Trophy Superstore Premier League Round 2 Wrap

By Merson Kean – Brisbane correspondent

The delayed opening day saw a great start to the campaign with some great match ups, surprises and an epic game of two halves.

Lions were 2-0 winners over Rochedale in the ‘Bromance derby’ to the delight of Lions coach Warren Moon who was up against his former Peninsula co-coach Scott MacNicol for the first time. It was a cagey first half at Lions Stadium but the breakthrough came 15 minutes after the break from Shaun Carlos with a wonder strike. The Richlands club clinched the win at the death when Carlos was one on one, Aparicio was equal to it and the ball bounced up to Andre Bonotto who finished calmly to give the Lions all three points.

Logan took on Capalaba at Cornubia Park in what shaped up as an absolute arm wrestle on paper but the Lightning opened the scoring 19 minutes in when the Bulldogs keeper Jono Burrowes parried a shot into the path of Sam Peacock who smashed home to send the Logan crowd on the deck into raptures. Logan doubled their advantage with a contender for goal of the season when Max Brown let fly from 30 yards from a direct free kick to assure the home side went in 2-0 up at the break. Lightning continued the pressure in the second half and were rewarded for their efforts when the ball was whipped across the box into Michele Lipari kept his cool to tap home into the left hand corner. Capalaba showed signs of going forward but the absence of Sam Roper and Paul O’Brien in midfield, showed and it was Lipari on hand again to ensure a successful opener for Logan. Bulldogs scored a late consolation from the spot when Josh Sherwood opened his account for the season.

Wolter Park was the setting for that old footballing cliche of a match of of two halves, which saw newly promoted Taringa take a two goal lead over Albany Creek after just nine minutes of the affair with Zac Tully and Omar Hamid finding the back of the net. Rovers added a third before the break with Omar Hamid adding to his record. Albany Creek came out at halftime with a mountain to climb in pulling back the deficit but Christopher Millar gave his side some hope with a goal immediately after the restart. Twenty minutes later he doubled his tally for the evening to set up a grandstand. ACE piled on the pressure in search for an unlikely equaliser but were rewarded when Christian Sorbello put one home to level. Both teams cancelled each other out in the latter stages as the game ended in a 3-3 game and one that will be remembered for time to come as both teams take a share of the spoils.

A new look Wolves FC travelled to St Lucia for a Premier League tussle with UQFC in a clash that saw the Wynnum based club run away with proceedings in the first half, the first goal coming in the 22nd minute with a comical own goal as the Uni keeper came to the edge of the area to collect the ball, defender Matt Samuels was unaware, passed it back and the ball trickled into the back of his own net, setting the tone for the night. Wolves doubled their advantage through Samuel Innes in the 33rd minute before Zaur Ismailov put the Wolves into a three goal lead which they took into the sheds. The second half was an even affair for most parts and there was to be just one more goal and that also went to the Wolves when Alistair Davis put in a fourth on the 65th minute ensuring Wolves headed back east with all three points going into their cup clash with Capital 2’s Pine Hills on Tuesday night.

Eastern Suburbs followed up from their BLK Silver Boot triumph with a home clash against a new look Ipswich Knights outfit. Former UQ midfielder Nick Robinson opened the scoring for Easts in the 23rd minute with the Knights failing to make any in roads for the rest of the half, punished just before halftime when Michael Ryan doubled Easts lead. The Tigers added a third midway through the second half thanks to Matt Heath.

Peninsula and Mitchelton went toe to toe at AJ Kelly Park, shaping up pre-match as an absolute ripper and it lived up to that. Peninsula opened the scoring just seven minutes into the affair through Byron Napper but Mitchelton responded in the 25th minute through Denis Sadik. Ten minutes later, Shaun Fuereriegel put the Kippa-Ring side back in the lead and the lead further extended before the break when Steven Cleary nodded home from close range to give the Power a two goal cushion going into the break. Mitchelton created a number of chances but just couldn’t break down a resilient Peninsula defence with a late penalty spot conversion from Michael McGowan coming too late for the Mustangs as the Power claimed all three points.

