Cumbre lift State Futsal League title

Game 1: South Perth FC  0 – 6  Rockingham Cambio Cumbre FC

South Perth (2nd) fell to Rockingham (1st) at the final hurdle to end a memorable season in which Cumbre secured both the minor premiership and the grand final with two displays of impeccable defence and effective attacking futsal.

A star-studded South Perth, who averaged six goals per game in the regular season, were held scoreless by a ruthless Cumbre defence, who, for their part, having had the meanest defence all season long, went on to prove that whilst goals can win you games, shutouts win you championships.

Having come from behind to defeat Rockingham in three matches in a remarkable Round Two of the finals campaign, South Perth were expected to test Cumbre once again in the best of three grand final.

But it was Cumbre who flew out of the blocks in Game One, testing South Perth custodian Gabela on several occasions before Vojdani broke the deadlock midway through the first half. Noor Rani doubled Cumbre’s advantage shortly thereafter, giving them a commanding half-time lead. Second half strikes from Garner, Noor Rani, Yusof and Vojdani settled a commanding performance by the minor premiers. 

Game 2: South Perth FC  0 – 1  Rockingham Cambio Cumbre FC

Game Two proved to be a closer, cagier affair, with South Perth putting up a stronger fight. With both Gabela and Blauberg excelling in goals, both sides were finding it hard to score, until Yusof latched onto an opportunistic pass with a sumptuous shot the snuck past Gabela late in the first half to secure the victory. A tremendous season came to an end with Cumbre adding to their silverware and their standing as the most successful club in State Futsal League history.