The Tableland Futsal Club has completed its Winter Season Finals with only one upset in the Juniors and a cracker game in the Mens.
We begin with the U.11s with season Premiers Joeys continuing their undefeated season with a 11-0 win over Fireballs. Marco Tognola with 3 goals – one after a weaving run down the sideline – had a great game and was awarded the Sportspower Best Player of the Final. Simba Makoti, who put 6 into the back of the net, won the Sorenson Medal for Most Valuable Player of the Winter Season.
The only upset came in the Under 13s when Premiers and winners of the Most Successful Team trophy Redbellies were defeated by Eagles 2-1. Nil-all at half time, the game was tight with Eagles playing close to Redbellies and not allowing them space to play their usual passing game. Eagle Lachlan Tomasetig took home the Sportspower Best Player trophy while Brodie Cahill (Phoenix) won the Sorenson Medal for Most Valuable Player of the Winter Season.
Destiny FC did their best in the Mixed final to curb the might of Dirty Reds but went down 14-3. Eddie Murgha scored a hat trick for Destiny while James Hughes and Ben Stacey did the same for Dirty Reds. James Hughes was awarded the Sportspower Best Player trophy while Dave Cassels (Dirty Reds) won the Sorenson Medal for Most Valuable Player of the Winter Season.
The Mens final was fought out in fine, fast and furious futsal style between Howe FC and Premiers JB Dacz Crew. JB scored early via Dave Cassels and defended their narrow lead to half-time. That was demolished after the break when the Vanuatan Howe FC team scored twice via Michal Frank and Lenox. JB equalised but Howe struck again. With 20 seconds to go, Jordan Beaman put the ball into the top corner. 3-3 and extra time needed. Two minutes in, Ziggy Crook took a pass from Dave Cassels and angled the ball into the back of the net. In the second half of the 5-minute halves Jordan put another one away and the game was over, 5-3. Congratulations to both teams for providing a sublime spectacle. JB goalkeeper Callum Moses was awarded the Sportspower Best Player trophy while Ben Stacey (JB) won the Sorenson Medal for Most Valuable Player of the Winter Season.
Thankyou to all the players, SportsPower for donating prize vouchers, the parents and carers who bring their junior players along, the referees, the players and parents who help pack up at the end of the night and the committee that keeps things humming along. The Summer season of futsal begins in October after the school holidays. Nominate your team now. Registrations are open on playfootball.com.au. Juniors are advised not to register until Junior teams are sorted.