Round 6 Wrap Up | 2019 2020 Macron SFL WA5 min read
Byford Venom FC 3 – 7 Fremantle FC
An intriguing match opened Round 6 of the Macron State Futsal League with 12th placed Byford taking on 7th placed Fremantle. And the game started at a frenetic pace with Byford taking the lead & Fremantle returning fire. The match ebbed & flowed until Fremantle took charge late in the 2nd half to ease to victory. Doubles from the impressive Jake Pizzuto & Danilo Neves as well as singles from Luke Tidy, Dylan Garac & Diego Florenca provided Fremantle with their highest scoring match so far this season. Byford replied with a double from the imposing Brandon Vanderros & a goal from Vaughan Audrain. An improved performance from Byford, but, alas, not enough to secure the points. The defeat meant that Byford dropped to 13th on the table, whilst Fremantle went up to 6th.
Rockingham Cambio Cumbre FC 6 – 2 Spearwood Lions FC
Rockingham returned to the summit with the return of Malaysian International Yazid Omar helping them secure a comfortable victory against a dogged Spearwood. After taking an early 4-0 lead, The Lions came alive & effectively drew the 2nd half 2-2. Faris Noor Rani took the plaudits for Cumbre with an impressive performance & a hattrick taking him to the top of the goalscoring charts. Two goals from youngster Kylan Watson continued his scoring spree, with Yazid Omar also on the scoresheet as well as a couple of assists. Jamal Yusof’s double made for a competitive 2nd half, but by that stage Cambio Cumbre had the match well under wraps. Results later in the weekend meant that Rockingham reclaimed top spot, whilst the loss for The Lions kept them in 10th position.
Canning Ultra Tigers FC 0 – 6 South Perth FC
The final match of Friday evening featured Canning taking on South Perth. The Ultra Tigers’ #1 Raimi Rahim kept the scoreline respectable in the 1st half, with South Perth having to settle for a 1-0 lead at half-time. But the floodgates opened in the 2nd half. A double from Filip Rojnica (5 goals in 2 matches) along with singles from Ivan Palermo, Roberto Boi & rising stars Josh Ban & James Toth made it a comfortable victory for South Perth as they extended their unbeaten run to 3 matches. The win also drove them up to 5th, their highest position in the league this season. Canning, on the other hand, dropped to the bottom of the table. They will need to regroup & work on tightening their defence.
Balga FC 2 – 5 Joondalup ECU Jets
Saturday proved to be the first day of upsets in the new Macron State Futsal League, with high flying Balga succumbing to bottom placed Joondalup. Balga had started the season on fire, and came into this match in 5th place. But The Jets, desperate for their first points of the season, started this match on the front foot, taking an early lead & never looked back. Balga threw everything at ECU in the 2nd half, but goalkeepers Tanaka Tembo & Alex Donev stood firm. Joondalup shared the goals between Joe Higgins, Jimmy Fung, Luke Palmateer, Bruno Rosario & Josh Bennett. Whilst former Perth Glory Youth players Luqman Sayyed & Eraste Vyamungu replied for Balga, who dropped to 7th. The victory for The Jets took them up 2 spots to 12th.
Cockburn EWA FC 3 – 5 Murdoch Warriors FC
The match of the round saw Murdoch surprise Cockburn and in the process inflict on them their first defeat of the season. In an inspired move, The Warriors handed the captain’s armband to Brazilian import Lucas Mello. He responded with a man-of-the-match performance and two quality goals. Further goals from Justin Pearce, Mauricio Rocha & Massimo Basulo cemented the victory. Rumoured unrest in the EWA camp resulted in a limp performance & their first loss of the season. Their consolation was goals from Jesse Lazzaro, Ali Milhem & Stefan Cvijanovic. The victory took Murdoch up from 5th to 3rd, whilst defeat meant that Cockburn dropped from 2nd to 4th on the table.
Stirling Braza Ginga FC 1 – 1 Perth AFC
The day of surprises continued with defending champions Stirling dropping their first points of the season & in the process surrendering the summit to rivals Rockingham. We predicted a high scoring encounter with both sides bolstering significant attacking flair, but it was the goalkeepers (especially Kristian Usedo for AFC) who impressed. And the posts & crossbars also kept the scoring to a minimum. An entertaining & edge of your seats encounter was lit up by goals from the irrepressible Victor Brauner for Braza & the resolute Spiro Nenadic for AFC. An inspiring performance from Perth AFC will have pleased head coach Rob Caruso who has been working hard at training on tightening the defence. This was by far their best performance of the season, but they cannot rest on their laurels as they come up against Cockburn in the next round.
Perth Longobarda FC postponed Curtin Footbalista FC
With Perth Longobarda FC having sent 3 teams to compete in The International Phuket 5s in Thailand, this match has been postponed until Sunday 17th Nov at 4pm.