Category: Match Report

FNSW PL2 R2 Wrap

The second round of the 17/18 FNSW Premier League 2 (PL2) competition saw the Boomerangs club travel to Redfern to take on the Sydney Futsal Club at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.

Development Squad Matches
The Sydney Futsal Club provided some strong opposition for the 11 development boys to play and it was a good hitout for the young Boomerangs boys. Whilst being generally outplayed and outmuscled, the lads are continuing to develop their play and learning to match it with tougher opposition. Earlier in the day, the 10 boys development squad took on Sydney City Eagles across town at the new Michael Clarke Recreation Centre in Western Sydney. There was no game for the 11/12 development girls squad.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 0 – 8 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 0-3)
The 12 boys had a tough time on their hands against yet another quality 12 boys team. They matched it with the Sydney Futsal 12 boys in the first half but failed to take advantage of the opportunities in the front third of the court. The second half saw the home team power home full of confidence and some terrific teamwork. The 12 boys are continuing to develop their skills and team play, but lack some of the size and physicality of the top teams in this competition.

13 Girls: Boomerangs 2 – 1 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 0-1)
The 13 girls match was a terrific example of tenacity and working to a game plan. The very even first half saw the home side with a single goal advantage, however, the Boomers 13 girls lifted in the second half and remained disciplined and focussed, scoring two and keeping a clean sheet to take out the match by the narrowest of margins. This was an especially satisfying win given they were without their regular ‘keeper, and the role was filled by two part-timers.
Goals to  Izzy Listar and Abri Albert

14 Boys: Boomerangs 6 – 2 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 2-0)
The 14 boys have shown in the two matches so far this season that they have the tenacity and endurance to be highly competitive in this league. Some terrific play in the first half – especially at the defensive end – had the boys up by two at the break. They worked hard in the second period but even as they scored two, they also conceded two and with around nine minutes to play in the game, the opposition went to a fifth man power play, leaving the goal unattended. The lads worked hard to defend against five court players and stole the ball back on a number of occasions to net twice more before the final whistle blew.
Goals to  Keiran Allen, Noah Fior and four to Odhran Traynor

15 Girls: Boomerangs 3 – 1 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 0-1)
Like the 13 girls, the 15 girls found themselves down by a solitary goal at the halftime break. Through discipline at both ends of the court and sheer hard work, energy and running, they wrested back the match momentum to score three second-half goals whilst themselves keeping a clean sheet. Another terrific result for this team chock-full of talent.
Goals to  Stella De Marco (2) and Caity Listar

16 Boys: Boomerangs 2 – 7 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 2-3)
The 16 boys matched it with their highly fancied opponents in the first twenty, but let things slip during the second period. Holes at the defensive end were exposed as the Sydney lads freely moved the ball around the court. The 16 boys need to do a bit more work to remain competitive and to start winning matches in this competition.
Goals to  Will Manalo and Andrew Noack

18 Girls: Boomerangs 4 – 1 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 2-1)
Another strong game from a Boomerangs female team that showed a solid second half effort resulting in a positive match outcome. The 18 girls worked hard throughout the match but showed in the second half especially their capacity to score goals whilst keeping it tight at the defensive end. Another great result built on the earlier win against this team at the State Futsal Championships recently.
Goals to  Stella De Marco, Lefty Meuronen and Maddie Perceval (2)

Youth Men: Boomerangs 4 – 3 Sydney Futsal Club  (ht 2-2)
The Boomerangs youth men were without several players that have recently been drafted into the Canberra United National Youth League squad (the outdoor game!). However, the depth of the squad came to the fore as the team still retained their ability to remain competitive. A very even first half saw the teams trade goals for an all square halftime result. The second half again was a close and even affair, but the goal-scoring ability of the Boomers Youth came to the fore as they took better advantage of their front-half possession.
Goals to  Dylan Aitolu (2), Elie Darwich and Johnny O’Gorman

Open Women: Boomerangs 2 – 3 Sydney Futsal Club (ht 1-2)
The senior women’s team would likely think this was a game they should have won, with the difference being a goal that took a lucky deflection moments before the halftime whistle. Regardless the ladies had the second half to grab back the ascendancy, but the hardworking and physical Sydney Futsal Club women showed they were not keen to relinquish the lead with a goal apiece in the second half not sufficient to wrest back the lead for the travelling Boomers.
Goals to  Liv Gurney and Jacqui Alferink

