Three teams remain undefeated, including league leaders Moreton Bay United, heading into the Easter break following Round 5 of PlayStation® 4 NPL Queensland.
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 12 (Mitchell HORE 15’ 30’ 32’ 39’ 48’ 51’p, Patrick THEODORE 23’, Jesse DALEY 41’p, Abraham YANGO 46’, Conor O’Neill 74’p 88’, Shannon Brady 90’p)
Western Pride FC 0
Mitch Hore set a PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland record on Saturday, scoring six goals in Brisbane Roar Youth’s 12-0 demolition of a nine-man Western Pride at Perry Park.
Hore’s haul - the most scored by a player in a single PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland match - was complemented by further goals to Patrick Theodore, Jesse Daley, Abraham Yango, Connor O’Neill and Shannon Brady as Young Roar cruised to their first three points of the 2015 campaign.
Pride pair Gabriel Hawash and Jesse Rigby were both dismissed in the first half for the visitors on an afternoon they would care to forget.
Pride coach Karl Dodd said post-match, “"I don't really care about the result. After two red cards so early in the game, the result doesn't matter - the game is over and done with.”
Full match report from Football Queensland - http://bit.ly/1Cv8C5K
Palm Beach SC 1 (Roman HOFFMAN 24’)
Redlands United FC 0
Palm Beach SC returned to winning form with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Redlands United at Mallawa Complex on Saturday.
Roman Hoffman struck for the defending PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Champions midway through the first half, extending Redlands’ winless start to the season to five matches.
With the match mired in midfield for extended periods, clear cut goal-scoring opportunities proved hard to come by for both sides.
Speaking post-match, Sharks coach Grae Piddick said he was pleased with the defensive display in the absence of Kristian Rees, who was suspended after being red-carded in last week’s loss to Western Pride.
Full match report from Football Queensland - http://bit.ly/1EfDcTj
Northern Fury FC 1 (Jonothan BAGLEY 71')
Sunshine Coast FC 5 (Reyze KELLY 8’, Brady CRONK 36’, Jacob FULLUCK 73’ 81’, Louis SHEPHARD 86’)
Sunshine Coast FC spoiled the party for Northern Fury’s first home match of the season, running out 5-1 winners at Townsville Sports Reserve on Saturday night.
Fury pulled within a goal in the second half after Reyze Kelly and Brady Cronk gave the visitors a two goal advantage prior to half-time, however three late goals to Jacob Fulluck and Louis Shephard put paid to any hopes of a comeback for the hosts.
Fury coach Ian Ferguson said post-match, ““We got what we deserved - (we were) second to everything, five or six players under par. It’s not good enough and Sunshine Coast deserved to win,”
Full match report from Football Queensland - http://bit.ly/1CvAfvK
FNQ FC Heat 0
Brisbane Strikers FC 1 (Jheison MACUACE 27’)
Brisbane Strikers maintained their unbeaten start to the season after battling to a 1-0 win over FNQ Heat at Barlow Park on Saturday night.
Strikers attacker Jheison Macuace struck the decisive goal midway through the first-half to extend Strikers unbeaten run to four games and notch the club’s third straight win.
Speaking post-match, Strikers coach Kevin A’herne-Evans praised his players fortitude, especially in the second half.
“I’m pleased about the clean sheet and the manner of the performance. It’s very uncharacteristic for the Strikers to be able to ground out a result,” he explained.
Full match report from Football Queensland - http://bit.ly/1HUCKuK
Olympic FC 5 (Danny BYRNE 16’ Michael LEE 32’, 43’ Own Goal 35’ Tim SMITS 48’)
South West Queensland Thunder FC 2 (Thomas FANNING 85’ Anthony GRANT 87’)
Olympic FC moved into the top four for the first time in 2015 following a 5-2 win over SWQ Thunder at Goodwin Park on Sunday.
Thunder netted twice late but a three-goal first half did the damage as the 2014 Grand Finalists notched their second straight win.
It was Thunder’s first full match in over a fortnight, with heavy rainfall across Queensland seeing their previous two fixtures cancelled.
Thunder coach Chris Wilkes said post-match, “The first 45 minutes we were completely outplayed. It was always a little bit of a fear that having 90 played 90 minutes in the last weeks we would possible be a little underdone.”
Full match report from Football Queensland - http://bit.ly/1EkK4ig
Moreton Bay United FC 4 (Royce BROWNLIE 10’, 22’ Jordan FARINA 24’ Matt CAPELO 32’)
Brisbane City FC 2 (Mat BIGGINS 31’ Antonio MURRAY 85’)
Moreton Bay United now sit two points clear atop the table after easing past Brisbane City at Wolter Park on Sunday.
Jets sealed the result inside the opening half hour following a double to Royce Brownlie and further strikes to Jordan Farina and Matt Capello.
City attempted the mount a fightback through Englishman Mat Biggins and Antonio Murray, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a fourth loss from five games - resulting in speculation around the future of City coach Glen Volker in the local press.
Speaking after the match, Jets coach Adam Piddick acknowledged a slower second half was inevitable.
“We won the game pretty much in the first half and did what we had to do in the second half,” Piddick said.
Full match report from Football Queensland - http://bit.ly/1MjzQD6
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