First season over, and now for the Womens Futsal Oz Cup
EFA – D.Cartwright 3
AFC – M.Edgarton Bachman 3, N.Mackie 2, S.Celepci
In what could be the clash of the night cellar dwellers Ashburton taking on EFA Eagles regardless of the result Ashburton would finish bottom of the V-League Premiership despite a much improved season. Ashburton raced out to a 5-1 half time lead with Ashburton’s main goalscoring threat Maya Edgarton Bachman bagging a first half hat trick as well as strikes from Naomi Mackie and Sinem Celepci while Diana Cartwright grabbing her sides only goal. A second half fightback saw Cartwright add 2 early goals and keep her side in with a chance of snatching a famous come from behind win. With time ticking down a late header from Mackie completing her brace and all but assuring Ashburton finish their season on a high. The much improved Ashburton side will definitely be a threat in the Women’s Futsal Oz Cup to take place in the coming weeks with the Eagles in desperate need of some fresh faces for the Cup and the coming season.
Player Of The Game – Naomi Mackie – Ashburton FC
The youngster has definitely earned her stripes this season joining the team after a few rounds she has been one of the most consistent performers along With Bachman and Dani Petreska, As her pair of strikes and great link up play with Bachman and Petreska respectively saw the green machine run over helpless eagles.
2013 Pepsi WVLP Round 18 Catch Up Game RESULT: Hume Futsal Club 0-6 Melbourne Uni
MU – L.Sammut 2, M.Marques 2, P.Ribas, N.Chea
The final game of the 2013 Women’s V-League Premiership season saw Melbourne Uni taking on Hume FC. A poor run of results of late has seen Hume’s credibility shot as they look to end their season on a high, As for Melbourne Uni a win would take them into 3rd place and put them in a better position leading into next week’s Futsal Oz Cup. From the get go it was not contest Melbourne Uni raced out to a 5-0 lead Letizia Sammut bagged a brace as goals from Priscilla Ribas and Natalie Chea rounded out a solid opening half. A second half which saw a much more competitive Hume come to the court and were unlucky not to get on the scoresheet on the back of a brilliant second half from Melbourne Uni shot stopper Francis Land putting in a five star performance to keep her first clean sheet of the season, As well as a late strike from Marcella Marques completing her brace and rounding out the 6-0 win. It was a near perfect performance from the Melbourne Uni girls as they will be right up there to take out the Futsal Oz Cup next week. As for Hume missing the likes of Claudia Fruscalzo, Dani Gudelj and Stacey Papadopoulos to name a few shows Hume need to get their squad here more often than not to really be a force in the V-League next season.
Player Of The Game – Francis Land – Melbourne Uni
What a game she had Francis saved absolutely everything keeping her first clean sheet in the league and will certainly be an asset in the season’s moving forward.
FCR – L.Gray, E.Brennan
PVFC – C.Drinoczky 3, C.Duffy 2, N.Tumbelty
Round 18 Underway essentially a catch up round as it was rescheduled a few weeks prior and to kick it all off another meeting between top of the table heavyweights FC Richmond and Pascoe Vale FC. After going to heavily 8-2 on Wednesday evening to concede the title Richmond would be looking for some revenge in their final game of the 2013 season. It didn’t Get off to the best of starts when Chloe Drinoczky opened the scoring. Richmond were not about to lay down they pulled a goal back through debutant Leigh Gray to go into the halftime break level at a goal apiece. As the second half began a severely depleted Richmond side who had just 6 players looked to tire as the half went on with Pascoe Vale only having 6 themselves they looked to rotate more often and broke Richmond backs with Drinoczky completing here hat trick while Christine Duffy bagged a double and Nicki Tumbelty and Ili Jakab also got in on the act, While Erin Brennan made an impact scoring here first goal in the V-League Premiership but it was a mere conciliation as for the second time this week the newly crowned PEPSI Women’s V-League Champions convincingly defeated Richmond who were the strong favourites going into the season and led most of the way let it slip when it mattered most a lesson they will most certainly learn from for the upcoming season.
Player Of The Game – Chloe Drinoczky – Pascoe Vale FC
With the likes of Morany Chek & Natalie Martineau missing somebody had to step up and provide a goalscoring outlet and it proved the ever consistant Drinoczky stood tall bagging a hat trick her first for the season which lead her side to finish their season on a high.