The third and fourth rounds of the Women’s South East Queensland Futsal Premier League (SEQ FPL) will kick off this Saturday, 26 October at the University of the Sunshine Coast Stadium.
Two weeks after the first two rounds of the SEQ FPL and following a weekend off, Arana United, Lions FC, SWQ Hurricanes, Galaxy FC, Sunshine Coast Wave and Ipswich Futsal will go head-to-head to further their chances of topping the ladder.
Lions FC v SWQ Hurricanes – 11:30am
The 2019 SEQ FPL season is the first to feature Lions FC and after winning the 2019 National Premier Leagues Women’s (NPLW) Premiership, the club’s futsal team will look to make their presence known and recreate the feat in the SEQ FPL.
The team will have a lot to make up for though as they currently sit on a -12 goal difference after forfeiting their Round 1 and Round 2 matches, leaving them to record a 6-0 loss for both games.
The SWQ Hurricanes meanwhile have had a slow start to their 2019 SEQ FPL season. In their Round 1 match, they fell to Sunshine Coast Wave in a 9-2 loss while they fought hard in their Round 2 game, but it ended in 5-3 defeat against Galaxy FC. They produced some impressive goals in their Round 2 match, one of which featured in the Playz of the Week.
Galaxy FC v Sunshine Coast Wave – 2:00pm
After winning their Round 2 match against SWQ Hurricanes with a 5-3 victory, Galaxy FC will be looking to continue their momentum when they face 2018 Premiers Sunshine Coast Wave.
A brace from Dominque Spampinato and a hat-trick from Amaliah Mangungu led the team to victory despite conceding three goals.
Meanwhile Sunshine Coast Wave had a blistering start to their 2019 SEQ FPL campaign after triumphing over SWQ Hurricanes in a dominant 9-2 Round 1 win.
NPLW player Sofie Persson netted five goals while Audrey Upston, Natalie Tathem, Shannon Tathem and Keira Burgess all scored one goal each to help the team to first spot on the ladder.
Ipswich Futsal v Arana United – 8:15pm
Both Ipswich Futsal and Arana United benefited from a Lions forfeit in Round 1 and 2 of the SEQ FPL. With both teams currently possessing the same points and goal difference as a result, this one will be a close clash to keep an eye on.
Sunshine Coast Wave v Lions FC – 9:00am
This Round 4 game will be Lions’ first match of the season after forfeiting their first two matches, with their Round 3 match to be played later in the day at 11:30am.
After Sunshine Coast Wave started their 2019 season in a dominating fashion, it will be fascinating to see if Lions can rise to the challenge.
SWQ Hurricanes v Ipswich Futsal – 4:30pm
After losing both their Round 1 and Round 2 matches, SWQ Hurricanes will look to turn things around this weekend.
With their Round 3 game being played against Lions FC earlier in the day, their Round 4 match will come hours later against Ipswich Futsal.
But what Hurricanes lack in wins, they gain in experience as this will be Ipswich Futsal’s first game in the 2019 season.
Arana United v Galaxy FC – 5:45pm
With Galaxy FC already having one win under their belt, Arana United will come into this Round 4 match with a lot to prove, as this will be the first game they play in their 2019 SEQ FPL campaign.
The Gold Coast side had a satisfying win against SWQ Hurricanes in Round 2 and will look to continue their winning form.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Amaliah Mangungu (Galaxy FC): After scoring a hat-trick in her side’s Round 2 match and featuring in the Team of the Week, the talented youngster will look to add to her goal scoring tally this weekend.
Sofie Persson (Sunshine Coast Wave): After playing for Lions FC in the 2019 NPLW season, Persson started her SEQ FPL season in raring fashion. She added five goals to her tally in her team’s Round 1 match and featured in the Team of the Week, Persson will aim to continue her scoring form on Saturday.
Louise Rolfe (SWQ Hurricanes): SWQ Thunder NPLW player Louise Rolfe will be a key player for SWQ Hurricanes in the 2019 SEQ FPL, having already scored a goal in the first week of competition.
See full fixture details here.
Words: Vivien Topalovic