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.