Round 2 saw us host Boomerangs in a full day of futsal that saw all our club’s teams in action. Thanks to Boomerangs for bringing up all their academy teams with some doubling up to help with giving everyone a game. We are very proud of the fact that we have a strong junior program and it was great to see them putting their training to the test.
The 12 Boys kicked off the graded schedule in style in emphatic fashion overwhelming the visitors 12-0. The boys were able to put last weeks disappointment behind them as they raced to a 4-0 lead inside the opening 5 minutes. They cruised through the game managing to keep a clean sheet which has helped put their season back on track.
Our 13 Girls dominated possession and chances on their way to a deserved 3-0 win. They laid the platform in the first half and had they been a little more composed in front of goal, they may have piled on a few more goals. It was back to back wins for the girls who are improving with each week.
The 14 Boys were technically good although momentary lapses in concentration kept the opposition within touching distance throughout the game. After a tight and nervy opening, we took control and saw out a good 5-3 win which opened our Club Championship points for the day.
Our 15 Girls drew 3-3 in a see-sawing game that saw both teams with the lead at various stages of the game. It was probably a fair result however the girls will rue some good looks. The girls will be glad to have picked up their first points of the campaign and be looking to build on this in the coming weeks as they would have gained great confidence from that performance.
The 16 Boys played one of the games of the day in an enthralling 2-2 draw. Boomers took a deserved 2-0 lead and it could have been worse for the Taipans had it not been for some strong keeping from Gee. To their credit, the boys weathered the storm and start and pulled a goal back just before half time. A strong second half saw the boys put the visitors on the back foot before getting an equaliser.
18 Girls were looking to build on a strong performance last week however Boomerangs got out of the blocks quickly racing to a 2-0 lead before a quick reply reduced the deficit. As much as the girls tried in the second half, the ball just didn’t roll their way and they couldn’t find a way through a resolute Boomers defence who saw out the game.
With Boomerangs seemingly having changed the momentum of the day, the Youth Men took the court in another entertaining game. The Taipans took an early lead through Connell before Boomers bounced back with two unanswered goals midway through the half to take the lead. Taipans hit back almost immediately to drew level before a late goal just before half time saw the visitors retake the lead. With the game on the line, Taipans equalised midway through the second half before a last minute goal to the visitors saw them prevail in a heartbreaking 3-4 loss.
The Open Women were up next and were not only looking to regain some club momentum but also to bounce back from last weeks surprise loss. They jumped ahead inside the opening minutes through W-League star Leena Khamis before Danika Matos doubled the lead midway through the half. A goal right on the half time whistle by Danielle Wise saw the Taipans dominate the game and race out to a 3-0 lead. Boomerangs threw everything at Taipans in the second half but the ladies held firm before a late penalty saw the visitors grab a consolation goal as we ran out 3-1 winners.
The Open Men took the court and after a bright opening first few minutes, Boomerangs put on a devasting spell scoring four goals in three minutes. Things just got worse for the home side as Boomerangs seemingly scored from almost every opportunity jumping out to a 8-0 lead at the break which to be honest couldn’t have come quick enough. The guys were shell shocked and with a few home truths spoken at the break, the men responded winning the second half 2-1 however the damage had already been done. The guys will look to take that second half performance into their next game.