The next two rounds of the Women’s South East Queensland Futsal Premier League (SEQ FPL) will be held this Saturday, 9 November at the State Netball Centre in Brisbane.
Sunshine Coast Wave v Arana United – 11:00am
Currently sitting in second place on the ladder, just three points behind Arana United, Sunshine Coast Wave are looking to surpass their upcoming opponents in their top two clash. The Sunshine Coast team has had positive results across the season so far with four wins, one draw and one loss. In Rounds 5 and 6, Wave fell to Ipswich Futsal in a 4-3 loss and triumphed over SWQ Hurricanes in a 2-0 win, respectively.
Ladder leaders Arana United meanwhile have had exceptional form throughout the 2019 season so far. Out of all matches played, the team have recorded five wins, one draw and no losses.
The last time these two sides teams met resulted in a 2-2 draw, so this top two clash is set to be a thrilling one.
Lions FC v Ipswich Futsal – 12:15pm
Lions FC have produced mixed results throughout the 2019 SEQ FPL so far. In Rounds 3 and 5, Lions triumphed over SWQ Hurricanes and also defeated Galaxy FC in their two wins of the season so far.
Ipswich Futsal have also had mixed results so far in 2019. The team has recorded three wins and three losses, leaving them in fourth spot currently, on equal points with Galaxy FC.
This will be the first time Lions FC and Ipswich Futsal face off this year, so will be an interesting one to watch.
SWQ Hurricanes v Galaxy FC – 7:45pm
Currently sitting in sixth place on the ladder, SWQ Hurricanes have yet to secure a win or draw so far in the 2019 SEQ FPL season.
Galaxy FC meanwhile currently sit in third place on the table. The team’s form has been unpredictable, having recorded three wins and three losses so far this season.
The last time the two teams met was in Round 2, with Galaxy FC securing the 5-3 victory.
Arana United v Ipswich Futsal – 8:30am
In this Round 8 match, Arana United will look to further cement their spot on the ladder while Ipswich Futsal will aim to surpass Galaxy FC.
The last time the two teams met was in Round 3 after goals from Georgina Bridges, Madison Lay, Alex Armstrong, Gabrielle Zgrajewski, Jessica Dillon and Georgia Waugh secured the dominant 9-0 win for Arana United.
Sunshine Coast Wave v Galaxy FC – 2:45pm
Sunshine Coast Wave will look to secure a win in their Round 8 clash against Galaxy FC as they eye top spot. Both teams are sitting in crucial positions on the table which could change after this weekend’s matches.
The two teams previously met in Round 3 which resulted in Wave winning 5-0 thanks to goals from Melissa Weckert, Taylah Brotherston and Sofie Persson.
SWQ Hurricanes v Lions FC – 5:15pm
SWQ Hurricanes and Lions FC will both look to secure important wins this weekend when they face off in Round 8 of the SEQ FPL.
The last time the two teams met was in Round 3 with Lions securing their first win of the season with a 6-3 win after Emily Dunn, Charly Phillips and Jessica McLean scored goals to seal the victory.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Madison Lay (Arana United): Currently leading her team’s goal scoring with five goals to her name so far, Lay will be essential this weekend for Arana’s Round 7 and 8 matches.
Elly Rowell (Galaxy FC): Galaxy FC’s leading goalscorer, Rowell was a key player in her side’s win against Ipswich Futsal after scoring a hat-trick to help secure the victory.
Natasha Ridley (Ipswich Futsal): Ridley scored a brace in her team’s match against Sunshine Coast Wave in Round 5 which helped lead Ipswich Futsal to a crucial win against one of the competition’s best teams.
Words: Vivien Topalovic