Boomerangs FS will aim to continue their incredible unbeaten season this week as they play the semi-finals of the competition when they face Canberra FC on Friday evening. The favourites for the trophy will face stiff opposition in the form of Canberra FC with the winner progressing to the final to play either Kids FC or Belconnen United.
Canberra FC made the four after winning their final match of the season last week as they defeated Tuggeranong United 8-1 in a one-sided match. Tuggeranong had no answer to the pace of Canberra FC for whom Rachael Goldstein was in majestic form. Goldstein netted five times to ensure her team would rack up the three points they needed and, with Weston-Molonglo El Diva losing to Boomerangs FS, secure a semi-final place. Julia De Angelis, Natalie De Marco and Nicola Orgill added the other goals with Shontelle Hellyer replying for Tuggeranong.
Weston-Molonglo El Diva needed to win their match with Boomerangs in order to make the top four but, despite giving it their best shot, fell short with the Boomerangs juggernaut marching ominously onwards towards the finals. Clare Munro did notch her fourteenth goal of the season for El Diva but goals from Ashleigh Palombi (2), Brittany Palombi, Erin Clout and Becky Roche meant that it was to no avail. Ashleigh Palombi’s double sneaked her the Golden Boot award by one-goal from her sister Brittany with Ashleigh ending the season on 32 goals.
Belconnen United ended the year in third spot and warmed up for their semi-final match with Kids FC by edging a thrilling contest with Woden Valley by 5-3. In what was a great match for the neutrals, the goals flew in at regular intervals with the action incessant. A brace from Samantha Price was added to by other goals netted by Jessica Goyne, Nicole Jalocha and Erica Weatherly whilst Hayley Armstrong, Jamie Berkeley and Sandra Hill found a way past the Blue Devils defence to strike for Woden. Berkeley ended the season with fifteen goals to her name.
Kids FC have hit their straps at the right time with two big wins to end the season against the two clubs occupying the bottom two spots on the table. Monaro Panthers was first to face the sword with goals from Laura Sofoulis, Kate Walker, Madelyn Whittall, Phoebe Worth and Samantha Wood making sure that there would be no upset and securing Kids FC semi-final place with the 5-0 win. Tuggeranong United was next to be brushed aside as Sofoulis netted four to take her personal tally for the season to eighteen and third place on the leading scorers charts in a 13-1 romp. Whittall also bagged four goals whilst Wood (2), Worth (2) and Walker completed the rout. Renae Shatzman netted a consolation to ensure that United at least got on the board.
Round 15– 6th December 2013
ANU Sports Centre – International Court
Monaro Panthers 0 Kids FC 5 (Laura Sofoulis, Kate Walker, Madelyn Whittall, Phoebe Worth, Samantha Wood)
Weston-Molonglo El Diva 1 (Clare Munro) Boomerangs FS 5 (Ashleigh Palombi (2), Brittany Palombi, Erin Clout, Becky Roche)
Belconnen United 5 (Samantha Price (2), Jessica Goyne, Nicole Jalocha, Erica Weatherly) Woden Valley 3 (Hayley Armstrong, Jamie Berkeley, Sandra Hill)
Canberra FC 8 (Rachael Goldstein (5), Julia De Angelis, Natalie De Marco, Nicola Orgill) Tuggeranong United 1 (Shontelle Hellyer)
Round 5: Kids FC 13 (Laura Sofoulis (4), Madelyn Whittall (4), Samantha Wood (2), Phoebe Worth (2), Kate Walker) Tuggeranong United 1 (Renae Shatzman)
32 Ashleigh PALOMBI (Boomerangs FS)
31 Brittany PALOMBI (Boomerangs FS)
18 Laura SOFOULIS (Kids FC)
17 Erika PENNYFIELD (ANU Vogue)
16 Brittany SMALE (Belconnen United)
15 Rachael GOLDSTEIN (Canberra FC), Jamie BERKELEY (Woden Valley)
14 Clare MUNRO, Nicole SOMI (Weston-Molonglo El Diva)
13 Sarah CRITTENDEN (Boomerangs FS)
12 Erica WEATHERLY (Belconnen United)
11 Nicole JALOCHA (Belconnen United), Madelyn WHITTALL (Kids FC)
10 Annica SCHOO (ANU Vogue), Najwa ALLEN (Kids FC)
9 Hayley ARMSTRONG (Woden Valley)
8 Becky ROCHE (Boomerangs FS), Hayley BUCKINGHAM (Kids FC), Georgia FOGARTY, Sandra HILL (Woden Valley)
7 Jessica McEWAN, Samantha PRICE (Belconnen United), Michelle AUROUSSEAU, Erin CLOUT (Boomerangs FS), Amanda DRIES (Canberra FC)
6 Maja BLASCH (Belconnen United), Nicola ORGILL (Canberra FC), Shontelle HELLYER (Tuggeranong United)
5 Emma BEAUMONT, Kate WALKER (Kids FC), Dianne WILSON (Tuggeranong United), Kim SMITH (Weston-Molonglo El Diva), Alexandra COOK (Woden Valley)
4 Jessica GOYNE (Belconnen United), Becky WATTS (Boomerangs FS), Julia DE ANGELIS, Natalie DE MARCO, Georgina WORTH (Canberra FC), Samantha WOOD, Phoebe WORTH (Kids FC), Kelly STIRTON (Monaro Panthers), Ashley HARE (Tuggeranong United), Alison LOUND (Weston-Molonglo El Diva)
3 Freyja JACOBSEN, Tahlia STANLEY (ANU Vogue), Ruth KRAVIS (Canberra FC), Crystal KING (Monaro Panthers), Sian PARKER, Sonya SHEEDY (Tuggeranong United), Aniko BERGUNO (Weston-Molonglo EL Diva), Own GOALS
2 Jill PADROTTA, Cassandra RANKINE, Aleisha TUPPER (ANU Vogue), Amanda AUROUSSEAU (Boomerangs FS), Stephanie COATES, Leanne POMPEANI (Canberra FC), Tiahn RUKAVINA (Monaro Panthers), Emma FILER, Renae SHATZMAN (Tuggeranong United), Natalie LACEY (Weston-Molonglo El Diva), Lorna ARKELL (Woden Valley)
1 Shona ROBSON, Caity TAYLOR (ANU Vogue), Snez VELJANOVSKA (Belconnen United), Lauren KEIR (Kids FC), Rebecca COLLINS (Canberra FC), Sigourney DUNK, Vanh MANTHONGSY (Monaro Panthers), Katherine McFADYEN (Tuggeranong United), Luisa MARZOTTO (Weston-Molonglo El Diva), Lorena BARBARO (Woden Valley)
Friday 13th December
Boomerangs FS v Canberra FC
Kids FC v Belconnen United