It’s been a bumper couple of rounds for Women’s Futsal Premier League tournament favourites the Boomerangs FS as they racked up another twenty-two goals whilst conceding only one as their lead at the top of the ladder increased to an almost unassailable eleven points with four rounds of regular season action to play.
The league leaders romped to a 9-1 win over Tuggeranong United in Round 10 with Sarah Crittenden leading the way with four goals whilst perennial goal-scorer Ashleigh Palombi netted twice, as did Becky Watts, with Brittany Palombi rounding out a comprehensive win. Sonya Sheedy found a consolation for Tuggeranong who were game throughout. The Boomerangs even better in Round 11 as they swamped Monaro Panthers 13-0. Three players scored hat-tricks, Michelle Aurousseau, Becky Roche and Ashleigh Palombi with Brittany Palombi (2) and Crittenden (2) also scoring in a one-sided match.
Belconnen United has moved into second place after recording a brace of wins themselves. The more important of the two successes was, arguably, the 5-2 win over Weston-Molonglo El Diva which allowed the Blue Devils to jump over El Diva on the table. Erica Weatherly took her season goals total to eleven with Nicole Jalocha, Jessica McEwan and Brittany Smale also finding a way past the El Diva defence. El Diva responded with goals from Aniko Berguno and Alison Lound but was soundly beaten. The Blue Devils followed up that win with a routine 4-0 success over Tuggeranong United with Maja Blasch, Sam Price, Jalocha and Samle doing the damage, the result putting Belconnen four points clear in second.
That’s because Weston-Molonglo El Diva continued to go into free-fall losing again when they were surprised by ANU Vogue 2-0 in Round 11. Erika Pennyfield has had a sensational season and her goal, the fifteenth of a productive year, added to by a strike from Freyja Jacobsen secured an excellent win for Vogue. They had earlier drawn 3-3 with Woden Valley in Round 10 with Pennyfield on the mark twice and Kylie Green netting the other goal. For Woden, Hayley Armstrong, Jamie Berkeley, with her 12th of the season and Georgia Fogarty earned them a point.
Canberra FC has enjoyed a recent upturn in fortunes and they racked up a pair of wins in their latest two matches starting with a 4-1 success over Monaro Panthers for whom Kelly Stirton scored her second of the season. A hat-trick from Amanda Dries was the highlight for Canberra FC with Natalie De Marco also finding the net. And De Marco proved the match-winner in Round 11 as she netted the only goal of a tight match with Kids FC. De Marco’s strike making the difference in a 1-0 win for Canberra FC.
Round 10 – 1st November 2013
AIS Training Hall
Monaro Panthers 1 (Kelly Stirton) Canberra FC 4 (Amanda Dries (3), Natalie De Marco)
Weston-Molonglo El Diva 2 (Aniko Berguno, Alison Lound) Belconnen United 5 (Erica Weatherly (2), Nicole Jalocha, Jessica McEwan, Brittany Smale)
ANU Vogue 3 (Erika Pennyfield (2), Kylie Green) Woden Valley 3 (Hayley Armstrong, Jamie Berkeley, Georgia Fogarty)
Boomerangs FS 9 (Sarah Crittenden (4), Ashleigh Palombi (2), Becky Watts (2), Brittany Palombi) Tuggeranong United 1 (Sonya Sheedy)
Round 11 – 6th November 2013
AIS Training Hall
ANU Vogue 2 (Erika Pennyfield, Freyja Jacobsen) Weston-Molonglo El Diva 0
Kids FC 0 Canberra FC 1 (Natalie De Marco)
Boomerangs FS 13 (Michelle Aurousseau (3), Becky Roche (3), Ashleigh Palombi (3), Sarah Crittenden (2), Brittany Palombi (2)) Monaro Panthers 0
Tuggeranong United 0 Belconnen United 4 (Maja Blasch, Nicole Jalocha, Sam Price, Brittany Smale)
23 Ashleigh PALOMBI (Boomerangs FS)
20 Brittany PALOMBI (Boomerangs FS)
15 Erika PENNYFIELD (ANU Vogue)
12 Jamie BERKELEY (Woden Valley)
11 Erica WEATHERLY (Belconnen United), Sarah CRITTENDEN (Boomerangs FS)
9 Nicole JALOCHA, Brittany SMALE (Belconnen United)
8 Hayley BUCKINGHAM (Kids FC)
7 Annica SCHOO (ANU Vogue), Becky ROCHE (Boomerangs FS), Rachael GOLDSTEIN (Canberra FC), Clare MUNRO, Nicole SOMI (Weston-Molonglo El Diva), Hayley ARMSTRONG (Woden Valley)
6 Amanda DRIES (Canberra FC), Laura SOFOULIS, Madelyn WHITTALL (Kids FC)
5 Maja BLASCH (Belconnen United), Michelle AUROUSSEAU, Erin CLOUT (Boomerangs FS), Najwa ALLEN (Kids FC)
4 Jessica McEWAN (Belconnen United), Kim SMITH (Weston-Molonglo El Diva)
3 Samantha PRICE (Belconnen United), Becky WATTS (Boomerangs FS), Dianne WILSON (Tuggeranong United), Sandra HILL (Woden Valley), Own GOALS
2 Freyja JACOBSEN, Jill PADROTTA (ANU Vogue), Natalie DE MARCO, Leanne POMPEANI (Canberra FC), Emma BEAUMONT, Kate WALKER (Kids FC), Kelly STIRTON (Monaro Panthers), Ashley HARE, Shontelle HELLYER, Sonya SHEEDY (Tuggeranong United), Aniko BERGUNO, Alison LOUND (Weston-Molonglo El Diva), Lorna ARKELL, Alexandra COOK (Woden Valley)
1 Kylie GREEN, Shona ROBSON, Aleisha TUPPER (ANU Vogue), Jessica GOYNE, Snez VELJANOVSKA (Belconnen United), Rebecca COLLINS, Stephanie COATES (Canberra FC), Sigourney DUNK, Vanh MANTHONGSY, Tiahn RUKAVINA (Monaro Panthers), Katherine McFADYEN, Sian PARKER, Renae SHATZMAN (Tuggeranong United), Natalie LACEY (Weston-Molonglo El Diva), Lorena BARBARO, Georgia FOGARTY (Woden Valley)
Round 12– 8th November 2013
AIS Training Hall
Woden Valley v Tuggeranong United (18:15)
Canberra FC v Boomerangs FS (19:00)
Belconnen United v Kids FC (19:45)
Monaro Panthers v ANU Vogue (20:30)