Brimbank Futsal Club (7th) 4-4 (1st) Moreland Futsal Club
BRIM – Z. Husseni 2, A. Hassani, A. Ali
MOR – A. Cooper 2, X. Torres 2
Brimbank have shown plenty to manage a fighting draw against league leaders and favourites for the trophy Moreland. The game was tight fought from the off with Brimbank taking it up to the highly fancied opposition. The underdogs managed two early goals to put Moreland under pressure as Moreland’s tempers flared. Two crucial mistakes from Brimbank goal keeper Omid Heidary suddenly gave Moreland a sniff as they tied up the game. An Adam Cooper classic then opened up a lead and the game looked to be slipping out of Brimbank’s hands at the half. The second half opened and the game tightened up again with Brimbank defending with discipline to hold off a rampant Moreland. Brimbank found openings throughout the half and took them. Leading at two separate occasions. Both times Moreland’s quality showed as they continued to find ways to equalise.
Man of the match: Ahmed Hassani (Brimbank FC)
Hampton Street Futsal Club (2nd) 7-4 (8th) Mcleod Futsal Club
HAM – O. Hummenyj-Jamieson, M. Lettini 2, R. Langerbak
MCL – H. Shekari 2, K. Fayazi, R. Langerak (O.G)
Second half blitz sees Hampton Street continue winning run against Mcleod. In a match that looked to be easy running for the second placed Hampton street it was the struggling Mcleod side who showed their best. The opening minutes of the game saw Mcleod play some fast paced high intensity futsal led from the back by some inspirational work by goal keeper Martin Vasli they put the pressure on Hampton Street. The half was back and forth; ending with both teams scoring three goals each. The second half saw the game open up for the favourites as their quality and skill began to prevail leaving a flat looking Mcleod in their wake. Hampton street banged home two quick goals to put some daylight between the two teams. An unlucky own goal was Mcleod’s only score for the half. Hampton street put two more goals away to end the game in stirring fashion and holding onto their top 2 position.
Man of the match: Orien Hummenyj-Jamieson (Hampton Street FC)
Ashburton Futsal Club (4th) 5-4 (6th) Monash Futsal Club
ASH – M. Shafai 2, A. Rostami, A. Behroozi
MON – D. Longdale 2, J. Bernard, D. Langdale
Ashburton has edged Monash out in a classic. Both teams fought from the first whistle to the last with only a late goal separating them. The whole game was goal for goal. The first half saw both teams put two goals away. With both goal keepers working hard. The second half saw another goal for goal contest as both teams where able to break down the opposition defences. In the final two minutes Ashburton broke through twice and it proved to be the difference. As Monash had one more goal but where left over run.
Man of the match: Mehran Shafai (Ashburton FC)
Collingwood Futsal Club (5th) 2-4 (3rd) Mickleham Futsal Club
COL – M. Borchert 2
MICK – T. Stalevski 4
Following a tight first half it was Mickleham who held their nerve to overcome Collingwood. The game was slow from the off with both teams struggling to break through for a goal as the game remained goal for goal. At half time the teams shared only three goals with Mickleham holding a slight advantage. The second half was tight from the off with both teams creating more chances but still the score remained the same. Suddenly Collingwood broke for a goal drawing the game equal. But Tony Stalevski proved the hero for Mickleham hitting twice in the closing minutes to complete his four goal haul and set up the win for his team.
Man of the match: Tony Stalevski (Mickleham FC)