PS4 NPL Queensland Review: Round 21

Brisbane Strikers are back on top of PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland after a thrilling Round 21.

SWQ Thunder FC  0
Brisbane Strikers  2 (Apai UKUNO 3’, Fraser HILLS 10’)

Brisbane Strikers are once more top of the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland standings after a 2-0 win over SWQ Thunder at Clive Berghofer Stadium on Saturday.

Two goals in the opening ten minutes to Apai Ukuno and Fraser Hills secured the win for Strikers - extending a run of form that has seen the club lose only once since June.

Strikers now move three points clear of Premiership rivals Moreton Bay United, however the Jets still hold a game in hand on the capital city club

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Redlands United FC 2 (Igor SAO JOSE 32', Graham FYFE 68'p) 
FNQ FC Heat 0

Redlands United are one step closer to claiming a place in the Finals Series with a 2-0 win over FNQ FC Heat at the Cleveland Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.

A clinical finish from an unmarked Igor Sao Jose followed by Graham Fyfe’s second half penalty extends Redlands’ winning streak to nine matches as they surge towards finals.

The result sees the end of Heat’s push for a second straight Finals appearance as well as their five-match unbeaten run in the league.

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Palm Beach SC  2 (Roman HOFMANN 12’, Matthew JONES 52’)
Moreton Bay United FC  1 (Charles MENDY 36’)

Moreton Bay United lost their grip on top spot on the PlayStation® 4 NPL Queensland ladder with a  2-1 defeat to Palm Beach SC at Mallawa Complex on Saturday.

Matt Jones delivered the decisive goal for the hosts early in the second half after Sharks’ Roman Hofmann and Jets’ Charles Mendy traded goals in the opening stanza.

The win sees Palm Beach remain in the hunt for a top four finish and regains their winning form ahead of a high-profile Westfield FFA Cup clash against Hyundai A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers.

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Western Pride FC  2 (Majok PIOK 69’ 71’)
Brisbane City FC  4 (Antonio MURRAY 4’ 55’, Nicholas BUCKLEY 30’, Ryan RODERICK 86’)

A brace from Brisbane City’s Antonio Murray helped his side to a 4-2 win over Western Pride at Briggs Road Complex on Saturday.

Murray’s haul was complemented by first-half goals to Nicholas Buckley and Ryan Roderick, while Pride substitute Majok Piok delivered a double of his own for the hosts in reply.

The result delivers City a league double over Pride in 2015 and moves the sides level on points, with Pride edging City for tenth place on goal difference with two matches remaining for both sides.

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Northern Fury FC  3 (Stephen BLACKBURN 3’ 47’, Jonathon BAGLEY 28’)
Olympic FC  1 (Dylan WENZEL-HALLS 81’p)

Stephen Blackburn netted a brace to help Northern Fury prevail 3-1 in a fiery encounter against Olympic FC at Townsville Sports Reserve on Saturday.

Blackburn struck a goal in either half in his first PlayStation® 4 NPL Queensland start with Jonathon Bagley also chiming in to keep the hosts’ Finals Series hopes alive for another week.

Dylan Wenzel-Halls delivered a consolation for Olympic from the penalty spot, however it wasn’t enough to prevent the visitors from recording a third loss in their past four outings.

The match was marred by an ugly second half altercation between Olympic’s Matt Mundy and Fury debutant Nick Dunn that saw players from both sides rush in.

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Sunshine Coast FC 0
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 0

Sunshine Coast stretched their unbeaten run to three matches with a 0-0 draw against Brisbane Roar Youth at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Sunday.

Though neither will compete in the Finals Series, the two teams added to positive recent results with their third and fifth clean sheets respectively.

The draw means the hosts remain ninth with one round remaining while Young Roar will seek to improve on seventh with three fixtures still to play.

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