PS4 NPL Queensland Round 6 Review

FNQ Heat remain top of the table but there was plenty of movement across the rest of the league in Round 6 of PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland action.

Highlights -

SWQ Thunder FC  2 (Nykodah SMITH 17’ 32’)
Moreton Bay United FC  0

Match Report -

SWQ Thunder have claimed their biggest scalp of the season so far after seeing off defending Champions Moreton Bay United 2-0 at Clive Berghofer Stadium

Recently announced Botafogo FC recruit Nykodah Smith struck twice in the first half for his first goals of the campaign, while goalkeeper Luke Borean made several telling saves to keep the visitors at bay.

The result marks Thunder’s first clean sheet of the campaign while also consigning Jets to a third straight match without a win.

However, Jets still remain ahead of Thunder on goal difference in the league standings, with the teams now equal on ten points apiece.


Brisbane Roar FC Youth  1 (Nicholas D’AGOSTINO 39’)
Western Pride FC  0

Match Report -

A first half goal from Nicholas D’Agostino proved decisive for Brisbane Roar Youth as they saw off Western Pride 1-0 at Cleveland Showgrounds.

D’Agostino struck shortly before the half-time break for his fifth goal of the season in a match that offered few clear cut chances to either side.

The win is Young Roar’s second of the season and marks their first clean sheet of the campaign 

It also puts paid to a two-match winning streak for Pride, who now drop to ninth on the league table, one spot behind Young Roar.


Brisbane City FC  0
FNQ FC Heat  1 (Ari ISMAN 38’)

Match Report -

League leaders FNQ Heat are four points clear atop the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues table after a gritty 1-0 win over City at Corporate Travel Management Stadium

In addition to their second straight defeat, the match ended on a sour note for City with Kai Smith dismissed for a second bookable offence minutes from full-time - their third red card in two matches.

The result also extends Heat’s unbeaten start to the campaign to six games and continues their perfect record in the capital in 2016.


Northern Fury FC  2 (Joseph THORNTON 43’p, Darren WALKER 49’)
Gold Coast City FC  3 (Jarrod KYLE 3’, Rhys SAUNDERS 16’, Benjamin LITFIN 74’)

Match Report -

Gold Coast City have handed Northern Fury a club record sixth straight defeat following a 3-2 win at Townsville Sports Reserve.

City midfielder Benjamin Liftin delivered the decisive strike for the visitors approaching the final quarter hour after Fury fought back from two goals down to level terms before surviving a penalty scare.

The win extends City’s undefeated run to five games – which includes four crucial points in the tropical north after a previous draw against league leaders FNQ Heat.

They now move to sixth on the table, while Fury remain at the bottom of the standings without a competition point in 2016.


Sunshine Coast FC  1 (Matthew LYELL 79’)
Redlands United FC  2 (Adam CHANDLER 42’, Michael MCGOWAN 86’)

Match Report –

A dramatic late penalty from Michael McGowan proved the difference as Redlands United saw off a spirited Sunshine Coast FC fightback 2-1 at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

The result marks a second straight win for Redlands, who now storm to second in the league table and reduce FNQ Heat’s lead atop the standings to four points.

It also continues an up-and-down start to the campaign for Fire, who drop back to tenth place on the table.


Olympic FC  0
Brisbane Striker FC  4 (Rhys MEREDITH 24’, Shaun CARLOS 60’, Trent CLULOW 63’, Jake MCLEAN 90+3’)

Match Report  -

Brisbane Strikers have cracked the top four for the first time in 2016 following a commanding 4-0 win over Olympic FC at Goodwin Park.

The win is Strikers third in a row and lifts last year’s Grand Finalists to third on the table. It also marks a second consecutive clean sheet for Strikers goalkeeper Sebastian Usai.

For Olympic the result is a fourth straight defeat – their worst in four seasons of PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues – and a third loss in a Brisbane derby this season.