NPL Queensland Round 12 Wrap

Palm Beach Sharks put distance between themselves and second placed Moreton Bay Jets on the ladder after securing a thrilling 4-2 win.

Round 12 action kicked off with a blockbuster top of the table clash when Moreton Bay Jets hosted Palm Beach Sharks at Wolter Park on Saturday night.

Palm Beach Sharks put distance between themselves and second placed Moreton Bay Jets on the ladder by defeating them 4-2 in a thrilling contest.

Jets struck early through Charles Mendy before Palm Beach replied with four of their own by half time. Goals to Kristian Rees, Nic Mirkovic and two to Chris Lucas put Palm Beach three ahead.

Substitute Alex Henderson pegged one back for Moreton Bay, but Palm Beach we not to be denied, holding them out to go four points clear at the top of the table.

Harimau Muda ‘A- inflicted yet more pain into the struggling Western Pride at Briggs Road Sporting Complex, piling on four unanswered goals on Saturday Night.

The second-from-bottom Pride were unable to contain the Malaysian Under 23 side who got on the scorer-s sheet three times in the first half, through Ferris Danial Mat Nasir, Mohamad Ridzuam Abdunloh Pula and Muhamad Faizat Mohamad.

Abdunloh Pula doubled his tally in the 59th minute to put the points beyond doubt.

The result moves Harimau Muda ‘A- up into the fifth spot on the ladder before their trip up to Cairns to clash with FNQFC in Round 13.

Cross town rivals Brisbane Roar NYL and Brisbane Strikers have taken a share of the points on Sunday at Perry Park.

The Derby saw a tight first half tussle with few chances to separate the sides end all square.

The second half livened up from the outset, with Shannon Brady showing some skilful footwork to slot the opener four minutes in.

Strikers finally managed to hit back through Matt Thurtell in the 72nd after a bevy of chances. The point moves Roar up into third while Brisbane Strikers remain in seventh.

Sunshine Coast Fire continued their winning ways accounting for Brisbane City 1-0 at Stockland Stadium, Sunshine Coast, on Sunday.

In the 44th minute Ryan Delahunty cleaned up Matt Neeham-s shot to take the home side into the lead at halftime.

The score line remained the same throughout the second half despite chances falling to both sides.

City have been held winless from their last five matches to be marooned in ninth spot while Sunshine Coast are catapulted up to eighth.

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