Claremont Cambio Cumbre has secured its third-straight Series Futsal Australia title, defeating West Australian rivals Stirling FC in a thrilling final at the WA State Futsal Centre today.
In a match where the balance of power swung between both teams, the game ultimately was decided in penalties, with Claremont’s keeper Mirko Rotondo saving two vital shots to help his team secure the crown.
Stirling took the early lead, scoring two goals to set a fast tempo for the match.
Cambio Cumbre fought back well with three goals before half time – the last of which came with only seconds to go.
Stirling equalised in the second half in what would be the only goal of the half.
Stirling scored first in extra time, before Cambio equaled the ledger, sending the game into penalty shootouts.
Stirling celebrated Cup victory prematurely when the referees judged the keeper to over step his mark, and Cambio made them pay, securing a remarkable win.
Golden Gloves for the tournament was awarded to Mirko Rotondo, while Stirling’s Victor Braumer was handed the Player of the Tournament and most goals scored.
Over 600 guests enjoyed the game, with close to 1500 people watching live on YouTube.
|October 9, 2016||3:45 pm||Mens||2016 Oct|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|Claremont CC (WA) M||3||4||7|
|Stirling FC (WA) M||2||4||6|