What a weekend of Futsal, Friday night saw matches played on Friday night with the pick of the games the Derby between Leaders Pascoe Vale FC and Vic Vipers. And Sunday hosted a number of tight matches with the highlight of Fitzroy finally holding on to a lead to taste Victory.
Ashburton continue great start to the season
Ashburton FC continue to push the leaders as Gui Costa’s man are playing a nice brand of futsal and more importantly its producing results. FC Prahran are hot and cold at the minute and a capable of a top 4 finish if they can fine some form.
Ashburton FC 4 (B. Gearboc, A. Arreggin, G. McHeileh, A. Farina) def. FC Prahran 2 (T. Coulibaly, C. Holmes)
Metro turn on the style as they defeat Brunswick
Metropolitan FC is scoring for fun at the minute and round 6 was no different. Brunswick tried to match the red hot Metro but they were unable to contain the Redzepovic brothers. If Metro continue this run of form they were push for the premiership.
Metropolitan FC 11 (D. Redzepovic 3, A. Redzepovic 3, E. Buzo 2, H. Ikanovic, J. Avdic, T. Grgic) def. CF Brunswick 4 (N. Yao, D. Duva, R. Filipovic, J. Julardzija (OG)
Pascoe Vale FC edge rival Vipers in a Thriller
A massive crowd was on had to view the Clasico as it has been dubbed. More spice was added to the derby with Vipers including Western Australian players Diego Garcia, Victor Brauner, Ciro Rinaldi. It was an even match and it took a late Pascoe Vale set piece was put away by captain Andre Caro to extend Pascoe Vales lead at the top of the table.
Pascoe Vale FC 4 (E. Simsek 2, A. Caro 2) def. Vic Vipers FC 3 (A. Cooper, Jas. Barrientos, V. Brauner)
Hume takes the points over Balwyn
Hume proved too strong for an out of sorts Balwyn, Anthony Ramzy was the star for Hume with a Hat-trick and was well supported by teammate Vadim Mazurskiy. Balwyn were not the same team of recent weeks and hopefully they can bounce back next round.
Hume FC 9 (A.Ramzy 3, V.Mazurskiy 2, N.Sahin, S.Cicek, M.Parlak, (Frano Saric OG) def. FC Balwyn 2 (T.Imeri, I.Filipovic)
Moreland leave it late against Brighton
Moreland have had a great start to the season but were made to work hard for the win against bottom placed Brighton. Osman Kose goal late on for Moreland ensured they got the points and continue to keep touch with the leaders. Brighton is continuing and a win is just around the corner for them, hopefully it comes before the Christmas break.
Moreland FC 5 (T.Sumbul 2, S.Murat, O.Kose, (T.Bayrakli OG) def. Brighton FC 4 (T.Bayrakli 2, M.Guillou, H.Shamon)
Essendon too good for Fitzroy
In a match that saw both teams go goal for goal it was Essendon who got the spoils, with Joaquin Jiminez coming back to haunt his old club scoring a hat-trick. Fitzroy have lost yet another close game and their season could be very different had they converted these close games to victories.
FC Essendon 6 (J.Jiminez 3, A.Cobo, G.Canbeco, Alijandro) def. Fitzroy FC 5 (R.Covarrubias 2, M.Dixon, M Sessay, A.Hammer)
Morland overcome Balwyn to take victory
Moreland stay intouch with the leaders after a fine display against Balwyn. Burukhan Koca bagged 4 goals and teammate Turhan Sunbul got a hat-trick as Moreland attack was on song. Balwyn had a limited bench and that was a big difference on the day.
Moreland FC 9 (B. Koca 4, T. Sumbul 3, S. Akyol, S. Murat) def. FC Balwyn 5 (T. Imeri 3, M. Saric, T. Saric)
Pascoe Vale stays on top of the table
Pascoe Vale remains on top of the league with a 7-6 victory over a courageous Brunswick side. Pascoe Vale were made to work hard for the victory, they were forced into uncharacteristic mistakes as they conceded 6 goals. Brunswick were unlucky not to hold on for a draw, but this should be encouraging signs for Brunswick team.
Pascoe Vale FC 7 ( J. Da Silva 2, S. Soufi 2, E. Simsek, A. Orme, M. Piga (OG)) CF Brunswick 6 (J. Slovacek 2, N. Yaw 2, A. Colosimo 2)
Hume scoring goals for Fun
Hume scored another 8 goals in a game as they defeated FC Prahran. The Hume side is enjoying their Futsal at the moment and it shows on the pitch, their attack was ruthless as they dominated an out of form Prahran side.
Hume FC 8 (M. Vragovski 2, V. Mazurskiy 2, M. Tankir, R. Culculoglu, S. Cicek, A. Ramzy) def. FC Prahran 1 (H. Diagne)
Fitzroy win thanks to Brazilian keeper Lorenzo De Paris
Fitzroy have held onto a lead for the first time this season and they have to thank their keeper Lorenzo De Paris. Ashburton had no answers for this world-class keeper as he saved everything. Hopefully Fitzroy can get used holding a lead and it will see them move up the ladder.
Fitzroy FC 3 (P. Robotis 2, R. Covarrubias) def. Ashburton FC 1 (A. Farina)
Julardzija scores 9 as Metropolitan beat Essendon
Juso Julardzija was the star of round 7 as he scored 9 of his teams 10 goals as they defeated Essendon. The match seemed over early on as Metro turned off the gas and allowed Essendon to make the score more respectable. Metro will be hoping “JJ” can keep scoring so they can remain at the pointy end of the table.
Metropolitan FC 10 (J. Julardzija 9, A. Redzepovic) def. FC Essendon 5 (M. Hernandez, J. Jiminez, J. Ihasz, B. Varega, P. Atsikidis)
Round 8 matches – Friday 14th December
- 6:30pm – CF Brunswick vs. Brighton FC
- 7:20pm – FC Balwyn vs. Vic Vipers FC
- 8:10pm – Fitzroy FC vs. Metropolitan FC
- 9:00pm – FC Essendon vs. Pascoe Vale FC
- 9:50pm – Hume FC vs. Ashburton FC
- 10:40pm – FC Prahran vs. Moreland FC
Round 9 matches – Sunday 16th December
- 2:00pm – CF Brunswick vs. FC Balwyn
- 3:00pm – Ashburton FC vs. Metropolitan FC
- 4:00pm – Vic Vipers FC vs. FC Prahran
- 5:00pm – Brighton FC vs. FC Essendon
- 6:00pm – Pascoe Vale FC vs. Fitzroy FC
- 7:00pm – Moreland FC vs. Hume FC
Leading Goal Scorers
- Juso Julardzija (Metropolitan FC) – 23 Goals
- Alija Redzepovic (Metropolitan FC) – 17 Goals
- Burukan Koca (Moreland FC)– 16 Goals
- Ernie Simsek (Pascoe Vale FC) – 13 Goals
- Turhan Sumbul (Moreland FC) – 12 Goals