Category: Match Report

FNSW PL2 18/19 Season Review

The FNSW Premier League 2 season of 2018-19 was a highly successful one
for the Boomerangs FS club; enjoyable, and with some fantastic futsal being played along the way in all age groups, from the youngest boys and girls through to open men and women.

The season brought a level of consistency across the competitive age groups not seen for several seasons, resulting in the club securing enough competition points to top the Club Championship table.

That outcome was also helped by the Club Championship structure changing this season to only include the seven age groupings from 14 boys and older.

DEVELOPMENT SQUADS
9 Boys / 10 Boys / 11 Boys / 11/12 Girls
The youngest of the Boomerangs teams once again showed growth and development in their skills – both individually and as teams, and they learnt more about what it takes to play in a high-level futsal competition.

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FNSW PL2 Finals Review

The finals weekend for the FNSW PL2 competition has come and gone – all too quickly. And for the Boomerangs club, the weekend was not as successful as was hoped, with only two Grand Finals appearances from the six semi-finalists and no Championship trophies brought back to the Territory.

After a very solid season in the FNSW PL2 competition, six of the nine competitive teams finished in the top four of their respective divisions and had earned their places in the finals series.

Of the six teams to make finals, the 13 girls finished fourth, the
15 girls, 16 boys and 18 women all finished in second place and the 19 men and open age women finished as Premiers as the best team in their age group across the season. Five top-two finishes out of nine competitive age groups was a tremendous return for the season’s effort.

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FNSW 18/19 PL2 R14 Wrap

Round 14 of the 18/19 Football NSW Premier League 2 competition – the final regular round for the season – was critical for the club in its endeavours to claim the Club Championship. Five of the six teams in finals contention had already locked in their top four slots, with the 13s looking to claim fourth spot with a win and the Youth Men and 15 girls looking to lock in, or grab, the Premiership.

Earlier this season (Round 7) the club fared well against the cellar-dwelling West City Crusaders, losing only one match (12 boys) and drawing two others (youth and men) of the nine competitive age matches.

To check out the photos of Saturday’s matches head to the Boomerangs photo site.
For full match and highlight videos, head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
The West City Crusaders did not field development age teams this season, and as there was a focus on making finals and on club championship points this final round, games against other teams were difficult to arrange. Many of the parents of the development squad teams also appreciated having the weekend off prior to Christmas to finalise their festive season preparations.

12 BOYS:
Boomerangs 2 – 5 West City Crusaders (ht 2 – 3)
The 12 boys wanted desperately to win this match to finish the season on a positive and thought they were in with a decent shot given that they lost the Round 7 match by a single goal only.

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FNSW 18/19 PL2 R13 Wrap

Round 13 of the 18/19 Football NSW Premier League 2 competition against Sydney’s Phoenix Futsal was the second last round of the regular season and the final home round of matches for the season.

Earlier this season (Round 6) the club returned from the Phoenix home court with six wins and a draw from the nine competitive matches and an important four wins and a draw for the Club Championship (14 boys and up). Phoenix Futsal always provide challenging games across all age groups. 

To check out the photos of Saturday’s matches head to the Boomerangs photo site.
For full match and highlight videos, head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
Phoenix brought down the requisite 11 Boys and 11/12 girls teams, with earlier games featuring the Boomerangs 10 boys taking on the club’s 11 boys and the 9 boys against the 11 girls, on the larger, full-size court. The players ‘graduating’ to competitive age groups will need to get used to playing on the large court week in week out, so it was a good opportunity to for them.

12 BOYS:
Boomerangs 1 – 2 Phoenix Futsal (ht 0 – 0)
The 12 boys wanted desperately to redeem themselves after some fairly ordinary results over the past few weeks. And they played a solid, and improved match against fellow cellar-dwellers, Phoenix. 

Unfortunately, after a strong defensive effort in the first half, they allowed the opposition to score two in the second period, and could only manage to bother the scorer once themselves. A solid effort by the boys, and will hopefully lead on to them securing a much-desired win for their last match of the season next weekend.
Goals to Daniel Kenning
Ladder Position: 8th ( –1 )

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FNSW 18/19 PL2 R12 Wrap

Round 12 of the 18/19 Football NSW Premier League 2 competition – the third last round of the regular season – was a home round of matches against Sydney’s Southern District (SD) Raiders.

SD Raiders have taken the PL2 competition by storm this season after promotion from the now-defunct FNSW State League. They have strength across all their age groups and are the only club that the Boomerangs failed to outscore for Club Championship points in the first half of the season.

To check out the photos of Saturday’s matches head to the Boomerangs photo site.
For full match and highlight videos, head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
SD Raiders kindly brought their development squads down the highway a little earlier so a series of matches could be played across two smaller courts to give all our development age groups a hit our against competitive opposition.

The 9 boys took on SD Raiders 11/12 girls, the 10 boys and 11 boys both played the visiting 11 boys team and the 11/12 girls from each club squared off against each other. There were some terrific games across the first 90 minutes of the day and plenty of great teamwork and goals scored by all teams.

