NPL Review: Power, Olympic make winning starts in Queensland

Wet weather in the Sunshine State played havoc with the opening round of the National Premier Leagues, with just two matches going ahead in Queensland.

Peninsula Power did not let a change of venue to Caboolture affect their concentration though as they made a winning start to the season with 8-1 drubbing of Magpies Crusaders United on Saturday night.

Sam Cronin led the returns for the Power with four goals to make an early stake for the competition’s Golden Boot, while off-season recruit Marek Madle also chimed in with a double for the Redcliffe-based club.

Thomas Strickland and Joshua Woolley also etched their names on the scoresheet for a Power side considered amongst the title contenders in Queensland this season.

The visitors could only find consolation via a late Dylan D'Agostino strike, but finished the contest with ten men with substitute Clancy Robinson shown a straight red card in injury time.

Elsewhere, Olympic FC made a winning start to their season in their rescheduled season opener against Gold Coast United on Tuesday night at Goodwin Park.

Jez Lofthouse delivered the decisive goal in the first-half for the largely dominant Red and White in a 1-0 win.

The result extends the Surfsiders' unwanted record of never having defeated their capital city opponent in the National Premier Leagues.

The remaining fixtures from the opening round will be rescheduled for later in the season.

HEAD HERE for the latest fixture list in Queensland.

Feature image courtesy of Peninsula Power

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