in what was one of the games of the tournament in an epic quarter final against arch rivals Quake.
Down 3-0 with 6 minutes to go our boys showed the Magic spirit and came back to not only equalise but run our eventual 4-3 winners in Golden Goal extra time. Unfortunately the Quarters took too much out of the boys going down in a subdued semi final by a single goal.
The Womens like our Youth and Mens went into the tournament with limited numbers due to injuries and work commitments.
After winning their 3 group games, the girls recorded a brilliant fight back from 3-0 down to overturn and knock out Vipers in the Quarters 6-4. Club rivals Quake once again stood in our way but this time it was the turn of the Quackers to triumph and move onto the Final.
Our Open Mens struggled on the opening day fielding no less than 3 goal keepers and their coach just to field a team in their opening clash.
The boys qualified being one of the best second place teams which saw us take on competition favourites The Real Stars in the Quarter finals.
The stars didn’t shine too brightly in the clash as our Magic boys read the riot act to the competition favourites easily accounting for them 7-2 in a clinical and brilliant performance.
Unfortunately the quarter final took alot of the boys and we went down to South Coast in the semi finals on penalties 6-5 after the score being 3-3 at fulltime.
All in all a good day at state titles with 11 out of the 14 teams qualifying for the Quarter finals.
Congratulations to all the teams that competed you all did the club extremely proud and special congratulations go to the U/12 Girls on their crowning as being the best team in the state.
U11 Yellow and Orange – 2011 FNSW State Titles
It was a great pleasure working with the kids and being the manager for the Inner West Magic Orange and Yellow teams at the FNSW Futsal State Champs 2011.
Both our under 11’s teams played in the semi finals and the orange team went through to the grand finals. They met the Mascot Vipers green team, with the Vipers winning 5-4. What a game!
The kids outplayed everyone well done to both teams for a long weekend of wonderful games.
Orange team : Tana, Attila, Brodie, Hakeem, Adam, Patrick, Tallon.
- Won 8-7
- Won 9-2
- Won 7-2
- Won quarter finals 3-1
- Won semi finals 5-3
- Lost grand final 5-4
Yellow team : Liam N, Tomas, George, Josip, Walid, Liam
- Draw 3-3
- Won 8-1
- Won 6-2
- Won 7-3
- Won quarter finals 3-2
- Lost semi finals 5-3
An excellent effort from all teams.
Thank you very much Matteo, and the Inner West Magic staff for their great efforts throughout the 2011 State Championships.
U12 Girls – 2011 FNSW State Titles
What a weekend of Futsal, played at the balmy venue of Penrith. As one would have expected, the U12 Girls entered this weekend as the team to beat and they didn’t disappoint. Throughout the tournament they never took their eye off the ball and worked hard together, as all good teams do so well. On occasions they played some of the best Futsal I’ve seen for this age and will only get better as they mature as a team.
Game 1 v Crusaders – 12-0
The girls worked hard from the start and quickly settled into this tricky game against this solid Super League side. Scoring 6 goals either side of the half time break, this game set the tone for the tournament.
Game 2 v Dural Red – 5-0
Up against the strong Dural side, the girls knew they were in for a battle as they went into the half time break 1-0 up. With renewed vigour for the 2nd stanza, they hit the ground running and eventually wore the girls in Red down by adding another 5 goals. To answer one “Cynics” question,” Is that the best your girls got?” Well, no mate it wasn’t, it’s a marathon not a sprint, as they would later prove!!
Game 3 v Mudgee Wolves – 20-0
Have to admit the referee put it down as 19-0 but either he can’t count or I can’t, so sorry mate, I’m right! Up against our country cousins the girls thought this was their last game of Futsal ever, putting on a mighty display both sides of the break to run out emphatic winners.
Game 4 v Hills Brumbies – 9-0
Finishing off their group games in style the girls slotted 4 in before the break and added another 5 after the restart against a difficult opponent.
Finishing top of Group A the girls amassed a total of 4 wins from 4 with an impressive 46 goals for (or 45 if the Ref was right) and more importantly a clean slate in defence. Next up was our quarterfinal match up against Enfield that had everyone salivating with anticipation, of who would get the dubious honour of being kicked first!
Quarter Final v Enfield Rovers – 3-0
Well we only had to wait 30 seconds as Bianca was left nursing the effects of a “late tackle” from their pivot, after pushing the ball down the sideline in an attempt to go around her. Fortunately she was able to run it off and play an important role in the game. Princess was first scorer on the card when she weaved and turned 3 players inside the “D” to put one away after 3 minutes.
They tried to hit back immediately but Sheridan was alert and quickly off her line to save at the feet of the oncoming target. Georgia by now was controlling everything in the middle, being our main source of supply and creating many chances. With the long ball tactic being Enfield’s main weapon the girls had to be on high alert and pivots Marissa and Angelique dealt with the threat throughout the game.
