Round 4 Wrap Up | 2019 2020 Macron SFL WA6 min read
A whopping 55 goals were scored in Round 4, at an average of just under 8 goals per match, again justifying that the place to be for entertaining futsal is Pro Futsal in Bibra Lake.
Perth Longobarda FC 6 – 2 Canning Ultra Tigers FC
Two sides in desperate need of a win to kickstart their seasons clashed in the opening match of Round 4 of the Macron State Futsal League. Longobarda jumped to a 2 goal lead on the back of some defensive errors & never looked back. Doubles from captain Remo Capitani & Alex Kretowicz, as well as goals from Jeevan Krishnan & Cristiano Do Santos led to a 3-0 lead at half-time & a relatively comfortable victory. The Ultra Tigers came back strong in the 2nd half & replied with goals from Jerry Yap & a screamer from Shaz Ramlee. The victory took Longobarda to 8th on the ladder, whilst the defeat kept Canning in 13th position.
Curtin Footbalista FC 1 – 4 Rockingham Cambio Cumbre FC
The match of Friday night & contender for match of the round featured a determined Curtin taking on table-topping Rockingham. Footbalista have had a tough draw, facing the top 3 finishers from last season in the first 4 rounds. Cumbre came into this match on fire having been barely tested in the opening rounds. And true to form, Cumbre took the lead early & controlled the match, with Spanish import Raul Sanchez again impressing with a brace of goals & excellent defence. Nestor Fonseca & Jaidyn Watson were also on target. Farzam Mehrabi replied for Footbalista who will be glad that their difficult run of fixtures is now over & they can now look forward to building their points tally in the coming weeks. Cambio Cumbre dropped to 2nd on the table, despite the win, due to goal difference.
Joondalup ECU Jets 6 – 8 Perth AFC
Another 2 sides looking for their first win of the season collided in a goal fest late on Friday night, with AFC’s confidence-building victory taking them up to 9th on the ladder. Captain Andrija Jukic found is goalscoring form with a commanding hattrick. He was ably supported by Martyn Sharpe with a brace, and singles to Tom Eastman, Spiro Nenadic & Nathan Thorp. Luke Palmateer impressed for ECU with a coming-of-age performance, scoring 4 goals. Singles from Joe Higgins & Jimmy Fung added respect to the scoreline. But, with 4 successive defeats, The Jets find themselves propping the Macron State Futsal League table.
Byford Venom FC 3 – 6 South Perth FC
Byford are slowly finding their feet in the Macron State Futsal League. And they gave a star-studded South Perth side a fright. Having led 3-2 early in the 2nd half, Byford let the match slip as South Perth piled on the pressure scoring 4 goals without reply later in the 2nd half. Robert Armellini again impressed for South Perth, scoring 2 goals & controlling the match, particularly the latter part of the 2nd half. Singles from Luka Bergomi, Jakub Prajza, Victor See & Ivan Palermo lifted the confidence, with the victory guiding South Perth to 5th on the ladder. Eddie Garrido again starred for Byford, scoring a goal. Brodie Stevens & Rueben Plug were also on the scoresheet. The defeat meant that Byford remained in 12th position, but, with this being their best performance of the season, they are showing signs of improvement & development.
Stirling Braza Ginga FC 2 – 1 Fremantle FC
The match of Saturday evening & contender for match of the round featured two sides that know each other better than any other side in the league. Stirling have started the new season of the Macron State Futsal League with the same commanding manner that they ended the last season. But in Fremantle, they faced an opponent ready to make them work hard for every opportunity. Captain Pavel Parihuzic made a goal scoring returning to the SFL. With Brazilian Fernando De Paula scoring the winner. Jake Pizzuto replied for Fremantle with a goal from a set play. The victory maintained Braza’s perfect start to the season, while Fremantle’s young squad can now expect more competition for places with the impending return of Danilo Neves from injury & Daniel Muzzarelli from his stint with Moutain Majik FC in the NSW Premier Futsal League.
Balga FC 1 – 3 Murdoch Warriors FC
Both Balga & Murdoch came into this encounter high on confidence, with both sides sitting comfortably in the top half of the table. And what a match they put on. Young Murdoch star Justin Tang again making a goalscoring appearance, backing up consecutive hattricks in the previous 2 rounds with a brace in this round. Justin Pearce was also on the scoreline. Balga took a 1-0 lead into half-time, curtesy of another fine goal from Gideon Servatius. But The Warriors young brigade came out with purpose in the 2nd half, scoring 3 unanswered goals. The victory took Murdoch to 3rd place on the ladder, whilst Balga dropped to 6th.
Spearwood Lions FC 0 – 12 Cockburn EWA FC
Spearwood were looking to bounce back from successive defeats. But in Cockburn they came up against one of the favourites for the title, and were well beaten by a ruthless & star-studded EWA. Stefan Cvijanovic excelled with a hattrick. Alex Gamble also impressed with 3 goals. A double from Brandon De Abreu & singles from Alek Kukic, Mark Gavranic, Declan Burdle & Ali Milhem rounded off the scoring. The victory cemented Cockburn’s lead at the top of the table, albeit by goal difference from Rockingham, Murdoch & Stirling. The Lions’ goal difference took a battering in this match, as they remained in 11th position.