Clean-finishing Get Messi prevail
The penultimate round of the Port Hedland Futsal League would have had amateur punters pleased as the favourites came out on top in all fixtures.
In the match of the week, league leaders It’s About to Get Messi went up against an in-form Wedgefield in a closely fought battle, with Get Messi coming out on top and continuing their undefeated run.
A tense game on both sides, Get Messi stormed to an early 3-0 lead before Wedgefield’s Chris Black struck the back of the net three times to bring the game back all square at 3-3.
Tit for tat play saw both teams scoring either side of the half, with the teams locked at 5-5 heading into the final few minutes.
However, Get Messi again reminded the league why they are top, dominating Wedgefield in the end, despite having no substitutes against their fully stocked opponents.
The match finished 9-6, with Get Messi’s Sam Spargo taking man-of-the-match honours for blistering strikes in the tense second-half push towards victory.
JAFT edged a win over Vikings FC in a close match, which finished 6-4, ensuring JAFT remain in second place heading into the finals series.
Monadelphous took care of business, beating the Buckalahs, 6-3, to move up into fourth place, a position they will hope to hold onto going into the final round of the season.
Legends dominated bottom-of- the-table Sakura, 16-2, moving from sixth place to fifth, ensuring they still have a horse in the race for the fourth and final spot in the post-season.
As it stands heading into tonight, the top three positions on the table are set in stone.
Legends will be hoping for the chicken dinner against Wedgefield which, provided Monadelphous draw or lose to Viking FC, would see them take fourth place in the last round of the season.
For Wedgefield, finals qualification would take a minor miracle, needing a win over Legends and for Vikings to beat Monadelphous to see them through on goal difference.
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