Western Pride and Olympic FC are back in the winner’s circle, while an upset in the Northern Derby saw North Queensland United snatch the three points from Cairns FC, and Brisbane City claimed victory thanks to a family scoring effort.
Sunshine Coast FC 0
Brisbane City FC 4 (A. Fiechtner 40’, 50’, 60’, K. Fiechtner 81’)
Kawana Sports Precinct Field 5
Fiechtner brothers secure win for Brisbane City
An Alexander Fiechtner hat-trick helped Brisbane City to a 4-0 victory against Sunshine Coast FC on Saturday afternoon.
The hat-trick came in the space of 20 minutes on either side of half time, with Alexander Fiechtner netting in the 40th, 50th and 60th minutes, before his brother Kai Fiechtner added to the visitors’ lead in the 81st minute with his maiden senior goal.
Brisbane City kept the hosts scoreless in their first win since Round 17.
SWQ Thunder FC 1 (Hatfield 54’)
Western Pride FC 4 (Parsons 24’, 90+3’, Brown 42’, Bird 86’)
Clive Berghofer Stadium
Western Pride back in winner’s circle
Western Pride is back in the winner’s circle for the first time in three games after defeating SWQ Thunder 4-1 on Saturday evening.
First half goals to Alex Parsons and Nielen Brown got the visitors off to a strong start, before Thunder’s Christopher Hatfield hit back with a goal in the 54th minute.
A Mitchell Bird goal in the 86th minute extended Pride’s lead, before a second goal to Parsons in the dying minutes of added time saw Pride put the final nail in the coffin for SWQ Thunder.
Lions FC 1 (Madle 43’)
Moreton Bay United FC 0
Lions Stadium 1
Lions remain top of the table
Moreton Bay United FC recorded their first loss since Round 8 after falling to defeat at the hands of ladder leaders Lions FC for the second time this season.
Lions had plenty of chances to score, but the only goal of the game came in the 43rd minute through Marek Madle, scoring his sixth goal in as many games for Lions.
The Jets ended the game with ten men after a late send-off, and now drop to fourth spot while Lions remain top of the table.
Brisbane Strikers FC 5 (Cheshire 7’, 34’, Palmer 25’, Omori 62’, Clulow 76’)
Redlands United FC 1 (Heruome 59’ (P))
Perry Park 1
Strikers find winning form
After losing their last two, Brisbane Strikers came back strong with a dominant 5-1 win over Redlands United on Saturday night.
Gregory Cheshire made the most of being promoted into the starting 11 for Strikers by netting a first half brace, and Ryan Palmer added to the first half lead with a goal in the 25th minute.
Redlands were given an opportunity after a handball in the penalty area, and made the most of it with Uche Heruome successfully striking the penalty in the 59th minute for his third goal in two games at the club.
Strikers weren’t finished scoring though, with Hiroki Omori and Trent Clulow both finding the back of the net in the final 30 minutes of the game to secure the three points for the home side.
Cairns FC 1 (Allebi 50’)
North QLD United FC 3 (Eisenhut 32’, Figg 49’, Benjamin 90+2’)
Northern Derby upset
In-form Cairns FC fell to an unexpected defeat against northern rivals North Queensland United FC on Saturday night.
United got off to a strong start with goals to Michael Eisenhut and Nicholas Figg in the 32nd and 49th minutes, before the home side responded with a 50th minute goal to Gianni Allebi.
The visitors were fighting to avoid relegation and their efforts were rewarded with Masimango Benjamin sealing the game with a goal in the final minutes of added time.
The important victory gives North Queensland the chance to move out of the relegation zone in the final rounds of the regular season.
Magpies Crusaders 3 (Perez 37’, Salam 71’, 89’)
Gold Coast United FC 1 (Wernerson 45’)
Sologinkin Oval, Mackay
Magpies Crusaders win at home
A second half brace for Magpies Crusaders’ Jayden Salam helped the hosts to a 3-1 victory over Gold Coast United in Mackay on Sunday afternoon.
Magpies Crusaders were first to score through a Pablo Perez free kick in the 37th minute, before Gold Coast United hit back with a goal in the 45th minute to Dean Wernerson.
The visitors’ efforts weren’t enough though, with Jayden Salam’s second half double securing the three points for the home side in their first win since Round 16.
Olympic FC 3 (Lofthouse 18’, Whyte 45’, Sanders 58’)
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 0
Goodwin Park 1
Olympic record first win in three weeks
After two draws in a row, Olympic are back in the winner’s circle thanks to a 3-0 defeat over Brisbane Roar FC Youth on Sunday evening.
Jez Lofthouse opened the scoring for Olympic with a goal in the 18th minute, before Steve Whyte added a second just before half time to give the hosts a two goal lead at the break.
The final goal of the game came through Kieran Sanders in the 58th minute, with Olympic comfortable securing the three points and keeping Brisbane Roar FC Youth scoreless.
Olympic now move to second spot on the ladder, sitting one point behind leaders Lions FC after 21 rounds.
Words: Elizabeth Lepre
Image: Chris Simpson