Day 2 of the 2016 FFA Futsal Nationals saw ACT teams compete in a further 21 matches on a Sydney day that pelted down with heavy rain to match the deluge of goals across the many National Futsal Championship matches played. The rain was so heavy that several matches had to be rescheduled to other venues later in the day and well into the evening.
For the competing ACT teams, this was a much improved second day as the players settled into the tournament and started enjoying their games – along with this came more positive results.
The 12 Girls had only a solitary match which they drew with South Australia (with two late goals negating their lead).
12 Boys White (development squad) had a narrow loss in a fantastic match against the Regional Queensland team in which they scored five terrific goals.
12 Boys Blue were stunned by Queensland Metro in the early morning game at Dural, but in a rescheduled late afternoon match, 45 minutes away in Penrith, they poured on the goals in an awesome second half display, winning 7-4.
13 Boys came up against a rampant NSW Thunder outfit that they couldn’t match for intensity.
14 Boys lost both their matches but looked much improved after their shaky start on Monday. Tomorrow may provide these lads with a victory or two!
14 Girls continued on their winning ways with two hard fought victories, keeping this team on track for finals.
16 Girls drew a close encounter with Queensland Metro and lost to NSW Thunder.
16 Boys White lost one and drew one and are growing in confidence each game.
16 Boys Blue won their solitary Tuesday match by the narrowest of margins over Victoria in a tight, physical tussle.
Youth Women won both their Day 2 matches – again by a solitary goal each time, putting them in a great position.
Youth Men White lost a tough encounter against Championship perennials NSW Thunder.
Youth Men Blue Fought well today and played to standards almost matching the lofty heights of 2015, but with little good fortune and they went down in both their matches on Day 2 against the NSW sides.
The Capital Football AWD team had a terrific Day 2 with two dominant wins. This team is now fully in stride for the Championships.
Eight wins and three draws from the 21 matches played was a decent result, and something on which to build tomorrow — which promises to be another entertaining day of top quality futsal with ACT teams featuring in another 20 odd matches across the three Championship venues (rain leaks permitting!).
ACT Boomerangs FS 3 – 3 FFSA
(Goals: Emma Ilijoski, Alexia Forner, Jordan Ujdur)
12 Boys (White)
ACT Boomerangs FS 5 – 7 Queensland Regional
(Goals: Zac Ilijoski 2, Thomas Barbatano, Cristian Baressi, Nicholas Pratezina)
12 Boys (Blue)
ACT Boomerangs FS 0 – 5 Queensland Metro
ACT Boomerangs FS 7 – 4 Victoria Rangers
(Goals: Odhran Traynor 2, Jak Matic 2, Noah Dowling, Seb Woods, Callum Cook)
ACT Boomerangs FS 0 – 7 NSW Thunder
ACT Boomerangs FS 1 – 5 NSW Lightning
(Goals: Will Manalo)
ACT Boomerangs FS 3 – 5 FFSA
(Goals: Ryan Edwards 2, Anthony Voudouris)
ACT Boomerangs FS 5 – 0 Queensland Metro
(Goals: Stella De Marco 2, Elissa Youill, Isabella Tammaro, Lily Martens)
ACT Boomerangs FS 2 – 0 NSW Country
(Goals: Stella De Marco, Olivia Riddel)
ACT Boomerangs FS 1 – 1 Queensland Metro
(Goals: Sonia Pasquariello)
ACT Boomerangs FS 0 – 6 NSW Lightning
16 Boys (White)
ACT Boomerangs FS 1 – 1 South Australia
(Goals: Jake Hampson)
ACT Boomerangs FS 1 – 2 NSW Lightning
(Goals: Jake Hampson)
16 Boys (Blue)
ACT Boomerangs FS 4 – 3 Victoria
(Goals: Ryan De Vries 2, Connor Falusi, Conrad Piccirillo)
ACT Boomerangs FS 1 – 0 Victoria
(Goals: Alex Martens)
ACT Boomerangs FS 2 – 1 South Australia
(Goals: Nat De Marco, Amelia Turner)
Youth Men (White)
ACT Boomerangs FS 0 – 8 NSW Thunder
Youth Men (Blue)
ACT Boomerangs FS 2 – 3 NSW Lightning
(Goals: Nicholas Rathjen, Nikolas Popovich)
ACT Boomerangs FS 1 – 4 NSW Thunder
(Goals: Michael Rinaudo)
Capital Football 5 v 2 NSW Lightning
(Goals: Liam O’Donnell 2, Andrew Hoatson 2, Glenn Panell)
Capital Football 7 v 1 Tasmania
(Goals: Mark Olivieri 2, Andrew Hoatson 2, Glenn Pannell, Adrian Araya, Shaun Gower)
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