St Albans reports on the third round of the Futsal League in Melbourne
Panthers 0 v Melbourne Bloods 7
The Bloods having lost their first two rounds were definetely out to rock the unsettled Panthers early. The Black Cats were missing Jermaine Deng and the influential Aguek Agek and it showed, as the Bloods regained their form with a bang. Ruz Roslan an important inclusion, who along with the Thai wonderboy Duke ripped the weakened Panthers defense to shreds. Liam Digby having a solid game keeping his first clean sheet in a while. The Bloods will be looking at continuing their form next week when they take on the league suprise packets Tiger FC. The Panthers will take on the Young Guns.
St Albans Young Guns 13 v Metro Stars 10
Who says the Young Guns can’t mix it with the big boys. A brilliant second half display of counter attacking futsal saw the Young Guns come back and defeat the experienced Metro Stars. What is not too like about the Young Guns – they have a brilliant young Keeper in David Todaro in goals, the ever improving Igor Filipovic as Central Defender, the adaptable younger brother of Irzad Spijodic – Sedalija Spijodic and the speedy, skillful wingers – Carl Magri and Jesse Nagy, and man of the match Mark Borchert who scored some brilliant goals. What many people don’t know about these youngsters is that they have come through the St Albans Secondary College Futsal program and know their futsal inside out. One gets a feeling that this team is about to start experiencing some serious success. Metro Stars perhaps not for the first time understimating their opponents, and paid the price for it. Metro Stars have to regroup for their top of the table clash with strong rivals Altona Knights next week, with the Young Guns resuming their derby battles with the Sunshine Panthers.
Tigers FC 7 v Altona Knights 7
The most entertaining match of the night saw these two teams share the points. In a tale of two different haves it was the Tigers who dominated the first half with Micky Lund and Nick Kucic leading the charge for the Tigers. Going into the half time break leading 6:1, everyone apart from the Knights thought the game was over. However with the reintroduction of Knights captain Ante, the Knights started piling on the goals. The second half became quite agressive, as both teams started picking up yellow cards. Micky Lund’s red card late in the match gave the Knights a chance to win the game. Tony Saric failing to convert a 10metre penalty after the siren, to the excitement of the enthralled crowd.
Three rounds in and everyone at the club is enthralled about the improved standard of the matches. The players look great in their new Legea Kits, a new promotion and relegation into and out of the league is being set up, and with highlights of the matches going up into our Youtube channel soon, it all looks very promising.