12 BOYS:
Boomerangs 2 – 17 Southern Districts Raiders (ht 1 – 8)
The 12 boys will probably like to wipe this match from their memories fairly quickly. For the second round in a row, the Boomers youngest competitive boys weren’t at all competitive – being given a futsal lesson from teams that sit atop the competition ladder and have handed out thrashing to most teams they face each week. No doubt the coaches will be running the boys through the match video and highlighting all the good things the opposition did – and to aspire to execute as they did. There is no growth without learning.
Goals to Tomer Doron (2)
Ladder Position: 7th ( – )

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FNSW 18/19 PL2 R10/11 Wrap

Rounds 10 and 11 of the 18/19 Football NSW Premier League 2 competition were played as a double-header weekend, with the Boomerangs first leg at home (Saturday 1 December) against Sydney Futsal Club and the second leg away (Sunday 2 December) against Sydney City Eagles.

To check out the photos of Saturday’s matches head to the Boomerangs photo site.
For full match and highlight videos, head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
Boomerangs FS v Sydney Futsal
Sydney Futsal Club brought down the requisite 11 boys team and 11/12 girls. The 11 boys team was a bit light on numbers, but with the addition of a few of their travelling girls, they gave our 11 boys a decent hit out.

The 10 boys also took on the 11 boys in an inter-club rivalry match and the 9 boys took on a team from the newly formed futsal training program, Accelerate.

Boomerangs FS v Sydney City Eagles
The Sunday trip to the Michael Clarke Centre had only the 11 boys travel, as the Eagles have no 11/12 team, nor any younger age groups in a development academy.

12 BOYS:
Boomerangs 4 – 5 Sydney Futsal (ht 2 – 2)
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FNSW 18/19 PL2 R9 Wrap

Round 9 of the 18/19 Football NSW Premier League 2 competition was a home match, split into two, with the first leg played away in Wollongong – for the Youth Men, Women and Men’s team (on Sunday 18 November) and the remaining competitive matches played on Saturday 24 November at the new Q-One Indoor Sports Centre in Queanbeyan.

(The youth, women and men’s matches were played a week earlier to allow members of those teams – and coaches from across the club – to attend the wedding of the Club President)

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.
For full match and highlight videos, head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
South Coast Taipans brought with them an array of junior development teams, allowing ten matches to be scheduled across 11 and 12 girls and 9, 10 and 11 boys. These matches, scheduled earlier in the day before the competitive matches,  were keenly contested and apart from the joy and fun it brings the players to play against players representing other regions, it is also a wonderful opportunity to develop their skills, teamwork and understanding of futsal.

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FNSW 18/19 PL2 R8 Wrap

Round 8 of the 18/19 Football NSW Premier League 2 competition signalled the start of the second half of the season and was a home round taking on Raiders Futsal. In Round 1 of the season, away at the Raiders new home court, the Boomers teams did particularly well, winning four, drawing two and losing only one of the matches that impact on the Club Championship (age 14 boys and up).

The objective of home rounds is always to improve on away results, and it was pleasing that the day did indeed pan out that way with five of the seven matches that contribute to the Club Championship as victories to the Boomerangs teams, and two very close matches in the younger competitive age groups (12 boys/13 girls) resulting in a loss and a draw.

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.
For full match and highlight videos, head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
Raiders Futsal kindly came down the highway a little earlier to provide the development squads with matches. The 9 Boys took on their Boomers stablemates, the 11 girls, but the 10 and 11 boys and the 11/12 girls had Raiders opposition to play against. Whilst results aren’t the most important thing at these development ages, the quality of the futsal is improving and the kids understanding of the game is turning them into better players.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 2 – 3 Raiders Futsal (ht 0 – 2)
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FNSW Futsal Cup Quarter Final

After defeating Raiders Futsal in the Round of 16, the 2018 FNSW Futsal Cup draw had the Boomerangs senior men’s side scheduled to take on Dural Warriors in the Quarter Finals on 14 November 2018.

Dural Warriors had defeated Eastern Suburbs Hakoah in the opening round to progress to the final eight and had been in some solid form so far this season, dropping only five competition points (one loss, one draw) in the FNSW PL1 competition across the first half of the season to sit on top of the league ladder.

Dural has traditionally been a strong PL1 men’s team and is usually littered with Australian representative players. They are also coached by the most recent Australian Futsalroos coach.

Over the years – both in PL1 and in the F-League – it would be fair to say that Dural has had the best of matchups against Boomerangs men’s team, however, on nearly all occasions the matches are close, tight and entertaining tussles, where high-quality futsal is played.

This match was no different, with the travelling Boomerangs (with players having driven three hours to Valentine Park after a day’s work or schooling) starting the match strongly and having the best of the first five or so minutes of the match. However, as Dural settled into their rhythm, they ‘owned’ the ball far more than the Boomerangs and were camped for much of the remainder of the first half in their offensive end.

The Boomerangs men defended extremely well, with their team hussle-defence working well with each player supporting others. A 0-0 half-time score representing the fine work they did in protecting their goals.

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FNSW 18/19 PL2 R7 Wrap

Round 7 of the 18/19 Football NSW Premier League 2 competition was a home round taking on West City Crusaders – the only club that Boomerangs teams had yet to come up against so far this season. The Crusaders were well set at the bottom of the Club Championship table, so it was hoped that the Boomerangs could pick up valuable points across the day’s matches and to also enhance teams’ opportunity to make finals.

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.
For full match and highlight videos, head to the BoomersTV YouTube channel.

Development Squad Matches
West City Crusaders have no development squads, so the Boomerangs youngest teams played off against each other, the 9 boys pushing as hard as they could against the 11/12 girls and the 10 boys taking on the 11 boys in what is always a close encounter.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 2 – 3 West City Crusaders (ht 0 – 2)
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