Nike V-League Round 2 Review (VIC)

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Logo - V-League (PNG)The second round of the Nike V-League was played on Sunday in less than perfect conditions outside it made a great day to come indoors and watch some Futsal. After a disappointing round one, round two was back to the quality the Nike V-League is known for.

Mickleham FC vs. Brimbank FC

The two new teams in the 2013 Nike V-League did battle in round 2 and it was to be a real battle. Mickleham in round one had shocked the Vic Vipers, Brimbank were courageous against Pascoe Vale so both teams had decent lead ups to the match.

The first half was end-to-end with both teams creating a large number of chances, Brimbank took their chances with Eric Hamre getting a double and captain Mark Borchet racing Brimbank to a 3-0 lead midway through the first half. This socked Mickleham into gear and the quickly pulled the 3 goals back to lead 4-3 at the break thanks to goals from Phil Robotis, Ahmed Muktar, Lachlan Campbell and Michel Putson.

The second half was more of a battle with both teams not giving an inch and when Vlado Zoric extended Mickleham’s lead it looked like Brimbank would be 0-2. However Futsal is a funny game and when Eric Hamre completed his hattrick it was game on. Brimkank than took a share of the point thanks to captain Mark Borchet as the match finished in an entertaining 5-5 draw.

Mickleham FC

1. Anthony Cianftone (GK), 2. Aaron Messimovic, 4. Vlado Zoric, 5. Lachlan Campbell, 6. Phil Robotis, 8. Davor Kusturic, 9. Ahmed Muktar, 10. Iggy Filipovic, 11. Michael Putsin, Manager: Vlado Zoric

Yellow Cards: Aaron Messimovic

Brimbank FC

41. John Italia (GK), 2. Mark Borchet, 5. Eric Hamre, 6. Fikret Cavsevic 7. Adis Senic, 8 Admir Kablar Manager: Fikret Causevic

Yellow Cards: N/A

Mickleham FC 5 (Phil Robotis, Ahmed Muktar, Lachlan Campbell, Michael Putson, Vlado Zoric) drew with.Brimbank FC 5 (Eric Hamre 3, Mark Borchet 2)

Mickleham FC’s Michael Putson taps in at the back post after a great buildup from Phil Robotis (photo Damian Briggs)

Mickleham FC’s Michael Putson taps in at the back post after a great buildup from Phil Robotis (photo Damian Briggs)

Metropolitan FC vs. FC Carlton

Metropolitan FC made it 2 from 2 with a hard fought victory over FC Carlton. The first half was an even contest but Metropolitan took their chances to lead 2-0. The second half Metropolitan got on top early in the second half and took the point will a 5-3 victory.

Metropolitan FC 5 (Alija Redzepovic 2, Dino Redzepovic, Ivan Zilic, Alexander Stevanovic) def. FC Carlton 3(Chaaban Rajab 2, John Nicolakoudis)

Metropolitan FC’s Adam Husseni (R) tackles Abdullah Ercetin of FC Carlton (photo Damian Briggs)

Metropolitan FC’s Adam Husseni (R) tackles Abdullah Ercetin of FC Carlton (photo Damian Briggs)

Vic Vipers vs. Fitzroy FC

Vipers returned to the winner’s circle after their shock round one lost with victory over Fitzroy FC. Vipers were on a mission from the opening whistle and they raced to a 5-0 half time lead. The second half Fitzroy tried to come back into the game but well unable to break down the Vipers defence. The Vipers ran out 7-0 victors.

Vic Vipers 7 (Adam Cooper, Jason Barrientos, Heip Tran, Maxi Avram, Luke Holian, Gabriel Lucena) def.Fitzroy FC 0

Vipers star Adam Cooper scores with a cheeky chip over Fitzroy keeper Jack Zillies (photo Damian Briggs)

Vipers star Adam Cooper scores with a cheeky chip over Fitzroy keeper Jack Zillies (photo Damian Briggs)

CF Brunswick vs. Ashburton FC

Ashburton FC was back to its best against CF Brunswick as they made it back to back wins to start the season on a good note. Ashburton took an early lead through Matteo Rocca and never looked back as they took a convincing 6-2 victory over a improving Brunswick side

CF Brunswick 6 (Jose Portillo, Nana Yao) lost to. Metropolitan FC 6 (Matteo Rocca, Moe Algorabi, Lucas Kruel 2, Jose Portillo (OG))

CF Brunswick’s Felie Tadashi dribbles under pressure from Ashburton’s Lucas Kruel (photo Damian Briggs)

CF Brunswick’s Felie Tadashi dribbles under pressure from Ashburton’s Lucas Kruel (photo Damian Briggs)

Hume FC vs. Essendon

Hume FC and FC Essendon was a classic battle of two different styles the free flowing Hume vs. the tactical Essendon. The match was tight with both defences working hard to stop any chances, so chances where at a premium. Hume FC took their chances when it counted to take the points with a 4-1 victory.

Hume FC 4 (Resit Culculoglu, Ahmed Azzam, Fikri Bozdogen, Matthew Vrgovski) def. FC Essendon 1 (Gustavo Candello)

FC Essendon’s Gustave Candello controls the ball under pressure from Hume’s Moe Tankir (photo Damian Briggs)

FC Essendon’s Gustave Candello controls the ball under pressure from Hume’s Moe Tankir (photo Damian Briggs)

Pascoe Vale FC vs. Moreland FC

Pascoe Vale FC welcomed back their stars to take the points over Moreland 9-2. In a slow first half Pascoe Vale wasted a number of chances and found them selves going into the break down 2-1. The second half Pascoe Vale found their groove and ran rampart as they scored 8 goals to cruise to a 9-2 victory

Pascoe Vale FC 9 (Sofiane Soufi 4, Ernie Simsek 2, Joao Da Silva 2, Brenno Polatti) def. Moreland FC 2 (Soner Kul, Simon Lamanda)

Joao Da Silva of Pascoe Vale scores into an empty net during the second half against Moreland FC (photo Damian Briggs)

Joao Da Silva of Pascoe Vale scores into an empty net during the second half against Moreland FC (photo Damian Briggs)

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