ACT Womens Premier League Review

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Logo - ACT Capital Football Futsal (PNG)Boomerangs FS have moved nine points clear of the challenging pack after two further rounds of action were played at the AIS Training Hall this week in the Women’s Futsal Premier League. With an additional round of fixtures added, Round 16 was moved forward and was played following the Round 9 fixtures, but no matter who they faced the Boomerangs FS were likely to be in top gear.

A forfeit by ANU Vogue gave them their first points of the week before they saw of a spirited Kids FC 6-3 in an entertaining encounter. Ashleigh Palombi scored twice to move to eighteen goals for the season, whilst Brittany Palombi also bagged a double as she took her personal tally for the year to seventeen. Becky Roche and Michelle Aurousseau also netted for Boomerangs and, despite goals from Hayley Buckingham (2) and Najwa Allen, Kids FC could never get back in touch.

It was a disappointing result for Kids FC who had earlier pushed themselves back into title contention with an important 3-0 victory over Weston-Molonglo El Diva. A brace from in-form Laura Sofoulis had put Kids FC in control with a strike from Allen confirming a routine win for her team. Weston recovered from that loss in their second match played five days later as goals from Natalie Lacey and Nicole Somi saw them squeeze past Woden Valley 2-1. Woden played some superb stuff and struck through Lorna Arkell but was just edged out by the more experienced El Diva.

In Round 9 Woden Valley had crushed Canberra FC 4-0 in one of their best performances of the season. Sandra Hill led by example by scoring two goals with Alexandra Cook and Jamie Berkeley rounding out an exceptional win in which defensively the team was brilliant. Berkeley’s goal has moved her onto eleven goals for the season and in with a shout of a late charge towards the Golden Boot. Woden meanwhile remains fifth on the ladder, within touching distance of a semi-final place.

Monaro Panthers celebrated their first win of the season as they downed Tuggeranong United 2-1 in Round 9. A spectacular volley from Sigourney Dunk and a goal from Kelly Stirton gave the Panthers their maiden win against a United team that remains without a point. Ashley Hare gave Tuggeranong hope of a result but they couldn’t find an equaliser. United was less competitive in its Round 16 match as ANU Vogue swamped their opposition 7-1 with Erika Pennyfield leading the charge with four goals for the University team. Jill Padrotta, Annica Schoo and Freyja Jacobsen added to Pennyfield’s haul with Sian Parker netting a consolation for United.

The Panthers were brought crashing back to Earth in their following match as well as Belconnen United eased to a 3-0 victory. Two goals from Brittany Smale, who now has seven in nine games, and a goal from Jessica McEwan was enough for the Blue Devils to etch a victory and slip into third place on the latest standings, in good position to challenge for a top-two spot.

Round 9 – 25th October 2013
AIS Training Hall

ANU Vogue 0 Boomerangs FS 5 – forfeit
Monaro Panthers 2 (Sigourney Dunk, Kelly Stirton) Tuggeranong United 1 (Ashley Hare)
Canberra FC 0 Woden Valley 4 (Sandra Hill (2), Jamie Berkeley, Alexandra Cook)
Weston-Molonglo El Diva 0 Kids FC 3 (Laura Sofoulis (2), Najwa Allen)

Round 16 – 30th October 2013
AIS Training Hall

Woden Valley 1 (Lorna Arkell) Weston-Molonglo El Diva 2 (Natalie Lacey, Nicole Somi)
Tuggeranong United 1 (Sian Parker) ANU Vogue 7 (Erika Pennyfield (4), Jill Padrotta, Annica Schoo, Freyja Jacobsen)
Belconnen United 3 (Brittany Smale (2), Jessica McEwan) Monaro Panthers 0
Kids FC 3 (Hayley Buckingham (2), Najwa Allen) Boomerangs FS 6 (Ashleigh Palombi (2), Brittany Palombi (2), Becky Roche, Michelle Aurousseau)

TABLE

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LEADING SCORERS
18
 Ashleigh PALOMBI (Boomerangs FS)
17 Brittany PALOMBI (Boomerangs FS)
12 Erika PENNYFIELD (ANU Vogue)
11 Jamie BERKELEY (Woden Valley)
Erica WEATHERLY (Belconnen United)
Hayley BUCKINGHAM (Kids FC)
7 Annica SCHOO (ANU Vogue), Nicole JALOCHA, Brittany SMALE (Belconnen United), Rachael GOLDSTEIN (Canberra FC), Clare MUNRO, Nicole SOMI (Weston-Molonglo El Diva)
6 Laura SOFOULIS, Madelyn WHITTALL (Kids FC), Hayley ARMSTRONG (Woden Valley)
5 Erin CLOUT, Sarah CRITTENDEN (Boomerangs FS), Najwa ALLEN (Kids FC)
4 Maja BLASCH (Belconnen United), Becky ROCHE (Boomerangs FS), Kim SMITH (Weston-Molonglo El Diva)
3 Jessica McEWAN (Belconnen United), Amanda DRIES (Canberra FC), Dianne WILSON (Tuggeranong United), Sandra HILL (Woden Valley), Own GOALS
2 Jill PADROTTA (ANU Vogue), Samantha PRICE (Belconnen United), Michelle AUROUSSEAU (Boomerangs FS), Leanne POMPEANI (Canberra FC), Emma BEAUMONT, Kate WALKER (Kids FC), Ashley HARE, Shontelle HELLYER (Tuggeranong United), Lorna ARKELL, Alexandra COOK (Woden Valley)
Freyja JACOBSEN, Shona ROBSON, Aleisha TUPPER (ANU Vogue), Jessica GOYNE, Snez VELJANOVSKA (Belconnen United), Becky WATTS (Boomerangs FS), Rebecca COLLINS, Stephanie COATES (Canberra FC), Sigourney DUNK, Vanh MANTHONGSY, Tiahn RUKAVINA, Kelly STIRTON (Monaro Panthers), Katherine McFADYEN, Sian PARKER, Renae SHATZMAN, Sonya SHEEDY (Tuggeranong United), Aniko BERGUNO, Natalie LACEY, Alison LOUND (Weston-Molonglo El Diva), Lorena BARABRO (Woden Valley)

NEXT ROUND
Round 10 – 1st November 2013
AIS Training Hall

Monaro Panthers v Canberra FC (18:15)
Weston-Molonglo El Diva v Belconnen United (19:00)
ANU Vogue v Woden Valley (19:45)
Boomerangs FS v Tuggeranong United (20:30)

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