Catch up on what made news this week in PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland.
Westfield FFA Cup wins for Heat & Thunder
FNQ Heat and SWQ Thunder made winning starts to their Westfield FFA Cup 2016 campaigns against local community clubs this week.
PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland leaders Heat made light work of local Cairns clubs Edge Hill United, while Thunder survived a scare against Toowoomba-based Willowburn.
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Close signing bolsters Olympic attack
Olympic FC have confirmed the return of Ramone Close to the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues after luring the experienced striker from Eastern Suburbs FC.
The capture of Close only seven rounds into the season is the first indication that Olympic are starting the feel the pressure of their worst ever start to a PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues campaign – with one win in their opening seven matches.
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Learning takes Pride of place
A new Western Pride community engagement program is aiming to help share the joy of reading and promote life-long learning.
The Learning With Pride program was lauched at Boonah State School last week and is designed to promote reading as a fundamental part of a healthy and active life.
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Allen calls for City step-up
Brisbane City skipper Timothy Allen says both he and his side need to improve on last weekend’s scrappy win if they are to prevail in Saturday night’s ‘Clash of Two Cities’.
Brisbane City ended a run of two successive defeats last round in Ingham with a 3-2 win over bottom of the table Northern Fury – claiming the points on the back of a late goal to Mitchell Hore.
However, Allen was unhappy with some aspects of the performance and acknowledges more will be required against the in-form Gold Coast City this weekend.
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Meredith focused on Pride
Brisbane Strikers sharpshooter Rhys Meredith is leading the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues scoring charts but is refusing to get carried away with his form.
Meredith has hit the back of the net in every league game he has played this season – a return of seven goals in six appearances – but suggested the best is yet to come from he and his teammates as they travel to Western Pride this weekend.
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Jets duo ready ror Fire test
Reyze Kelly and Jacob Fulluck will put sentiment aside when they line up for Moreton Bay United against Sunshine Coast FC for the first time this weekend.
The duo were amongst three Fire players lured to Wolter Park during the off-season as Jets sought to cover key departures from last year’s Grand Final winning squad.
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Young Roar eye more goals
Scoring goals is the order of business for Brisbane Roar Youth coach Josh McCloughan as his side prepare for this weekend’s clash at home to Northern Fury.
Young Roar have dominated much of the play in at least two of their three defeats this season but have been unable to take advantage on the scoreboard – including twice hitting the post against league-leaders FNQ Heat last round.
They are determined to alter that trend this weekend against as they seek a third win of the campaign against bottom-of-the-table Fury, who are yet to keep a clean sheet this season.
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Gold Coast City bolster defences
Gold Coast City have added further steel to their defensive ranks this week, confirming the return of fan favourite Martin Vazquez and the addition Benjamin Lyvidikos to the club.
Vazquez re-joins the club following a stint with PlayStation 4 NPL New South Wales Blacktown Spartans earlier this season, while Lyvidkos is a Gold Coast product and was previously part of Brisbane Roar's highly regarded youth system.
Both players are expected to line-up for City this weekend in their PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues clash against Brisbane City in the capital.
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