PVFC – A.Durston-Ryan, I.Jakab, Richardson
To kick off round 16 saw a resurgent Pascoe Vale side take on an ever improving EFA Eagles. It was Pascoe though who got off to the better start with goals from Durston-Ryan & Jakab opening up a healthy 2 goal lead.
The second half was even closer with EFA only struggling to find the back of the net missing main scorers Maddie Stockdale and Emma Heckenberg it was always going to be an uphill battle. Sarah Richardson got the only goal of the second half to round out a comfortable 3-0 win. EFA though could be very proud of their efforts though as the young Eagles could be a force to be reckoned with in season’s to come.
Player Of The Game – Tilly Ford (Pascoe Vale FC)
After struggling to regain her form Ford had a great night at the office orchestrating her teams defence on their way to another clean sheet and closing the gap on runaway leaders Melbourne Uni.
FCR – P.Bakopoulos 2, T.Vlajnic
MU – N.Cook, P.Ribas
Next up on our action packed card saw a top of the table clash between Richmond and Melbourne Uni both sides desperate to take 3 points. The game began with the sides trading blows Richmond opening the scoring through captain Penny Bakopoulos before Niki Cook put her side on level terms shortly after. Before the close of the half Bakopoulos put her side ahead once again as they looked to take valuable points off Melbourne. First gamer Tyla Vlajnic opened the second half scoring for Richmond as they built a solid second half lead. Priscilla Ribas pulled a goal back for Melbourne to reduce the deficit to one but Richmond were still in control. A spanner was thrown into the works when Azize Erenli was sent straight off for a rash sliding challenge from behind leaving Richmond a player down, In that period Melbourne took complete control having shot after shot at the Richmond goal only to be denied by the magnificent Sara Clapham who pulled off a string of fine saves to keep Richmond ahead. Richmond managed to hold on to their slender lead to blow the title race right open as Melbourne drop their second game of the season with both defeats against Richmond.Player Of The Game – Sara Clapham (FC Richmond)
Clapham was supurb tonight saving everything that Melbourne threw at her Richmond defence as well as standing up when they were reduced to 4 players. A stand out performance from a stand out shot stopper.
AFC – E.Hubbard 2, D.Petreska
VV – J.Pedic 2, T.De Melo, B.Lavorgna, K.Smith
Next up on the card two mid table sides took to the court in Ashburton and Vic Vipers. It was Ashburton who got off to a flying start with 3 unanswered first half goals 2 from Emma Hubbard and one from captain Danica Petreska had the green machine firmly in control and playing good futsal to outmuscle the Vipers.
Ashburton held their advantage for as long as they could but they were finally broken by Kat Smith to claw a goal back for her side. A few more in quick succession through De Melo and Pedic had the Vipers level and there was no stopping them from there as Pedic and Lavorgna completed an unbelievable 5 goals in 10 minutes to steal the game from right under Ashburton’s nose.
Player Of The Game – Jasmina Pedic (Vic Vipers FC)
Pedic was outstanding when her side looked down and out she somehow found a way to goal and gave her side that little bit extra to claim 3 very valuable points.
2013/14 PEPSI Women’s WVLP Round 16 RESULT: Fitzroy Futsal Club 8-3 Heidelberg Futsal Club
FFC – D.Gudelj 3, N.Rooney 3, E.Kyrgius (Own Goal) B.Panella (Own Goal)
HFC – E.Torre, B.Panella, M.Verzi
The final game of the night pitted an understrength Fitzroy side up against bottom placed Heidelberg. Fitzroy though understrength still had plenty of firepower in their arsenal and it showed in a first half that saw them race away to a 4-0 half time lead.
The second half was much the same story although with Fitzroy tiring Heidelberg were able to grab some consolation goals but they would never get close to a solid looking Fitzroy side who ran out 8-3 winners in the end.
Player Of The Game – Dani Gudelj (Fitzroy FC)
In the absence of some of their star players Gudelj stood up when it counted and bagged 3 important goals as well as proving a constant threat to the Heidelberg goal as she took out our Gatorade Player Of The Game award.