Open Men: Boomerangs 6 – 0 Sydney Futsal Club  (ht 1-0)
The Open Men’s match was again a cracker to watch and showed an array of highly skilled and talented futsal players. The first half saw the Boomerangs dominate although they could not consistently penetrate the scrambling defensive efforts of the Sydney defence and ‘keeper. The second half though, saw the visitors click into gear and take the ascendency with goals in the 7th, 9th and 13th minutes of the second half ensuring the win. A final two consolation goals to youth player Jayde James-Ward in the dying stages of the match sealed the deal on an emphatic victory.
Goals to  Daniel Giovinazzo (2), Jason O’Dwyer, Nick Rathjen and Jayde James-Ward (2)

A satisfying Round 2 of the 17/18 PL2 season with six wins on a potentially tricky away trip to downtown Sydney.

Next weekend sees a home round at the AIS against the newly promoted Central Coast Futsal Club.

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.

FNSW PL2 R1 Wrap

After what seemed like a long off-season, Saturday 8 October saw the 2017-18 Football NSW Premier League 2 season kick off with a home round against the Sydney City Eagles club.

To check out the photos of this round head to the Boomerangs photo site.

Curtain raiser matches included a scratch match between the Boomerangs 10 boys and 11/12 girls teams. It was a very competitive match with both teams working hard at both ends of the court, and with only a couple of goals separating the two teams. The 10 boys are coming on well under the watchful eye of coaches Nick Rathjen and Ahmed Ugool as are the 11/12 girls who are also building their skills and team play nicely with Nick van Aalst, Grace Basser-Silk and Isobel D’Amico curating their development.

The next game was also a development squad game featuring 11-year-old boys from both the Boomerangs and visiting Eagles. The match was an even encounter which provided an opportunity for the boys to have solid run against some tougher Sydney opposition. Again, the Boomerangs young boys are developing their individual and team skills well under Ben Basser-Silk and performed creditably.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 2 – 4 Sydney City Eagles
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Review – FNSW PL1 Elimination Semi-Final Men

By virtue of finishing fourth on the season competition ladder, the Boomerangs men’s team qualified for the finals series of the Football NSW Premier League futsal competition and were drawn, in the first weekend of finals, in an elimination final against third-placed Enfield Rovers. The qualifying final saw minor premiers, Inner West Magic take on Dural Warriors.

The men’s matches topped off a big day of finals action held at the Dural futsal centre, with the qualifying finals being played on Court 1, and the elimination finals on Court 2. The match’s kick-off time was delayed by just over 30 minutes as three early games on the ‘elimination court’ had gone to overtime and some to penalties.

A strong team was selected from the Boomerangs men’s roster and given the shared head-to-head results of the regular season against the Rovers it was expected that a close match would ensue. Continue reading “Review – FNSW PL1 Elimination Semi-Final Men”

FNSW PL1 Round 14 Wrap

The final regular round of the 16/17 NSW Premier League futsal competition had the Boomers club travel to Wollongong to take on the South Coast Taipans club at the University of Wollongong.

The heatwave weather conditions forecast for the day forced Football NSW to implement their hot weather policy across all futsal games and all divisions, to cancel any unnecessary matches and to have all matches completed prior to the heat of the day kicking in. As such a rescheduled day of fixtures was advised on the Thursday prior, which had included the cancellation of games that had no impact on top four ladder positions. For the Boomerangs/Taipans fixtures, this included the 12 and 14 boys and the Open Women. Additionally, FNSW had cancelled all development and academy matches.

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FNSW PL1 Round 13 Wrap

The penultimate round of the 16/17 NSW Premier League futsal competition had the Boomers club travel to Sydney to take on the Mountain Majik club at the Blacktown Leisure Centre.

Both the development/academy games and the competitive matches kicked off at 12.30pm and ran concurrently on separate courts. The Majik club has multiple junior teams allowing the 11 boys to play a match, the 11/12 girls to play two and the 10 boys, three matches against separate Majik opposition.

