2013/14 PEPSI Women’s WVLP Round 14 Catch Up RESULT: Pascoe Vale Futsal Club 8 – 2 Ashburton Women’s Futsal Club
PV: C. Drinoczky 2, N. Mackie 2, T. Ford, I. Jakab, S. Richardson, D. Petreska (OG)
ASH: L. Barrett 2
The next game to follow was a Round 14 from the Women’s VLP catch up game between Pascoe Vale and Ashburton. After playing two catch up games against each other last Friday night, these two sides were becoming well acquainted with each other. But it was Pascoe Vale who took a slender 2-1 lead into half time thanks to strikes from Sarah Richardson and Naomi Mackie while Ashburton Leah Barrett was to thank for keeping her side in the contest. To kick off the second period, Ashburton were awarded an early penalty from which Leah Barrett made no mistake and had Pascoe looking over their shoulder. But a flurry of unanswered goals allowed Pascoe to power on through to the finish line and claim the three points. Pascoe defender Chloe Drinoczky continued her good run of form with a second half double, while youngster Naomi Mackie also completed a brace, joined by Tilly Ford and Ili Jakab on the scoresheet. Pascoe’s win keep their slim title hopes alive but they must defeat Heidelberg in the next game and hope that the EFA Eagles can claim a result against Richmond.
MVP: Chloe Drinoczky (Pascoe Vale)
Pascoe Vale’s attacking force from the back, Chloe Drinoczky was on fire yet again for her side being the main catalyst in the win against Ashburton. Drinoczky’s second half double came at just the right time as Ashburton were mounting a comeback to derail their title hopes. But her two goals aside, Drinoczky was brilliant in dealing with the physical presence of Leah Barrett & Co. laying plenty of tackles while also making run after run down the flanks to set up attacks.
Photo: Pascoe Vale’s in form Chloe Drinoczky lays an important tackle on Ashburton’s star striker Leah Barrett.
2013/14 PEPSI Women’s WVLP Round 13 Catch Up RESULT: Pascoe Vale Futsal Club 4 – 2 Heidelberg FC
PV: L. Taranto, N. Mackie, C. Drinoczky, S. Richardson
HBG: E. Kyrgios, K. Jones
The next game to follow saw Pascoe Vale take pasrt in their second game of the night against bottom of the table Heidelberg. After a decent run of form, Heidelberg were not a side to be underestimated and with the Pascoe girls already with a game before hand, they really had to be on their toes. Luckily Pascoe Vale still had enough gas in the tank to take a slender 3-2 advantage into the break as singles from Sarah Richardson, Chloe Drinoczky and Louisa Taranto overcame Elisy Kyrgios’ and Jendra Jones’ efforts. The second half was shaping up to be one of importance as if Heidelberg won they climbed off the bottom of the ladder and into the final FOz Cup position and if Pascoe were to win they would temporarily sit on top of the ladder awaiting the result of the Richmond v EFA game. Heidelberg stacked their defence and played the perfect counter attacking game, minimising their usually erratic style of play. But their defensive wall eventually toppled as a well worked Pascoe free kick allowed Naomi Mackie to strike from distance and seal the 4-2 result and put her side at the pinnacle of the ladder, leaving Richmond with all the work to do in two games time as they look to wrap up the 2013/14 season.
MVP: Louisa Taranto (Pascoe Vale)
In only her fourth game in Pascoe Vale colours, Taranto has added a creative and attacking spark that has certainly benefited her new team mates. In the first couple of games, Taranto was slowly, slowly adjusting to the ‘Pascoe Vale’ way and after her goal in the first half she really seemed to settle and apply her skills. Hopefully this is a sign of more things to come with the FOz Cup and FAFL Cup fast approaching.
Photo: Heidelberg’s Maree Vouthas (L) puts pressure on Pascoe’s Tilly Ford as she gets a shot away on goal.
2013/14 PEPSI Women’s WVLP Round 14 Catch Up RESULT: Heidelberg FC 1-4 EFA Eagles Futsal Club
HFC – A.Newman
EFA – G.Alberti 3, R.Berry
In a game that meant very little to the title race the two bottom clubs in the league faced off for the right to stay off the bottom of the table. It kicked off with EFA racing to a 3-0 lead with goals from returning Rebecca Berry and a double to Georgia Alberti had the Eagles sitting pretty at half time. The second half was a different story with Heidelberg bouncing back and pinching a goal of their own through Aliesha Newman, But Alberti would not be denied as she completed her hat trick and ensured EFA would keep them selves in with a chance of an FOz Cup birth.
Player Of the Game – Georgia Alberti (EFA Eagles)
The young winger has really come along in leaps and bounds in the past few weeks and tonight she was the stand out for her side, Bagging a hat trick she added the killer edge her side were in need of and looks set for a big season coming.
RICH – S.Fogarty 3, K.Stensholt 2, A.Erenli 2, P.Bakopoulos 2, M.Aloisio 2
Second last game of the night saw FC Richmond take on the young EFA Eagles. Only needing 2 points to claim the title the equation was simple for Richmond and it got off to the best possible start as they raced away to a 6-0 lead going into half time on the back of doubles from Kristen Stensholt and Melinda Aloisio the title looked as good as safe at the major break.
Richmond could not afford to drop rest on their Loral’s and they did no such thing as they put in a near perfect performance which included 5 double goal scorers or better. Having just missed out on the title last season Richmond put the same fate to Melbourne Uni who lead the league for majority of the season after just narowly missing out at the end but to be fair Richmond thoroughly deserving of this title as they have been the best side over the 21 rounds and will be very confident going into the upcoming Futsal Oz Cup and FAFL Cup. As for EFA the youngsters battled their hearts out but were just to fatigued from their previous outing against Heidelberg, Though being convincingly beaten EFA can take positives away from this season as the group builds for the future.
Player Of The Game – Sienna Fogarty (FC Richmond)
Having joined the team mid season Fogarty has added a real presence to the Richmond side in front of goal adding yet another attacking threat to the line up. She will play a crucial role in the FOz Cup and FAFL Cup if Richmond are to bring home the bacon.
MU – M.Edgarton-Bachman, K.Walters, G.King
VV – K.Smith 2, M.Cameliri E.Kim (Own Goal)
The final game of the night saw Melbourne Uni take on the Vic Vipers in what was the last game of the season. Vipers got off to the slightly better start with goals from Kat Smith and new signing Melanie Cameliri cancelled out Maya Edgarton-Bachman goal to have the Vipers 2-1 up at the break.
The second half opened up with an own goal going the Vipers way as Emily King turned one into her own net to give the Vipers a 2 goal buffer. That 2 goal lead though was quickly snuffed out with 2 quick strikes to Keryn Walters and Grace Kim and the scores were level once again. With the scores tied late on it was up to Vipers marquee Kat Smith to steal a late winner and end their season on a high and will give them some confidence going into the FOz Cup.
Player Of The Game – Kat Smith (Vic Vipers)
Last season’s MVP has been a little quiet this season but she has shown she still knows where the goals are and will be a big part in the Vipers side if they are to go one better than last season in the FOz Cup.