Match Reports – Round 9 vs Sydney City Eagles

With the Club Championship getting closer closer every week, Round 9 saw us travel to Bankstown to take on long term rivals the Sydney City Eagles.

We couldn’t have asked for a better start winning our first 5 games until we suffered our first defeat in the u/16 girls.

Our young teams played some scintillating futsal with our two u/14s teams and our 16 boys the standouts.

Special mention to the u/14 Girls who worked their backsides of to get 3 points without two main players of their team available. Well done Girls!

In the 3 senior games the Eagles got the better of us winning 2/3 but with an overall weekly win of 6-3 and 18 points against last seasons Champions it keep us on top of the table for our 8th consecutive week.

Next we take on the Wollongong based Taipans at home. See you all then!


The boys went on a rolling spree. Inner West boys were up 3-0 in the first half, but the eagles just kept coming back.

In what was a competitive match the boys played well, listening to coach fraser, just doing their job and the boys were having fun.

Game could’ve gone either way but it was a great effort by our boys.

12 Girls

Another hard fought game under the belt as the girls struggled to put the Eagles to bed. We had a lively start with some nice passing and a few decent shots at goal but the Eagles came closest to opening the scoring from a dubious free kick awarded, when the powerful shot ricocheted off the advancing Sheridan, onto the bar and out to safety.

We were then awarded a free kick at the other end and Angelique made no mistake hammering it into the goal after 5 minutes. Dimity then set herself up when she robbed their pivot of possession and put one in to make it 2-0 after 7 minutes. Georgia then slotted a nice through ball for Dimity shortly after but it had a tad too much pace on it, as she failed to get a touch, as it went agonisingly over the line. Georgia then had a good chance on goal but was just wide of the target.

Sydney capitalised twice when we were caught in possession in our own half to level the scores at 2-2 after 11 minutes. We tried to hit back quickly when Dimity had a strong shot saved by their keeper and Chiara pounced on the rebound but could only find the keeper in a crowded “D”. Princess then rattled the cross bar and Chiara had another good hit from distance to no avail.

In what can only be described as a “seniors moment” by the young ref, Sheridan saved low to her right, stood up and threw the ball almost immediately to the sound of the whistle!!! Free kick to the Eagles for our keeper holding the ball too long, what the…quickest count ever! Luckily Sheridan parried the kick away and Angelique almost scored at the other end from the resulting play.

We started the 2nd half brightly with Bianca putting Princess through after a minute but their keeper saved well. Bianca then had a rare chance for glory with a header from a corner kick, which, unfortunately went straight to their keeper. We paid the price for our near misses when Sheridan misjudged a “spinning flipper ball” that put the Eagles into the lead for the first time in the game. They had a glorious chance to go further ahead moments later but Sheridan redeemed, or was that preserved her self, to save smartly from a one on one, head high toe bash! Georgia then returned serve at the other end after quick 1-2 with Bianca, which produced a nice save.

After 8 minutes Angelique got us back on level terms with neat move involving Princess. A minute later Bianca set Dimity up for her 2nd of the game to put us back in front, 4-3. Chiara then had a good shot from outside the “D” but it got blocked on the way through.

With 4 minutes left Georgia set Princess up out wide on the right but it just whistled past the post. However we got a kick in near their goal line and Dimity set the ball on a platter and Princess made no mistake to make the score 5-3. With less than 2 minutes to go the ref then awarded a free kick to the Eagles “after Princess had been fouled,” which they duly dispatched into the net to make it 5-4. A nervous finish ensued but the girls held strong for a scrappy but deserved win, well done girls.

– Stephen Rainey

14 Boys

It seems like every week we take on the team coming second! This time is was against a well drilled Eagles side who went ahead twice at 1-0 and then 2-1. But our boys are playing too well to panic and went about usual play with ease and simplicity.

As cool as cucumbers our boys played brilliant futsal getting into their pass and moving! Rotating to perfection which left our players tapping in back post 3 times to score the easiest of goals.

A big shout out to young Brodie Clarkson from the 12 boys who back up his 2 goal performance in the 12s to score and set one up in the 14s. Well done champion! That excellent win takes us 12 points clear at the top of the table!

14 Girls

Today saw our under 14 girls take on the Sydney city eagles, our girls had 2 players missing (currently on international duties).

The game started and was end to end andour girls appeared to be on top but against the run of play Sydney city scored which left our girls chasing a 1 goal deficit. This made our girls even more determined; we were playing a terrific passing game which left Sydney city always chasing possession of the ball and in turn tired them out.

Our reward came in the 6th minute when Anja scored a wonderful goal from a tight angle this tied the game up at 1 -1. Our girls continued to move the ball around which frustrated the opposition as they struggled to get any regular ball possession. We were rewarded with a second goal when Maddison scored in the 10th minute after another wonderful chain of passes.

So 2-1 was the score at Halftime, the second half saw us again playing a fine passing/transition game we created a number of chances and in the 6th minute of the second half Lorena scored a very good goal and we were up 3-1. From then on it was all Inner West as we continued creating chances but we were unlucky the scoreboard wasn’t much higher.

Then we were rewarded for our persistence with a 4th goal in the 17th minute when Lorena at the far post latched onto a cross and put the ball past the keeper. This is how the score remained, but Joe and Matteo utilised the bench and played a number of girls up from the under 12’s, great example of the depth of the club, all girls involved came off with a smile on their face. This is why they play this game. From the coaching staff and all the supporters, well done!

– Lydia Bugden

16 Boys

Last time we met the Eagles the Magic boys got up 8-2 but this time we were expecting a tougher match.

The game started with very few opportunities. Magic went up 1 nil with a great pass from Blade and great control and shot fron Nick in the 8th minute. Three minutes later Manny stole the ball from the Eagles defence and scores to make it 2 nil Magics way.

In the 15th minute of the first half we conceded our first goal making it 2-1 Magics way. The first half ended with gk Dom making some great saves to keep the score 2-1.

In the 3rd minute of the second half Manny intercepted the ball once again and passed to Zac to score and make it 3-1 Magic. 2 minutes later Magic scored again through some fantastic passing between Blade and Nick which saw Blade take the ball around the Eagles keeper to make the score 4-1.

Thirteen minutes from time gk John Dimo made a great save and quickly threw the ball to Zac who then beat 2 players and chipped the keeper bringing the score to 5-1. Magic scored another goal thru Lawrence shooting from an acute angle which then made the score 6-1. Our last goal was scored with 4 minutes left when Lawrence stole the ball went between two players to take the ball around the keeper to make it his second goal score was now 7-1. Two minutes from full time eagles scored a late consulation goal to end the game with Magic winning 7-2.

The boys played great futsal.

16 Girls

Firstly we hope the player who fell awkwardly over her goal keeper coming out in the first two minutes of the game is okay, as she was clearly in a great deal of pain.

At that point we were one goal down. Two long range goals, with Sydney City making the most of limited opportunities gave them a 3 nil lead at half time. However, Magic’s shots had gone wide and the SC keeper and defenders worked effectively to thwart the efforts of the girls to score.

Coach Robbie was confident as the girls were moving the ball around well. As the girls had beaten SC 8-2 last time, they knew they could come back. However, a couple of minutes into the second half when the ambulance arrived to take the injured player away, play was stopped.

The girls looked very attractive standing on the court waiting, waiting, waiting…………

With one minute left, play resumed.

Congratulations to the SC side, their first win this season.

– Hilary