RESULTS,SCORERS,STATS AND SQUADS WRAP

LIONS FC 2-0 ROCHEDALE

Lions-Carlos 58,Bonotto 89

Possession-52%-48%

Shots On Target-3-5

Shots Off Target-11-1

Corners-4-3

Yellows-0-2

Reds-0-0

Lions-Zabaks,Morgan,Murphy,Simic,Tobin,Kenyon,Butler,Carlos,Aoci,Janovsky,Reardon,Love,Butters,Moon,Bonotto,Mimaki

Rochedale-Aparicio,Hews,Baird,Launchbury,Howell,Tucker,Sweet,Wilson,Karauchi,Moore,Shizuno,Jakupovic,McCafferey,Grant,Davies

YELLOWS-ROCHEDALE-Hews,Baird

 

PENINSULA POWER 3-2 MITCHELTON

Peninsula-Napper 7,Feuerriegel 36,Cleary 43

Mitchelton- Sadik 25, McGowan 90+2 (Penalty)

Possession-49%-51%

Shots On Target-6-4

Shots Off Target-2-6

Corners-3-10

Yellows-1-2

Reds-0-0

Peninusla-Reesby,Feuerriegel,Mcneil,Holden,M.Mcevoy,Kirala,Austin,Mikami,Cleary,Roulston,Forsyth,Swain,Burns,Napper,T.Mcevoy

Mitchelton-Downes,Sadik,Swan,Mitchell,Shepherd,Bernardi,Foster,Lawson,Wilson,Jeskey,Mcgowan,Mehmet,Noon,Figura,Jansen,Lumley

YELLOWS-PENINSULA POWER-Holden

 

LOGAN 4-1 CAPALABA

Logan-Peacock 19,Brown 39.Lipari 54,73

Capalaba-Josh Sherwood 88 (PEN)

Possession- 57%-43%

Shots On Target-14-5

Shots Off Target-9-7

Corners-10-4

Yellows-3-2

Reds-0-0

Logan-Stout,Lipari,Peacock,Brown,Green,Rudken,Kostovski,Saint,Kemel,Oakshott,Hewitson,Benning,Fairbairn,Kristock,Magee,Aoudia

Capalaba-Burrowes,Josh Sherwood,Jake Sherwood,Thompson,Wemyss,Warden,Harding,Dunn,Mansfield-Taylor,Mojica,Crilly,Watson,Faichnie,Ueda,Hirayama

YELLOWS-LOGAN-Green,Rudken,Kostovski

YELLOWS -CAPALABA-Wemyss,Thompson

 

UQFC 0-4 WOLVES FC

Wolves FC-OG 22,Innes 33,Ismailov 36,Davis 65

Possession-52%-48%

Shots On Target-4-6

Shots Off Target-7-5

Corners-12-4

Yellows-0-1

Reds-0-0

Squads

UQFC-S.Long,Grant,Woldu,Nitschke,Watts,Henry,Samuels,Griffin,Basnett,Barr,Evrat,S.Long,Narita,Hirano,Eccles

Wolves-Houghton,Davis,Ismailov,Innes,Houston,Gaffney,Scott,Ryu,Waters,Mijok,Black,Williams,Lian,Abbassi

YELLOWS-WOLVES-Houston

 

EASTS 3-0 IPSWICH KNIGHTS

Easts-Robinson 23, Ryan 41, Heath 82

Possession-45%-55%

Shots On Target-8-0

Shots Off Target-11-3

Corners-3-5

Yellows-0-3

Reds-0-0

Easts-Carroll,Ryan,Heath,Robinson,Abbey,Boyd,McMullen,Stenhouse,Rahman,Barnett,Shorter,Close,Mulder,Amano,Mcilwain

Ipswich-Freiberg,Liddy,Hunt,Giallourakis,Mizushima,Robinson,Fancourt,Wilson,Flick,Bond,Brown,Peter,Drinkeld,Butler,Ishikura

YELLOWS-IPSWICH-Giallourakis,Hunt,Liddy

 

ALBANY CREEK 3-3 TARINGA

ACE-Millar 46, 67, Sorbello 69

Taringa-Hamid 9, 31, Tully 6

Possession-N/A

Shots On Target-N/A

Shots Off Target-N/A

Corners-9-4

Yellows-1-0

Reds-0-0

Albany Creek-Gifford,Millar,Sorbello,Silver,Smith,Oryem,Radulovic,Campbell,Morris,Tutu,Thomson,Mehnat-Gir,Sauer,Di Renzo,Fujimoto,Edogun

Taringa-Blaikie,Hamid,Tully,Simons,Spall,Devereaux,Braybrook,Ryan,Harrigan,Teevan,McGill,Allan Roome,Chester,Vohland,Somerville,Robson

YELLOWS-ACE-Silver

 

RESERVES

UQFC 9-1 Wolves FC

Albany Creek 0-2 Taringa

Logan 1-1 Capalaba

Easts 5-0 Ipswich

Peninsula 0-5 Mitchelton

Lions 3-1 Rochedale

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