A big second set of Supa-Liga B fixtures kicked off with a fiery clash between the Northern Hawks and Scarborough Sharks men’s B teams and the Sharks let a 5-1 lead slip as the Hawks dug themselves out of the hole they had gotten themselves into. The South Perth Pumas B side showed a touch of class against the Kingsway Kings young side, a 3-1 victory was well earned. The Kings had their moments and opportunities to get themselves back into the game, but were unable to capitalise.
WAAD B team made a quick start to the match against the Jets and the final score-line of 6-0 to the Depay’s boys was well earned. The Jets are still trying to establish themselves on the big court, but will improve week to week. The Latinos have now scored seven goals two matches in a row in what has been a very solid debut in the Supa-Liga B. The Bears squad have been a little thin across the Supa-Liga A and B in the first couple of rounds and despite a tight win in Round 1 against the Jets, they need to ensure they get a handle on their playing roster sooner rather than later to allow their 2nd team to push their 1st team to flourish.
The first women’s game of the Supa-Liga B second round was most definitely a tale of 2 halves. The Cobras dominated early on and were 2-0 up, and playing very well. However, the technically excellent young Pumas B team got themselves back into the contest by changing the momentum of the match, and then not letting up. The Scarborough Sharks womens B team continued their good start to the season with a 4-2 victory over the Kingsway Kings. The Kings B team are a good young side but were not able to match the experience of the Sharks side despite some terrific passages of play.
The Northern Hawks women’s B team took on Chico5 in the last women’s match of the night and the Hawks girls got off to a flying start. With a very young group of players, the Hawks managed to convert chances while also keeping the Chico5 at bay.
The Youth Supa-Liga Round two kicked off with the Scarborough Sharks II defeating the reigning Champions the Kingsway Kings 9-2 in a game that saw some incredible passages of play and goals. In the second game the West Perth Bears got off to a slow start before coming good and finishing the game against the Sharks I team on top 8-6, with stand-out performances from Taj Murray and Lachie Hannah. In the third match of the day the Puma Cubs overcame a new look Northern Hawks side 4-2, while the fourth game of the day was a bit of a spectacle. The Perth Pumas won the game 9-2 but the West Coast Cobras side saw 2 red cards during the match, with a group of technically good players who need to adjust to the league quickly.
In the Supa-Liga A this week the West Perth Bears started off poorly in the men's and never got themselves back into the game going down 12-2 to a West Coast Cobras team featuring a host of former state team players who have bolstered their squad. The Northern Hawks got off to a flying start against Who Ate All Depay's, but they fought back from 4-1 down to get to 4-4. A grand-stand finish with a player sent off for the Hawks saw the Hawks get a winning goal to get up 5-4.
In the third game Futsal Factory hit a Scarborough Sharks team who were in form and despite the match being quite even at points in time, the Sharks boys ran away victorious 8-4 thanks to some cool finishing. In the final men's match the Phoenix continued their winning start to life in the top tier with a 3-1 win against the Perth Pumas. The Pumas have a young and impressive side who were no match for the experienced Phoenix side on the day.
In the first Women's Supa-Liga A match the Northern Hawks managed to scrap to a 2-1 victory over the West Coast Cobras. The game was tight and saw chances at both ends, with both 'keepers, Karla Edwards and Annie Leyland coming up big for their respective teams. In the second match, one of this weeks birthday girls, Jess Lindquist helped the Pumas women get their season off to a winning start against the Kingsway Kings. The Kings have started the season well, with a win in their first match, but they were outmatched by the Pumas in this instance.