Match reports on the recent SFL Challenge Cup matches
Rd6: SFL Challenge Cup Samba Boys Brush Aside South Fremantle
Scarborough Samba Boys 5 – Daniel Cappellaro 2, Victor Brauner 1, Marcio Mendes 1, Felipe Tonsa 1
South Fremantle MC 2 – Harry Ilosono 1, Daniel Muzzarelli 1
The end of the season draws close and the battle for a place in the top four is heating up. The Samba Boys strengthened their side last week with the signing of former Fremantle Muita Calma player, Daniel Cappellaro. In his first game for the Scarborough side he was able to net 2 goals and help them brush aside one of their closest rivals for a place in the top 4. The boys from Brazil have now added some depth to their side and only need to beat the in form Spearwood Red Star side to secure that 4th spot on the table.
South Fremantle were also strengthened for this game with their signing of another Muita Calma player, Harry Ilosono. His debut was solid and although he did manage to get on the score sheet, the result would not go his way. After this result South Fremantle MC need to win against 3rd placed FCL Allstars and their catch up game against Fremantle Muita Calma. A tough ask that will no doubt come down to the final games of the season.
Rd6: SFL Challenge Cup – FCL Allstars Smash FC Beffen To Secure A Place In The Final 4
FCL Allstars 8 – David Micevski 3, Daniel Micevski 2, David Perch 1, Bernard Marcello 1, Andreas Bouzinekis 1
FC Beffen 1 – James Forman 1
The FCL Allstars have secured their place in the top 4 with the worst position they can finish being 3rd. The top spot is still up for grabs if they can win their last game and the teams above lose their remaining games. For the Allstar team from the Football West North League, they will be happily go through and take on anyone in the finals. Confidence is high after the demolition they inflicted upon FC Beffen, who never really got their season going this year, and were left licking their wounds and looking towards the 2013 season as a time to rebuild.
Other MVP contenders, Daniel Micevski and his brother David, calmly went about their business of controlling the game and scoring at will. They made it look all too easy as they sent notice to the rest of the final 4 teams that they are here to take home the SFL Cup and all that is on offer. Top scorer and MVP awards as well. With only one round left, they definitely look like the team to beat come finals.
Rd6: SFL Challenge Cup – Fremantle Muita Calma Still Strong
Fremantle Muita Calma 8 – Tiago Fracasso 3, Diego Garcia 2, Luke Tidy 2, Cisco Jorquera 1
Rockingham White Eagles 3 – Nemanja Vesolinovic1, Jamie 1, Monty 1
After losing 3 players when the transfer window opened last week and also star play maker, Nestor Fonseca after returning to Colombia, everyone was concerned as to whether Fremantle Muita Calma had enough depth to continue their devastating form. The 8 – 3 result this round showed that the side was not affected in the least. Diego Garcia is back to his goalscoring ways and Tiago Fracasso seems to be doing the same with as much ease. The next round will be the real test for the defending champs as they will be without Tiago for the rest of the season and the playoffs. First up will be the catch up game against neighbours Fremantle MC who are in a must win situation.
For The Rockingham White Eagles the season is all but over, with their last game against Hammond Park. The rumours circling are that Red Star and White Eagles will be looking at an amalgamation for the 2013 season, which can only mean some big things for the players after their first SFL season. Joining the experienced Spearwood Red Star side will bring some added depth to a team that has always struggled with suspensions and a strong bench.
Rd6: SFL Challenge Cup – Spearwood Red Star Hold On To Second Place In The League With A Big Win
Spearwood Red Star 8 – Alek Kukic 3, Bojan Kovacic 2, Sasa 2, Vedran 1
Hammond Park Stars 4 – Noongy Narongphant 2, Robert Ftynogiannis 1, Ruben Tristao 1
The Spearwood goalscoring machine, that is Alek Kukic, has now scored 13 goals in 6 games and is the clear leader in the league. Along with his many goals his team is sitting comfortably in second place and looks like another real title contender.
As per usual the game started quite fiery with Red Star continuing their battle with the referees, which kept the game close in the first half. In the second half the players kept their mouths shut and went about their business of destroying their opponents by just putting the ball in the back of the net, which they can do better that any other team in the competition. This always plays to the advantage of young Alek Kukic who will no doubt be in contention for the MVP award at the end of the season as he never argues or complains and just does what he does best. Score goals.
Hammond Park Stars have had a season to forget and with only one round left, they need the 2 teams above them to lose and for them to win their final game in a very convincing way. Stranger things have happened in the final round of the SFL and this year will be no exception. Some big games coming up in the final round which shouldn’t be missed.
Rd2: SFL Challenge Cup Catch Up Game
South Fremantle MC 2 – Hayden Bryan 1. Adam Gough 1
Fremantle Muita Calma 2 – Diego Garcia 1, Salman Alhammadi 1
In this must win game for the South Fremantle MC side, both teams were understrength and played as though it was a grand final. A game which saw Fremantle at their weakest but still able to pull off the draw as they were definitely up against the better side on the night. South Fremantle know that it was their best chance to get that much needed win and with a draw they will need to win their final game and hope that the Scarborough Samba Boys stumble on the last day.
Fremantle Muita Calma got the draw and kept their unbeaten record in tact. The chance of taking out the minor premiership was also at stake and is still not assured as they will need to win on the final day against FC Beffen to ensure that title.
- Fremantle Muita Calma 16pts
- Spearwood Red Star 13pts
- FCL Allstars 13pts
- Scarborough Samba Boys 9pts
- South Fremantle MC 7pts
- Hammond Park Stars 6pts
- Rockingham White Eagles 3pts
- FC Beffen 3pts
Round 7 will be an intense day with every game being of importance and the defending champs not looking their best. Who will join Muita Calma, Red Star and FCL Allstars in the final 4?
- South Fremantle MC vs FCL Allstars
- Spearwood Red Star vs Scarborough Samba Boys
- Fremantle Muita Calma vs FC Beffen
- Rockingham White Eagles vs Hammond Park Stars