There were further twists and turns in the race for silverware in Round 19 of PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland.
Moreton Bay United FC 0
FNQ FC Heat 0
Moreton Bay United returned to the top of the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland standings despite being held to a 0-0 draw by FNQ Heat at Wolter Park on Saturday night.
The hosts spurned several chances to claim the three points - including an injury time penalty miss from striker Royce Brownlie - however, the result proved enough to edge Jets ahead of Brisbane Strikers on goal difference in the Premiership race.
The draw also keeps Heat in the hunt for the top four Finals Series, however the Cairns-based club now fall five points behind fourth placed Redlands United with only three games remaining.
Full match report and post-match interviews - http://bit.ly/1LWl96l
Northern Fury FC 5 (Jake PERRY 35’ 45+1’ 89, Joseph THORNTON 69’p, Corey WAPLES 73’)
Brisbane Strikers FC 2(Trent CLULOW 29’, own goal 81’)
A Jake Perry hat-trick saw Northern Fury knock Brisbane Strikers off the top of the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland ladder with a 5-2 win at Townsville Sports Reserve on Saturday night.
Perry’s hat-trick was his first in PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland and was complemented by Corey Waples and penalty from Joseph Thornton.
The visitors finished the match with ten men after Sam Knight was shown a straight red card midway through the second half.
The result sees Strikers cede top spot to Moreton Bay United on goal difference, while ending a two-match losing streak for Fury to keep the Townsville club's hopes of a top four finish alive.
Full match report - http://bit.ly/1hc96Xj
Redlands United FC 5 (Graham FYFE 13' 88' Russell WOODRUFFE 31' 49' 85')
SWQ Thunder 1 (Nykodah SMITH 75')
Redlands United are one step closer to their maiden PlayStation® 4 NPL Queensland Finals Series appearance following a 5-1 win over SWQ Thunder FC at Cleveland Showgrounds on Saturday night.
A brace from player-coach Graham Fyfe and hat-trick from Russell Woodruffe saw Redlands record a sixth straight win to further shore up their hopes of a top four finish.
The result leaves Thunder still searching for a first ever senior win as the approach the end of their second season in the competition.
Full match report and post-match interviews from Football Queensland - http://bit.ly/1Heeo9O
Sunshine Coast FC 1 (Jacob FULLUCK 23')
Western Pride FC 0
Sunshine Coast FC recorded their first win in eleven outings after seeing off Western Pride FC 1-0 at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Fire’s leading goalscorer for 2015, Jacob Fulluck, netted the decisive goal midway through the first half to help his club record their first win since May.
The result marks a second straight defeat for Pride, who now remain only a faint mathematical possibility of qualifying for a maiden PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Finals Series appearance this season.
Full match report and post-match interviews - http://bit.ly/1KJlqIw
Olympic FC 4 (Matt BYRNE 4’ Michael LEE 8’ OWN GOAL 47’ Youeil SHOL 84’)
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 1 (Conor O’NEILL 81’p)
Olympic FC shored up their top four spot with an untroubled 4-1 win over Brisbane Roar Youth at Goodwin Park on Sunday.
Two goals in either half reversed the scoreline from the sides’ meeting earlier this season, helping the hosts go three points clear of fourth-placed Redlands United.
Defeat marks a significant turnaround from Young Roar’s most recent win over Moreton Bay United - form they will aim to recapture in their five remaining matches.
Full match report and post-match interviews - http://bit.ly/1IRFquZ
Palm Beach SC 1 (Kristian REES 84’)
Brisbane City FC 2 (Pazung THANG 1’ Antonio MURRAY 20’)
Palm Beach SC suffered from a Westfield FFA Cup hangover on Sunday afternoon, falling to a 2-1 defeat against Brisbane City at Mallawa Complex.
Kristian Rees’ late strike for the hosts was not enough to overcome a two goal first half blitz from City’s Pazung Thang and Antonio Murray.
The result significantly dents Sharks hopes of a second consecutive top four finish, with the club nine points off the pace but with five matches remaining.Full match report and post-match interviews - http://bit.ly/1gAtr8V