THE Qantas Futsalroos have completed a clean sweep over the Futsal Whites with a 6-2 victory today in the final match of the inaugural ASB Trans Tasman Cup.
Coming off the back of a 6-1 win yesterday, the Qantas Futsalroos picked up where they left off scoring four first half goals courtesy of Aaron Cimitle, Nathan Niski, Daniel Fogarty and Fernando de Moraes.
De Moraes added his second midway through the second half before Jarrod Basger sealed the win with his sixth goal of the series just before full-time. Dylan Manickum and Jakub Sinkora scored for the Futsal Whites in the 31st and 35th minutes respectively.
Qantas Futsalroos Head Coach Steve Knight was very satisfied with what had been achieved from the three-match series.
"I'm pleased with how we have performed. New Zealand offered us strong opposition which has enabled me to test out players on the fringe of selection which is a positive for us,” said Knight.
"I'd love it (ASB Trans Tasman Cup) to be an annual event. The spirit from both countries is good, we love to compete against each other and hopefully we get invited back,” concluded Knight.
The Qantas Futsalroos will now return home and turn their attention to a one-off friendly with Oceania champions the Solomon Islands in Brisbane on 10 October before heading to Thailand for the FIFA Futsal World Cup in November.
ASB Trans Tasman Cup
ASB Stadium, Kohimarama, Auckland
Match 3 – September 23
New Zealand 2 (Dylan Manickum 31’; Jakub Sinkora 35’)
Australia 6 (Nathan Niski 11’, Aaron Cimitle 13’, Daniel Fogarty 18’, Fernando de Moraes 19’/29’, Jarrod Basger 39’)
New Zealand: 1-Clayton CHAPPELL (gk); 2-James VAUGHAN; 3-Dylan MANICKUM; 4- Bakr AL-SAUDI; 5-Miro MAJOR; 6-Michael SANNUM; 7-Marvin EAKINS (c); 8-Daniel BURNS; 9-Jakub SINKORA; 10-Lucas SILVA; 12-David PLOWRIGHT (gk); 13-Elliot COLLIER; 14-Tai BARHAM; 15-Harvey MILLS
Coach: Scott GILLIGAN
Qantas Futsalroos: 1-Peter SPATHIS (gk); 2-Daniel FULTON; 3-Jarrod BASGER; 4-Dean LOCKHART; 6-Andreas GOMEZ; 7-Tobias SEETO (c); 8-Fernando DE MORAES; 9-Daniel FOGARTY; 10-Lachlan WRIGHT; 11-Shervin ADELI; 12-Roberto MAIORANA (gk); 13-Angelo KOSTANTINOU (gk); 14-Aaron CIMITLE; 15-Nathan NISKI