By Merson Kean – Brisbane Correspondent
The Brisbane Premier League started its weekend proceedings with the round kicking off on Friday night with two goal fests, lets take a look back at how it all panned out.
Heath Park was the setting for the game of the round when Lions travelled to take on Easts in what turned out to be a controversial affair.
After a scoreless first half the teams entered the field for the second with the game left on a knife edge. The breakthrough came in the 65th minute when Lions broke clear, a ball was played into Andy Butler who was brought down but as he fell he managed to play in Kado Aoci who tapped home despite calls from the Easts players suggesting there was a Lions infringement in the lead-up. Referee Anton Shchetinin ignored the pleas and the goal stood.
Lions managed to hold on to three precious points and move on to seven points on the league ladder after three games going into next week’s clash against top of the table Logan with a confidence boost.
Mitchelton were convincing 4-0 winners over Taringa at Teralba Park on Saturday night that saw them move on to six points on the ladder. The Mustangs raced into the lead in the 31st minute and went into the break one goal to the good and just three minutes after the restart they doubled their lead. As the second half wore on, Mitchie never looked like slowing down and added a third in the 67th minute and the boys in green and gold rounded off the scoring in the 76th minute. Sebastiann Jansen collected a brace, Michael Mcgowan added another to his growing season tally with Jay Mehmet also doing likewise.
Peninsula Power got the job done on their visit to Carmichael Park where they took on Wolves and successfully came away 3-1 winners. In a game where both teams took a while getting settled into the encounter, it was Peninsula who got their noses in front just before the break when Brent Holden nodded home from a 39th minute corner. Peninsula looked intent on scoring their second straight after the restart but they had to wait until the 52nd minute when the ball was whipped across the box into an unmarked Steven Cleary who finished calmly to put the Kippa Ring side two goals up. Wolves did not give up and were rewarded for their efforts when Peter Gaffney struck a 66th minute effort past Jake Reesby who saw the ball fly through his hands into the back of the net. Despite Wolves creating some late chances, Power wrapped it up in the 89th minute when Chris Swain scored his second in four days striking a deflected effort past Andrew Houghton to put the game beyond doubt.
Logan Lightning and Rochedale Rovers have supplied some great M1 derbies through the years and this was no different in what was a five goal thriller which saw the Lightning come away with the bragging rights. Logan got themselves on the scoresheet first to the delight of the home crowd 29 minutes in when Stephen Green put home. Just minutes later in-form Michele Lipari netted to put the home side two up. Just as it looked like the home side would be going in at the break with a comfy lead, the Rovers won a penalty that Michael Baird converted to bring up his second for the new season.
With the second half underway, Rovers needed to respond as soon as they could if they had any chance of coming out winners but their hopes took a big blow when Chay Hews was sent off in the 51st minute. Logan pressed for that third and got it when Michele Lipari rattled in his second of the night to leave the Rovers with a mountain to climb. Despite the Rovers being down to ten they didn’t give in and former Northern Ireland under 21 international,Dermot McCaffrey gave them hope in the 82nd minute but in the end the task was too much and Logan bounced back from their shock cup defeat in midweek to gain all three points for a perfect three wins from three matches but the prospect of a tough test against Lions in the next round on Sunday night.
Albany Creek hosted Ipswich Knights on Friday evening down at Wolter Park in a game they totally dominated in and a game which saw them rack up six of the best. With just a two day turn around from their cup clash at Redcliffe PCYC, Ipswich got off to the worst possible start when they found themselves four down at the break. The rout didn’t end and just two minutes after the restart Creek added a fifth. Albany Creek rounded out their scoring in the 76th minute to leave them 6-0 ahead but just three minutes later there was something to cheer for the Ipswich corner when Lachlan Bond netted for the travelling contingent. ACE’s goals coming from Sasa Radulovic, Christian Sorbello and a brace each for Cameron Millar and Darren Thompson to see them pick up their first three points of the campaign.
