FNSW Futsal Premier League Round 12 Preview

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Logo - Football NSW Futsal (PNG)Football NSW Futsal Premier League Round 12 (January 11) features Mountain Majik versus Inner West Magic at Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium, Campbelltown Quake host Mascot Vipers at Minto Indoor Sports Stadium, Enfield Rovers meet Boomerangs at Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, while Dural Warriors welcome Phoenix Futsal Club to Dural Sports & Leisure Centre.

Kickoff details can be found here.

It’s double trouble, toil and bubble when Mountain Majik collides with Inner West Magic at Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium in a match that has serious top-five implications.

Magic doused Majik 3-1 in round four but revenge is ripe for a Mountain picking that would draw the two clubs level on points – a three-goal win would boost Majik over Magic with two rounds remaining.

The Mountaineers have dove very well at home this season scoring 20 goals in four straight wins including beating finals rivals Boomerangs and Quake, but they face an experienced Inner West tribe gunning for the same prize.

Campbelltown Quake host Mascot Vipers in an interesting match-up at Minto Indoor Sports Stadium. Encounters between the sides have traditionally been tight with Quake winning twice and Vipers once since an epic 5-5 draw two summers ago.

Campbelltown ran out 6-2 winners in round five and are in a four-way tussle with Boomerangs, Magic and Majik for three finals spots behind leaders Dural. Quake have 10 different scorers this season but only half of them have netted more than once while Vipers have seven multiple scorers in their ranks – it may come down to how Mascot’s defence holds up as they battle to avoid leveling a club-low 11 straight winless games.

Enfield Rovers meet Boomerangs in what promises to be an entertaining affair at Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre. Enfield’s only friend on the points table is mathematics as the top-four sails from view, but Rovers would love nothing more than to play havoc in the final run home.

Results between the two well-matched clubs have gone to the home side the last five times, including a 7-4 round-five win to Boomerangs at the AIS Training Halls. Blind Freddie could point out Enfield’s frailties with a league-low 62 goals leaked in 11 fixtures (23 conceded in their past three outings) suiting a Boomerangs side that’s already bagged a half-century.

Dural Warriors welcome bottom side Phoenix Futsal Club to Dural Sports & Leisure Centre. Dropped jaws shattered concrete following Dural’s opening round loss to Boomerangs but a methodical 10-game unbeaten sequence has them four points clear of the Territorians three games from the season end. Warriors boast a league-high 55 goals scored (21 in their last three games), a league-low 26 conceded and all 11 of their scorers have netted more than once.

But don’t count Phoenix out just yet – they were unlucky in a fifth-round 2-2 stalemate and are yet to be decisively beaten by Warriors, and most of their points have come on the road.

Like trivia? Dural Warriors will set a Futsal Premier League summer record if they win or draw against Phoenix. The Warriors have enjoyed 10-game unbeaten runs over three endless summers and an 11th straight league success in 2013/14 takes them to a new level altogether.

The Leisure Centre has certainly become a Warriors stronghold and a league home winning record of nine successive Dural triumphs is also honing in on a brazen 13-game undefeated Leisure Centre sequence set over 2011/12-2012/13.

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