Boomerangs’ blitz buries Brindabella
A six goal second half surge sunk the Blues, who remain winless on the bottom of the ladder, while keeping Boomerangs FS within striking distance of top spot.
The game was pitting the third placed Boomerangs against the cellar dwelling Brindabella, and the gulf in class was evident from the outset with Boomerangs dominating possession and attacking the Blues’ goals almost at will.
It wasn’t long before Boomerangs broke through, with Becky Roche beating out the Blues’ Goal Keeper with an unorthodox shot that only just cleared the line to register the first goal of the match.
The second goal came soon after when a thunderous shot from Michaela Day took a deflection off a Brindabella player and swung into the back of the net, giving the Boomerangs a two goal advantage which they took into the half time interval.
After the main break saw a turn in play in favour of Brindabella, netting the first goal of the half not long after the opening whistle when Tiahn Rukavina found the back of the net after a sensational half court move by the Blues. Their run of form was cut short however when Michaela Day again put the ball past the Keeper to score her second goal of the game.
From then on the floodgates well and truly opened, with the Boomerangs netting a further five goals, including a four goal haul by player of the match Michaela Day to absolutely bury Brindabella, who for all their efforts could only manage to score a further one goal for the match.
The win means the Boomerangs remain in touch with ladder leaders Western Creek and Woden Valley, while there is still hope for the winless Brindabella to jump off bottom spot, with both Tuggeranong United and Canberra FC only chalking up the one victory each for the season so far.
Women’s Futsal Premier League Round 7
Kids FC 5 (Nawja Allen 2, Kendall Smith, Hayley Buckingham 2) defeated Tuggeranong United 3 (Erika Pennyfield 2, own goal Kids FC)
Western Creek El Diva 4 (Kim Crocker, Luisa Marzotto 2, Nicola Somi) defeated Canberra FC 2 (Nikola Orgill 2)
Woden Valley FC 5 (Ashleigh Palombi 4, Jaline Hoek) defeated Belconnen United 3 (Clare Munro, Brittany Smale 2)
Boomerangs FS 8 (Rachel Crittenden 2, Sarah Crittenden, Becky Roche, Michaela Day 4) defeated Brindabella Blues 2 (Lisa Ceely, Danielle Wilsner)
12 Ashleigh PALOMBI (Woden Valley)
9 Brittany PALOMBI Jaline HOEK (Woden Valley)
6 Nikola ORGILL (Canberra FC), Brittany SMALE (Belconnen United)
5 Jasmine NORTON (Canberra FC), Annica SCHOO (Tuggeranong United), Kendall Smith (Kids FC), Luisa MARZOTTO (Weston Creek El Diva), Claire MUNRO (Belconnen United), Rachel CRITTENDEN, Michaela DAY, Becky ROCHE (Boomerangs FS)
4 Erika PENNYFIELD (Tuggeranong United), Jessica McEWAN (Boomerangs FS), Rachael GOLDSTEIN, Dianne WILSON (Canberra FC), Najwa ALLEN (Kids FC), Sabrina SPINAPOLICE (Weston Creek El Diva), Sarah CRITTENDEN (Boomerangs FS)
3 Maja BLASCH, Jessica GOYNE (Belconnen United),Kate DAVOREN, Lisa CEELY (Brindabella Blues), Alice CHURCHILL, Kate WALKER (Kids FC), Hayley BUCKINGHAM (Kids FC), Kim CROCKER, Nicole SOMI (Western Creek El Diva)
2 Rebecca WATTS (Woden Valley), own goal
1 Erica WEATHERLY (Belconnen United),Michelle AUROUSSEAU, Amanda DRIES (Boomerangs FS), Kate DAVOREN, Alyssa METHERELL, Syke METHERELL, Tiahn RUKAVINA,Danielle WILSNER (Brindabella Blues), Mel LEARY (Canberra FC), Kristy HELMERS, Tahlia STANLEY (Tuggeranong United), Anna BENNETT, Natalie LACEY, Alison LOUND (Weston Creek El Diva), Stephanie COATES (Woden Valley)