Series Futsal Victoria, Womens, Round 14
FC Carlton Heart 2-2 (1-0 Penalties) Pascoe Vale FC
CARL – K.Foster & R.Davies
PVFC – P.Ribas & E.Parthimos
First up we saw the game of the night as third placed Carlton faced fourth placed Pascoe Vale in what is always a close encounter. Early on some sloppy defending from Pascoe Vale saw Katie Foster left alone in the area and she made no mistake with her finish to give the Heart the lead. Pascoe responded with Priscilla Ribas finding the net to restore parody, before the Lions took the lead through Evangelia Parthimos who was left with too much time and space close to goal. Carlton would again draw level as a classy nutmeg from Rebecca Davies saw her beat her player before tucking it away to ensure the scores were level at the half time break.
The second half was quite an even affair with neither side wanting to concede it was a more conservative and defensive half with neither side committing too many players forward and ultimately the half went goal-less as we headed for a penalty shootout. The penalties went the full length with both sides striking three times, but only Katie Foster of Carlton found the net which proved the difference as the Heart took home a crucial three points.
Player of the game – Sam Dowling (FC Carlton Heart)
Western Wolves FC 4-1 FC Balwyn
WOL – D.Cartwright 2, F.Nobbs & E.Darbabi OG
BAL – C.Jayasekera
Second up saw fifth placed Western Wolves take on bottom of the table Balwyn as both sides were looking to take three points from this one. It was the Wolves who struck first through new inclusion Diarna Cartwright which set the ball rolling, before Cartwright added another to her tally to have the Wolves two up. Finley Nobbs continued her good scoring form as she added a third to have the Wolves in with a commanding 3-0 half time lead.
The second half saw the scoring ease as both sides found a better defensive shape. Wolves were having the better of the play getting a lot of shots on goal, but only managed one more to their tally as it came through an own goal. Corina Jayasekera pulled on back for Balwyn but it was no more than a late consolation as Wolves recorded a solid victory to hold onto fifth place.
Player of the game – Diarna Cartwright (Western Wolves FC)
FC Preston 1-17 Fitzroy FC
PRES – B.El Khatib
FITZ – E.Coppock 10, S.Richardson 3, N.Mclure, R.Berry & J.Lazarevski OG
Preston took on the daunting challenge of the ladder leaders Fitzroy as they looked to remain in the hunt for fifth place. Fitrzoy started strongly as Em Coppock grabbed the opener but Preston hit back through a long range effort from Bousra El Khatib to bring her side level again. Coppock would add her second of the half to restore the advantage and from there on it was all Fitzroy. The league leaders added a further five goals un the second half to Prestons zero, as Coppock finished the half with four g0als, as Niamh Mclure and Sarah Richardson also found the net as the Tigers lead 7-1 at the break.
Fitzroy did not let their foot off the gas in the second half as they piled on another ten unanswered goal to further strengthen their goal difference. Coppock finish with a game & season high 10 goals to her name whilst Richardson completed her hat trick, Mclure a brace and Rebecca Berry one of her own to ensure all court players found the net in a comfortable night at the office for the Tigers.
Player of the game – Em Coppock (Fitzroy FC)
Melbourne Amazons FC 4-10 Moreland FC
MELB – W.Kwan-Chislett 2, A.Imran & B.Lee
MOR – E.Hasan 6, R.Saber 3 & D.Galluccio
The final game of round fourteen saw Melbourne Amazons face title chasers Moreland. Early on it was Moreland who bossed proceedings with Ebru Hasan & Rebecca Saber both bagging hat tricks to give Moreland a 6-0 half time advantage.
Moreland opened the second half in the same fashion and added to their tally through Daniella Galluccio. Amazons had plenty of chances but could not find the net, until some nice play saw Wai Kwan-Chiselett add a first for Amazons, before they battled their way back into the contest. Aisha Imran finished on her left foot for Amazons second, before Kwan-Chislett got her second of the game to make it three straight for Amazons. Bianca Lee then netted to Amazons as they had four straight goals and were looking at a huge come-back. Moreland clicked into gear after that as Hasan added another three goals to make it six for the game and seal a hard fought 10-4 win in an improved performance from Moreland.
Player of the game – Ebru Hasan (Moreland FC)