Clubs jostle for position in Queensland

There was plenty of movement in PlayStation® 4 NPL Queensland on the weekend, but Moreton Bay United still hold top spot.

Redlands United FC  5 (Graham FYFE 30’, Elliott RONTO 31’ 63’, Igor SAO JOSE 48', Nico BECHAR 58’)
Brisbane City FC  1 (Antonio MURRAY 84’p)

Redlands United celebrated their first PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland win of 2015 after overrunning Brisbane City 5-1 at Cleveland Showgrounds on Friday night.

Elliott Ronto netted a goal in each half for the hosts, with attacking midfield trio Graham Fyfe, Igor Sao Jose and Nico Bechar also chiming in to consign the hapless City to a sixth straight defeat in all competitions.

The win is Redlands second straight following a 2-0 upset of Olympic FC in the Westfield FFA Cup last week.

Ronto said his side was gathering momentum and spirits were high ahead of next week’s away trip to Cairns, “It’s a great feeling. Two from two is unbelievable and we’re just starting to get some momentum now and looking forward to the next game.”

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Palm Beach SC  0
Brisbane Strikers FC  1 (Jheison MACUACE 49‘p)

A second-half penalty from Jheison Macuace proved decisive on Saturday night as Brisbane Strikers edged out Palm Beach SC 1-0 at Mallawa Complex.

Macuace delivered from the spot just after the restart to guide Strikers past the defending Premiers and record their first ever PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland win on the Gold Coast.

The result lifts Strikers into second-place in the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland standings, while Sharks remain in seventh.

Sharks captain McKay said a sharper edge was required if his club were to defend their league title this season, “The difference at the moment from last year is that in the two boxes, both defence or attack, we don’t seem to be getting the rub of the green or taking our chances.”

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Moreton Bay United FC  3 (Charles MENDY 73’ 89’, Joseph CHAMPNESS 87’)
Western Pride FC 1 (Harrison SAWYER 55’)

Moreton Bay United received a fright before fighting back from a goal down to defeat Western Pride 3-1 at Wolter Park on Saturday night.

Harrison Sawyer gave the visitors an unlikely lead early in the second half before Jets rallied with late brace to Charles Mendy and a further goal to teenage debutant Joseph Champness.

The result sees Jets maintain their two points advantage over Brisbane Strikers atop the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland ladder.

Jets coach Adam Piddick spoke glowingly of Champness’ debut, “Today he came on and made a real difference. He’s still young - only just turned 18 - (but) he scored the winner so full credit to him.”

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Sunshine Coast FC  2 (Kaine FREW 41’, own goal 76’)
SWQ Thunder FC  1(Chris HEWSON 72’)

Sunshine Coast FC's fourth straight win lifted them to third on the table after edging out SWQ Thunder 2-1 at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Sunday.

An own goal 15 minutes from full-time ultimately sealed the points for Fire after Kaine Frew’s first-half strike was cancelled out in the second half by Thunder’s Chris Hewson.

There was late controversy though as Fire were forced to see out the match with ten men - Rhys Roberts dismissed for offensive conduct following a strong challenge.

Fire goalkeeper Dale Hill praised the fight shown by the bottom of the table Thunder, “Obviously getting the result is a positive but South West come to play and full credit to them - they took the game to us.”

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Olympic FC (Danny BYRNE 38’)
FNQ FC Heat (Alex SMITH 24’, own goal 35’, Jamie CARROLL 45+1’)

FNQ Heat secured their first win in four matches with a comprehensive 3-1 upset over high-flying Olympic FC at Goodwin Park on Sunday.

All four goals came in a late first half flurry as Heat turned the form book on its head to hand Olympic their first defeat in five games and leap to seventh on the table.

Speaking post-match, Heat coach Martin Docherty said the result had lifted the pressure on his side after recording just the single point from their previous three outings.

“Today I think we almost looked comfortable and looked like we were always going to win. I was looking for a counter-punch to be honest from Olympic today but thankfully it never turned up,” he said.

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Northern Fury FC v Brisbane Roar FC Youth

This match was post-poned and will now be played on July 18 at Brolga Park in Townsville.


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