Last week Somerset Spartans Futsal Club played Round 4 of the Gold Coast Futsal Competitions. Please read below a few match reports.

Under 8 Pink and Under 8 Green

Round 4 saw the Spartans U8 Green team take on the Spartans U8 Pink team, in a much-anticipated match. It took the Green team a minute to find their feet, but the goals soon followed courtesy of some pressing attack from Levi. Some great positional play from Hunter and Dylan. Levi found himself in front of the goals again - sneaking in his second for the half.

The girls put up an impressive effort in defence to deny Jacob. Sam’s prompt counterattacks and some reflex saves from Edie and Robin drew applause from the crowd. This left the boys hungry for more heading into half-time. A quick re-shuffle at half-time and the green team came out in force. Hunter’s persistence paid off with a goal early into the second half, along with a near-miss off the back of a free-kick. Kai and Brayden held down the back as Gabriella and Annie made some pressing runs.

All in all, a great team performance from the U8 greens to secure their first win of the season, 8-nil, against a very resilient pink side. Well done to both teams who played!

Under 8 Blue and Under 8 Black

In front of an appreciative crowd of 34 patrons, Somerset Blue comfortably defeated Somerset Black at Robina High School's Indoor Stadium. The team was initially a tad unfocused, going down 1-nil, courtesy of a well worked goal by the opposition.

Somerset Blue then began to work as a team, putting together some slick passing and well-timed challenges. After a tense 10-minute goalless period, Benedict scored the overdue equaliser in the 12th minute, drilling a shot in the bottom right corner. The keeper had no chance. Benedict fired Team Blue ahead three minutes later, with a great touch to turn the last defender before putting in another pole driver this time in the bottom left. Edward was soon in on goal a minute later, with a 2005 Luis Garcia ghost goal special, volleying past an outstretched keeper. Despite protests, the referee was satisfied the ball had crossed the line before it was cleared by the Somerset Black defender.

By this stage Somerset Blue were well and truly in the ascendency, rattling the post and testing the Somerset Black keeper. Alex sent the team into the half time break with a cracking shot from distance to make it 4 to 1. Whatever was in those lollies (or was it Coach Maarten’s team talk?), Somerset Blue came out firing in the second half. After Henry curled a sumptuous effort into the top right corner shortly after the restart, Alex scored six goals in as many minutes, some courtesy of great assists from his teammates, some great solo efforts.

The team pressed on, with Hugo a brace, Henry and Benedict each completing their hat tricks, Alex adding his seventh goal, and Izaak a great turn and finish in the bottom right corner. Somerset Black never gave up and were well rewarded with their second goal. Great effort by the boys, maintaining their unbeaten start to the season.

Black went down 17 to 2.

Well done to Lachlan Talbot who scored both goals and to the whole team for working together and continuing to support each other right until the end.

Thank you coach Ryan.

Under 8 White

As we progress through the season the team’s improvement is starting to become more and more apparent. From our first game the boys have improved in all aspects, specifically passing and dribbling in the futsal environment as well as goalkeeping.

We faced more tough opposition and as a result spent a large portion of the game defending. This is also improving each week and it was great to see that everyone is continuing to give their 100 per cent best for the entire duration of the game.

If it wasn’t for some great saves from our rotation of goalkeepers this week, we would have conceded a few more.

A special shoutout to Ruben and Harrison. We did take advantage of our attacking opportunities and made some counter attacks in which Oli, Ethan and Louis forced saves from the opposition goalkeeper and we had a few decent corners. Overall, it was another harsh result but a performance that shows promise for the future.

Under 8 Orange

This week Under Orange 8 played against Utd Boys. What a nail-biting match it was! Both teams scored a goal each.

Special thanks to Benedict for being our goalkeeper this week, he was fantastic at stopping the goals. Well done team Orange.

Under 9

It was an unfortunate season start for Paxton Stewart. Paxton has not been able to play due to having surgery a few weeks ago, and under doctor's orders 'no futsal/football' for six weeks. So, this weekend Paxton made his season debut under unfortunate circumstances.

The opposition did a no show. This season the competition seems to be dominated by Somerset Spartans, and we had willing players who had just finished a game stick around for a friendly match. Some of the siblings who turn up each week in support were also given a chance to play. Connor’s sister Amelie Miller–Martin showed no fear going out there without shin pads, and Danny’s sister Robin Wang did a fantastic job in goals saving many powerful kicks from the boys.

Under 10

Coach Maarten was coaching the team today due absence from Coach Keita. The Under 10 played a very good game versus Tally Tigers. The team played well together. Dylan played first half in goals had had great safes. Zac played in defence and had a tackles and interceptions. With Jacob and Eli on wings we had plenty of energy. Farry and Ashton has been moved during the game through several positions. Miranda joined us from the second half, and this gave us an extra boost. We are glad to see the weekly improvements from the team. Game ended 6 to 3 in advantage of Tally Tigers

Under 11

This week’s game was a challenging one for our boys with a few team injuries and unfortunately missing a player due to injury also. Having said that the boys continued to fight and try their hardest until the end. The game scoring was opened early by Caspar and the boys showed tremendous teamwork the entire game. Our usual goalkeeper Dash was on the court this week due to a hand injury, which was great to see and he showcased his goal keeping skills when defending and attacking.

Bailey was goalie for the first half and made some fantastic saves and the goal keeping duties were shared by Jacob, Nash and Caspar in the second half who all put in a top effort also. At the end of first half, the score was 1 to 2 to Magic. In the second half the boys started to tire without a substitute and tried so hard to push on with Bailey scoring two more goals in the second half. Unfortunately, Magic were just too good in the end. The boys should be super proud of their efforts and persistence to the end. Well done boys where are all very proud of you.

Final score was 8 to 3 to Magic.

Goal scorers: Bailey (2) Caspar (1)

Under 13

Our Somerset U13 had two big games of futsal this Saturday taking on Robina FC and the Scorpions. Our first match saw the boys really come together to play as a team. We saw some amazing shots on goals by the boys, as well as goal line defending, including a great goal line clearance from Magnus. This amazing effort from the boys saw them come from 3 to 6 down at half time to just finish short of even at 5 to 6 to conclude the match.

The boys then had a short break before meeting back at Varsity to take on the Scorpions. The Scorpions were always going to be a tough team, and the boys went in with a great attitude to learn, have fun and enjoy the game (while hoping to snag a goal or two).

All the boys on the field to tried their hardest. Somerset came away with two goals, in what was otherwise a very convincing game for the Scorpions. It was a great weekend for all our boys, well fought, even everyone did great to keep and uphold a positive Spartan spirit even through hard games.

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