Lions aim for derby glory to kick-start the new season
ROUND 1 PREVIEW
RMIT PF UNIVERSITY (BUNDOORA), DIVISION 1 (Winter Season ’17) |
Sunday 9 July 2017
Barca Boys FC vs. Metalurg Lions FC
RMIT Bundoora Futsal Stadium, Court 3
Kick off: 5:40PM (A.E.S.T.), 9:40AM (C.E.T.)
The Lions will look to start the new futsal season on a high as they face Barca Boys FC in the second edition of this Macedonian derby.
After enduring another heartbreak at the end of last season losing in the Grand Final, we face our sister club for the first time in an opening round of a new season and only for the second time ever. In the first ever derby, Daniel Paunkoski was the difference, scoring the winner with less than half a minute to go.
The Lions go into the opening fixture and our seventh season at PlayFutsal (Bundoora) with a depleted squad. Up to five players are unavailable for tonight’s derby as the Paunkoski trio, Karevski and Todevski are all overseas. Todorovski and Stankovski both have to pass late fitness tests in order to be deemed fit by kick off time. Philip Taseski may be called up as our emergency.
A live stream of the game will be available for those who may not be able to make it to the match tonight. Don’t miss it!
Come on Lions!
Provisional Round 1 Line-up:
33. Alexandar PETROVSKI (GK)
5. Goran STOJANOVSKI
7. David JOVANOVSKI
9. Aleksandar NIKOLOSKI
17. Steven STANKOVSKI
39. Vladimir TODOROVSKI
8. Miki PAUNKOSKI (On Loan to FC Eko Shpar: 4 weeks)
10. Daniel PAUNKOSKI (On Loan to FC Eko Shpar: 3 weeks)
11. Lubie TODEVSKI (Trial at LA Galaxy: 2 weeks)
27. Hristijan KAREVSKI (Trial at LA Galaxy: 2 weeks)
42. Tomce PAUNKOSKI (On Loan to FC Eko Shpar: 5 weeks)