Matchweek 11 Review: Futsal Factory Record Home Win Over Cadence


Futsal Factory Academy Handle Business At Home

FUTSAL Factory ACADEMY 11-5 Cadence SFC

Futsal Factory Academy recorded their second win in a row this season and now sit just one point off of second place in the Midwest after a home win over Cadence SFC in Matchweek 11.

The visitors took an early lead through Edrick Padilla's excellent unassisted goal, a strike off the post and in that flew beyond FFA captain Robert Damron in goal. Cadence had come to play and were causing FFA several problems on the transition, requiring big saves from Damron early on.

The response from Futsal Factory came through an unassisted goal from Cole Russell, slotting past the keeper to tie the game at 1 each. Khal Suleiman was able to bundle home a rebound from close range to take the lead for Futsal Factory with 5 minutes left in the half. This came after Thomas Dono had cleared one off the line for the home side and the visitors had hit the woodwork on more than one occasion. 

The matchup was physical, with both teams racking up fouls on the open court and narrowly avoiding hitting the accumulated fouls limit in the first half. In a frantic end to the opening period, Damron denied Cadence, Juan Guerra scrambled to make two (and a half) saves to deny Ducker and Dono, before FFA put the ball in the back of the net just after time expired. 

The second half was a back-and-forth affair until it wasn't. Futsal Factory ended up scoring a handful of goals once Cadence began flying the keeper, but early on it was a tight, heated contest. 

Ben Pritchard got on the scoresheet with a goal from close range to open up a 3-1 lead for Futsal Factory. An unfortunate own goal stretched the advantage to 4-1, but Cadence bounced back immediately with a second from Padilla to keep the difference at 2 goals. 

Padilla grabbed his hat trick shortly afterward, and this time Futsal Factory were the ones responding right away with another goal from Russell to go up 5-3. 

Dono was found unmarked by Pritchard at the back post for an easy tap-in for Futsal Factory to take a 6-3 lead with 12 minutes left in the half. This forced Cadence to fly the keeper and press for a way back into the game. However, despite two excellent finishes from Bryan Cortina, the home side were able to run away with the game by putting away several fast-break or open-goal opportunities, ending the match with a final score of 11-5. 


Futsal Factory Academy are applying some pressure in the Midwest. Despite encouraging performances from Cadence this season, they still find themselves sitting on just 1 point after 4 games played. 


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