FNSW PL2 R10 Wrap

Round ten of the 17/18 Premier League 2 season was an away round to the Central Coast to take on the Central Coast Futsal Club at the Peninsula Leisure Centre in Woy Woy.

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

Development Squad Matches
There were no development squad matches played against Central Coast opposition this round.

12 Boys: Boomerangs 5 – 11 Central Coast (ht 2-5)
The 12 boys were involved in a goal-fest featuring 16 goals to open the day’s proceedings in Woy Woy. They matched it early with the home team, but let down their guard a little to concede easy goals to be down at the break 2-5. After scoring early in the second half the boys then conceded a couple close together giving the momentum back to the home team – which they capitalised by going on a scoring rampage in the final ten minutes. The Boomers boys will be disappointed with this result and will look to improve in the remaining rounds of the season.
Goals to Jacob Murta (2), Nick Pratezina (2), Mikey Pratezina,
Ladder Position: 6th ( – )

13 Girls: Boomerangs 2 – 3 Central Coast (ht 0-2)
The 13 girls matched up well against the locals in the first period but conceded two scrappy goals to be down 0-2 at the break.  A much better second half from the girls, dominating for most of it and levelling up with plenty of time to go through the boot of Reilly Yuen who bagged a second-half double, the first almost immediately after the break. A goal to the home side against the run of play with only a few minutes left to play decided the match. There was no shame in this loss given a side that was light on in numbers, but the loss does make it more difficult to make finals at season’s end.
Goals to Reilly Yuen (2)
Ladder Position: 5th ( – )

14 Boys: Boomerangs 2 – 1 Central Coast (ht 1-0)
This was a tightly contested, even match from the get-go and at the halftime break the Boomers led by a solitary goal scored in the first minute.   They then scored early in the second period to take a two-goal lead, which they kept till the home team scored with seven to play. High-pressure end to end futsal saw many opportunities in those final minutes but no further goals, seeing the visiting Boomerangs chalk up their first victory for the day and that sees the 14 boys hold their fourth spot on the ladder.
Goals to Odhran Traynor, Thomas Barbatano
Ladder Position: 4th ( – )

15 Girls: Boomerangs 11 – 1 Central Coast (ht 6-0)
The Boomers 15 girls continue to play some sensational futsal; and with the Central Coast team struggling to keep up, the visitors led at halftime 6-0. The second half of the game saw the girls continue in the same vein to polish off the game 11-1 with the only blemish conceding a goal in the final few minutes. This team has so many avenues to goal it’s impossible for opposing teams to shut down goal-scoring options.  They have some tougher matches in the final four rounds, which will be great preparation for finals in February.
Goals to Elke Aitolu (4), Alex McKenzie (2), Stella De Marco (2), Ellen Brown, Carla Di Fronzi, Lily Martens
Ladder Position: 1st ( – )

16 Boys: Boomerangs 3 – 7 Central Coast (ht 2-2)
The 16 boys started this game strongly – but finished poorly. After taking a two-goal lead early, the lads let in a couple in the final five minutes of the first half.  The home team showed far more endeavour, running and energy in the second period to completely dominate and run away with the match 7-2. Not a good result for the boys, as they did show they could match it – in the first half at least.
Goals to Oliver McCarthy, Cale Brown, Bailey Sorenson 
Ladder Position: 7th ( – )

18 Girls: Boomerangs 8 – 3 Central Coast (ht 1-1)
The 18 girls knew they had a game on their hands when the opposition fairly matched it with them in the first twenty. The Boomers girls scored early, and conceded late, but had slightly the better of an even first twenty. The second half was a much better effort in that they converted far more of the opportunities created.  Three goals to Stella DeMarco to back up her two in the 15 girls match, the highlight. The win keeps them in a great position to remain in the top four and play finals at season’s end.
Goals to Stella De Marco (3), Jacqui Alferink (2), Ellen Brown, Ash Garrity, Maddie Perceval
Ladder Position: 2nd ( – )

Youth Men: Boomerangs 2 – 7 Central Coast (ht 2-3)
After going down early in the match by two goals, and then conceding another not long after, the lads finally switched on to gain some momentum and score two themselves before the officials blew the whistle for the halftime break. The second half was mostly one-way traffic with the home side more dominant across the pitch and the travelling Boomerangs having trouble finding any real rhythm. The final score reflective of the struggles the Boomers encountered and the high intensity and effort put in by the home side. The lads are in danger of missing finals if they don’t find some decent form next round and heading into the final three rounds in January/February.
Goals to Elie Darwich, Jayde James-Ward
Ladder Position:  3rd (down from 2nd )

Open Women: Boomerangs 10 – 1 Central Coast (ht 4-1)
The open women’s team, like the 18s and 15s before them, had no trouble whatsoever in their match against the Central Coast women.  This was a dominant performance across the board, not least in the front court where Alex Martens knocked home four goals, and Stella DeMarco bagged another double to take her day’s tally to seven goals across three age groups.  The ladies retain their top spot on the competition ladder – with some tougher matches in the run-up to finals.
Goals to Alex Martens (4), Stella DeMarco (2), Rachael Corbett, Olivia Gurney, Jacqui Alferink, Ash Garrity
Ladder Position: 1st ( – )

Open Men: Boomerangs 9 – 2 Central Coast (ht 4-0)
First Half
– Ten minutes in and it’s a 2-0 lead thanks to clean strikes to Jake Wilsener and Daniel Giovinazzo.
Ben Basser goal, Nick Rathjen assist 3-0 halfway through the first half.
– The final minute of the first half produces another goal to Daniel Giovinazzo, this time a Jayde James-Ward assist.
– At the break, it’s 4-0 to the Boomerangs with most of the bench getting good court time.
Second Half
– Fifth minute second half, a fifth, Ben Basser assist by Elie Darwich. 
Daniel Giovinazzo gets his hattrick assisted by Nick Rathjen. 
Nick Rathjen scores one of his own from a defensive error.
– 7-0 with 12 to play.
– Another to Wilsener with goals to Central Coast either side.
– 8-2 with four to play.
– And Nick van Aalst scores as fifth-man in the final minute of play as the game ends Boomerangs 9-2 Central Coast.
Goals to Daniel Giovinazzo (3), Ben Basser-Silk (2), Jake Wilsener (2), Nick Rathjen, Nick van Aalst
Ladder Position: 3rd  ( – )

A winning day for the club (five wins/four losses), but with several missed opportunities for some teams to consolidate their top four positions, or for others to start to grab a hold on to a finals spot. And a massive 88 goals scored across the nine matches played – which must be some kind of FNSW PL futsal record.

Check out the Club Championship after ten weeks of the 17/18 competition – it sees the club hold on to the third spot, 24 points behind Eastern Suburbs Hakoah and Raiders Futsal.

The final round for calendar-year 2017 is again an away match – to Hornsby to take on Phoenix Futsal before a break in the season. 2018 will see the final three rounds contested and finals series, for those teams that finish top four.

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