It was another day of disappointing results for the club – a constant theme across this PL1 season – with the only highlight in the important men’s match at the end of the day. All the other teams though continue to enjoy their futsal and put in a 100% effort into representing their club. Continue reading “FNSW PL1 Round 13 Wrap”

FNSW PL1 Round 12 Wrap

The final home round of the 16/17 NSW Premier League futsal competition played out at the AIS when the Boomerangs teams took on the mighty Mascot Vipers club.

The development/academy games started the day from 10.15am with the competitive matches kicking off at 12.30pm with the 12 boys and concluding with the Men’s match at 7.20pm.

Don’t forget to check out the photos of Match Day 12 at the Boomerangs photo site.

A summary of the day’s results: Continue reading “FNSW PL1 Round 12 Wrap”

FNSW PL1 Round 11 Wrap

January 21 saw Round 11 of the NSW Premier League futsal competition play out; for the Boomerangs, this meant taking on the Enfield Rovers Club at the AIS.

The development/academy matches started the day from 10.30am with the competitive matches kicking off at 12.30pm with the 12 boys and concluding with the Men’s match at 7.20pm.

Don’t forget to check out the photos of Match Day 11 at the Boomerangs photo site.

A short summary of the day’s results:

12 boys – Boomerangs 0 – 8 Rovers (HT 0– 2)
13 girls – Boomerangs 2 – 3 Rovers (HT 1 – 2)
14 boys – Boomerangs 2 – 4 Rovers (HT 1 – 1)
15 girls – Boomerangs 2 – 1 Rovers (HT 0 – 1)
16 boys – Boomerangs 0 – 7 Rovers (HT 0 – 3)
17 girls – Boomerangs 4 – 1 Rovers (HT 2 – 1)
Youth men – Boomerangs 5 – 3 Rovers (HT 3 – 2)
Open Women – Boomerangs 4 – 1 Rovers (HT 1 – 0)
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FNSW PL1 Round 10 Wrap

14 January saw the resumption of the 16/17 NSW Premier League Futsal competition, with the Boomerangs hosting the Inner West Magic club at the AIS.

The three development/academy matches started the day from 10.15am with the competitive matches kicking off at 12.30pm with the 12 boys and concluding with the Men’s match at 7.20pm.

Don’t forget to check out the photos of Match Day 10 at the Boomerangs photo site.

Again, the results didn’t go the way of the Boomerangs teams, but the effort and intensity certainly was there – especially in the first half of each game.

A short summary of the day’s results: Continue reading “FNSW PL1 Round 10 Wrap”

FNSW PL1 Round 9 Wrap

Round 9 of the FNSW Premier League 1 futsal competition for 2016/17 saw the Boomerangs travel to Sydney Boys High School in the centre of Sydney to take on UTS Northside. It was a hot and humid day in the NSW capital and the players needed to be well hydrated to maintain their energy throughout the day.

Four development/academy matches kicked off the day from 10am giving the youngest of Boomerangs; the 9, 10, 11 and 12 year-olds some valuable experience playing against much tougher competition than they would find in Canberra in local competitions and preparing them for the competitive age groups in years to come.

The competitive matches kicked off with the 12 boys and concluded with the Men’s match at 6.40pm.

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FNSW PL1 Round 8 Wrap

The first round of the second half of the FNSW Premier League 1 futsal competition for 2016/2017 was played on December 10, with the Boomerangs at home, hosting the Dural Warriors.

The Dural club has been a stalwart club of the highest quality in the FNSW Premier League competition, and in the F-League (men’s and women’s). Their older age groups, in particular, are always competitive and generally at the top of the standings in whatever competition they compete in. This season though several of their younger age groups are having less success than usual and it was expected that a few wins – by the junior teams especially – might be forthcoming for the ever improving Boomers younger teams. In addition, the men’s and women’s teams seem to also match up well against Dural and have had some success in the recent past.

This round was played at Gungahlin College due, once again, to the unavailability of preferred venues the AIS Training Halls and mPowerdome. The day started with a couple of terrific hit-outs for the development squads with the 10/11 boys combining in a one hour match against Dural’s travelling youngsters. The 11/12 girls again showed how well they are developing as a group and growing in confidence each week. Those old enough look like they will fit nicely into the 13’s competitive grade next season. Continue reading “FNSW PL1 Round 8 Wrap”