Sunshine Coast Wanderers have defeated Souths United in dramatic fashion to move to outright fourth on the ladder, while Wolves FC striker Joel Morrison opened his account for the season with four goals and premiers Peninsula Power continue to celebrate their title in style in the latest round of the Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL).
Mitchelton FC 4 (Morrow 34’, Jafari 61’, 81’, Biel 90+2’)
Ipswich Knights 2 (Robinson 77’, 84’)
Mitchelton too strong at home
Mitchelton FC have comfortably accounted for Ipswich Knights 4-2 at Teralba Park.
The home side were always in control, scoring first courtesy of Michael Morrow in the 34th minute.
A second half double to striker Mustafa Jafari had Mitchelton cruising 3-0 in the 81st minute, however an unlikely brace to Knights defender Dale Robinson brought the game to life for the final few minutes.
However, substitute Simon Biel sealed the win for Mitchelton with a goal in injury time. The game finishing 4-2.
Peninsula Power 7 (Close 2’, Hurlin 43’, Woolley 47’, Briggs 60’, 90+3’, Takamaa 85’ (OG), Boyd 89’)
Capalaba Bulldogs 0
AJ Kelly Park
Seven heaven for Power
Undefeated Peninsula Power are showing no signs of slowing down despite having already secured the FQPL Premiership.
The rampant Power put seven past the visiting Bulldogs who had no answer to the onslaught.
The demoralising loss was summed up by an unfortunate own goal to Zachary Takamaa in the 85th minute.
Wolves FC 5 (Morrison 3’, 34’, 41’, 71’, Romano 90’)
Holland Park Hawks FC 3 (Westerdale 29’, 64’, Hastings 68’)
Wolves win eight goal epic
Wolves FC and the Holland Park Hawks have played out an eight-goal thriller at Carmichael Park.
The biggest talking point for the extraordinary match was a four-goal haul to striker Joel Morrison, who before the game was yet score in any of his 17 appearances this season.
Carlton Westerdale managed a brace for the visiting Hawks, but it was not enough to stop Morrison and the free-scoring Hawks.
Rochedale Rovers 1 (Coyne 31’)
Southside Eagles 1 (Maxwell 91’)
Underwood Park Field 1
Heartbreaking equalizer denies Rochedale victory
Rochedale Rovers had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Southside Eagles after a heartbreaking equalizer in the dying minutes of the game at Underwood Park.
Rochedale were first to score through Andy Coyne in the 31st minute and looked to have the game all wrapped up, but were denied victory at the last minute when Southside Eagles scored through Jordan Maxwell in the dying minutes of added time.
Rochedale now need to win all of their remaining games if they are to have any chance of making the finals.
Eastern Suburbs FC 10 (Farina 5’, 15’, Shol 7’ 20’, 76’, Takemoto 22’, 40, Barnett 69’, Balarezo 70’, 88’)
Wide Bay Buccaneers 1 (Meyer 57’ (P))
10 of the best for Suburbs
Eastern Suburbs have continued Wide Bay’s nightmare season, putting 10 past the hapless Buccaneers.
Wide Bay were never in the contest with Suburbs hot shot Jordan Farina finding the back of the net after just five minutes.
It only got worse from there for the last-placed Buccaneers, as they conceded nine more including a Youeil Shol hat-trick. The treble taking his season tally to a staggering 31 goals in 20 games.
The only highlight for the visitors came in the 57th minute via the penalty spot.
Sunshine Coast Wanderers 2 (Fuller 90+3’, Vonhoff 90+4’)
Souths United 0
Wanderers steal crucial win at the death
Sunshine Coast Wanderers have beaten Souths United in dramatic fashion to move to outright fourth on the ladder.
Both teams were deadlocked on 37 points heading into the match with only goal difference between them, the winner guaranteed to claim the converted position of outright fourth come round’s end.
The match looked as if it was heading to a 0-0 stalemate, until substitute Kobe Fuller struck for the Sunshine Coast deep into injury time.
The Wanderers weren’t done there though, centre back Karl Vonhoff scoring a minute later to ensure the points were safe. Souths conceding twice in injury time in what could prove to be a huge blow for their finals aspirations.
Logan Lightning – BYE
Words: Samuel Johnson
Image: Michael Cookman