Round six of the Futsal NSW Premier League pits leaders Boomerangs against Phoenix Futsal Club at Ryde Sports & Community Centre, Dural Warriors host Mountain Majik at Dural Sport & Leisure Centre, Campbelltown Quake welcome Inner West Magic to Minto Indoor Sports Stadium, and Enfield Rovers meet Mascot Vipers at Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre. Check the footballnsw.com.au website for Saturday’s kickoff details.
Competition leaders Boomerangs take on a confident Phoenix Futsal Club at Ryde Sports & Community Centre on Saturday night. Phoenix felt disappointed not to kill off Dural in a 2-2 draw last week and will ride their own belief into this Saturday’s encounter with the unbeaten Territorians. But while both can boast a stout defensive line (Boomerangs have conceded 13 goals in five games, Phoenix 10 in four) there is a major rift in their offensive capabilities, Boomerangs blasting a league-best 27 goals to a paltry Phoenix eight.
A crinkled Dural Warriors host Mountain Majik in a big match at Dural Sport & Leisure Centre on Saturday night. Title holders Dural are six points off the lead with a swag of teams in the finals mix, including Majik just one point behind them. The two sides have a similar scoring output (a combined 17 scorers already), but where Dural claim a league-low eight goals conceded the Mountaineers have leaked a creaky 23 goals to show a vulnerable underbelly to their maiden premier league quest.
Batten down the fort when Campbelltown Quake meet second-placed Inner West Magic to Minto Indoor Sports Stadium on Saturday night. The two sides have played out some epic encounters in the past and with plenty on the line again this will be another one to remember. Campbelltown beat Mascot 6-2 last week to put some pep in their step but will need to be wary of a Magic line-up that’s allowed just eight goals against it in four games. On the flipside, Inner West have spluttered a little in front of goal to net just 11 times (only ahead of Phoenix), so this could be an interesting test.
Enfield Rovers meet Mascot Vipers at Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre on Saturday night in what promises to be an intriguing affair. While they sit at the bottom of the ladder both teams have been highly competitive in some tough and luckless defeats and a win could just provide the right tonic for a mid-season revival. For that to happen Rovers need to sure up their defence having conceded a terrible 25 times in five matches. This is a big occasion for both sides.