2017 State League One – Round 2

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2017 State League One – Round 2:

CF South Melbourne 3-1 FC Melbourne Athletic

SM – S.Hosseini, L.Bay, A.Rodrigues
MEL – D.Smeathers

With both teams coming off the back of losses first points of the season were on the line and it was South Melbourne who started brighter. Scoring in under 2 minutes through Lukas Bay, South took the lead and did not stop there as goals from Shervin Hosseini and Aneek Rodrigues took them to a 3-0 half time lead. Melbourne were shocked and after a loss to Mt Evelyn last week another loss here would be a disaster for the team with high hopes of promotion this kicked them into gear in the second half as David Smeathers pegged a goal back. Lukas Bay came off sporting a back strain shortly after giving Melbourne Athletic their best shot at a come back. However they could not break through as Simon Kuestenmacher in goals ordered his troops around finely to ensure the score would finish at 3-1 for a South Melbourne win.

Man of the Match – Aneek Rodrigues (CF South Melbourne)

2017 State League One – Round 2:

Mt. Evelyn Futsal Club 8-5 Melbourne University Futsal Club

MTE – S.Gebru 3, J.Vasilevski 3, S.Ung, L.McClure
MU – W.Nack, T.Zeitlhofer, S.Michaels, EK.Lim, J.Woodcock

After big wins against Melbourne and Preston both teams came into the clash knowing it would not be easy and the teams went at it from the first whistle. Trading goals all throughout the first period it was a tight game and with 6 different goal scorers at halftime it was a team effort from both sides to have the scores set at 3-3.

Melbourne Uni looked like they went ahead early in the second as they thought the ball had crossed the line but after the referee waved it away Mt Evelyn would counter attack and score themselves. From then on Melbourne Uni lost its mental resilience and crumbled as Mt Evelyn would pile on another 4 goals to make it 5 unanswered with both Solomon Gebru and the lightning Jay Vasilevski netting hat tricks. Melbourne Uni recovered with two goals in the final two minutes but they were merely consolations with Mt Evelyn starting the season 2-0.

Man of the Match – Jay Vasilevski (Mt Evelyn FC)

2017 State League One – Round 2:

RMIT Football Club 5-8 Preston Futsal Club

RMIT – B.Grillo 5
PRE – N.Jamieson 4, N.Atzarakis, N.Nikolakoudis, Y.Dimitropoulos, O.Shaw (OG)

This was the first time these two clubs had ever met as Preston relegated from the State League took on the League Two winners with both teams looking for their first points of the season. In an intense first half both teams were pushing hard and the big surprise was RMIT’s new signing Ben Grillo who had a hat trick of goals by halftime. Preston however would go into the break ahead as their teamwork mixed with a lucky own goal helped them to a single goal advantage.

The second half was just as fiery as the first and Ben Grillo was once again back at it with two more goals to take his tally to a whopping 5. Preston though had an ace up their own sleeves as Nikolas Jamieson showed he would not be outdone as he bagged a second half hat trick of his own to take his tally for the game to 4. Preston would go home with a much needed but hard fought win in a fascinating game with RMIT showing they can definitely compete at the new higher level.

Man of the Match – Nikolas Jamieson (FC Preston)

2017 State League One – Round 2:

FC Footscray (Futsal Club) 3-7 Doncaster Futsal Club

FOOT – A.Giansanti, M.Rojas, V.Moretti
DON – J.Koh 3, A.Lee 2, M.Alkhridah, J.Phengrasmy

Doncaster had a big win against South Melbourne last week and kicked off right where they left off as they dominated in a fiery first half in which both teams were giving away 10m penalties after giving away too many fouls. Dominating the half was Justin ‘Juju’ Koh as the left footer was striking the ball well scoring 3 goals in the first half to take his team to a 3-0 halftime lead.

The game cooled down only slightly in the second period and Footscray were able to get back into the game as goals fron Giansanti and Rojas brought them back to within a goal. From there Doncaster regained their control as they piled on 4 unanswered to stretch their lead out to 5 before a Moretti consolation late on meant Doncaster would take home a 7-3 victory.

Man of the Match – Justin Koh (Doncaster FC)

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