Western Wolves Captain Sofiane Soufi has issued a warning to the league and put everyone on notice…
Soufi said in his post match interview,
“Remember what I said at the beginning of the season, we are coming to get you all, it’s only the beginning! So next Fitzroy, we are coming to get you!”
Sofiane’s comments follow the polemic comments made by Fernando after Fitzroy narrowly defeated the Wolves 4-3 in October. Fernando went on to say the “Western Wolves are playing Rugby not Futsal”
Carlton’s Ernie Simsek also known as ES5 threw some weight behind the issue after their round 5 catch up only six days earlier when he alluded the Wolves were over aggressive and he was subject to some extra attention behind play.
The Wolves have brought an exciting style of Futsal and the fans just love it. It’s fast, creative and have perhaps the most effective list in the competition. Next weeks round may well and truly set the tone with Carlton having to pull itself out of the trenches to face a heel-snapping Fitzroy.
One thing is for sure – the Western Wolves are now six points a drift and with nine remaining league matches, who will stop them?
Pascoe Vale have put in an impressive second half performance to get past a Moreland side that struggled to create chances going forward.
Pascoe Vale had a number of shots at Moreland’s goal in the first half but were unable to beat Moreland keeper Fetih Goren in the first half.
Lucas Vaz finally broke the drought in the second half, and he was denied a second when he had a goal disallowed for impeding the goalkeeper.
But he quickly made that decision near irrelevant when he hammered home a second goal moments later, before Stefan Ristic made it three-nil and put the result beyond doubt.
Man of the Match: Lucas Vaz (Pascoe Vale FC) more
Fitzroy have managed to do what they didn’t do last week and justify their favourite-status and beat Brunswick.
Fitzroy got off to a strong start with goals from Scott Rogan and Cosimo Russo putting them in a commanding position going into the half-time break.
But Brunswick’s Anthony Brown scored for his side seconds before the half-time whistle to give Brunswick something to build on in the second half.
But Fitzroy were the first to strike in the second half when Jimmy Soufis hit a powerful shot on his weaker-foot into the bottom right corner past a stunned Christos Apostolakis in the Brunswick goal.
As Brunswick looked to find a way to get back into the game, Alistair Dunlop got himself on the scoresheet and put the result beyond doubt for Fitzroy.
The win put Fitzroy just three points behind ladder-leaders Carlton Heart after the Heart went down to the Wolves earlier tonight.
Man of the Match: Jimmy Brennan (Fitzroy FC) more
Hume have shrugged off a slow start come from behind twice in their match against Balwyn and claim all three points.
Balwyn took the lead in the first half through Ben Monteleone, before they were pegged back by Ubeyde Cicek before the half-time break.
Early in the second half, a lovely through ball from Balwyn’s Andreas Govas put Josh Sasic through on goal, and the youngster made no mistake in putting the Blues back into the lead.
After constantly knocking on the door, Hume found another equaliser, this time through Nejdet Sahin.
With just under four minutes to play, Moe Matar cut in off the right wing and fired home a shot with his left foot to give Hume the lead for the first time in the match.
Balwyn deployed the fifth-man tactic in an attempt to get back into the game, but the tactic backfired as Nejdet Sahin scored his second goal of the game into an open goal and seal all three points for the Black Army.
Man of the Match: Nejdet Sahin (Hume FC) more
Western Wolves have blown the title-race wide open with a big win over defending champions and ladder-leaders FC Carlton Heart.
The Heart opened the scoring when a Chaaban Rajab shot took a wicked deflection off Arturo Diaz and whistled past Bilal Atik in the Wolves’ goal.
But the Wolves soon hit back through Alejandro Ferrari before Sofiane Soufi gave them a lead that they took into the half-time break.
The Wolves scored a third goal nine minutes into the second half to open up a two goal lead, and after threatening a fourth goal for the next few minutes, that goal finally came with ten minutes to play on the clock.
The Wolves continued to punish the Heart for their sloppiness on the ball, hitting them on the counter-attack on a number of occasions and scoring another three goals to get out to a seven-one lead.
The Heart scored a consolation goal with one of the final kicks of the game but it was too little too late with the Wolves making a major statement with a convincing win.
Man of the Match: Alejandro Ferrari (Western Wolves FC) more