Princess had the net rippling again after 8 minutes when she received a great pass from Sienna to put us 2-0 up. Chiara seized her opportunity to attack and was unlucky not to goal when she let one rip from outside the “D”. With a minute remaining in the half it was now Dimity’s turn to feel the brunt as she sped across court, however the resulting free kick was dealt with effectively. The girls continued to toil hard but couldn’t add to score before half time.
The game became bogged down as both teams gave each other little space to operate in but Princess did manage to find Georgia who scored after 6 minutes and make it 3-0. Siena had a good chance to increase the lead but the ball got blocked when it looked goal bound. Both keepers were called into action during the remainder of the match but neither team could trouble the scorer again in this tense match.
Semi Final v Mascot Vipers – 9-2
With little break between games the girls had virtually no time to think about this one and duly served up a fine game of Futsal. Not over awed by the physical Vipers team the girls came screaming out of the blocks with Princess opening her account after great work by Bianca and Georgia. Disaster struck soon after when Sheridan slid to make a save only to travel outside the tiny “D” with ball in hands. From the resulting free kick the scores where level at 1-1. After 4 minutes Bianca had the ball in the net after great work by Georgia and Princess from a kick in.
They tried to hit back quickly but Sheridan was quick off her line to clear the danger. Sheridan then quickly released the ball to Princess who calmly slotted the ball home to make it 3-1. Georgia then got her second moments later, despite the pivots best attempt to remodel her leg.
Bianca then got in the act again, finishing off a good move involving Princess and Georgia to make it 5-1 after 7 minutes. Sheridan then had to produce a good diving save from a Vipers free kick to maintain the lead. Marissa was working over time at the back as the Vipers threw everything at the girls to try and reduce the score line. Eventually they did score with 3 minutes of the half left but Dimity was having none of it and hit back a minute later with a great turn on her marker to make it 6-2 going into the break.
A minute after the break Angelique made a great run from her “D” and launched a “Missile”, which their keeper waved at on the way past, to make it 7-2. Sienna then put a good ball through to Dimity who cracked one at goal only to see their keeper make a fine save. We had a scare shortly after but Chiara chased hard and made a decisive tackle, when they looked odds on to score, which seemed to break their spirit. Georgia scored after great lead up work by Princess 9 minutes into the half. Georgia then returned the favour after 12 minutes when she set Princess up for yet another hat trick to finish off a great team effort.
Grand Final v G.W. Sydney Vikings – 8-2
Despite being an hour later than scheduled the girls were up for the big one against a very good Super League side who battled all the way. Princess was first to try her luck after a minute but was denied by the keeper. As often happens she managed to scramble the first over the line after a great shot by Bianca. Princess was on the list again when she made it 2-0 after Georgia squared a ball to her from the right hand side. Princess then secured her hat trick on the 6 minute mark from a corner kick taken by Georgia. Sheridan was called into action to bravely negate a dangerous run at the feet of their target. Angelique was making some fine tackles and delivering some nice passes from the back as we pressed for more goals. On 10 minutes Sheridan saved smartly to her left but was unable to hold onto the ball and decided to have a little juggle, before safely finding the sideline, much to the relief of Zelco and Steve. With a minute remaining before half time she produced another fine save to turn the ball around the post, low to her right. Despite the best efforts of Chiara, Dimity and Siena we couldn’t increase the lead before half time.
In the half time shuffle Steve called for two quick goals after the restart. With this ringing in her ears, Georgia duly obliged and scored two within a minute, to put us 5-0 up. Princess then increased the lead when Georgia set her up with a nice lay off pass after 3 minutes. Marissa then got on the scorer’s sheet with a fine goal, setup by, guess who, Georgia. Siena had to be alert and make a great cover tackle when danger loomed with a two on one, timing it to perfection to thwart the attack. On 8 minutes Princess scored a length of the court goal after winning the ball in her own half, she quickly sped up field to make it 8-0. Chiara then had a good effort on goal saved as we searched for more. Dimity kept toiling away trying to find the net but was also denied by some good keeping.
With time running out the girls relaxed a little and the Vikings girls hit back with a couple of good goals showing they weren’t going to give up easily. Alas it was too late and the Magic girls celebrated a fine victory to cap off a great tournament for them. Superb team effort girls, well done.
A few stats from the tournament:
- All the outfield players managed to score
- Scored a total of 66 Goals
- Conceded only 4 Goals
- Had 5 clean sheets
- Averaged a frightening 9.4 goals per game
- Princess 16
- Dimity 14
- Georgia 10
- Bianca 8
- Angelique 8
- Chiara 5
- Marissa 3
- Siena 2
- Princess 3
- Dimity 2
- Georgia 1
- Bianca 1
- Angelique 1