Day two of the under 8’s Group A saw powerhouse Ruiz Football Academy record two more convincing wins to stay a top the group, Soccer De Brazil also managed to make full advantage of their two games with Brunswick and Ballarat not recording a point for the day.
Group B proved a lot tighter with the Red Devils winning their first game of the day before suffering their first defeat of the tournament and a heavy defeat at that going down 6-1 to Adelaide Futsal Club who grabbed back to back victories to sit level on points at the top. Not far behind were 7 Stars Football who recorded two wins from two and sit in third place with a game in hand on the ladder leaders. Brisbane Elitefoot Futsal could not back up their day one heroics as they suffered two defeat leaving them in fourth place whilst Mt Evelyn Lions, Ballarat Yellow & Soccer De Brazil had just one win between the three going the way of the lions to make up the bottom three.
In group A of the under 10’s Melbourne Dragons and Brisbane Elitefoot Futsal Black both remained unbeaten with their clash in the final round of group games Monday morning building up as a show piece encounter. There were three point gaps separating the rest of the table as Metro Stars ended the day with nine points while Argentina Juniors sat on six. Melbourne United & Brunswick Lions each had a victory each with the Brunswick Tigers yet to record a win.
Brisbane Elitefoot Futsal Gold topped the pile in group B having only conceded two goals in their four games for maximum points, Adelaide Magic sat in second place with a loss and a draw to their name, the middle sides had clustered up with Brunswick Whites in third on seven points, Brunswick Lions in fourth on six and Thomastown Hearts on four points with it all to play four in the final two days of group games. Moreland Zebras and Ballarat Blues could only muster two and three points respectively as they sat at the bottom of the group.
Group C in the under 10’s saw a two way tie for first place with Melbourne Futsal Club & Essendon Stars both sitting undefeated after four games each, North West Heart were in third place with ten points and not far off the ladder leaders with Canberra on six points rounding out the top four though they had 7 Stars hot on their tail on four points. Ballarat Yellow had recorded the one win for the tournament while Mt Evelyn Tigers and Freelance Futsal were yet to register a point.
Group A in the 12’s had Adelaide Futsal Club leading the way with three wins from three only edging their nearest rivals Thomastown Lions on goal difference who matched their points tally over three games. North Coast NSW and Green Buffaloes had both picked up six points from their three games to sit third and fourth respectively. Just Futsal and North West Heart had a win each from their four games to show for their efforts though the Brunswick Blues sat on the bottom of the table.
The highlight of group B saw the early contest in the day with Cambio Cumbre and Wonderers both undefeated, Cumbre got out to a 4-1 half time lead but the Wonderers would claw their way back to 4-3 and had chances to equalise before conceding again in a thrilling contest surrendering top spot to their rivals (12 points) but were right on their tail in second place with nine points. Brisbane Elitefoot Futsal, Soccer De Brazil & Mt Evelyn Lions all sat on six points in the middle of the table trying to claw their way out of the pack. Brunswick Pumas, Adelaide Futsal Club Girls & Ballarat all sat on three points joint bottom of the pile, but none were a pushover.
The under 14’s competition saw the two undefeated ladder leaders go head to head and what a contest it was, thrilling all the way through it was nothing short of entertaining with big challenges to stunning goals and red cards topping off an electric fixture. Parramatta took the points 4-2 over Fitzroy to go clear top of the group on twelve points while leaving their rivals in second on nine. North Coast NSW got two wins from two to sit level on points with Fitzroy at the close of play with Heidelberg sitting on seven points with what may have been more despite some late collapses. Red Devils sat on four points with Carlton Heart & Monbulk on three in sixth and seventh. Freelance Futsal were holding up the table yet to record a point.
In the under 16’s Group A Vic Friendship lead the way after day two remaining undefeated with three wins and two draws though just by the skin of their teeth. Pascoe Vale Devils sat in second place on 10 points level with third placed Fitzroy who can consider themselves unlucky not to be undefeated after a few late collapses cost them crucial points. Adelaide Futsal Club managed one win with North Coast on the bottom yet to grab a point.
Group B was more clear cut with Adelaide Futsal Club & Pascoe Vale Mt Evelyn on top with twelve points each though Adelaide had played one less game to date. MLCM and Freelance rounded out the top four with four points each and Carlton Heart sat on the bottom yet to trouble the scorers.
Group A saw two undefeated sides go head to head on day two with Fitzroy taking on Adelaide Fusion and it would be Fitzroy who would remain unbeaten as they looked the standout side in group A amassing a total of fifteen points with Fusion in second on nine with a game in hand. Ballarat and Carlton sat in third and fourth with six points each and still stand a chance at overhauling Fusion in second place but must not drop any further points in the tournament. Adelaide Hurricanes are winless after day two.
Group B was a more unpredictable group with Hume going into the day undefeated and after winning their first game looked as if it would stay that way, but a crushing defeat at the hands of Vic Friendship added some spice to the group, leaving Hume now level on points with second placed Pascoe Vale on twelve, with Friendship having it all to play for sitting on nine points in third. Metropolitan and Freelances campaigns are over as they can not amass enough points to chase down the ladder leaders and will now be playing for pride.
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Around the grounds action can be viewed in the videos below from both the Brunswick and Thomastown stadiums.