One club recaptured top spot, another extended their lead and two teams secured first victories in the SEQ Futsal Premier League’s round four senior fixtures.
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WOMEN | Arana United v Peninsula Futsal Club
Arana United leapfrogged Peninsula Futsal Club into second on the back of Bethany Ashton’s five-goal haul in a 6-3 home win on Sunday.
Against the league leaders, Ashton scored three times in the opening six minutes for a 3-1 Arana lead.
Peninsula remained in the contest at half-time but, after Brittany Whitfield reduced the deficit to two in the 33rd minute, the home side sealed a third straight victory when Ashton rounded out her afternoon with four minutes to play.
Arana United 6 (Bethany ASHTON 5, Melissa BRIDGE)
Peninsula Futsal Club 3 (Brittany WHITFIELD 2, Caitlin ENGLISH)
MEN | Arana United v Peninsula Futsal Club
Arana United prevailed in a 12-9 shootout against Peninsula Futsal Club to claim their first win of the campaign on Sunday.
Despite losing Trent Davidson to a second yellow card, Arana did enough for their first points of the season thanks largely to Conor O’Neill’s six goals and a further three from twin brother Stephen.
Rhys Pope also chipped in with two and Ramin Rahimi with one as Arana broke clear with six goals in the final 10 minutes.
Pensinsula’s nine goals, led by four from Steve Thomas, marked their highest tally of the season, although they remain the only team still searching for first points.
Arana United 12 (Conor O’NEILL 6, Stephen O’NEILL 3, Rhys POPE 2, Ramin RAHIMI)
Peninsula Futsal Club 9 (Steve THOMAS 4, Jamie HILLIAR, Nicholas DOWSETT, Chris CULLETON, James WILLIAMS, OWN GOAL)
WOMEN | Sunshine Coast Wave v Redlands City
Sunshine Coast Wave secured their first points of the season in supreme style by racking up a 12-0 win over Redlands City.
The match appeared set to be a low-scoring arm-wrestle as it remained scoreless beyond the opening 10 minutse.
That was until Wave’s Keira Burgess and Cassie Burns struck within seconds of each other to break the deadlock and instigate a five-goal burst from the home side.
Sunshine Coast continued to dominate after the restart as Burgess and Burns both doubled their tallies, while Jayah Brown scored two of her treble in a seven-goal second half.
Sunshine Coast Wave 12 (Jayah BROWN 3, Keira BURGESS 2, Kirra GUY, Cassie BURNS, Kayla MOORE, Martha BENSTEAD, OWN GOAL 2)
Redlands City 0
MEN | Sunshine Coast Wave v Redlands City
Sunshine Coast Wave had two players sent-off but held off Redands City’s second-half fightback for a 7-4 win on Saturday.
The hosts outscored Redlands in both halves despite Brian Quan, Lachlan Northcott and Andre Barbosa all adding their names to the scoresheet after half-time.
Sunshine Coast duo Jed Malin and Jeremy Stewart both received red cards, but Wave did enough to stretch their lead at the top to three points.
Sunshine Coast Wave 7
Redlands City 4 (Moffat SIKWA’AE, Brian QUAN, Lachlan NORTHCOTT, Andre BARBOSA)
South Brisbane returned to the top of the Women’s ladder with a convincing 12-2 win over Bundaberg Wildcats on Saturday.
Sofie Persson’s brace and a further two goals from Shannon Tathem and Rebekah Horsey helped the hosts establish a comfortable 4-0 lead at the break.
Bundaberg held firm for several minutes at the start of the second-half until Ashleigh Amadio kicked-off a quickfire scoring spree.
The visitors grabbed two back of their own through Leticia Maxey-Fisher and Kimberlee Binns, but it wasn’t enough to stop South Brisbane from rocketing three points clear in first.
South Brisbane 12 (Sofie PERSSON 5, Shannon TATHEM 2, Ashleigh AMADIO 2, Rebekah HORSEY, Nicola EAGLE, Veronica PTAK-ZYLKA)
Bundaberg Wildcats 2 (Leticia MAXEY-FISHER, Kimberlee BINNS)
South Brisbane scored six second-half goals to see off the challenge of Bundaberg Wildcats and earn a 10-4 victory on Saturday.
In a clash between two in-form teams, the Wildcats announced their danger by swiftly turning a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead.
South Brisbane responded, though, and hit three more before half-time to lead 4-2, before adding a further two within the first 10 minutes of the second half.
Bundaberg managed two of their own in the final 10 minutes but were unable to keep Dallas Dack and Adam Stacey from completing their hattricks and capping an important South Brisbane victory.
South Brisbane 10 (Dallas DACK 3, Adam STACEY 3, Connor GEORGE 2, Caleb URLICH, Jacob PETROESCHEVSKY)
Bundaberg Wildcats 4 (Luke LEGGETT, Aidan NORRIS, Sam MEYER, OWN GOAL)