Leaders are beginning to emerge in the SEQ Futsal Premier League as one club stamped its authority over both senior competitions in round two.
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MEN | Arana United v Sunshine Coast Wave
Sunshine Coast Wave edged clear after half-time to beat Arana United 8-5 and maintain their momentum as one of the competition’s early pace-setters.
Spearheaded by Jeremy Stewart’s two goals, Sunshine Coast led by a single strike at the break before doubling their tally in the second-half to wrestle a three-goal victory.
Despite the promising performance and another two goals for Conor O’Neill, Arana will have to wait until next weekend’s trip to Bundaberg for a chance to notch their first win of the season.
Arana United 5 (Conor O’NEILL 2, Ryo YAZAWA, Rhys POPE, Daniel REHDER)
Sunshine Coast Wave 8 (Jeremy STEWART 2, Ben PARKINSON, Sam BEADEN, Nathan PIKE, Luke DEVITT, Joshua NISBET, OWN GOAL)
WOMEN | Arana United v Sunshine Coast Wave
Arana United produced a sublime second-half fightback to edge Sunshine Coast Wave 5-4 in Brisbane.
Trailing 2-1 at half-time, the hosts roared to their first victory courtesy of four timely goals after the restart.
Catherine O’Neill scored twice for Arana while Bethany Ashton, Jess Dillon and Gabby Zgrajewski all added to their first-round strikes.
Wave registered two second-half goals of their own but it wasn’t enough to prevent a second straight single-goal defeat.
Arana United 5 (Catherine O’NEILL 2, Bethany ASHTON, Jess DILLON, Gabby ZGRAJEWSKI)
Sunshine Coast Wave 4 (Tegan BUHMANN, Kirra GUY, Kristy HAYWARD, OWN GOAL)
MEN | Peninsula Futsal Club v Bundaberg Wildcats
Bundaberg Wildcats made a big statement about their top four credentials with an 8-5 away win over Peninsula Futsal Club.
Goalkeeper Jason McEwan scored two spectacular long-range bombs either side of half-time to add to earlier goals from Cohen Read, Luke Leggett and Brett Kitching.
Sam Meyer added his name to the scoresheet while Leggett grabbed a second to put the visitors out of sight.
Peninsula mounted a comeback with three goals in the final 10 minutes but the contest was over by then, even with Meyer’s late sending off for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity.
“This result proves we are a top four team,” Wildcats coach Lucas Read told the NewsMail after the match.
Peninsula Futsal Club 5 (Chris CULLETON 2, Matthew BATCHELER, Jamie HILLIAR, Steve THOMAS)
Bundaberg Wildcats 8 (Luke LEGGETT 2, Jason McEWAN 2, Cohen READ, Brett KITCHING, Sam MEYER, OWN GOAL)
WOMEN | Peninsula Futsal Club v Bundaberg Wildcats
Victoria Brebner netted six and Caitlin English four in Peninsula Futsal Club’s high-scoring 13-7 win over Bundaberg Wildcats.
The hosts scored as early as the first minute and never looked back as they racked up seven first-half goals.
Madelyn McCracken’s five-goal haul kept Bundaberg within range but they were unable to contain their opponents’ firepower.
Peninsula are now one of only two Women’s teams to have won both of their opening fixtures.
Peninsula Futsal Club 13 (Victoria BREBNER 6, Caitlin ENGLISH 4, Courtney JOHNSTON 2, Cynthia MOLLROSS)
Bundaberg Wildcats 7 (Madelyn McCRACKEN 5, Kathryn JENKIN, Leticia MAXEY-FISHER)
MEN | South Brisbane v Redlands City
Adam Stacey stretched his scoring tally to a remarkable 11 goals in two games as South Brisbane brushed aside Redlands City 13-2.
Nine second-half goals did the bulk of the damage and cemented South Brisbane’s place as the team to beat.
Redlands’ James Egeta and goalscorer Brian Quan caused problems against they side they have represented in the Puma F-League, but the home side couldn’t be stopped as Stacey scored six and Sam Ballschmeiter notched four.
South Brisbane now sit equal on point with Sunshine Coast but ahead on points, whlie Redlands are fourth.
South Brisbane 13 (Adam STACEY 6, Sam Ballschmeiter 4, Corey SEWELL 2, Dallas DACK)
Redlands City 2 (Paolo VALVOLETTI, Brian QUAN)
WOMEN | South Brisbane v Redlands City
Two goal bursts helped South Brisbane defeat Redlands City 9-2 and remain top of the Women’s competition after two rounds.
The league-leaders raced to a 5-0 half-time lead with Amber Glew and Ash Amadio both hitting quickfire doubles following Candice Parziani’s opener.
Whitney Howson cut the deficit in the 26th minute, but any hint of a Redlands comeback was quickly ended when Amadio and Parziani combined for four goals in as many minutes.
Talia Sanders found time to pull another back for the away side, although their wait for a first point of the campaign continues for another week.
South Brisbane 9 (Ash AMADIO 5, Amber GLEW 2, Candice PARZIANI 2)
Redlands City 2 (Whitney HOWSON, Talia SANDERS)