PS4 NPL Queensland Round 5 Review

Blow-outs, arm-wrestles, derbies and upsets – the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues had a little bit of everything in Round 5 across Queensland.

Highlights -

Redlands United FC  2 (Michael LEE 51’, own goal 71’)
Olympic FC  1 (Abel FESSEHA 60’p)

Match Report -

Redlands United put paid to a two-match losing streak, scoring twice in the second half to see-off Olympic FC 2-1 at Cleveland Showgrounds.

The win returns Redlands to the top four, but was soured by a late injury to captain Igor Sao Jose.

For Olympic the result marks a third straight defeat and, with a just one win from the opening five outings, continues their worst ever start to a PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues season.


Brisbane Strikers FC  4 (Grieg HENSLEE 34’, Rhys MEREDITH 72’, Alistair DAVIS 86’, Trent CLULOW 90’)
SWQ Thunder FC  0

Match Report -

Brisbane Strikers are firming as genuine finals contenders following a 4-0 demolition of the in-form SWQ Thunder at Perry Park.

The win is Strikers second in as many outings against a top four side – and their first clean sheet of the season - and moves them to the top half of the table for the first time this year.

The result also extends Strikers perfect all-time record against Thunder – now holding the Toowoomba-based club scoreless in five meetings over the past three seasons.


FNQ FC Heat  4 (Jamie CARROLL 30’ 71’, Kieran SANDERS 36’, Darcy MCCORMACK 44’)
Northern Fury FC  1 (Samuel HERLIHY 75’)

Match Report -

Captain Jamie Carroll netted a double as the league-leading FNQ Heat cruised to a comfortable 4-1 win over Northern Fury at Barlow Park.

The win sees Heat remain unbeaten and top of the table for a fifth straight week to further the club’s record start to the campaign.

Meanwhile, Fury remain rooted to the bottom of the table following a fifth straight loss – equalling their worst ever losing streak in the competition’s four seasons.


Western Pride FC  4 (Joseph DUCKWORTH 35’ 78’ 83’, Corey LUCAS 45’p)
Brisbane City FC  2 (Paul STEVENS 60’ 62’)

Match Report –

A maiden PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues hat-trick from Joseph Duckworth guided Western Pride to an upset 4-2 win over Brisbane City at Briggs Road Sporting Complex.

City finished the match with nine players as Motoki Kakehi was dismissed on the stroke of half-time and Paul Stevens, who netted twice to level terms in the second half, was giving his marching orders in the closing stages.

The result delivers Pride their first home win this season from four attempts and their first against a capital city opponent since July last year.

It also puts paid to City’s run of three straight victories as they drop to fourth in the standings.


Sunshine Coast FC  1 (Paul MIKULA 81’p)
Brisbane Roar FC Youth  0

Match Report –

A late penalty from Paul Mikula proved enough for Sunshine Coast FC to see off Brisbane Roar Youth in a 1-0 arm-wrestle at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

However Mikula threatened to turn from hero to villain in the final minutes when he was red-carded for a second bookable offence forcing Fire to see out time added on with ten players.

The win is Fire’s second of the campaign and continues their perfect record at home so far this season, lifting them to seventh on the table.

Young Roar drop back to tenth in the standings – their lowest position of the campaign so far.


Gold Coast City FC  1 (Morgan SAUNDERS 86’)
Moreton Bay United FC  1 (Jordan FARINA 47’)

Match Report –

A late strike from substitute Morgan Saunders saw Gold Coast City salvage a dramatic 1-1 draw against Moreton Bay United at Duncan McKenna Field.

Jets took the lead early in the second-half via Jordan Farina before spurning several chances to consolidate their advantage – including a penalty attempt.

The result marks a second straight draw for City who are still searching for their first home win of the season, while Jets move into outright second place.