Womens V-League Round 19 Review (VIC)

Futsal Oz

Logo - Womens V-League2013/14 PEPSI Women’s WVLP Round 17 Catch Up RESULT:

Pascoe Vale Futsal Club 2 – 2 Melbourne University Futsal Club

PV: J. Hull, C. Drinoczky

MU: G. Kim, M. Marques

The first game on this friday futsal feast was a Round 17 catch up game between league heavyweights Pascoe Vale and Melbourne Uni. Pascoe, who are in fourth position and desperate to catch Melbourne Uni in the title race were given a little boost as the Uni girls had one less player on the pitch for the first fifteen minutes – along with make-shift keeper, Tracy Tran. The odds were certainly against Kerry Hwang’s side, but they held on until just before the break as Adelaide import Jamilla Hull put the black and whites in the lead. At the start of the second half, Melbourne Uni could at least field a team as Grace Kim took to the field. Kim’s return couldn’t have been more timely as both she and Marcela Marques scored to go into an unlikely lead. Looking to defend their slender lead, Melbourne Uni couldn’t help but be a little deflated as Pascoe’s Chloe Drinoczky scored from distance to equalise. In the dying minutes, both sides had their chances to score, but the best chance fell to Pascoe youngster Naomi Mackie, and with only ten seconds on the clock needed the slightest of touches to put the ball into the empty net but just couldn’t connect. A draw really doesn’t benefit either side in the bid for the title, but Richmond will surely be seeing this as a golden opportunity to make their move.

MVP: Marcela Marques (Melbourne Uni)

The leagues leader in the race for the golden boot delivered yet another stellar performance just when her team needed her. Without a full side for majority of the first half, a number of key absentees and a player in goals, Marques was constantly encouraging her team mates along and led by example with a goal and assist to shock Pascoe Vale who surely thought they had the three points wrapped up. It’s games like these that really make Marques stand out from the rest.


2013/14 PEPSI Women’s WVLP Round 19 RESULT:

Ashburton Women’s Futsal Club 3 – 4 Heidelberg FC

ASH: L. Barrett 2, K. Dixon

HBG: B. Panella 3, M. Lum (OG)

The next game on the card was the first of the Round 19 fixtures as bottom four occupants in Ashburton and Heidelberg went head to head. The last time these two sides met it was a slender one goal win to Ashburton and after last weeks impressive win over Fitzroy last week, the Green Machine were on the prowl for yet another win. It was all going to plan in the first half as Ashburton as Leah Barrett bagged an important double while Kat Dixon added a single. In recent weeks, Heidelberg’s Belinda Panella has been a revelation providing a much needed avenue to goal and she was at it yet again with a further two goals to make it 3-2 at the break. The second half saw both keepers in Mel Lum (Ash) and Kehley Bitzas (Heid) pull off some brilliant saves at crucial times to keep the scores close. But there was no stopping Panella as she completed her hat trick to level the scores just as she did against the Vipers two weeks ago. Minutes later, Heidelberg’s comeback was complete as a corner from Elly Torre floated above Mel Lum who misjudged the flight of the ball to spill it into her own net and gift the league’s youngest side their second win of the season – and third result in total – in which they were more than deserving.

MVP: Belinda Panella (Heidelberg)

There is an outstanding correlation with the inclusion of Belinda Panella into the Heidelberg squad and her sides improvement in results. In the last three weeks, Panella has played a major role in a 3-3 draw against the Vipers, a narrow 5-4 loss to Richmond and tonights win over Ashburton. Panella has scored multiple goals in each of those impressive results and she has ultimately provided manager Alex Schiff the avenue to gaol he has been craving. Hopefully next season, with a bit more confidence and experience in the squad, Heidelberg can go onto bigger and better things.


2013/14 PEPSI Women’s WVLP Round 19 RESULT:

