Mustangs FC: episode guide


Goals

Episode 1
Wed, October 11, 2017 (5pm, ABC Me)
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Mustangs FC is a goal kicking comedy drama about girls who are abandoning the sidelines and starting their local football club's first all-female team. Against the odds, they'll stand united and overcome any challenge the club, the boys or the opposition can throw at them, all while wrestling with what it means to be a girl today.

This is the story of the team's bid to get to the final of the divisional league and captain Marnie is facing an uphill battle. Has she got what it takes to lead this rookie side through its first massive season? Time to girl up and see.

Marnie's best friend Liv is an enthusiastic player who sometimes forgets that being a goalkeeper means she has to actually guard the goal. Reluctant Bella refuses to get off the bench and over-scheduled Anusha is trying to revise nuclear physics during the drinks break. Ruby's a great striker — but is she even going to hang around for a season when she's so desperate to head back to LA? And surely Princess Lara will be constantly on the injured list with a broken nail? Can these girls overcome their differences, support each other better than Serena's sports bra and work out there's no "i" in team?

As well as playing great soccer, this girl squad have got to work out how to be a friend. A sister. A daughter. A captain. A good sport. And how all that may be hard or sad or ridiculously crazy or laugh out loud funny. But when you've got your team mates behind you, there's no better feeling than playing like a girl.

Cast: Emmanuelle Mattana, Ashleigh Marshall, Gemma Chua Tran, Molly Broadstock, Celine Ajobong, Monique Heath

Like a Boss

Episode 2
Thu, October 12, 2017
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When the Mustangs get accused of 'playing like girls', it's the last straw for Marnie. It's time to prove themselves by beating the boys. So they challenge them to a golden goal game.

Can't Even

Episode 3
Fri, October 13, 2017
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Liv and Marnie fall out and when Liv turns to new team superstar, Ruby, for reassurance, Marnie loses it. Ruby is totally stealing her best friend as well as her position on the team.

Game Changer

Episode 4
Sat, October 14, 2017
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Lara is driving Marnie crazy and totally invading her space. But when Marnie posts an unflattering pic of Lara that goes viral, the sparkly girl goes out for revenge. She's going to hit Marnie where it hurts — the Mustangs.

Girl Crush

Episode 5
Sun, October 15, 2017
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Bella is forced to play but when her moment comes, things go horribly wrong and Danny sacks her from the Mustangs. To make matters worse, her dad says he's coming to her next game and bringing the whole family in support. How will she hide the fact that she's no longer on the team?

Anusha visits Bella to try and get to know her a little more. It's clear they are from very different worlds — Anusha is busy with her over scheduled iCalendar, while Bella is quietly immersed in her pile of novels. Bella has been encouraged into soccer by her dad but it's clear that it's not sport she craves, but the connection and the camaraderie of friendship.

Meantime, the connection between Ruby and Marnie is not exactly firing and Liv decides the best way to make them get on is to "accidentally" invite them both to a sleepover. But it seems some friendships can't be forced.

Otp

Episode 6
Mon, October 16, 2017
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Lara tells Marnie that Gabe has a crush on her. But Marnie can't imagine kissing Gabe, or can she? Determined to move the budding romance forward, Lara organises a party.

Kick Like A Girl

Episode 7
Tue, October 17, 2017
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At a tournament, the Mustangs are thrashed by the Wildcats in the first round. Do they need a new captain to pull the team together? Can Anusha handle being second banana to Bella and her newfound confidence?

Oh Em Gee

Episode 8
Wed, October 18, 2017
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Marnie's hunch about Ruby going to the Wildcats turns out to be right, so she and Liv organise a nachos night in an attempt to get her to stay. But will guacamole and corn chips be enough to keep their star player onside?

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Flawless

Episode 9
Thu, October 19, 2017
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When Lara sucks up to the mansplaining Tom, Marnie gets mad. But when Lara dives like a diva and gets awarded a dodgy free kick, Marnie totally loses it. Doesn't Lara realise that there's more to life than being looked at?

Ruok?

Episode 10
Fri, October 20, 2017
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After a disappointing mark at school, Anusha throws herself into developing strategies for the team. But as her perfectionist friend unravels, Bella gets more and more concerned about Anusha.

The Feels

Episode 11
Sat, October 21, 2017
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After encouraging Nush's disastrous tactics, Marnie has to girl up to a hostile team and rally the troops — it's the semis this weekend, so it's time to set differences aside and do some hardcore training — Mustangs style.

Slay

Episode 12
Sun, October 22, 2017
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You'll never believe it — but the Mustangs have gone and won their semi-final! But celebrations are short-lived when they realise they must face their nemesis in the final — the mighty mighty Wildcats.

In an attempt to get some tips about how to skill up, the Mustangs go and spy on the Wildcats' regime. But their opposition's brutal training drills only serve to intimidate them. The Wildcats are like robots — how can the Mustangs even get close?

At the club presentation night, their confidence is shaken further. While the boys' team is feted and applauded, our girls are miserably sat at a table at the back by the men's toilets, with no one even acknowledging their ground-breaking success this year. With far more sizzling under the surface than just soccer, Gabe and Marnie argue.

When even Liv begins to doubt that they've got what it takes, Marnie has to pull her team together. There is no point trying to be like the Wildcats, or be like the boys. They are the Mustangs and they all bring their own amazing, distinctive skills to this team. Let's go to work, Mustangs!

Next day pitch side and the Mustangs and the Wildcats run on for the final to end all finals. Michaela and Marnie stare each other down and as the whistle blows, Marnie turns to the Wildcats captain — We're not who you think we are.

Mustangs Forever

Episode 13
Mon, October 23, 2017
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The nail biting final is in play and the Mustangs and Wildcats are drawing 2-2. But when tensions rise pitch side — the game is called off and the Wildcats win on league points. But is this the end of the Mustangs story?