Canberra City Prawns are inching ever closer to finishing top of the leader in the Men’s Futsal Premier League as the competition heads toward its closing stages and the finals series. The Prawns, with a hugely superior goal difference, will wrap up top spot with a draw in their next fixture against Queanbeyan City after another eventful round of action took place at the AIS Training Hall in Round 11.
Weston-Molonglo Timberwolves, for so long second on the table and pushing for the number one seeding, were the latest to feel the wrath of the multi-talented Prawns outfit who brushed aside their rivals in claiming an 8-3 victory. Futsalroo international Daniel Fulton led the way with a four goal haul to move onto fifteen goals for the season with the other four strikes shared between Robbie Cattanach, Stephen Domenici, Trent Flanigan and Pat Ross-Magee. The Timberwolves never gave up and were rewarded with goals from Goran Josifovski, Philip Mackay and Jeoff Noja but the Prawns were, once again, in a different class.
With Timberwolves being defeated, Canberra Olympic took the opportunity to move into second place with a narrow 2-1 win over Untouchables FC, bringing to an end a fine run from the Futsal Premier League debutants. Goals from Jason O’Dwyer and Glenn Smith saw Olympic out-gun Untouchables FC who got on the score sheet via a rare goal from Jack Blackley. The newcomers are fourth on the table leading Woden Valley by a solitary point.
Woden forced themselves back into top four contention with a 8-4 win over Queanbeyan City. Nicholas Keir, Sean O’Neill and Jake Wilsener all found the net twice with Thomas Zeitlhofer and Ben Pagett adding to the increasing tally. Dylan Alexandrow-Ridley, Rui Ferreira, Ben Harrington and Zach Knight kept Queanbeyan in the game for large periods of the match but they couldn’t force their way close enough to Woden to make a difference. Nathan Walker was sent off for City late on.
Boomerangs FS hopes of a place in the semi-finals took a hit when they fell to a surprise 3-2 defeat at the hands of bottom of the table Belconnen United. The narrow win, by the odd goal in five, was a first of the season for the young Blue Devils who deserved the positive result for their perseverance and effort throughout the season. David Dexter and an eleventh goal of the season for Chris Lee had the Boomerangs in the hunt for the win but goals from Kieran Mattress, Michael Rinaudo and Gianmarco Senatore finally gave Belconnen something to cheer about.
7th November 2013
AIS Training Hall
Untouchables FC 1 (Jack Blackley) Canberra Olympic 2 (Jason O’Dwyer, Glenn Smith)
Woden Valley 8 (Nicholas Keir (2), Sean O’Neill (2), Jake Wilsener (2), Thomas Zeitlhofer, Ben Pagett) Queanbeyan City 4 (Dylan Alexandrow-Ridley, Rui Ferreira, Ben Harrington, Zach Knight)
Belconnen United 3 (Kieran Mattress, Michael Rinaudo, Gianmarco Senatore) Boomerangs FS 2 (David Dexter, Chris Lee)
Canberra City Prawns 8 (Daniel Fulton (4), Robbie Cattanach, Stephen Domenici, Trent Flanigan, Pat Ross-Magee) Weston-Molonglo Timberwolves 3 (Goran Josifovski, Philip Mackay, Jeoff Noja)
24 Lukas COLE (Weston-Molonglo Timberwolves)
17 Cameron GORDON (Untouchables FC)
16 Robbie CATTANACH (Canberra City Prawns)
15 Daniel FULTON, Stephen DOMENICI (Canberra City Prawns)
14 Trent FLANIGAN (Canberra City Prawns)
13 Jason O’DWYER (Canberra Olympic)
11 Chris LEE (Boomerangs FS), Nathan WALKER (Queanbeyan City)
10 Pat ROSS-MAGEE (Canberra City Prawns)
9 Richard MOON (Untouchables FC), Philip MACKAY (Weston-Molonglo Timberwolves), Thomas ZEITLHOFER (Woden Valley)
8 Zach KNIGHT (Queanbeyan City), Tony ALEKSOVSKI (Weston-Molonglo Timberwolves), Daniel BENNETT (Woden Valley)
7 Michael RINAUDO (Belconnen United), Brad SAWYER (Boomerangs FS), Tom McLACHLAN, Misko NAUMOSKI (Canberra Olympic), Sean O’NEILL (Woden Valley)
6 Ben HARRINGTON (Queanbeyan City), Aidan BROWN, Adrian STROH (Untouchables FC)
5 Ryan LITTLE (Belconnen United), David LEET (Boomerangs FS), Dylan ALEXANDROW-RIDLEY (Queanbeyan City), Grant DAVOREN, Jeoff NOJA (Weston-Molonglo Timberwolves), Own GOALS
4 Kieran MATTRESS (Belconnen United), David DEXTER, Evan EKIN-SMYTH (Boomerangs FS), Ryan KEIR (Canberra City Prawns), Callum SMITH (Canberra Olympic), Rui FERREIRA (Queanbeyan City), Nicholas KEIR (Woden Valley)
3 Nikolas POPOVICH, Matthew STIRTON (Belconnen United), Adam DOBELL (Boomerangs FS), Kristian COLLINS, Michael REEVE (Canberra Olympic), Jack BLACKLEY (Untouchables FC), Goran JOSIFOVSKI, William SHEPPARD (Weston-Molonglo Timberwolves), Ben PAGETT, Jake WILSENER (Woden Valley)
2 Nicholas RATHJEN (Belconnen United), Hugh EKIN-SMYTH (Boomerangs FS), Glenn SMITH (Canberra Olympic), Andrew McGURGAN, Goran MILUTINOVIC, Anthony PULCIANI (Queanbeyan City), Jason FARRELL (Untouchables FC), Jonathan CIMINELLI, Joshua PARISI (Woden Valley)
1 Josh GASPARI, Gianmarco SENATORE (Belconnen United), James PERRY (Boomerangs FS), Matt MENSER (Canberra City Prawns), Philippe BERNABO-MADRID, Bernard RENE (Canberra Olympic), Raymond MOON (Untouchables FC), Daniel GIOVINAZZO, Zach SORENSON (Woden Valley)
Round 12– 20th November 2013
ANU Sports Centre – International Court
Weston-Molonglo Timberwolves v Belconnen United (18:15)
Canberra Olympic v Woden Valley (19:00)
Boomerangs FS v Untouchables FC (19:45)
Queanbeyan City v Canberra City Prawns (20:30)