A report on the three games played during Round 11 at Futsal Oz
Ashburton FC 2-4 Melbourne Uni
AFC : D.Petreska, S.Dowling
MU : R.Tan, L.Sammut, M.Marques, P.Ribas
First game to kick off Round 11 featured Ashburton FC sitting rock bottom of the table taking on 4th placed Melbourne Uni in a must win encounter for both sides. The first half was a close affair with Ashburton putting in a strong first half performance trailing just 2-1 at the break. Although the biggest problem of Ashburton’s season has been their slow Second halves but tonight they faired a little better going down 4-2 in the end but the girls could be very proud of their efforts. The win takes Melbourne Uni level on points with Pascoe Vale and keeps them in touch with the league leaders. While for Ashburton another loss keeps them bottom of the Womens V-League for another week.
Player Of The Game – Marcella Marques
The brazilian was in fine form once again for Melbourne Uni and has easily been their most consistent player this season scooping up another Player of the Game award.
Pascoe Vale FC 5-1 Hume FC
PV : M.Chek 3, S.Richardson 2
HFC : S.Papadopoulos
Second clash of the night saw 3rd placed Pascoe Vale taking on 5th placed Hume. A tightly contested first half saw Pascoe Vale build a handy 2-0 lead with Hume out of the game for the most part of the half. With Pascoe Vale bolstering a huge squad of 9 players they were always going to have more legs than the understrength Hume and they managed to take complete control in the second half finishing 5-1 winners which keeps them in touch with the top
Player Of The Game – Morany Chek
The french superstar and leading scorer of the women’s V-League had another shining performance which saw her bag 3 goals and create constant chances for her side.
Vic Vipers FC 3-4 FC Richmond
VVFC : K.Smith 2, J.Nabbout
FCR : E.Brennan, T.Vertakos, P.Bakopoulos, J.Floros OG
The final clash of the was a top of the table encounter and what a game it proved to be FC Richmond getting the points in a topsy turvy game which saw several lead changes it was the ladder leaders who got the job done. An incredibly even first half saw the scores locked at 1 goal a piece, A goal from vipers Kat Smith had them in the lead early only for Tina Vertakos to hit back late in the half. The second half proved much the same with Richmond getting an early goal to grab a slender 1 goal advantage through Penny Bakopoulos and that had the top of the table Richmond in control. A brilliant solo goal from Kat Smith levelled things as she grabbed the equalizer and only seconds late Jen Nabbout put the vipers ahead and in a perfect position to pinch 3 points As Richmond pressed for the equalizer through star player Seyma Erenli it was Erin Brennan with a simple back post finish which had the sides level once again. With the game pushing towards a draw and only second remaining a long range effort from Penny Bakopoulos took a deflection off Jamie Floros who was arguably the Vipers player if the game, An Own Goal giving Richmond a 6 point lead over the Vipers just over the half way point of the season.
Player Of The Game – Seyma Erenli
Richmond star Seyma Erenli was outstanding though she was withdrawn for the final 3 minutes her output was outstanding and helped bring Richmond back into the game when they trailed 3-2.