In the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland, Brisbane City put five past Gold Coast United for the second time this season, while Cairns FC fell to their second straight loss.
In the top three, Western Pride recorded an important win, Olympic FC remain unbeaten since Round 16 and Lions FC stay top of the table.
In the Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL), the race for the top four is heating up with Eastern Suburbs, Souths United and Sunshine Coast Wanderers all registering important victories, while Moreton Bay United survive their four day turn around in the NPLW.
Redlands United 0
Olympic FC 3 (Smith 35’, Psaros 67’, Whyte 82’)
Cleveland Showgrounds 1
Olympic remain unbeaten since Round 16
Redlands United fell to defeat at the hands of Olympic FC for the second time this season in their catch up match.
The visitors got off to a great start with a 35th minute goal to Alexander Smith, before second half goals to Costa Psaros and Steve Whyte ensured the three points were Olympic’s to keep.
Olympic are yet to record a loss since Round 16 and will look to continue their unbeaten run in the remaining rounds of the regular season.
Cairns FC 0
Brisbane Strikers FC 2 (Steel 17’, McLean 87’)
Two losses in a row for Cairns FC
Cairns FC recorded their second loss in two weeks on Saturday night, falling to defeat at the hands of Brisbane Strikers in their Round 6 catch up game.
Hungry for a win after conceding three points in the teams’ last meeting, Strikers found the back of the net with goals to Braedon Steel and Jake McLean to secure the three points.
Brisbane Strikers have now won their last two and remain just outside the top four.
Lions FC 4 (Kim 60’, Carlos 68’, Hore 70’, Madle 76’)
North Queensland United FC 0
Lions Stadium 1
Lions stay top of the table
Lions FC recorded their eighth straight win on Saturday night, defeating North Queensland United FC 4-0 in their Round 4 catch up game.
All four goals came in the space of 16 minutes, with second half goals to Lions’ Danny Kim, Shaun Carlos, Mitchell Hore and Marek Madle securing the game for the home side in their second win against North Queensland United this season.
Lions remain top of the table following the victory, while United are still in the relegation zone leading into the final rounds of the regular season.
Magpies Crusaders FC 1 (Farquhar 17’)
Western Pride FC 2 (Endean 42’, Crestani 47’)
Sologinkin Oval, Mackay
Western Pride make it two from two
Western Pride FC made it two from two this season, defeating Magpies Crusaders FC for the second time on Saturday night in their Round 4 catch up match.
Magpies Crusaders were first to score through Lewis Farquhar in the 17th minute, before the visitors hit back with goals to Adam Endean and Cameron Crestani to secure the victory.
Western Pride have now won their last two and will look to continue their winning form for the remaining rounds of the regular season.
Gold Coast United Football Club 2 (Reeves 23’, 83’)
Brisbane City FC 5 (Hugo 25’, Edgar 27’, 52’, Meyer 49’, K. Fiechtner 71’)
Station Reserve 1
Brisbane City put five past Gold Coast
Brisbane City FC recorded a strong victory against Gold Coast United Football Club in their Round 4 catch up game on Saturday night, putting five past the home side for the second time this season.
The hosts took an early lead thanks to a 23rd minute goal to Brandon Reeves – his first of two that night – but Brisbane City hit back soon after with goals to Preston Hugo and Adam Edgar in the following four minutes.
Second half goals to James Meyer, Edgar (his second of the night) and Kai Fiechtner secured the comfortable victory for the visitors, as Reeves’ second goal in the 83rd minute only provided consolation for Gold Coast United.
Gold Coast United FC 1 (Elliston 52’)
Moreton Bay United FC 4 (Perin 12’, Schaefer 18’, Head 58’, OG)
Station Reserve, Robina
Moreton Bay secure important win
Moreton Bay United’s top four aspirations remain on track as they picked up another crucial three points against Gold Coast United.
Jazmyn Perin scored the opener for the visitors in the 12th minute, with Alexandra Schaefer doubling their advantage six minutes later before a Gold Coast own goal extended the visitors’ lead to three goals after the break.
Gold Coast pulled one back through Georgia Elliston in the 52nd minute to stay in the contest, however Jemima Head ended any hope of a comeback from the hosts, adding to Moreton Bay’s lead six minutes later.
The competition’s leading goal scorer Meaghan McElligott was kept scoreless against her former club.
Holland Park Hawks FC 1 (Westerdale 16’)
Sunshine Coast Wanderers 2 (Schultz 39’, Vonhoff 78’)
Whites Hill Reserve
Wanderers edge past Hawks
Sunshine Coast edged past Holland Park to remain in fifth on the FQPL ladder.
It was the Hawks who scored first through striker Carlton Westerdale in the 16th minute, to take his tally for the season to an impressive six goals in seven appearances.
The Wanderers equalised just before halftime thanks to a goal from centre back Raymond Schultz.
They then went on to seal an important win in the 78th minute thanks to a Karl Vonhoff goal.
Eastern Suburbs FC 5 (Farina 25’, 74’, 90+1’, Yango 38’, Fulton 41’)
Mitchelton FC 0
Easts continue finals push
Mitchelton FC offered little resistance to their hosts Eastern Suburbs as they succumbed to a 5-0 demolition at Heath Park.
A stunning hat trick to attacker Jordan Farina did the damage for Easts, taking his season tally to a whopping 20 goals in 18 games.
Abrahim Yango and Scott Fulton also contributed goals in the 38th and 41st minutes respectively.
The dominant victory sees Eastern Suburbs take up third spot on the ladder with their quest for a finals berth well and truly on track.
Wide Bay Buccaneers 0
Souths United 7 (Taylor 10’, 15’, own goal 22′, Butler 51’, Anderson 58’, 81’, Aoci 85’)
Souths put seven past Wide Bay
South United have continued Wide Bay’s woes, dismantling the Buccaneers 7-0.
Jake Taylor and Joshua Anderson both secured braces in the rout with Andrew Butler and Kado Aoci also finding the back of the net, while an own goal rounded out the score.
The win sees Souths move up to fourth, while Wide Bay remain cemented at the foot of the table still searching for their first points of the season.
Southside Eagles 2 (Maxwell 21’, Bretag 53’)
Logan Lightning FC 3 (Brown 60’, Brownlie 65’, Adarkwah 90+1’)
Lightning stage epic comeback
High-flying Logan Lightning have produced a stunning comeback against Southside Eagles.
Lightning found themselves two goals down at the hour mark at Perry Park, thanks to the exploits of Eagles players Jordan Maxwell and Cameron Bretag.
That was until Jed Brown pulled one back for the visitors with player-coach Royce Brownlie scoring the equalizer five minutes later.
Substitute Michael Adarkwah completed the comeback striking in added time to seal a remarkable victory for the second-placed Lightning.
Words: Elizabeth Lepre, Samuel Johnson
Image: Patrick Kearney