PS4 NPL Queensland Round 5 Review

Brisbane Olympic scored five first-half goals on the way to a stunning 8-2 victory over Sunshine Coast FC at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

City drop points after Pride comeback

Western Pride came storming back in the second half to deny Brisbane City a home win, as the two sides eventually settled for a 2-2 draw at Corporate Travel Management Stadium.

City were cruising at half time, having scored off two Sam Sibatuara free kicks taken from almost identical positions.

A forceful half time speech from coach Graham Harvey sparked a Pride comeback, as the visitors also scored two goals via deliveries from the right. 

Hayden McHenery's marvellous flicked header evened terms with ten minutes remaining but neither side could snatch a late winner. 

City stay put next weekend as Brisbane Roar Youth visit Newmarket, while Pride are on the road again, this time at Moreton Bay United. 

CLICK HERE for the full match report.


Fury win thriller

Reece Edmonds' 88th minute winner has clinched Northern Fury's third win of the season as they beat Redlands United 4-3 at Cleveland Showgrounds on Saturday night. 

The Fury ran out of the blocks, scoring two quickfire goals to Hamish Cassady and Jake Perry, and continued to press after halftime with Perry's tap in completing his brace.

But Redlands showed tremendous resolve to claw back to 3-all, with Alistair Davis on the end of two pin point passes and substitute Stuart Edgar netting a strong header.

The game looked destined for a draw before Reece Edmonds found himself one-on-one with Redlands' keeper Denver Crickmore, ably converting the winner and continuing Fury's recent success.

The Fury return home to play South West Queensland Thunder next weekend, hoping to continue their climb up the ladder, while Redlands play Gold Coast City at home.

CLICK HERE for the full match report.


Bang seals Jets comeback

Kyusub Bang has steered the Moreton Bay Jets to a fiery 3-2 victory against FNQ Heat at Barlow Park on Saturday night.

The Heat raced to a 2-0 lead through goals to Charlie Beverley and Josh Pin, who both finished from close range. But the Jets got one back before the break, as Jayke Cushieri rifled in a wonder strike from 25 yards out.

The second half proved a tense affair with a number of scuffles, but Riley Campbell soon scored an equaliser following some beautiful lead-up play by the Jets. Not long after, Kyusub Bang pounced on a Heat mix-up, which proved enough to seal a Jets’ victory.

The Jets return home to play the Western Pride next weekend, with the Heat hosting ladder leaders Brisbane Olympic.

CLICK HERE for the full match report.


Young Roar win seven goal epic

Brisbane Roar Youth have won a highly entertaining PS4 NPL QLD clash against SWQ Thunder at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The 4-3 victory is the Young Roar's second of the campaign, and their second conseuctive home victory by the same scoreline.

The Thunder started brightly and kicked out to a two-goal lead shortly after the half hour mark with goals to Mustafa Jafari and an incredible strike from Thomas Fanning.

Rahmat Akbari pulled one back for the Young Roar before the break and Nathan Yoon had the Roar level two minutes after the restart.

The two sides traded goals in the next ten minutes as the half-hour mark passed with the scores locked at 3-3.

For the first time in the match, the Young Roar hit the lead on 65 minutes as teenager Oliver Duncan squeezed a shot inside the right upright.

The Thunder pushed hard for an equaliser and had a number of solid opportunities but were unable to overcome the deficit handing the Young Roar the three points.

CLICK HERE for the full match report.


9-Man GCC hold off Strikers

Gold Coast City have prevailed 4-2 against the Brisbane Strikers after going down to 9 men at Runaway Bay Sports Centre on Saturday night.

Strikers hit the lead early through a Jake Mclean volley, but City hit back soon after through Jarrod Kyle, who headed home from the back post. Martin Vazquez then pushed City ahead before the stroke of halftime following a goalmouth scramble.

Michael Lee’s volley helped the visitors back into the match following resumption of play, but Vazquez’s second saw City again hit the lead, which they never surrendered.

City had to defend stoutly after Jarrod Kyle and Eoghan Murphy were red carded, but keeper Ryan Meskell produced a number of outstanding saves to help City secure the victory.

City will seek to continue their impressive start to the season when they travel away to Redlands next weekend, while the Strikers host Sunshine Coast.

CLICK HERE for the full match report.


Heath bags four as Olympic stay perfect

Matthew Heath needed just over half an hour to notch a hat-trick, swelling his season tally to an incredible 10 goals from four games. 

Heath later added a fourth and received plenty of scoring help from his teammates as Olympic maintained their perfect start and returned to top spot. 

Fire's Jez Lofthouse did score his first goals of the season, but his efforts never looked like being anything more than consolation prizes. The result leaves Fire winless and with a league-worst goal difference of -18.

Fire visit Perry Park to take on Brisbane Strikers next Saturday, while Olympic make the trek north to face FNQ Heat.

CLICK HERE for the full match report.