Late winners, blow-outs and records both good and bad – Round 7 of PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues had a little bit of everything.
FNQ FC Heat 2 (Darcy MCCORMACK 17’, Jamie CARROLL 21’)
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 1 (Jayden PRASAD 68’)
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FNQ FC Heat struck twice on the counter-attack to see off a determined Brisbane Roar Youth 2-1 at Barlow Park and maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
Despite the heavy rain in the build-up, Young Roar’s passing game proved relatively unaffected by the soggy surface; however the visitors were ultimately left frustrated by a resolute Heat defensive effort despite pulling a goal back via Jayden Prasad midway through the second half.
The result sees Heat maintaining their lead atop the competition table – marking a third straight win and extending their club record unbeaten start to the season to seven games.
Gold Coast City FC 7 (Benjamin LITFIN 13’ 15’ 44’ 89’, Rhys SAUNDERS 43’ 51’, Roman HOFMANN 46’p)
SWQ Thunder FC 1 (Mustafa JAFARI 18’)
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Benjamin Litfin delivered four goals as Gold Coast City scored their first home win of the season – thrashing SWQ Thunder 7-1 at Duncan McKenna Field.
The results and extends their unbeaten run in the league to six games and is the biggest win by any PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues club in Queensland this season.
Thunder are yet to beat City in seven previous meetings across both PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues and Westfield FFA Cup and also leaves the Toowoomba club still searching for their first away win of the current league campaign.
Brisbane Strikers FC 3 (Rhys MEREDITH 23’ 43’, Fraser HILLS 50’)
Sunshine Coast FC 0
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Rhys Meredith struck his first double of the campaign as Brisbane Strikers notched their fourth straight win - shutting out Sunshine Coast FC 3-0 at Perry Park.
The win extends Strikers undefeated run against Fire in PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues to seven games since 2013 and marks a third consecutive clean sheet for Strikers goalkeeper Sebastian Usai.
Fire’s second straight defeat sees them remain mired at tenth in the league standings, while Strikers also remain unmoved in third place.
Northern Fury FC 2 (Darren WALKER 40’, Matthew RICHARDS 60’)
Brisbane City FC 3 (Nathan BIRD 34’, Jason PARK 45’, Mitchell HORE 83’)
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Brisbane City overcame two Northern Fury fightbacks to return to winning ways with a dramatic 3-2 victory at Ingham Showgrounds.
Darren Walker and Matthew Richards both equalised in search of Fury’s first points of the season but a late Mitchell Hore header secured a first win in three matches for John Kosmina’s side.
Fury’s night soured further when Jonathon Bagley received a second yellow card late in the match as the club’s record losing streak stretches to seven matches.
Western Pride FC 1 (Mitchell BIRD 53’)
Redlands United FC 2 (Michael LEE 40’, Tyler BRAYLEY-COMBE 90’)
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Substitute Tyler Brayley-Combe struck a dramatic late winner as Redlands United edged out Western Pride 2-1 at Briggs Road Sports Complex.
Already ruing a number of missed opportunities, Pride seemed destined to settle for a frustrated draw after Mitchel Bird cancelled out Michael Lee’s opener early in the second half.
Despite nursing a myriad of injuries to key players, the win is Redlands third in a row and sees them remain second in the table – four points behind leaders FNQ Heat.
For Pride, the result marks a second straight defeat and sees them remain ninth in the standings with just a single win from five home games this season.
Olympic FC 1 (Liam O’BRYAN 33’)
Moreton Bay United FC 6 (Royce BROWNLIE 17’, Taiga ISHIKURA 26’, Scott STEWART 39’, Jonathan MARRAIYA 45+1’, Jacob FULLUCK 81’, Jackson HALL 90+1’p)
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Six different scorers shared in the spoils for Moreton Bay United as they handed Olympic FC a club record 6-1 defeat at Goodwin Park.
The win is Jets first in four matches and moves the defending Champions back into the top four.The result also furthers Olympic’s early season woes – extending their club record losing run to five matches and eclipsing their 6-3 defeat at the hands of Northern Fury in 2013 to become their PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues largest losing margin.