Futsal Oz Cup Final Matchpack (VIC)

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Well ladies and gents it all comes down to this a whole season of toiling away and we have the best two teams in the league facing off for the major prize to become the Futsal Oz Cup champions. It is only fitting that it will be first vs second and the only 2 sides to win the Women’s V-League so far will face off to claim more silverware.

Richmond are the current holders of the PEPSI WV-League while Pascoe Vale took out the honour last season. This game will surely be one of the biggest games in Women’s futsal in Victoria to date with much more then a cup up for grabs the rivalry growing between these two sides is huge. Below we will give you everything you need to know about the two before tomorrows final.

Key Facts

  • Pascoe Vale are the best defensive side in the league only conceding 29 goals in 22 games
  • Richmond are the best attacking side in the league scoring 118 goals in 22 games.
  • Richmond have only beaten Pascoe Vale once in their 6 meetings in V-League history
  • Pascoe Vale are unbeaten in their last 12 games
  • Richmond’s last defeat was against Pascoe Vale
  • Pascoe Vale & Richmond have the most goals in WV-League history with 234 & 201 in 40 games so expect to see goals.

Previous Meetings

  • 19/04/2013 – Richmond 2-9 Pascoe Vale
  • 17/05/2013 – Richmond 1-4 Pascoe Vae
  • 30/8/2013 – Richmond 2-7 Pascoe Vale
  • 25/10/2013 – Pascoe Vale 0-2 Richmond
  • 20/12/2013 – Richmond 2-3  Pascoe Vale
  • 21/02/2014 – Pascoe Vale 4-0 Richmond

Players to Watch

Richmond

Penny Bakopoulos – The young defender has missed her fair share of games this season but since coming back she has been one of Richmond’s stand out performance. Playing mainly from the back her ability to get forward and add crucial goals will be much needed in Sunday’s final definitely one to watch.

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Penny Bakopoulos rallying her troops during the Foz Cup Semi Final.

Rachel Alonso – Having joined the Richmond set up late in the season Alonso has added the class factor that Richmond had been screaming for. A proper target she holds the ball up well for team mates as well as having an eye for goal she will most definitely be a handful for Pascoe.

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Rachel Alonso skips past Elaina Vatcky during their Semi Final win against Fitzroy.

Azize Erenli – Often flying under the radar Erenli is Richmond’s most consistent player often finding the back of the net when her team is in desperate need of goals. She will be crucial in Sunday’s final and is possibly the biggest threat to Pascoe Vale.

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Azize Erenli wins possession against Busra Mankir as she lead her side to the final with a hat trick.

Pascoe Vale 

Chloe Drinoczkiy – Always a solid contributor to the Pascoe Vale side the last few weeks have been Drinoczkiy’s  best of her V-League career. Finding the back of the net on countless crucial occasions (Including breaking the deadlock against Ashburton in the QF) Her thumping left foot will definitely be a key factor in the final.

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Chloe Drinoczkiy has been in red hot form of late and one more big putting could see Pascoe Vale claim silverware.

Sarah Richardson –  Last season’s top goalscorer has had a quiet season by her standards but come finals time she will definitely be a threat and she has had some success against Richmond in the past bagging 3 Goals in their 6 meetings.

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Sarah Richardson celebrates the sealer in their Semi Final win against Ashburton.

Ili Jakab – Jakab has come along in leaps and bounds this season and although she suffered a small form slump late on in the season she will play a vital role in commanding the Pascoe Vale defence on Sunday.

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Ili Jakab playing the fixed position in the Semi Final win over Ashburton.

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