Round 17 of PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland delivered a stunning mix of upsets and fight backs across the Sunshine State.
Fire edge Redlands for third straight win
Redlands United FC – 2 (Michael LEE 53’, Lucas CHAIM 73’)
Sunshine Coast FC – 3 (Jeremy STEWART 45+1’, Paul MIKULA 56’, Shoichi KOSHIMIZU 70’)
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Sunshine Coast FC remain in the finals hunt after seeing off a spirited Redlands United 3-2 at Cleveland Showgrounds.
The result marks a third straight win for Fire and continues a four year unbeaten run at the bayside venue in PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues.
Redlands second straight defeat sees them drop out of the top four for the first time since March.
Thunder fightback shocks Jets
Moreton Bay United FC – 2 (Jonathan MARRIAYA 7', Jordon FARINA 23')
SWQ Thunder FC – 2 (own goal 89’, Kimba KIBOMBO 90+4’)
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A dramatic last minute strike from Kimba Kibombo has delivered a ten-man SWQ Thunder a remarkable 2-2 draw with Moreton Bay United at Wolter Park.
The result keeps the tenth-placed Thunder’s faint hopes of a maiden top four finish alive for another week, while Jets remain four points adrift of securing a second straight post-season appearance and defending their Champions title.
Strikers upset by ten man Olympic
Brisbane Strikers FC - 1 (Jake MARSHALL 24’)
Olympic FC - 2 (Ramone CLOSE 11’, Kristen WATERS 61’)
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A ten-man Olympic FC have stunned Premiership contenders Brisbane Strikers with a fighting 2-1 upset at Perry Park.
The visitors overcame the first half dismissal of star recruit Shane Stefanutto to notch their fifth win in six games – Kristen Waters delivering the decisive goal on the hour.
The result marks just a second home defeat for Strikers this season and sees them now move four points behind league-leaders FNQ Heat but still with a game in hand.
Heat claw late point against City
FNQ FC Heat – 1 (Jamie CARROLL 86’)
Brisbane City FC – 1 (Samuel SIBATUARA p.50’)
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A dramatic late free-kick from Jamie Carroll has rescued league-leaders FNQ Heat a 1-1 draw with Brisbane City at Barlow Park.
The draw sees Heat move a point further clear of second-placed Brisbane Strikers in the Premiership race, while City regain their foothold in the top four.
Pride fightback draws Young Roar
Western Pride FC – 2 (Mitchell BIRD 75’, Bonventure THOMAS-REMIJO 80’)
Brisbane Roar FC Youth – 2 (Aaron REARDON 21’, Thomas MILLER 66’)
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Western Pride fought back with two goals in the final quarter hour to snatch a 2-2 draw with Brisbane Roar Youth at Briggs Road Complex.
The result sees Young Roar without a win in their past three outings but despite dropping to ninth in the standings, still remain in the hunt for a maiden top four finish.
Pride remain winless in their past seven matches, but are now 13 points clear of the foot of the ladder as they seek to avoid their first ever wooden spoon.
GCC roll hapless Fury
Gold Coast City FC– 4 (Benjamin LITFIN 17' 74', Roman HOFMANN p.63', Jordon LAMPARD 80')
Northern Fury FC – 0
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Gold Coast City posted a third consecutive clean sheet – and move five points shy of the league-leaders - as they overran Northern Fury 4-0 at Duncan McKenna Field.
The result secures City’s hold on third place in the standings and sees them now within striking distance of first-placed FNQ Heat with just five matches remaining in the regular season.For Fury, the defeat continues a horror campaign that now sees them without a win in 17 outings and mired to the foot of the table.