PS4 NPL Queensland Round 3 Review

Feli Sheriff's goal was the difference as Redlands United held on to beat South West Queensland Thunder 1-0 at Cleveland Showgrounds on Saturday night.

Sheriff Wins It For Red Devils

Sheriff hassled the Thunder defenders all night and his goal early in the second half delivered the points to the home side. 

Thunder did have a chance to steal a point with ten minutes left on the clock, but Nicholas Edwards was left frustrated by the post.

The goal was Sheriff's first of the season and it propelled the Red Devils to their first win in 2017. Thunder are yet to fnish a match triumphant this year, and they are left sitting on one point after three matches.

Redlands head to Western Pride in Round 4, while SWQ Thunder visit the beach to play Gold Coast City. 

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Glockner hat-trick seals City win

Carter Glockner scored a hattrick as Brisbane City secured a dominant 3-0 win over the Northern Fury at Corporate Travel Management Stadium on Saturday night.

Brisbane City opened the scoring after only 3 minutes through a scrappy finish from Glockner, after the Fury failed to deal with a Kakehi long throw.

Glockner's second came in the 20th minute, after Kai Smith ran onto a pinpoint pass from Scott Halliday and crossed the ball low into the penalty area, with Glockner sliding the ball into the back of the net.

The second half was a tighter affair, with a number of strong challenges, before Glockner completed his hat-trick from 6 yards out.

City's win was marred by a red card to Jayden Balarezo, who was marched for a headbutt.

City will hope to continue their early season rise up the ladder when they host the Brisbane Strikers next weekend, while the Fury return home to take on Sunshine Coast FC.

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Heat seal 10-man comeback

FNQ FC Heat produced a performance of incredible determination on Saturday night, coming from behind to defeat Brisbane Strikers 2-1 at Barlow Park.

Heat didn't make it easy for themselves, as Bronson Koppen was sent from the field with his side trailing following his second bookable offence.

Ari Isman got the Heat back on level terms midway through the second half before being forced from the field with injury shortly before stoppage time. 

Heat took the lead six minutes after Isman's equaliser, as Charlie Beverley capped off his great night with the winner.

Strikers have felt the full range of emotions this season - they have played out a win, a draw and now a loss in the opening rounds. Heat's win was their second in 2017 as they aim to improve on last season's Grand Final loss.

Strikers stay local this weekend as they travel across town to Brisbane City, while FNQ FC Heat will also be in the state's capital, visiting Brisbane Roar Youth on Sunday afternoon.

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Jets bounce back to form

Moreton Bay United have secured their second win of the season, downing Brisbane Roar FC Youth 2-0 at Wolter Park on Saturday night.

Both goals came in the first half, with captain Alex Janovsky scoring from the spot after Stephen Green was brought down in the box.

The Jets' second came from a Matt Capelo free kick, which was headed home powerfully by defender Paul Mikula.

The Roar will head home to take on FNQ FC Heat at AJ Kelly Park next weekend, while the Jets travel away to Brisbane Olympic FC.

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Olympic continue perfect start

Brisbane Olympic have made it three wins from three in 2017, holding on to defeat Western Pride 1-0 at Briggs Road Sporting Complex on Saturday night. 

Matthew Heath continued his fine form in front of goal, heading into an empty net after half an hour to bring his season tally to five. 

Thomas Carroll was immense in the Olympic goal, showing a willingness to rush off his line to close down Pride attacks. 

Olympic have been perfect this season, scoring 11 goals on their way to nine points from three matches. Western Pride remain near the basement of the standings, with only one point to their name. 

Olympic will look to continue their impressive start when they host Moreton Bay United next weekend, while Pride will be at home against Redlands United.

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GCC net second win

Gold Coast City have continued their winning ways, comfortably defeating Sunshine Coast Fire 4-0 at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The first half was dominated by a Jarrod Kyle masterclass, whose byline cutback set up Sam Smith for City's first. Kyle found the net in 17th minute, pouncing on a low ball into the box, before Lochlon Reus's thunderbolt sent the visitors into the break with a 3-0 lead.

Fire's Kevin Downes made a number of saves in the second half, but City proved too much to handle, with substitute Benjamin Lyvidikos scoring their fourth from the edge of the area.

City will return home to play South West Queensland Thunder next weekend, while Sunshine Coast travel away to Townsville to take on the Northern Fury, eager for their first win.

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