ALTONA KNIGHTS FC 1–13 CAMPBELLFIELD FC
ALT- M. Saric
CAM- H. Pimenta 6, D. Chaabani 2, S. Soufi, D. Rushi, N. Pham, B. Atik & E. Marangoni
Our first fixture of the night saw the consistently improving Altona Knights side take on a Campbellfield full of returning faces as Henrique Pimenta, Khaled Ayache & Danny Chaabani all returned.
Our first half like a typical Cambo/Altona fixture didn’t lack goals as Campbellfield really found their attacking feet, scoring goals comfortably from the beginning. It was new signings Enzo Marangoni and Daniel Rushi that linked up to open the scoring as Marangoni struck from close range, which eventually lead to Henrique Pimenta doubling the lead as he returned to the squad himself. Danny Chaabani and Sofiane Soufi would both strike goals of their own aswell, meaning they finished the half with four goals, but not a cleansheet as they found themselves conceding from a Mark Saric close-range strike.
Our second half told a more exaggerated story than the first, as Campbellfield kicked into another gear firing plenty more goals. It was Pimenta that struck an early second half brace to make his hattrick whilst Nam Pham, Rushi and even Billy Atik got themselves on the scoresheet with a goal each. Another goal for Chaabani and staggeringly enough, another three goals for Pimenta meant the Brazilian was on a total of 6 whilst Campbellfield lead 13-1 at full-time.
Man of the Match: Henrique Pimenta (Campbellfield FC)
ASHBURTON FC 1–12 FITZROY FC
ASH- S. Frimpong
FITZ- T. Garner 3, S. Rogan 2, C. Sewell, J. Georgi, E. Parthimos, J. Soufis, S. Gluhak, M. Nguyen & Own Goal
Our second clash saw a strong Fitzroy side with the returning Corey Sewell take on Ashburton who were looking to make their mark on Series Futsal Victoria with their first win.
Our first half saw Fitzroy put on a great performance as Scott Rogan took the game by the scruff of the neck early. Rogan forced quality saves, and after an own goal from Mohammed El Turkmani, he would get his goal burying it into the bottom left corner from the left flank. Goals from Tyler Garner, Sinan Gluhak and Corey Sewell meant that Fitzroy were running away with it early, whilst Ashburton could only muster together one goal through returnee Shelton Frimpong. It was 5-1 and Fitzroy were looking to dominate their opposition further in the second half as the tigers weren’t slowing down.
The second half only provided Fitzroy with the opportunity to persist with their domination as they struck over double the goals they did in the first half. A great show of passing, movement and speed allowed Fitzroy to score another seven goals as Garner scored two more and Rogan, Elias Parthimos, Jimmy Soufis, Michael Nguyen and Jackson Georgi all got one each. The tigers practically walked the ball into the back of the net with each goal as the match finished 12-1 to Fitzroy.
Man of the match: Tyler Garner (Fitzroy FC)