UQFC took on Capalaba at St Lucia in a game that saw the hosts pick up their first three points of the season. The students managed to jump into a one goal lead just before the halftime break to scupper Peter Davidson’s halftime team talk. With a big second half in store, UQ didn’t waste any time in adding their second of the game scoring in the 53rd minute to leave the Doggies stunned. Capalaba had an up hill battle to get back in the game but Yuji Hirayama did give the visitors some hope with a 69th minute effort but the students didn’t give in and rounded off a 3-1 win with a 75th minute goal. Recent results for the Bulldogs meaning there must be a quick-fire reaction to turning their fortunes around.
RESULTS,SCORERS,STATS AND SQUADS (Where known)
Albany Creek 6-1 Ipswich Knights Scorers: ACE – Thomson x2, Millar x 2, Radulovic, Sorbello; Ipswich Knights -Bond
ACE – Smith, Thomson, Sorbello, Radulovic, Millar, Sauer, Edogun, Jackson, Campbell, Morris, Tutu, Bradley, Mehnat-Gir ,Reynolds, Di Renzo, Fujimoto
Ipswich – Baker, Bond, Robinson, Wilson, Flick, Brown, Munn, Peter, Griffiths, Hunt, Drinkeld, Butler, Hinks, Grant, Ishikura
Shots On Target-11-10
Shots Off Target-3-1
UQFC 3-1 Capalaba. Scorers – UQFC – unavailable. Capalaba – Hirayama
UQFC – Eccles, Woldu, Watts, Henny, Samuels, Korczyk, Mann, Tharumanathan, Ogata, Winter, Long, Lowe, Pascale, Narita, Hirano
Capalaba – Burrowes, Hirayama, Dunn, Thompson, Jake Sherwood,Josh Sherwood, Roper, Harding, Mojica, O’Brien, Denniss, Watson, Faichnie, Ueda
Shots On Target-3-6
Shots Off Target-7-8
Easts 0-1 Lions Scorers: Lions – Aoci
Easts – Carroll, Stenhouse, Edward, Lancaster, Abbey, Mcmullen, Ryan, Heath, Shorter, Mcilwain, Robinson, Close, Burgess, Mulder, Amano
Lions – Zabaks, Aoci, Butler, Morgan, Murphy, Simic, Tobin, Khan, Carlos, Janovsky, Reardon, Love, Butters, Moon, Bonotto, Mimaki
Shots On Target-2-5
Shots Off Target-9-7
Mitchelton 4-0 Taringa Scorers – Mitchelton – Jansen x2, Mcgowan, Mehmet
Mitchelton – Lumley, Jansen, Mcgowan, Mehmet, Sadik, Swan, Mikula, Shepherd, Bernardi, Lawson, Jeskey, Noon, Figura
Taringa – Blaikie, Simons, Hansen, Dickson, Spall, Devereaux, Braybrook, Teevan, Mcgill,Alan Roome, Chester, Vohland, Somerville, Galloway, Robson, Hamid
Shots On Target-8-5
Shots Off Target-10-3
Logan 3-2 Rochedale. Scorers – Logan – Lipari x2, Green Rochedale – Baird, Howell
Logan – Stout, Lipari, Green, Peacock, Brown, Saint, Kemel, Bouchier, Adarkwah, Hewitson, Cearns, Rudken, Kostovski, Kristock, Magee, Aoudia
Rochedale – Aparicio, Howell, Baird, Davies, Launchbury, Gava, Sargent, Hews, Wilson, Karauchi, Moore, Shizuno, Jakupovic, Mccaffrey, Grant
Shots On Target-8-4
Shots Off Target-3-11
Wolves 1-3 Peninsula Power Scorers: Wolves – Gaffney, Power – Holden, Cleary, Swain
Wolves – Houghton, Gaffney, Black, Davis, Sung-Kim, Scott, Vasiliou, Waters, Mijok, Ismailov, Houston, Innes, Lian, Woodward, Badis, Lorenti
Peninsula – Reesby, Holden, Cleary, Swain, Burns, Buhmann, Feuerriegel, Mcneil, Porter, M.Mcevoy, Kirala, Dimovski, Austin, Mikami, Roulston, Napper
Shots On Target-7-7
Shots Off Target-5-6