FC Richmond 0 – 4 Pascoe Vale Futsal Club

PV: J. Hull 2, N. Mackie, S. Richardson

The second game for Round 19 saw two fierce title rivals in Richmond and Pascoe Vale take to the field. This was a huge game for both sides as Richmond were looking to capitalise on Melbourne Uni’s slip up – a draw to Pascoe Vale – earlier in the night, while Pascoe were looking to rediscover their mojo after a more than lacklustre performance against Melbourne Uni. After witnessing the first few minutes of play in the first half, it was clear that a more determined and hungry Pascoe Vale had arrived as star duo Sarah Richardson and Jamilla Hull both scored to make it 2-0 at the break. Desperate to get back into the game, Richmond threw all that they could muster at the Pascoe Vale goal, leaving no stone unturned. But keeper Molly Boorman and her outfield were on another level as their intensity and desire to win the ball just couldn’t be matched by Jeff Hawkins’ side. After missing a back post tap-in in the dying stages of the draw against Melbourne Uni, Pascoe’s young defender Naomi Mackie bounced back to score the goal which sealed the result only minutes from time. Adelaide import Jamilla Hull also capped off an impressive performance with her second of the game to set the Futsal Oz Stadium alight with skill and energy that are difficult to ignore. It’s not everyday that Richmond – a side capable of scoring double figure tallies – is kept goal-less, it certainly will be a wake up call if they are to in fact take the title from Melbourne Uni’s grasp.

MVP: Jamilla Hull (Pascoe Vale)

It really isn’t an easy task to fly in from another state for two title defining games at the business end of the season. With mass amounts of pressure to deliver her adopted side six out of six points, Pascoe Vale’s Jamilla Hull could have most certainly dropped her head after the disappointing draw with Melbourne Uni. But to her credit, Hull never wained against Richmond and was the stand out performer in slotting a match winning double. With such flair and poise on the ball, Jamilla it certainly is a pleasure to have such a talent grace the WVLP and we can’t wait to have her back again.


2013/14 PEPSI Women’s WVLP Round 19 RESULT:

Melbourne University Futsal Club 4-5 Fitzroy Futsal Club

MU – M.Marques 2, G.Kim, N.Cook
FITZ – E.Vatcky 2, N.Rooney, P.Dade, T.Tran (Own Goal)

Another blockbuster encounter on this night of nights for Women’s futsal saw top of the league Melbourne Uni take on Fitzroy FC. A tight first half saw Fitzroy lead it but only by the smallest of margins with goals from Elaina Vatcky and Padiki Dade cancelling out Grace Kim’s opener as Fitzroy held the advantage at half time.

After already playing one game on the night and having a lack of players Melbourne were always going to tire as the match wore on and it showed as Fitzroy raced out to a 5-3 lead Vatcky and Rooney the beneficiary in the goals department. Marques pulled another back but it would not be enough as Fitzroy hung on for a big 3 points.

Player Of The Game – Elaina Vatcky (Fitzroy FC)

With goal machine Dani Gudelj being kept quiet tonight it was quiet achiever Elaina Vatcky who stood tall when her side needed her most. A well taken brace and ever reliable in defence it was not doubt Vatcky would take out the GATORADE player of the game award.


2013/14 PEPSI Women’s WVLP Round 19 RESULT:

Vic Vipers Futsal Club 2-3 EFA Eagles Futsal Club

Next up a struggling Vic Vipers side took on an ever improving EFA Eagles. It was the Eagles who held the slender advantage going into the half with goals from Grace Norbury & Georgia Alberti cancelling out Kat Smith’s goal first half strike.

In what was close to game of the night to date Tina Benoit pulled one back to level the game, Only for Alberti to restore her sides lead with a wonderful strike late in the half and EFA managed to see out the final minutes of the game to grab a very big victory in the context of their season.

Player Of The Game – Georgia Alberti (EFA Eagles)

Alberti was sensational tonight, Since joining the team mid season she has gone from strength to strength throughout each passing game and tonight was no different as she guided her side to only their 4th victory of the season and keeps them in touch of their first Futsal Oz Cup birth.


2013/14 PEPSI Women’s WVLP Round 14 RESULT:

Fitzroy Futsal Club 6-7 FC Richmond

FITZ – S.Papadopoulos 3, L.Woods, P.Dade, S.Oddo
RICH – S.Tanti 4, S.Fogarty 2, M.Aloisio

The final game of a huge card was finished with a bang as Fitzroy took on Richmond. It was a closely contested first half with the stand performers Steph Tanti for Richmond with a double and Stacey Papadopoulos also bagging a brace as neither side gave an inch in a game that could potentially decide the title.

The second half got off to the best possible start for Fitzroy as goals from Padiki Dade, Liesl Woods & Stacey Papadopoulos had Fitzroy leading 6-3 and looking set to take another 3 points away from Richmond. After a very smartly taken timeout Richmond banged away 4 huge goals 2 from Tanti and 2 from Fogarty had Richmond ahead and they managed to hold on for a huge win that keeps them right in touch with the title.

Player Of The Game – Steph Tanti (FC Richmond)

Tanti had her greatest moment in the league today bagging 4 goals to guide her side to a victory when it seemed they would faulter again and if they do indeed win the league come March Richmond will have Tanti to thank after pulling them out of a hole tonight.



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