PS4 NPL Queensland Round 1 Review

It was a cracking opening weekend of the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland 2017 Season.

Jets soar over Fury

Moreton Bay United cruised to victory on Saturday night with a 3-1 win over Northern Fury at Wolter Park.

Young gun Riley Campbell made a big impression on his PlayStation® 4 National Premier Leagues Queensland debut, scoring twice within the first thirteen minutes before drawing a penalty in the 75th.

Alex Janovsky converted from the spot to hand Jets a 3-0 lead before an own goal served as a consolation for Fury with five minutes remaining.

The result sees Jets off to a flying start with a two goal buffer as they look to improve on last season’s 7th place finish.

Fury will have to wait another week to shake of last season’s winless streak as they aim to be more competitive under new coach Paul Roncato.

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Olympic slot four past Roar

Brisbane Olympic have started their 2017 campaign with a bang, seeing off Brisbane Roar Youth with a 4-1 win at Goodwin Park on Saturday.

Olympic drew first blood early on through Matthew Heath in the 3rd minute before Nathan Yoon equalised for Young Roar two minutes later.

Matt Mundy was in fine form to put Olympic ahead early in the second half before Heath tucked the ball home to claim his second of the night with 12 minutes remaining.

Andrew Coyne made it four for the hosts in the 85th before Olympic were reduced to 10 men in the dying minutes as an injured Mundy left the field of play.

The result is a boost for the in-form Olympic FC as they aim to improve on their sixth place finish from last season.

Young Roar have the opportunity to bounce back next Saturday when they host Western Pride FC at AJ Kelly Park.

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City break Round 1 hoodoo

Brisbane City secured their first ever opening day PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland victory at Corporate Travel Management Stadium on Saturday night, defeating SWQ Thunder 4-1.

Mustafa Jafari opened the scoring for the visitors with a precise finish from inside the area after connecting with fullback Nicholas Edwards’ low cross, but City hit back almost immediately through Carter Glockner to level the scoring at the break.

City went ahead soon after the break when Scott Coulson slotted home from the penalty spot after Jason Park was fouled in the area.

Late goals from Koh Satake and another for Glockner from the spot polished the scoreline for City.

City's next assignment is a trip to the Gold Coast, while Thunder will hope to make the most of their first home outing - against Sunshine Coast FC - as they seek to build on last year’s 8th place finish.

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Pride, Strikers fight out draw

Western Pride have opened their PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland campaign with a 2-2 draw against Brisbane Strikers at Briggs Road Sporting Complex on Saturday night. 

Following a goalless first half, the game opened up in the second with Pride's Mitchell Bird scoring first from a byline cutback.

Strikers immediately hit back as left winger Hiroki Omori, a constant threat during the game, dribbled into the box and cooly slotted the ball past MacDonald. 

Rhys Meredith nudged the Strikers in front with a shot from the top of the area, before Hayden Mchenery scored the equaliser from a Delors Tuyishime corner. 

Pride will take confidence from their draw with last year's premiers as they next head to AJ Kelly Park to take on Brisbane Roar Youth, while Strikers host fellow Round 1 winners Moreton Bay United.

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Heat edge GCC in thriller

FNQ FC Heat have won a 3-2 nailbiter against Gold Coast City at Barlow Park on Saturday night, beginning their PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland season in dramatic fashion.

Gold Coast midfielder Justyn McKay opened the scoring in the 38th minute, slotting the ball into the back net off a placed cross, before Heat's Christopher O'Hare equalised from the spot before half-time. 

Headed goals from the Heat's Kasper Holmbech and Gold Coast's Sam Smith made a draw look likely, but substitute Christopher Sullivan snatched all three points deep into stoppage time with a far-post finish. 

Heat, last season's Grand Finalists, travel to Ingham Showgrounds to take on Northern Fury next week, while Gold Coast host Brisbane City at home.

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Red Devils held on Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast FC held reigning PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland champions Redlands United to a 1-1 draw at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Roger Hardwicke took charge of Fire for the first time and saw his team take an early lead through Damien Kallis’ 8th minute strike, only for the Red Devils to hit back before the half-hour mark.

Redlands are defending their maiden PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland title and flexed their attacking muscles to equalise, as Alistair Davis pounced on a rebound following a fantastic 15-pass sequence.

Both teams traded half-chances in the second half but neither side could steal a win.

Redlands host Brisbane Olympic next week while Fire make the trip west to visit South West Queensland Thunder.

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